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Highlights

India in South Africa 2013

South Africa vs. India, 2nd Test

Kingsmead, Durban, Dec 26, 2013

Batting: India

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
0.2FOURSteyn to Dhawan, FOUR, superb shot to get off the mark. It was pitched up by Steyn. Dhawan just leans forward and drives it straight past mid off. Lovely swing of the bat there4/0
2.4FOURSteyn to Vijay, FOUR, so Vijay's first boundary is the off drive as well. Full from Steyn. Vijay comes on the frontfoot and punches it firmly to leave mid off with no chance15/0
3.5FOURPhilander to Dhawan, FOUR, full and on the middle and leg, Dhawan flicks it in the big gap through mid wicket. The timing was good but the outfield seems a little slow. The ball loses pace as it reaches the ropes but still trickles in21/0
6.1FOURSteyn to Dhawan, FOUR, full, wide and outside off. Dhawan leans forward and cracks it through cover for another boundary. Early signs that the pitch is quite flat. This was played through the line without any trouble28/0
6.5FOURSteyn to Vijay, FOUR, good timing again but Vijay was not fully in control of this one. It was full, Vijay pushed out and punched it in the air. He did well to get it wide of mid off and he gets his 2nd boundary33/0
9.3FOURM Morkel to Dhawan, FOUR, only slightly overpitched and Dhawan latches onto it. He leaned into the drive and played it superbly through cover. Good batting37/0
13.1OUTM Morkel to Dhawan, out Caught by A Petersen!! Wicket straight after the break. Lack of concentration from Dhawan. He had left outside off quite well so far but has a poke at this one. The thick outside edge flies straight to Alviro, at 3rd slip. Very easy catch and a well deserved wicket for M Morkel. He had created and sustained the pressure for quite some time now. Dhawan c A Petersen b M Morkel 29(49) [4s-4]41/1
15.2FOURKallis to Vijay, FOUR, angled into the pads, Vijay turns it uppishly but in the gap through square leg for another boundary. Neatly done50/1
19.4FOURKallis to Vijay, FOUR, finally some relief for Vijay. It was full and outside off. Vijay leans into the drive and creams it through cover for a much needed boundary56/1
20.5FOURM Morkel to Pujara, FOUR, nice roll of the wrists from Pujara. It was full and on the leg. Pujara flicks it superbly and does not bother to keep it down. There was a big gap in the square leg area and Pujara picks it with ease60/1
21.1FOURR Peterson to Vijay, FOUR, R Peterson does a good impression of Tahir. Starts with a real gift. Tossed up full toss on the leg. Vijay flicks it with ease through mid wicket to pick up another boundary64/1
23.2FOURR Peterson to Vijay, FOUR, overpitched and Vijay is just too good not to put that away. He opens the face and picks the gap through cover beautifully. He's dealing mostly in boundaries today. That's his 6th in a score of 2870/1
25.4FOURR Peterson to Vijay, FOUR, pitched up by R Peterson and Vijay flicks it elegantly in the gap between mid wicket and mid on. Beautifuly placement there and he gets another boundary76/1
26.2FOURSteyn to Pujara, FOUR, errs in line, on the pads and that's easy pickings for Pujara, closes the face of the bat and turns it behind square on the on side, the outfield is quick enough to carry it to the boundary80/1
28.4FOURSteyn to Pujara, FOUR, helped away! Good balance shown by Pujara, just caressed it through mid wicket after closing the face of the bat, picks the gap and gets another boundary, that's his third94/1
29.4FOURPhilander to Vijay, FOUR, exquisite timing! Overpitched and Vijay won't miss out on those, driven down the wicket between the bowler and the non-striker, rolls away to the boundary in no time, so good to look at, when Vijay plays shots like these100/1
29.5FOURPhilander to Vijay, FOUR, goes on the backfoot this time around and punches it through cover, waited for the ball and times it to perfection104/1
31FOURSteyn to Pujara, FOUR, that's as beautiful as shot you can see all day, pitched up and Pujara straight drives it between the bowler and mid on, he was in complete control of that.108/1
33FOURSteyn to Vijay, FOUR, sweet! Takes him to 49, leans on the frontfoot and drives it between point and cover, rolls away to the point boundary, he has paced his innings beautifully115/1
33.4FOURKallis to Vijay, FOUR, gets to his 4th Test match fifty in style. That had some extra bounce, there was some width on offer too, Vijay slashed hard and got it well wide and over the fielder at backward point, that goes into the third man boundary120/1
36.5FOURM Morkel to Vijay, FOUR, thick outside edge, but safe! The key was he went hard at it, freed his amrs and slashed hard, the ball goes well over the slip cordon, one bounce over the ropes into the third man boundary, looks like he's had enough of leaving the balls outside the off stump129/1
39FOURM Morkel to Pujara, FOUR, short of length and on the body, Pujara goes across and helps it to the fine leg boundary, it was around chest height, Pujara did really well to keep it down and get it fine136/1
42.2FOURPhilander to Vijay, FOUR, top shot! Overpitched nevertheless, width on offer, driven wonderfully between covers and mid off, there was no stopping that! That brings up the 100 run partnership between the two, the third time these two have achieved this.141/1
42.3FOURPhilander to Vijay, FOUR, back to back boundaries! This one was short, Vijay never bothered to keep it down, cut that over the fielder at cover and it bounced a couple of times before going away to the boundary, moves into the seventies, does Vijay145/1
45.5FOURR Peterson to Pujara, FOUR, Pujara advances and flicks a fuller ball through mid wicket, picks the gap and gets a boundary, that's been the story of the day for R Peterson153/1
