India vs South Africa, 1st Test at Chennai, , Mar 26 2008 - Full Scorecard

1st Test, Chennai, March 26 - 30, 2008, South Africa tour of India
540 & 331/5d

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
1/37, 319 & 1/55
South Africa 1st Innings
India 1st Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings
Match Flow
South Africa 1st Innings 
c Laxman b Kumble739715713075.25
c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh9415623018060.25
run out (Sreesanth/†Dhoni/Kumble)15926240620060.68
c Jaffer b Harbhajan Singh1342571030.95
c & b Kumble2360682038.33
c †Dhoni b Sreesanth4458668075.86
c Dravid b Sehwag701462169047.94
c & b Harbhajan Singh3554917064.81
c †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh516260031.25
c Singh b Harbhajan Singh1521223071.42
not out 16100016.66
Extras(b 1, lb 5, nb 1, w 1)8
TOTAL152.5 Ov (RR: 3.53, 679 Mins)540
Fall of wickets: 1-132 (Graeme Smith, 33.3 ov), 2-196 (Neil McKenzie, 50.5 ov), 3-244 (Jacques Kallis, 64.6 ov), 4-291 (Ashwell Prince, 81.3 ov), 5-357 (AB de Villiers, 97.6 ov), 6-456 (Hashim Amla, 126.4 ov), 7-510 (Mark Boucher, 143.5 ov), 8-520 (Morne Morkel, 146.6 ov), 9-529 (Paul Harris, 150.2 ov), 10-540 (Dale Steyn, 152.5 ov)
97.6 to AB de Villiers, caught! Sreesanth breaks through! de Villiers once again tries to drive through the off side, the length wasn't full enough to drive, the ball moves away from the right-hander and the thick outside edge flies to Dhoni's right, he dives and takes a sharp catch. 357/5
33.3 to GC Smith, caught! Kumble goes a little wide of the crease and tosses it up on middle stump, Smith gets on to the front foot and tries to drive towards mid-on, he gets beaten by the flight and the ball hits high on the bat and goes in the air towards short midwicket where Laxman takes a sharp catch to his right. 132/1
81.3 to AG Prince, that's some catch! Prince went on the back foot and chipped a googly back in the air towards the non-striker, Kumble was alert, moved quickly to his left and dived in front of Amla to take a sharp catch with one hand. 291/4
50.5 to ND McKenzie, caught! McKenzie misses his century, he lunged forward to defend a flighted delivery, playing for the angle into him, the ball went straight on and hit the outside edge and flew to Dravid who took a comfortable catch. 196/2
64.6 to JH Kallis, Kallis is gone. Harbhajan strikes. Loopy flighted delivery, spinning in from off stump and Kallis leaned forward to defend. The ball turns in with bounce, collides with the inside edge and bounds off the pad. Wasim Jaffer, from the squarish short leg position, takes the catch. Harbhajan appeals, Kallis walks, the umpire doesn't move his finger, Harbhajan looks bemused and anguished before his team-mates shout from behind. Gone.. 244/3
146.6 to M Morkel, and gone! driven on the up and the ball lobs back straight to Harbhajan - soft dismissal. South Africa eight down - two more to go. 520/8
150.2 to PL Harris, caught! Harris presses forward in defence to a straighter one, he thought the ball was going to turn into him and played inside the line, the ball went straight through and Dhoni took the catch, Harris didn't even wait for the umpire's decision. 529/9
152.5 to DW Steyn, Steyn goes for it again and once again lofts it high in the air over the bowler's head, this time RP runsacross from long-on and takes a high catch to end the South African innings, Harbhajan finishes with a five-for. 540/10
143.5 to MV Boucher, caught! Boucher tries to slog sweep over midwicket but gets a big top edge, the ball goes straight up in the air and Dravid runs behind the wicketkeeper to take a simple catch, the ball hit the toe end of the bat, Boucher was early on the shot. 510/7
India 1st Innings 
c Kallis b Harris731662506143.97
