result
1st Test, Chennai, Mar 26 - 30 2008, South Africa tour of India
(109 ov)540 & 331/5d
Match drawn
player of the match
South Africa 1st INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Graeme Smith (c)c Laxman b Kumble739715713075.26
Neil McKenzie c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh9415623018060.26
Hashim Amla run out (Sreesanth/†Dhoni/Kumble)15926240620060.69
Jacques Kallis c Jaffer b Harbhajan Singh1342571030.95
Ashwell Prince c & b Kumble2360682038.33
AB de Villiers c †Dhoni b Sreesanth4458668075.86
Mark Boucher c Dravid b Sehwag701462169047.95
Morne Morkel c & b Harbhajan Singh3554917064.81
Paul Harris c †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh516260031.25
Dale Steyn c Singh b Harbhajan Singh1521223071.43
Makhaya Ntini not out 16100016.67
Extras(b 1, lb 5, nb 1, w 1)8
TOTAL(152.5 Ov, RR: 3.53, 679 Mts)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)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RP Singh23111104.839620000
Sreesanth26510414.0012221011
Anil Kumble451110622.3621413000
Harbhajan Singh44.5416453.6617820000
Virender Sehwag1113713.36465000
Sourav Ganguly301204.00132000
India 1st INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Wasim Jaffer c Kallis b Harris731662506143.98
Virender Sehwag c McKenzie b Ntini319304530425104.93
Rahul Dravid c Kallis b Ntini11129139615038.14
Sachin Tendulkar c Kallis b Ntini059000.00
Sourav Ganguly c †Boucher b Harris2429564082.76
VVS Laxman c & b Harris39641624060.94
MS Dhoni c †Boucher b Steyn1633492048.48
Anil Kumble (c) b Steyn318230016.67
Harbhajan Singh  b Steyn023000.00
RP Singh  b Steyn088000.00
Sreesanth not out 415250026.67
Extras(b 20, lb 10, nb 4, w 4)38
TOTAL(155.1 Ov, RR: 4.04, 760 Mts)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)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Dale Steyn32310343.2213914000
Makhaya Ntini28312834.5711414400
Morne Morkel2547603.0411511012
Paul Harris53.1620333.8221225112
Jacques Kallis1407105.07479000
Ashwell Prince301605.33100110
South Africa 2nd INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Neil McKenzie not out 15533944513145.72
Graeme Smith (c)lbw b Harbhajan Singh35306050116.67
Hashim Amla c Dravid b Kumble811482009054.73
Jacques Kallis c Singh b Harbhajan Singh1940691047.50
Ashwell Prince c Jaffer b Harbhajan Singh511121045.45
AB de Villiers c Ganguly b Sehwag1141500026.83
Mark Boucher not out 1146500023.91
Extras(b 8, lb 5, nb 1)14
TOTAL(109 Ov, RR: 3.03, 445 Mts)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)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Sreesanth1204203.50495001
RP Singh914304.78336000
Harbhajan Singh34110132.971449000
Sourav Ganguly21100.50110000
Anil Kumble2025712.85896000
Virender Sehwag2225512.50952100
VVS Laxman1021901.90471000
MATCH DETAILS
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of India
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag
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 match (5-day match)
Umpires
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Asad Rauf
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Tony Hill
TV Umpire
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Amiesh Saheba
Reserve Umpire
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Shavir Tarapore
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama
CLOSE OF PLAY
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 (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 331/5 (109 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
  • South Africa 1st innings
  • Drinks: South Africa - 35/0 in 8.0 overs (GC Smith 17, ND McKenzie 16)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 12.6 overs (79 balls), Extras 2
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 79 balls (GC Smith 20, ND McKenzie 30, Ex 2)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 59/0 in 16.0 overs (GC Smith 22, ND McKenzie 35)
  • ND McKenzie: 50 off 72 balls (11 x 4)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 23.2 overs (141 balls), Extras 2
  • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 141 balls (GC Smith 44, ND McKenzie 54, Ex 2)
  • Lunch: South Africa - 109/0 in 25.0 overs (GC Smith 53, ND McKenzie 54)
  • GC Smith: 50 off 71 balls (8 x 4)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 133/1 in 35.0 overs (ND McKenzie 57, HM Amla 0)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 38.2 overs (231 balls), Extras 3
  • Drinks: South Africa - 167/1 in 43.0 overs (ND McKenzie 76, HM Amla 14)
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 91 balls (ND McKenzie 30, HM Amla 21, Ex 1)
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 52.2 overs (315 balls), Extras 4
  • Tea: South Africa - 206/2 in 54.0 overs (HM Amla 31, JH Kallis 3)
  • HM Amla: 50 off 86 balls (7 x 4)
  • South Africa: 250 runs in 66.5 overs (402 balls), Extras 5
  • Drinks: South Africa - 272/3 in 75.0 overs (HM Amla 75, AG Prince 11)
  • South Africa: 300 runs in 86.2 overs (519 balls), Extras 6
  • End Of Day: South Africa - 304/4 in 90.0 overs (HM Amla 85, AB de Villiers 10)
Day 2
  • New Ball Taken: South Africa 323/4 after 93.1 overs (HM Amla 87, AB de Villiers 27)
  • HM Amla: 100 off 173 balls (14 x 4)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 85 balls (HM Amla 21, AB de Villiers 31, Ex 1)
  • South Africa: 350 runs in 96.4 overs (581 balls), Extras 7
  • Drinks: South Africa - 358/5 in 99.0 overs (HM Amla 104, MV Boucher 0)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 382/5 in 106.0 overs (HM Amla 117, MV Boucher 11)
  • South Africa: 400 runs in 111.1 overs (668 balls), Extras 7
  • Lunch: South Africa - 404/5 in 113.0 overs (HM Amla 124, MV Boucher 26)
  • HM Amla 100 in 254 minutes
  • South Africa 400 in 501 minutes
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 96 balls (HM Amla 22, MV Boucher 30, Ex 0)
  • HM Amla: 150 off 248 balls (19 x 4)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 449/5 in 124.0 overs (HM Amla 157, MV Boucher 38)
  • South Africa: 450 runs in 124.2 overs (747 balls), Extras 7
  • MV Boucher: 50 off 99 balls (8 x 4)
  • South Africa: 500 runs in 139.6 overs (842 balls), Extras 8
  • Tea: South Africa - 501/6 in 140.0 overs (MV Boucher 62, M Morkel 25)
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 95 balls (MV Boucher 24, M Morkel 26, Ex 1)
  • India 1st innings
  • Drinks: India - 47/0 in 10.0 overs (W Jaffer 19, V Sehwag 24)
  • India: 50 runs in 12.1 overs (73 balls), Extras 4
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 73 balls (W Jaffer 21, V Sehwag 25, Ex 4)
  • V Sehwag: 50 off 59 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • End Of Day: India - 82/0 in 21.0 overs (W Jaffer 25, V Sehwag 52)
Day 3
  • India: 100 runs in 23.6 overs (144 balls), Extras 5
  • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 144 balls (W Jaffer 34, V Sehwag 61, Ex 5)
  • Drinks: India - 126/0 in 29.0 overs (W Jaffer 45, V Sehwag 76)
  • W Jaffer: 50 off 107 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • India: 150 runs in 36.3 overs (220 balls), Extras 6
  • 1st Wicket: 150 runs in 220 balls (W Jaffer 54, V Sehwag 91, Ex 6)
  • Drinks: India - 151/0 in 37.0 overs (W Jaffer 54, V Sehwag 91)
  • V Sehwag: 100 off 116 balls (15 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Lunch: India - 176/0 in 46.0 overs (W Jaffer 60, V Sehwag 110)
  • India: 200 runs in 51.1 overs (308 balls), Extras 6
  • 1st Wicket: 200 runs in 308 balls (W Jaffer 69, V Sehwag 126, Ex 6)
  • Drinks: India - 219/1 in 55.0 overs (V Sehwag 140, R Dravid 0)
  • V Sehwag: 150 off 171 balls (23 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • India: 250 runs in 61.4 overs (373 balls), Extras 8
  • Drinks: India - 253/1 in 62.0 overs (V Sehwag 169, R Dravid 3)
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 79 balls (V Sehwag 41, R Dravid 7, Ex 2)
  • V Sehwag: 200 off 194 balls (32 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • India: 300 runs in 69.2 overs (419 balls), Extras 8
  • Tea: India - 309/1 in 70.0 overs (V Sehwag 218, R Dravid 10)
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 113 balls (V Sehwag 86, R Dravid 11, Ex 3)
  • India: 350 runs in 78.4 overs (476 balls), Extras 10
  • Drinks: India - 359/1 in 80.0 overs (V Sehwag 250, R Dravid 26)
  • V Sehwag: 250 off 225 balls (38 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • 2nd Wicket: 150 runs in 175 balls (V Sehwag 118, R Dravid 27, Ex 5)
  • India: 400 runs in 89.5 overs (543 balls), Extras 16
  • Drinks: India - 401/1 in 90.0 overs (V Sehwag 273, R Dravid 39)
  • 2nd Wicket: 200 runs in 241 balls (V Sehwag 147, R Dravid 43, Ex 12)
  • R Dravid: 50 off 151 balls (6 x 4)
  • V Sehwag: 300 off 278 balls (41 x 4, 5 x 6)
  • India: 450 runs in 100.5 overs (610 balls), Extras 20
  • 2nd Wicket: 250 runs in 316 balls (V Sehwag 172, R Dravid 65, Ex 15)
  • End Of Day: India - 468/1 in 106.0 overs (V Sehwag 309, R Dravid 65)
Day 4
  • New Ball Taken: India 468/1 after 106.1 overs (V Sehwag 309, R Dravid 65)
  • 2nd Wicket partnership between Sehwag and Dravid lasted 278 minutes.
  • Drinks: India - 481/3 in 113.3 overs (R Dravid 68)
  • India: 500 runs in 116.6 overs (707 balls), Extras 25
  • Drinks: India - 522/3 in 121.0 overs (R Dravid 84, SC Ganguly 20)
  • Lunch: India - 547/4 in 131.0 overs (R Dravid 99, VVS Laxman 6)
  • India: 550 runs in 131.3 overs (795 balls), Extras 26
  • R Dravid: 100 off 272 balls (14 x 4)
  • Drinks: India - 585/5 in 139.0 overs (VVS Laxman 23, MS Dhoni 8)
  • India: 600 runs in 145.6 overs (882 balls), Extras 27
  • Drinks: India - 600/6 in 146.0 overs (VVS Laxman 28, A Kumble 2)
  • South Africa 2nd innings
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 8.6 overs (54 balls), Extras 1
  • Drinks: South Africa - 50/0 in 9.0 overs (ND McKenzie 17, GC Smith 32)
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 54 balls (ND McKenzie 17, GC Smith 32, Ex 1)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 90/1 in 19.0 overs (ND McKenzie 33, HM Amla 20)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 20.4 overs (124 balls), Extras 2
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 84 balls (ND McKenzie 26, HM Amla 23, Ex 1)
  • ND McKenzie: 50 off 86 balls (6 x 4)
  • End Of Day: South Africa - 131/1 in 33.0 overs (ND McKenzie 59, HM Amla 35)
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)