51.1FOURR Peterson to Pujara, FOUR, comes down the track as soon as he saw the ball flighted, drives it past the cover fielder and gets his 4th Test fifty, his second fifty plus score against South Africa. Well played, Che.159/1
53.4FOURR Peterson to Vijay, FOUR, very nice shot through extra cover. It was tossed up outside off. There were two men catching in the cover region but Vijay split the gap perfectly168/1
55.1FOURR Peterson to Vijay, FOUR, good use of the feet. Vijay skips down quickly and picks this on the full to whip it through mid wicket. One bounce and over the ropes. R Peterson under pressure rightaway174/1
55.3FOURR Peterson to Vijay, FOUR, another excellent shot. Vijay is taking a liking to R Peterson's tossed up deliveries. Down the track he comes again and lofts it through the mid wicket region again178/1
61.4FOURM Morkel to Pujara, FOUR, lovely shot, this was overpitched and well outside off, Pujara leans into the drive and caresses it past extra cover. The balls slows down near the ropes, but just about beats the fielder to the fence185/1
62.3FOURSteyn to Vijay, FOUR, edged and four, this was full and wide from Steyn, looking to lure Vijay into the drive, he went chasing after that, gets a thick outside edge that evades a diving Petersen who was at 4th slip. There was a big gap between the two slips, set in a staggered fashion189/1
64.1OTHERSteyn to Pujara, 2 runs, too straight from Steyn, Pujara gets inside the line and clips it behind square. He wanted a second run and gets back with ease, brings up the 150 run stand as well192/1
64.2FOURSteyn to Pujara, FOUR, edged and four, Pujara gets away with one now. This was short and held its line outside off, Pujara was looking to defend, ends up sparring at that, gets a thick outside edge that flies past Smith at 1st slip. He was a bit wider and had to dive to his left, just went past his outstretched fingers. Steyn is left seething in anger196/1
66.3OUTSteyn to Pujara, out Caught by de Villiers!! Edged and caught! Steyn has got his man. This was well pitched up in that corridor outside off and nipped away ever so slightly, Pujara was caught in his crease as he went for the drive, gets a thick edge that is gobbled up by the keeper. Steyn is delighted, the massive stand has been broken. India lose their second wicket. Pujara c de Villiers b Steyn 70(132) [4s-9]198/2
68.5OUTSteyn to Vijay, out Caught by de Villiers!! Vijay falls for 97, Steyn has struck for the second time today. This was banged in short and on the body, Vijay was looking to fend it away, the ball clips the gloves and goes through to the keeper. Steyn is delighted, a disconsolate Vijay walks back to the hut. India have suddenly lost two wickets and South Africa are back in it. Vijay c de Villiers b Steyn 97(226) [4s-18]199/3
69OUTSteyn to Rohit, out Bowled!! Cleaned up! Steyn is on fire, but this was an atrocious leave from Rohit Sharma. This was pitched up on an off stump line and nips back in sharply, Sharma was perhaps day-dreaming, he lets it go on height, the ball crashes into the middle of middle stump. The stumps go cart-wheeling, India suddenly find themselves in some trouble. A pensive Duncan Fletcher looks on in the dressing room. Rohit b Steyn 0(1)199/4
70.1FOURSteyn to Kohli, FOUR, nicely played by Kohli, too straight from Steyn, ends up drifting onto Kohli's pads, he shuffles across, gets inside the line and flicks it in front of square for a boundary204/4
76.2FOURKallis to Kohli, FOUR, lovely shot, long half volley from Kallis, Kohli gets a big stride forward and drills it back past the bowler, beats mid-off and races away to the fence in a hurry216/4
78.5FOURKallis to Rahane, FOUR, streaky and four, Rahane went chasing a full and wide ball, it was there for the shot, he was a bit late though and gets a bottom edge that rolls away past the slip cordon for a boundary223/4
81.1FOURPhilander to Kohli, FOUR, cracking shot, gentle loosener from Philander, short and wide outside off, Kohli gets on top of the bounce and cuts it square on the off-side for a boundary231/4
82.5FOURSteyn to Rahane, FOUR, nicely played by Rahane, this was banged in short and on the stumps, Rahane swivels across, rolls his wrists and pulls it past square leg for a boundary239/4
84.2FOURSteyn to Rahane, FOUR, lovely shot, this was overpitched by Steyn, Rahane gets a big stride forward, meets the ball on top of the bounce and caresses it back past the bowler for a boundary245/4
86.5FOURSteyn to Kohli, FOUR, cracking shot, Steyn drops this one way too short, Kohli swivels across, rolls his wrists and pulls it in front of square on the on-side, races away to the fence253/4
89.3FOURPhilander to Kohli, FOUR, nicely played by Kohli, this was too full and on the stumps, Kohli gets forward, drives it using his bottom hand and gets it past mid-on. Steyn gives the chase, but it is a futile one in the end260/4
92.3OUTM Morkel to Kohli, out Caught by de Villiers!! Kohli has been strangled down leg-side, he is distraught as he walks away to the hut. This was short and angling down, Kohli was looking to help it on its way, gets inside the line and gets the glance going, ABD dives to his left, grabs it with his left hand and rolls his right gloves over it, a special catch to end a good knock. South Africa strike on the stroke of tea, Kohli falls. Kohli c de Villiers b M Morkel 46(87) [4s-5]265/5
93.2FOURR Peterson to Rahane, FOUR, lovely shot, Peterson drops this one way too short, Rahane rocks back and pulls it past mid-wicket for a boundary269/5
95.1FOURR Peterson to Rahane, FOUR, gentle start from Peterson, juicy half tracker on middle, Rahane is quick to rock back and pulls it wide of mid-wicket for a boundary275/5
97.1FOURR Peterson to Dhoni, FOUR, R Peterson flights it well and Dhoni comes down the track straightaway. He did not get to the pitch but still goes through with the lofted shot, ends up dragging it over mid wicket for a boundary280/5
98.5FOURM Morkel to Rahane, FOUR, short and wide outside off. Rahane goes after this one. He throws his bat out for the upper cut. Safe shot with no third man in place. Couple of bounces before it goes past the rope286/5
100.3FOURM Morkel to Dhoni, FOUR, Dhoni plays this shot really well. It was short and a little wide. Dhoni played the cut really late and did not bother to keep it down. He had kept it in the gap all through294/5
101FOURM Morkel to Dhoni, FOUR, another good cut shot from the Indian skipper. He rode the bounce well and cut it nicely in the vacant gully region. Completely controlled and that takes India closer to 300298/5
101.1FOURR Peterson to Rahane, FOUR, beautifully played by Rahane. It was overpitched. Rahane timed the drive well but the key here was that he opened the face of the bat to get it really square. There was a man in the deep but he had no chance302/5
101.4FOURR Peterson to Rahane, FOUR, R Peterson continues to toss it up. He induces the edge this time as Rahane drives but this one too goe in the gap past slip. Boundaries flowing now for India306/5
106.4OUTSteyn to Dhoni, out Caught by Graeme Smith!! This comes against the run of play. Dhoni chases a full and wide delivery and edges it straight to 1st slip. Smith makes no mistake. He turned to Steyn for wickets and is not disappointed. That's Steyn's 4th of the innings. He's roaring back to form superbly. Dhoni c Graeme Smith b Steyn 24(40) [4s-3]320/6
107.5OUTDuminy to Ravindra Jadeja, out Caught by Kallis!! 200th catch for Kallis! This was floated outside off, Jadeja pushes hard out and gets a thick outside edge as the ball straightens. The ball was going low to the left of Kallis but he bends low quickly and takes it with both hands. Great moment for Kallis in his last Test. He becomes only the 2nd fielder in Test history to hold 200 catches. India in a spot of bother now. They do have a long tail. Ravindra Jadeja c Kallis b Duminy 0(3)321/7
108.2OUTSteyn to Zaheer, out Caught by de Villiers!! Stupendous catch from de Villiers! This is just terrific catching and Steyn gets a five-fer. This was a length ball outside off. Zaheer just backs away and slashes hard, gets a thick outside edge that seemed to be going over the slip cordon but de Villiers leaps up full tilt, and almost dunks the ball down like a basketball player. Clings on with just his right hand to give Steyn his 22nd five-fer in Tests. Zaheer c de Villiers b Steyn 0(2)322/8
108.3FOURSteyn to Ishant, leg byes, FOUR, fast and on the middle and leg, Sharma is hit on the thigh before it rolls down very fine to the boundary326/8
108.4FOURSteyn to Ishant, FOUR, that's beautifully played by Ishant and leaves Dravid smirking in the comm box. It was pitched up, Sharma leans forward and drives it sweetly through cover. That will not please Steyn.330/8
108.5OUTSteyn to Ishant, out Caught by de Villiers!! That's just perfect from Steyn. Banged in short and climbing up steeply. Sharma tries to fend it from the crease but the bounce did him in. He was hopping as he played and only managed to get a thin edge through to the 'keeper. Ishant c de Villiers b Steyn 4(3) [4s-1]330/9
109.1OTHERDuminy to Rahane, 1 run, well that answers that. Rahane wanted his fifty. A full toss outside off and he punches it down to long off to bring up his maiden Test fifty and put Shami on strike331/9
111.3OUTM Morkel to Shami, out Caught by Graeme Smith!! That ends it all. Short and outside off. Shami slashes out and gets a thick outside edge. It goes straight to first slip, Smith grabs on and rushes off to get prepared to come out and bat. Shami c Graeme Smith b M Morkel 1(6)334/10

Batting: South Africa

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
0.3FOURZaheer to Graeme Smith, FOUR, full again and a hint of movement away. Smith strides out and punches it firmly past mid off. Dhawan races after the ball but it had enough on it to reach the fence quite comfortably4/0
1FOURZaheer to Graeme Smith, FOUR, very full from Zaheer. Smith is up to it. He comes forward again and punches it hard and wide of mid on for another boundary. Good shot to end the over10/0
1.1FOURShami to A Petersen, FOUR, leg stump half-volley. Poor start from Shami. Petersen flicks it hard and through the big gap in the square leg region for another boundary14/0
1.2FOURShami to A Petersen, FOUR, another full delivery on the legs. Petersen flicks it hard along the ground through square leg again for another boundary. Poor line18/0
3.1FOURShami to Graeme Smith, FOUR, beautifully driven down the ground. It was full, Smith presents a straight bat and spanks it hard past mid off. The timing is perfect and a very safe shot since there is absolutely no movement25/0
3.5FOURShami to Graeme Smith, FOUR, Smith was indecisive but even that gives him a boundary. Angled across outside off by Shami. Smith was pulling his bat away late after initially going at it. The ball hits the bat and races past the slip cordon to the third man fence29/0
4.4FOURZaheer to A Petersen, FOUR, Petersen is squared up completely. There is no third man in place. Zaheer ends up conceding a boundary despite finding the outside edge. Petersen did well to play it with soft hands, went along the ground as a result33/0
12.2FOURIshant to Graeme Smith, FOUR, short and wide outside off. Easy pickings for Smith with the big gap on the offside. Smith gets up tall and cuts it in the air and down to the third man fence48/0
13.2FOURRavindra Jadeja to A Petersen, FOUR, that's an incredibly positive hit from A Petersen. Well executed. He dances down the track and lofts it straight into the sight-screen.54/0
16.5FOURIshant to A Petersen, FOUR, short and wide again. This time Petersen gets up on top of the bounce, cuts it into the ground and past Jadeja at point. Nice shot but that's a poor line from Ishant67/0
17.2FOURRavindra Jadeja to A Petersen, FOUR, very nicely played by A Petersen. Flat and on the middle and leg. He uses the pace to glance it very fine for another boundary72/0
19.1FOURRavindra Jadeja to A Petersen, FOUR, flat and short on the leg. Petersen gets back and flicks firmly down to the fine leg fence80/0
20.1FOURIshant to Graeme Smith, FOUR, full and outside off, Smith goes for the drive but gets a thick outside edge. The ball races past 2nd slip and down to the boundary86/0
21.1FOURRavindra Jadeja to A Petersen, FOUR, Ravindra Jadeja tosses it up and goes a little too full. Petersen flicks it off his pads through mid wicket for a boundary and brings up his 7th Test fifty92/0
23FOURIshant to Graeme Smith, FOUR, very full and outside off. Smith reaches out and drives it superbly through extra cover. He's positive and looking in great nick as well. Ominous signs for India98/0
26OTHERRavindra Jadeja to Graeme Smith, 1 run, very full, Smith jams it out through cover and brings up the 100-run stand. Extremely good batting this by the duo. It's not taken much time either100/0
27.1OUTRavindra Jadeja to Graeme Smith, out Caught by Dhawan!! That's a superb catch by Dhawan. Ravindra Jadeja tossed it up again. Smith came down the track for a lofted shot, the bat turned in his hand, he gets it high on the bat too. Dhawan had to run back quite a bit from mid wicket, he kept his eyes on the ball throughout and holds on to a very good catch. That's the breakthrough India desperately seeked. Smith falls just 3 short of a fifty. Graeme Smith c Dhawan b Ravindra Jadeja 47(81) [4s-7]103/1
33OUTShami to Amla, out Bowled!! Amla has been bowled for the third time in the series. He seemed to have just missed a straight ball. Amla was playing for the swing in but the ball goes straight, beats the outside edge and clips the off stump. This has been a good period of play for India. Amla b Shami 3(18)113/2
33.1OUTRavindra Jadeja to A Petersen, out Caught by Vijay!! That's another good catch. Petersen poked out at one outside off. The ball turned well and bounced as well. It took the shoulder of the bat and was dying on Vijay at slip. He moves down low quickly and just about manages to pluck it out before it hit the ground. India back in the game firmly with three quick strikes. A Petersen c Vijay b Ravindra Jadeja 62(100) [4s-8]113/3
37.3FOURRavindra Jadeja to de Villiers, FOUR, superb shot from ABD. Ravindra Jadeja did see him come down the track and fired it flatter. ABD still used his quick hands to smack it hard over the top and into the sight-screen123/3
43.2FOURRavindra Jadeja to Kallis, FOUR, it's Kallis' turn to come down the track. He was being kept quiet by Ravindra Jadeja so he comes down th now and lofts it to the long off fence138/3
43.3FOURRavindra Jadeja to Kallis, FOUR, he's not holding back. Floated full again, Kallis reaches forward and lofts it straighter this time and picks up another boundary. Good batting from King Kallis142/3
45FOURZaheer to de Villiers, FOUR, a little too full, de Villiers gets forward and drives it hard past mid off for another boundary. Beautifully played and this partnership is growing in strength152/3
47.2FOURRohit to Kallis, FOUR, floated outside leg stump. Kallis gets down and sweeps it very fine to pick up another boundary. Easy pickings156/3
49.1FOURIshant to Kallis, FOUR, that was just brilliant timing from Kallis. It was slightly short and outside off. Kallis gets up on his toes and punches it in the gap through cover. Superbly played166/3
51.1FOURIshant to de Villiers, FOUR, Ishant gifts a half volley on the leg. It was going down as well. de Villiers flicks it wrisitly and gets it down to the fine leg fence. Just a very easy shot with that line173/3
54FOURShami to de Villiers, FOUR, in the air for a long time but de Villiers managed to punch this in the gap, the ball was tailing in. de Villiers flicked it on the onside and gets it past short mid wicket. He managed to put that in the small gap between short mid wicket and mid on. Nicely played179/3
59.1FOURShami to Kallis, FOUR, Shami changes up, takes this one away now. Kallis was playing inside the line of the delivery and ends up getting a thick outside edge. No slip in place and the ball races away to the fence188/3
61.1FOURShami to de Villiers, FOUR, Take that! de Villiers has just creamed this very, very hard through cover. Not a fielder moved. Full and outside off, big gap through cover and de Villiers just slapped it away with ease197/3
61.2OTHERShami to de Villiers, 2 runs, Shami now drifts onto the leg, de Villiers turns it off his pads to fine leg for a couple. That gets him his 34th Test fifty, yet another for a player soon to become and all-time great199/3
61.5FOURShami to de Villiers, FOUR, full and on the leg again. This time de Villiers flicks it away through mid wicket for one more boundary. South Africa are getting a move on203/3
62.1FOURZaheer to Kallis, FOUR, the boundaries are flowing now. This was back of a length and outside off, Kallis gets back and punches it hard through cover for a boundary207/3
62.2FOURZaheer to Kallis, FOUR, now off the frontfoot. Zaheer goes too full, Kallis is quick to get a good stride out and the cover drive is hit with immense power. Pressure on India211/3
64.1OTHERZaheer to de Villiers, 1 run, full delivery flicked to to deep mid wicket, the partnership between de Villiers and Kallis is now 100. It's been a terrific stand that has put South Africa back in the driver's seat213/3
65.2FOURIshant to de Villiers, FOUR, short and going down the leg side. Just too easy for de Villiers. He gets up on one leg and pulls it to the fine leg fence217/3
68.3OTHERZaheer to de Villiers, leg byes, 1 run, that was too close. If that had hit, ABD was a goner. It was a full delivery that hit de Villiers on the pads. Kallis pushes for one but de Villiers was ball watching. Zak was a little late to get to the ball but he still fires it in at the non-striker's end but fortunately for de Villiers he misses224/3
70.1FOURIshant to Kallis, FOUR, full, wide and outside off. Kallis just leans in and drives it superbly through cover again to move on to 46. Very loose start from Ishant230/3
71FOURIshant to de Villiers, FOUR, drifting on the leg, de Villiers glances it fine and picks up one more boundary. Ishant is struggling with his line235/3
73.4FOURRavindra Jadeja to de Villiers, FOUR, a fine reverse sweep from de Villiers. Waits for the flighted delivery on the off stump to come and middled it well send it to the third man fence240/3
74OUTRavindra Jadeja to de Villiers, out Caught by Kohli!! Meanwhile, meanwhile, this is a big breakthrough. Gee! It was a fantastic ball from Jadeja. This flighted delivery drifted in a touch before turning away sharply, de Villiers was on the front foot to offer a compact defence, but the ball took the outside edge and flew to the left of first slip who took a fine catch. Must say, that was a good grab from Kohli. Dhoni initially gave impressions that he was going to go for the catch as he moved a bit to his right but Kohli got behind the line of the ball to make matters simple. de Villiers c Kohli b Ravindra Jadeja 74(117) [4s-9]240/4
74.3FOURIshant to Duminy, FOUR, now that is exactly where you don't want to bowl to a newcomer. Good length delivery down the leg side, Duminy easily tickles it on its way to the fine leg fence. Off the mark in style245/4
75.1FOURRavindra Jadeja to Kallis, FOUR, 59th Test fifty in his final game. Flatter delivery outside off stump, Kallis rocks back and cuts, beats point and gets the smaller milestone. Fantastic innings from Kallis under pressure249/4
84FOURRavindra Jadeja to Duminy, FOUR, overpitched and punished. Just enough room for Duminy to free his arms, he leans forward and crashes the drive to the deep extra-cover fence258/4
86FOURRavindra Jadeja to Duminy, FOUR, short and just what Duminy wanted to get the scoreboard moving. Flatter delivery outside off stump, Duminy cuts off the back foot past point to the sweeper cover fence264/4
89.4FOURRavindra Jadeja to Kallis, FOUR, this time though, he's middled it beautifully. Full outside off stump, Kallis frees his arms and crashes the drive to the sweeper cover fence275/4
90.4FOURIshant to Duminy, FOUR, easy pickings for Duminy. This full delivery strays onto the leg side, Duminy flicks it very well, keeps it along the ground and it runs away to the backward square leg fence279/4
103.2OUTRavindra Jadeja to Duminy, out Lbw!! What a time for a wicket. Dhoni's decision to stay on has worked wonders for India. Duminy plays right across the stumps to the quicker delivery, he tries to work it on the on-side but misses, the ball hits him right in front of middle. The umpire took a long time and then put his finger up. Duminy lbw b Ravindra Jadeja 28(82) [4s-4]298/5
106.4FOURZaheer to Kallis, FOUR, nicely done by Kallis, Zaheer came from round the wicket and angled one onto Kallis' pads, he gets inside the line and glances it very fine for a boundary304/5
107.2FOURRavindra Jadeja to Steyn, FOUR, nicely tossed up and on off, Steyn shimmies down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and lifts it over mid-off for a boundary308/5
114.2FOURZaheer to Steyn, FOUR, he tried this a couple of times before but did not pull it off. Now he comes down the track and whacks a length ball over the head of mid on for a boundary. Eats into the deficit320/5
114.4FOURZaheer to Kallis, FOUR, that's just all class from Kallis. Full and outside off. He had to reach out to play but did so majestically. Small gap, pierced expertly. Moves Kallis into the 90s now325/5
117.3FOURRavindra Jadeja to Kallis, FOUR, full and outside leg now. Kallis just had to get a bit of bat on this one. He does that and the ball races to the fine leg boundary. Moves to 98 now338/5
119.4OTHERRavindra Jadeja to Kallis, 1 run, There is comes! Wide smiles from the big man. He turns a full delivery through mid wicket and brings up his 45th Test ton. Probably his last one as well. Standing ovation from everyone at the ground. Duncan Fletcher claps as well. Well played, Legend!341/5
120.1FOURShami to Steyn, FOUR, Steyn is going to have some fun now. He comes down the track and swings across the line. Makes enough connection to drag it wide of long on for a boundary346/5
123.4FOURRavindra Jadeja to Steyn, FOUR, close shave for Steyn. He chases a tossed up delivery outside off and gets a thick outside edge. The ball looped up in the air but just manages to clear a leaping Dhawan at backward point357/5
123.5FOURRavindra Jadeja to Steyn, FOUR, another thick outside edge. Steyn comes down again and swipes at this. Now it flies over the slips and gets him another boundary361/5
124.4FOURIshant to Steyn, FOUR, edegd and gives Steyn another boundary. This one moved away after pitching. Steyn poked out and the thic edge flew through the vacant slip cordon. Frustrating for Dhoni and his men366/5
131.5FOURRavindra Jadeja to Steyn, FOUR, the edges continue to fly over the slips. Given a lot of air and outside off. Steyn went for the hoick but got the edge over the slips.381/5
133.3OUTRavindra Jadeja to Kallis, out Caught by Dhoni!! So that ends a very fine innings. He goes for the slog-sweep but gets a top edge. Dhoni walks across to take an easy catch. That is Jadeja's five- fer as well, his 2nd in Tests. The South African team walks out to applaud Kallis into the dressing room. Standing ovation everywhere and hugs too as he gets in. What a player he has been for South Africa. Probably the greatest of his era. Gets a nice warm farewell as he finishes what could well be his last Test innings. Kallis c Dhoni b Ravindra Jadeja 115(316) [4s-13]384/6
136.1OUTZaheer to Steyn, out Caught by Dhoni!! So the Steyn vigil comes to an end as well. Steyn goes after a full and wide one outside off but got a thick outside edge. The ball was dying on Dhoni but he gets forward and snaps it up. End a fine effort from the night-watchman Steyn c Dhoni b Zaheer 44(94) [4s-7]387/7
138.4FOURZaheer to R Peterson, FOUR, Zaheer tries to bowl a yorker but ends up with a full toss. R Peterson flicks it with the swing in and picks up a boundary through mid wicket393/7
140.4FOURZaheer to R Peterson, FOUR, another half volley from Zaheer, Peterson comes on the front foot and creams the cover to the deep extra cover fence, this time the ball had enough to reach the ropes403/7
140.5FOURZaheer to R Peterson, FOUR, an attempted yorker goes wrong, it goes on the full around off, Peterson gets forward and flicks it wide of mid-on for the second boundary of the over407/7
141.3FOURRavindra Jadeja to du Plessis, FOUR, gives this more air outside off, du Plessis shimmies down the track and lofts it handsomely over mid-off for a one bounce four. Positive intent being shown from both batsmen412/7
142.1FOURIshant to R Peterson, FOUR, fuller length outside off, Peterson gets a good stride forward and drives it beautifully to the sweeper cover fence, no stopping that one417/7
142.4FOURIshant to R Peterson, no ball, FOUR, poor bowling this from Ishant, oversteps again and bowls it short, Peterson rocks back and pulls it wide of Zaheer at mid-on for another boundary423/7
146.2FOURShami to R Peterson, leg byes, FOUR, loud shout for LBW! This was a good length ball that nips back in, Peterson is rooted to the crease and hits him on the flap of the back pad, umpire Davis is unmoved as he gives it leg byes. The replays showed that it was hitting top of middle-stump437/7
146.3FOURShami to R Peterson, FOUR, rubbing salt into the wound, full and outside off, Peterson leans forward and drives it hard to the sweeper cover fence, there was a man in the deep but he had no chance of stopping that441/7
147.1FOURIshant to R Peterson, FOUR, strays this on the pads, Peterson gets inside the line and glances it down to the fine leg fence, Dhawan puts in the dive but in vain448/7
148.1FOURShami to du Plessis, FOUR, slides this one down the leg-side, du Plessis stays back and helps it around the corner to fine leg. The boundaries have started to flow454/7
149.4FOURIshant to du Plessis, FOUR, superb shot! This was slightly fuller and on off, du Plessis extends the arms and lofts it beautifully straight down the ground for a one bounce four463/7
150.4FOURShami to R Peterson, FOUR, well directed bouncer around off, Peterson goes for the hook and gets a top edge very fine as the ball beats the man at fine leg471/7
151.2FOURZaheer to R Peterson, FOUR, overpitched outside off, Peterson comes on the front foot and takes the aerial route to send it over mid-off, he gets to his 3rd Test fifty476/7
152.3FOURShami to du Plessis, FOUR, full and on off, du Plessis gets to the pitch of the ball and plays the pick up shot beautifully to the deep mid wicket fence, the ball goes one bounce into the ropes484/7
152.4OTHERShami to du Plessis, 2 runs, short of length delivery on off, du Plessis stands tall and guides it with an open face to third man. The partnership between du Plessis and R Peterson is now 101486/7
153.3SIXRohit to R Peterson, SIX, flighted on the stumps, Peterson plays the switch hit superbly, he connects it right off the middle and the ball goes sailing over deep extra cover, KP would have been proud of that shot494/7
154.1OUTZaheer to R Peterson, out Caught by Vijay!! End of an entertaining innings. This was fuller and around off, Peterson goes for the loft but miscues it completely, the ball goes high up in the air towards mid-on, Vijay runs in from mid-off, calls for it and takes a good catch. R Peterson c Vijay b Zaheer 61(52) [4s-9 6s-1]497/8
155OUTZaheer to Philander, out du Plessis Run Out!! Misunderstanding leads to du Plessis being run-out again. This was a length ball that comes back in, Philander gets an inside edge to square leg, he takes off for the single and then sends his partner back, Rohit gets quickly to the ball and hits the bulls-eye at the bowlers end. Even a dive from du Plessis does not save him. Third umpire makes an easy decision. du Plessis run out (Rohit) 43(70) [4s-4]500/9
155.2OUTRavindra Jadeja to M Morkel, out Caught&Bowled!! Jadeja fittingly finishes things off. This was a flighted ball just outside off, Morkel comes forward to drive but he ends up lobbing it to the right of Jadeja who dives and takes a superb catch. He ends up with career best figures of 6 for 138. M Morkel c and b Ravindra Jadeja 0(2)500/10

Batting: India

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
1.5FOURPhilander to Vijay, FOUR, tad short and holding its line around off, Vijay hangs back and defends with soft bottom hands, the ball takes the edge and goes wide of third slip and into the third man fence6/0
5.3OUTPhilander to Vijay, out Caught by Graeme Smith!! Philander draws first blood. It was a typical Philander wicket. This was good length ball around off, hint of away movement, Vijay gets stuck in the crease and gets an outside edge to Smith at first slip, who takes a simple catch. Vijay c Graeme Smith b Philander 6(13) [4s-1]8/1
10.1FOURM Morkel to Dhawan, FOUR, slightly overpitched outside off, Dhawan comes half way forward and checks his drive, the man at mid-off was wide and the ball races to the long off fence14/1
15.2FOURR Peterson to Dhawan, FOUR, lovely shot, excellent use of the feet from Dhawan, comes down the track, is not quite there to the pitch of the ball, but still goes through with the drive, it went in the air but through the vacant cover region21/1
17.5FOURR Peterson to Pujara, FOUR, cracking shot, Peterson dropped this one way too short, Pujara waits on it and cuts it late, beats the man behind square as the ball races away to the fence28/1
20.3FOURM Morkel to Pujara, FOUR, good cricket from Pujara, this was short of a length and just outside off, Pujara waited on that, opens the face of the bat at the last moment and steered it past the slip cordon for a boundary35/1
23.2FOURDuminy to Pujara, FOUR, lovely shot, Duminy gave this one plenty of air, Pujara gets a big stride forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it straight back past the bowler for a boundary44/1
25.4FOURR Peterson to Pujara, FOUR, lovely whip from Pujara, fractionally short and on the stumps, Pujara goes deep inside the crease and whips it past mid-wicket for a boundary50/1
27.5OUTR Peterson to Dhawan, out Caught by du Plessis!! Dhawan has thrown his wicket away here. This was well flighted from Peterson, Dhawan was looking to give him the charge, ends up whipping it uppishly and with the spin. Faf was placed at short mid-wicket, he leaps across and comes up with a stunning one handed catch with his right hand. The catch of the summer, and Dhawan walks back with a forlorn look on his face. Dhawan c du Plessis b R Peterson 19(87) [4s-2]53/2
34.5FOURDuminy to Kohli, FOUR, fab shot, overpitched by Duminy, Kohli gets a big stride forward and drills it back past the non-striker, no need to run for those68/2
36.1OUTSteyn to Kohli, out Caught by de Villiers!! Edged and caught. Kohli looks stunned with the decision, but he has to walk back to the hut. This was short and held its line outside off, Kohli had to play at that, he pushes inside the line, there was a big noise as the ball went past the bat. The ball just about carried through to the keeper, the South Africans were convinced, so was the umpire. Kohli walks away shaking his head in dismay. Massive blow for India first up. Kohli c de Villiers b Steyn 11(27) [4s-1]68/3
39OUTSteyn to Pujara, out Bowled!! Cleaned up. Unplayable stuff from Steyn. He came from wide off the crease, pitches it around off and gets it to straighten, Pujara did nothing wrong, he tried to cover the line with a straight bat, the ball goes past the outside edge and hits the top of middle and off. Steyn is chuffed, and so are his mates. India find themselves in serious trouble. Pujara b Steyn 32(100) [4s-4]71/4
42.3FOURSteyn to Rohit, FOUR, lovely shot, Steyn bangs one short and on the stumps, Sharma rocks back and pulls it behind square, the ball scoots away to the fence for a boundary78/4
45FOURSteyn to Rahane, FOUR, lovely shot, overpitched and well outside off, Rahane gets a big stride forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and caresses it past extra cover for a boundary85/4
45.3SIXR Peterson to Rohit, SIX, excellent shot from Rohit, comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it high and over long off for a maximum91/4
47FOURPhilander to Rohit, FOUR, nicely played by Rohit, this was short and swirling away from off, Rohit opens the face of the bat and steers it through the vacant third man region for a boundary96/4
50.4OUTPhilander to Rohit, out Lbw!! Philander has struck and Rohit has to go. This was the in-dipper from Philander, slight hint of reverse as well, Rohit was caught in his crease as he looked to work it towards the on-side, misses and is struck bang in front of middle and leg. An easy call for the umpire, India have lost half their side now. Rohit lbw b Philander 25(46) [4s-2 6s-1]104/5
51.5DROPPEDR Peterson to Rahane, 1 run, A ripper from Peterson, pitched on middle, lures Rahane forward before spinning across viciouly, Rahane had to play at that, did he get an edge? Thinks so, the ball goes off ABD's gloves and evades Kallis at 1st slip109/5
53.4FOURR Peterson to Dhoni, FOUR, Peterson drops one short and wide outside off, Dhoni makes room and chops it square behind point, collects his first boundary117/5
55.4FOURR Peterson to Dhoni, FOUR, excellent shot from Dhoni, a hint off some air from Peterson, Dhoni comes down the track and lifts it with the spin, clears mid-on with ease and rolls away to the fence121/5
56.4FOURM Morkel to Rahane, FOUR, nicely played, this was full and well outside off, Rahane gets a good stride forward and punches it through cover, the ball races away to the fence in a jiffy127/5
57FOURM Morkel to Dhoni, byes, FOUR, Morkel loses his line and strays one well down leg, Dhoni lets it go through, de Villiers can't reach to the ball and it races away towards the fence134/5
60.1FOURM Morkel to Rahane, FOUR, fuller length delivery and on off, Rahane presents the full face of the bat and drives it past mid-on for a boundary. He has been superb on this tour, showing plenty of courage and technique143/5
61.1OUTR Peterson to Dhoni, out Caught by A Petersen!! Soft, soft dismissal for Dhoni and India are in deep trouble. This was short and on the stumps, Dhoni was looking to whip it away, the bounce got big on him, he ends up hitting it in the air and finds the other Petersen at mid-wicket. He is disappointed with himself as he walks away. Peterson is chuffed to bits and South Africa come ever so closer. Dhoni c A Petersen b R Peterson 15(29) [4s-2]146/6
61.4SIXR Peterson to Ravindra Jadeja, SIX, Jadeja is not prepared to hang around, gets well forward to a nicely tossed up ball and goes through with the swing, clears long on with ease for a maximum154/6
62OUTR Peterson to Ravindra Jadeja, out Caught by M Morkel!! Horror shot from Jadeja, he was not willing to spend time in the middle. Once again he charges down the track, Peterson slows down the pace and pitches it in the rough outside off, Jadeja was never there to pitch of the ball, went through with the lofted drive and skies it to Morne Morkel at extra cover. Two wickets in the over, and India's hopes of salvaging a draw lies in tatters. Ravindra Jadeja c M Morkel b R Peterson 8(5) [6s-1]154/7
63FOURSteyn to Rahane, FOUR, short and wide from Steyn, Rahane gets on top of the bounce and crunches it past point for a boundary159/7