c McKenzie b Ntini319304530425104.93
c Kallis b Ntini11129139615038.14
c Kallis b Ntini059000.00
c †Boucher b Harris2429564082.75
c & b Harris39641624060.93
c †Boucher b Steyn1633492048.48
b Steyn318230016.66
b Steyn023000.00
b Steyn088000.00
not out 415250026.66
Extras(b 20, lb 10, nb 4, w 4)38
TOTAL155.1 Ov (RR: 4.04, 760 Mins)627
Fall of wickets: 1-213 (Wasim Jaffer, 52.6 ov), 2-481 (Virender Sehwag, 111.4 ov), 3-481 (Sachin Tendulkar, 113.3 ov), 4-526 (Sourav Ganguly, 123.5 ov), 5-573 (Rahul Dravid, 135.4 ov), 6-598 (MS Dhoni, 144.2 ov), 7-610 (Anil Kumble, 148.2 ov), 8-610 (Harbhajan Singh, 148.4 ov), 9-612 (RP Singh, 150.4 ov), 10-627 (VVS Laxman, 155.1 ov)
144.2 to MS Dhoni, caught! Dhoni tries to charge Steyn again and once again Steyn bowls the short ball, Dhoni gets caught in an awkward position and tries to fend at the ball, the ball hits his glove and goes through to Boucher who takes a simple catch, that's a big wicket for South Africa and they can now have a crack at the Indian tail. 598/6
148.2 to A Kumble, the middle stump gets uprooted! Steyn pitches the ball on a good length and angles it into middle stump, Kumble stays in his crease and tries to drive through the off side, he gets beaten for pace and the ball hits the top of middle stump. 610/7
148.4 to Harbhajan Singh, bowled him! Steyn gets a full ball to swing back into the right-hander, Harbhajan tries to drive through the off side and gets an inside edge on to middle and leg stump, both of which get uprooted. 610/8
150.4 to RP Singh, he's hit them! The full ball swings back into RP who tries to drive through the off side, RP gets beaten by the reverse swing and pace and the middle stump take another battering. 612/9
111.4 to V Sehwag, stunned silence at the MA Chidambaram Stadium before the crowd breaks into spontaneous applause, Sehwag tries to drive a good length ball through cover off the back foot but gets a thick outside edge which flies straight to first slip, McKenzie takes a comfortable catch and that's the end of Sehwag's outstanding innings. 481/2
113.3 to SR Tendulkar, caught! Ntini bowls a tight line outside off stump, the ball angles into Tendulkar who pushes away from his body and tries to drive through the off side, the outside edge flies low to second slip where Kallis stoops to take the catch, the Chennai crowd is stunned into silence for the second time this morning. 481/3
135.4 to R Dravid, caught! Dravid stands in his crease and tries to drive a short of a length ball from outside off stump through the off side, he gets a thick outside edge straight to Kallis at first slip, Ntini's picked up his third wicket with very similar deliveries. 573/5
52.6 to W Jaffer, caught! finally South Africa have the breakthrough! Harris tosses one up outside off stump, Jaffer leans forward and plays a loose drive, the ball takes the outside edge and goes straight to Kallis at first slip who remains alert to take a straightforward catch. 213/1
123.5 to SC Ganguly, he's nicked it! Ganguly tries to cut a flatter and quicker ball off the back foot, the ball bounces a bit more and Ganguly bottom-edges it to Boucher, Harris is thrilled! That was a great catch from Boucher for the ball had bounced sharply and it was a bottom edge. 526/4
155.1 to VVS Laxman, that's the end of the innings! Laxman moves forward to try and work the ball on the leg side against the spin, the ball grips and turns and Laxman gets a leading edge which lobs back to Harris who takes a simple catch, that will be tea. 627/10
South Africa 2nd Innings 
not out 15533944513145.72
lbw b Harbhajan Singh35306050116.66
c Dravid b Kumble811482009054.72
c Singh b Harbhajan Singh1940691047.50
c Jaffer b Harbhajan Singh511121045.45
c Ganguly b Sehwag1141500026.82