64.3FOURSteyn to Rahane, FOUR, cracking shot, Rahane is wheeling away at the other end. Width on offer from Steyn, Rahane stands tall and punches it square on the off-side for a boundary163/7
66.5FOURSteyn to Rahane, FOUR, fab shot, length ball from Steyn, Rahane presses forward, offers the full face of the bat and punches it back past the bowler for a boundary171/7
67.2OTHERR Peterson to Rahane, 1 run, fifty for Rahane , this was tossed up well outside leg, Rahane gets on top of the bounce and sweeps it behind square for a single173/7
68.3FOURSteyn to Rahane, FOUR, chipped in the air and just over Steyn. In fact, it has gone to the fence. Full delivery on the stumps, Rahane seemed to have just checked his drive, luckily it was just out of the reach of the bowler177/7
75.2FOURR Peterson to Rahane, FOUR, full down the leg side, can't bowl there, Rahane sweeps it along the ground, sends it very fine and it races away to the fine leg fence186/7
78OUTR Peterson to Zaheer, out Lbw!! He was getting his front foot across the line quite often and this time he has to pay the penalty. Good thinking from Peterson to bowl one that goes straight on, it was the carrom-ball indeed, Zaheer played for the turn away from him with a big stride forward and is struck right in front of middle and off. Zaheer's gritty stay at the crease comes to an end. Meanwhile, the tracker says the ball would have gone on to miss the leg stump. Unlucky there Zaheer. Zaheer lbw b R Peterson 3(41)189/8
79.5SIXR Peterson to Rahane, SIX, he's seen enough of him. Advances and gets closer to the pitch of this flighted delivery, muscles the loft really well, holds a good shape while playing the shot and it sails way over long-on196/8
83FOURSteyn to Rahane, FOUR, short again from Steyn, Rahane pulls well and gets it right from the middle of the bat, the ball runs away to the deep mid-wicket fence. Four crucial runs for India201/8
83.2FOURPhilander to Rahane, FOUR, take that Vernon Philander! Gee! It was a stunning hit. Full and swinging away outside off stump, but that doesn't bother Rahane and he goes over the infield past cover and it goes on the bounce into the fence206/8
84.1OUTSteyn to Ishant, out Caught by de Villiers!! The trap set for the short ball and Ishant has simply fallen into it. 350 Test match wickets for Dale Steyn, second quickest to do so. A nasty bouncer on the stumps, Ishant looks to fend and the ball hits him high on the bat and lobs up in the air, the keeper takes a few steps to his left and completes a simple catch. Just one more to go for South Africa. Steyn was absolutely fired up after taking that wicket. Ishant c de Villiers b Steyn 1(10)206/9
85.2FOURPhilander to Rahane, FOUR, just a chip straight down the ground and it beats the Giraffe at long-on. Full delivery on the stumps, Rahane makes room and lofts it over the bowler's head and beats Morne's dive in the deep. Into the nineties now217/9
85.4SIXPhilander to Rahane, SIX, oh that is a great hit from Rahane. Short and wide outside off stump, Rahane backs away and slaps it hard, the short square boundary takes the ball over the sweeper cover fence. Just a hit away from a sensational hundred223/9
86OUTPhilander to Rahane, out Bowled!! That is a sad end to a great knock from Rahane. A well deserved hundred goes begging. Probably he could have trusted Shami for a delivery or two but he tries to slog as it was the final ball of the over and that brings about his downfall. Full delivery on the leg stump, Rahane swings hard across the line and misses, the ball just clips the leg stump. AB de Villiers comes up to Rahane and gives him a pat on the back. Rahane b Philander 96(157) [4s-11 6s-2]223/10

Batting: South Africa

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
1.4FOURIshant to Graeme Smith, FOUR, short delivery on the off stump, not good enough to trouble Smith, he stands tall and pulls it along the ground to the deep mid-wicket fence. Off the mark in style4/0
2.3FOURShami to A Petersen, FOUR, short and easily put away. Petersen was rock solid on the back foot while playing that shot, rolled his wrists on it and kept it along the ground, the ball races away to the deep square leg fence8/0
4.3FOURRavindra Jadeja to A Petersen, FOUR, short again and this time Petersen doesn't miss out. Rocks back and punches off the back foot, sends it past point and it races away to the sweeper cover fence12/0
6FOURIshant to A Petersen, FOUR, outside edge found but just wide of third slip. Good length delivery outside off stump, Petersen pokes and gets a thick edge that runs away to the third man fence and that will be Tea19/0
6.4SIXRavindra Jadeja to A Petersen, SIX, the field was up and Petersen does not waste time in going after Ravindra Jadeja. He comes down the track and smokes it over the long off boundary26/0
7.2FOURIshant to Graeme Smith, FOUR, that was a teaser for the fielders. Smith backed away and punched a length delivery through cover. The timing was not perfect, Jadeja gave chase but the ball just about manages to trickle into the rope31/0
9.3FOURIshant to A Petersen, FOUR, close shave for Petersen. He gets a thick inside edge that misses the stumps by a whisker. He was trying to punch it off the backfoot but did not middle it40/0
10FOURIshant to Graeme Smith, FOUR, full and outside off. Smith stays in the crease and smacks it through mid wicket for another boundary. Superbly played45/0
10.1FOURRavindra Jadeja to A Petersen, FOUR, cut in the air but in the gap through point. He did well to get it to the left of the man at point. They're in quite a hurry49/0
11.3SIXRohit to Graeme Smith, SIX, straight as an arrow over the bowler's head. He backed away and hit it so cleanly that it evokes claps from the dressing room55/0
11.4FOURRohit to Graeme Smith, FOUR, the skipper finishes it off. Backs away and smashes this through cover to complete a series win. South Africa clinch it 1-0. The Durban jinx has been broken and Kallis gets a sweet farewell gift59/0