not out 1146500023.91
Extras(b 8, lb 5, nb 1)14
TOTAL109 Ov (RR: 3.03, 445 Mins)331/5d
Fall of wickets: 1-53 (Graeme Smith, 10.3 ov), 2-210 (Hashim Amla, 56.6 ov), 3-264 (Jacques Kallis, 76.2 ov), 4-272 (Ashwell Prince, 78.6 ov), 5-306 (AB de Villiers, 94.3 ov)
10.3 to GC Smith, lbw! Harbhajan tosses the ball up on off stump, Smith leans forward in defence but plays down the wrong line, it was the straighter one from Harbhajan, not the offbreak, and it hit Smith in line with off stump, Asad Rauf thinks it was going on to hit the stumps and India have their first wicket. 53/1
76.2 to JH Kallis, caught! That's a super catch! Kallis gets down on one knee and sweeps powerfully towards square leg, he's hit the ball in the air and RP dives to his left at square leg to take a sharp catch with both hands. 264/3
78.6 to AG Prince, caught! Prince lunges forward to defend, it might have been the straighter one from Harbhajan, the ball bounces and hits the glove, goes on to hit the top of the front pad and bobs up to Jaffer at short leg. 272/4
56.6 to HM Amla, caught! Kumble tosses the ball up on off stump, Amla pushes forward tentatively in defence, the ball bounces out of the rough and hits the outside edge, the ball lobs up for Dravid who takes a simple catch at first slip. 210/2
94.3 to AB de Villiers, caught! de Villiers leans forward to defend and the ball lobs up to Ganguly at short leg for a simple catch, Sehwag is thrilled with the breakthrough but de Villiers looks disappointed, there was no bat there, straight of the pad by the looks of it. 306/5
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Wed, 26 Mar - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 304/4 (Hashim Amla 85*, AB de Villiers 10*, 90 ov)
Thu, 27 Mar - day 2 - India 1st innings 82/0 (Wasim Jaffer 25*, Virender Sehwag 52*, 21 ov)
Fri, 28 Mar - day 3 - India 1st innings 468/1 (Virender Sehwag 309*, Rahul Dravid 65*, 106 ov)
Sat, 29 Mar - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 131/1 (Neil McKenzie 59*, Hashim Amla 35*, 33 ov)
Sun, 30 Mar - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 331/5d (109 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 38.3 overs (231 balls), Extras 6
  • HM Amla: 50 off 85 balls (6 x 4)
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 176 balls (ND McKenzie 46, HM Amla 50, Ex 5)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 160/1 in 42.0 overs (ND McKenzie 69, HM Amla 50)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 188/1 in 50.0 overs (ND McKenzie 75, HM Amla 71)
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 54.1 overs (326 balls), Extras 7
  • 2nd Wicket: 150 runs in 268 balls (ND McKenzie 68, HM Amla 79, Ex 6)
  • Lunch: South Africa - 212/2 in 59.0 overs (ND McKenzie 88, JH Kallis 0)
  • ND McKenzie: 100 off 184 balls (11 x 4)
  • South Africa: 250 runs in 69.4 overs (419 balls), Extras 10
  • Drinks: South Africa - 253/2 in 70.0 overs (ND McKenzie 113, JH Kallis 14)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 109 balls (ND McKenzie 29, JH Kallis 18, Ex 3)
  • Tea: South Africa - 298/4 in 92.0 overs (ND McKenzie 139, AB de Villiers 9)
  • South Africa: 300 runs in 92.6 overs (559 balls), Extras 10
  • ND McKenzie: 150 off 312 balls (13 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 324/5 in 104.0 overs (ND McKenzie 153, MV Boucher 6)
  • New Ball Taken: South Africa 324/5 after 104.1 overs (ND McKenzie 153, MV Boucher 6)
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series result3-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1870
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.42
Match days26,27,28,29,30 March 2008 - day (5-day match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee