Jan 31New Zealand vs. Pakistan

1st ODI at Westpac Stadium, Wellington

New Zealand won by 7 wkts

Jan 30England vs. India

6th Match at W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth

England won by 3 wkts

Jan 29New Zealand vs. Sri Lanka

7th ODI at Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Sri Lanka won by 34 runs

Jan 28South Africa vs. West Indies

5th ODI at SuperSport Park, Centurion

South Africa won by 131 runs

Jan 26Australia vs. India

5th Match at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

No result

Jan 25South Africa vs. West Indies

4th ODI at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth

West Indies won by 1 wkt

Feb 01 08:50Australia vs. England

Final at W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth

Feb 03 06:30New Zealand vs. Pakistan

2nd ODI at Napier

Feb 14 03:30New Zealand vs. Sri Lanka

1st Match, Pool A at Christchurch

Feb 14 09:00Australia vs. England

2nd Match, Pool A at Melbourne

Feb 15 06:30South Africa vs. Zimbabwe

3rd Match, Pool B at Hamilton

Feb 15 09:00India vs. Pakistan

4th Match, Pool B at Adelaide

Cricket Scorecard

India in South Africa 2013

South Africa vs. India, 1st Test

New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, Dec 18, 2013

Match Information

Match Status
Match drawn
Man Of The Match
India (Elected to Bat)
Rod Tucker (Aus) & Steve Davis (Aus)
Third Umpire
Shaun George (RSA)
Match Referee
Andy Pycroft (Zim)

Batting: India

Batsman RunsBalls4s6sSR
Murali Vijaycaught de Villiers b M Morkel6421014.29
Shikhar Dhawancaught Tahir b Steyn13272048.15
Cheteshwar Pujararunout Amla25982025.51
Virat Kohlicaught Duminy b Kallis11918118065.75
Rohit Sharmacaught de Villiers b Philander14421033.33
Ajinkya Rahanecaught de Villiers b Philander471378034.31
MS Dhoni (WK) (C)caught de Villiers b M Morkel19723026.39
Ravichandran Ashwinbatting11131084.62
Zaheer Khanlbw b Philander01000.00
Ishant Sharmabowled b Philander04000.00
Mohammed Shamibowled b M Morkel03000.00
Extras (4 byes, 14 wides, 2 no balls, 6 leg byes)26 
Total (280-10 in 103 overs)280 

Fall of Wickets

1/17 (Shikhar Dhawan, 8.6 ov.), 2/24 (Murali Vijay, 15.1 ov.), 3/113 (Cheteshwar Pujara, 42.4 ov.), 4/151 (Rohit Sharma, 53.2 ov.), 5/219 (Virat Kohli, 75.3 ov.), 6/264 (MS Dhoni, 98.6 ov.), 7/264 (Ajinkya Rahane, 99.4 ov.), 8/264 (Zaheer Khan, 99.5 ov.), 9/278 (Ishant Sharma, 101.6 ov.), 10/280 (Mohammed Shami, 102.6 ov.)

Bowling: South Africa

BowlerOversMaidensRunsWicketsNo BallsWidesEconomy Rate
Dale Steyn267611062.3
Vernon Philander276614002.3
Morne Morkel2312343221.5
Jacques Kallis144371062.6
Imran Tahir80470005.9
Jean-Paul Duminy50300006.0

Innings Highlights

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
103OUTM Morkel to Shami, out Bowled!! What a clever fella Morkel is! The no-ball he bowled has given him another go at Shami and he knocks the No. 11 over. This one was the inducker and shooted through to hit the stumps after beating Shami's airy punch. India bowled out for 280. Shami b M Morkel 0(3)280/10
102OUTPhilander to Ishant, out Bowled!! Gone! Ishant always looks to play everything off the back foot and misses this. The feet are stuck in the crease, the ball pitches on middle and moves away past the outside edge of the bat, misses the pad as well and hits off. Brilliant delivery and too good for a tailender like Ishant. Ishant b Philander 0(4)278/9
100.4FOURM Morkel to Ashwin, byes, FOUR, horrid short delivery, no chance for Ashwin to hook and gives a leaping AB no hope. 4 bonus runs for India272/8
100.2FOURM Morkel to Ashwin, FOUR, top shot that. Ashwin transferring his weight onto the back foot and then punched it through cover. A classy boundary268/8
99.5OUTPhilander to Zaheer, out Lbw!! The plumbest of lbws! Can't get any dead in front than that. Pitches on middle and skids on, Zaheer's bat is ages late in coming down and it raps the back pad right in front of middle. Zaheer could've walked for that. Steve Davis has the easiest decision to make and Philander is on a hat-trick now. Zaheer lbw b Philander 0(1)264/8
99.4OUTPhilander to Rahane, out Caught by de Villiers!! Now Rahane goes. Lovely delivery and Philander has got the reward. Pitches on a good length and then moves away, drawing Rahane forward and catching the edge which is snaffled gleefully by AB. Rahane tried to cover the late movement, but it kissed the edge. Just a tiny feather, but good enough. So both the overnight batsmen are dismissed. Rahane c de Villiers b Philander 47(137) [4s-8]264/7
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Batting: South Africa

Batsman RunsBalls4s6sSR
Graeme Smith (C)lbw b Zaheer6811911057.14
Alviro Petersenlbw b Ishant21414051.22
Hashim Amlabowled b Ishant36746048.65
Jacques Kallislbw b Ishant01000.00
AB de Villiers (WK)lbw b Shami13211061.90
Jean-Paul Duminycaught Vijay b Shami2120016.67
Faf du Plessiscaught Dhoni b Zaheer20771025.97
Vernon Philander* caught Ashwin b Zaheer59867068.60
Dale Steyncaught Rohit b Ishant10122083.33
Morne Morkelbowled b Zaheer791077.78
Imran Tahirbatting04000.00
Extras (1 wides, 3 no balls, 4 leg byes)8 
Total (244-10 in 75.3 overs)244 

Fall of Wickets

1/37 (Alviro Petersen, 13.1 ov.), 2/130 (Hashim Amla, 38.1 ov.), 3/130 (Jacques Kallis, 38.2 ov.), 4/130 (Graeme Smith, 39.3 ov.), 5/145 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 44.1 ov.), 6/146 (AB de Villiers, 44.3 ov.), 7/226 (Vernon Philander, 69.1 ov.), 8/237 (Dale Steyn, 72.3 ov.), 9/239 (Faf du Plessis, 73.5 ov.), 10/244 (Morne Morkel, 75.3 ov.)

Bowling: India

BowlerOversMaidensRunsWicketsNo BallsWidesEconomy Rate
Zaheer Khan*26.36884013.3
Mohammed Shami183482002.7
Ishant Sharma255794303.2
Ravichandran Ashwin60250004.2

Innings Highlights

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
75.3OUTZaheer to M Morkel, out Bowled!! Got him! That's clean bowled and the end of the innings. Zaheer comes back well after the boundary, by bowling full and fast on off stump, Zaheer gets this ball to swing in late and beats the batsman's big drive to hit the off stump low down. India have a lead of 36. M Morkel b Zaheer 7(9) [4s-1]244/10
75.2FOURZaheer to M Morkel, FOUR, rasping off-drive and certainly came out of the middle of the bat. Zaheer errs by bowling too full, Morkel crashes the drive to the long-off fence244/9
73.5OUTZaheer to du Plessis, out Caught by Dhoni!! Lovely bowling from Zaheer and he has got du Plessis out. He kept on pushing the odd ball out, then brought the ball back in to plant a seed of doubt in the batsmen's mind, now this one angles in, then seams away slightly, du Plessis was already committed to the forward defensive stroke - the late movement foxes him and takes the thin edge. du Plessis c Dhoni b Zaheer 20(77) [4s-1]239/9
72.3OUTIshant to Steyn, out Caught by Rohit!! Steep bounce and that has got Steyn out. Worrying signs for the batsmen looking ahead. This delivery pitched outside off and then shooted from the surface, Steyn's weight was on the back foot and it lobbed off the shoulder of the bat to 3rd slip. A dolly and that's the 4th wicket for Ishant. Steyn c Rohit b Ishant 10(12) [4s-2]237/8
71.4FOURZaheer to Steyn, FOUR, now throws his bat and gets a streaky boundary. Zaheer came over the wicket for this delivery and bowled it outside off, Steyn gets a significant amount of bat on the wild shot and the ball flies over the slip cordon - no third man and that's the second consecutive boundary236/7
71.3FOURZaheer to Steyn, FOUR, long half-volley and Steyn has put that away. Just had to get it wide of mid-off and did with a rasping off-drive232/7
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Batting: India

Batsman RunsBalls4s6sSR
Shikhar Dhawancaught Kallis b Philander15211071.43
Murali Vijaycaught de Villiers b Kallis39945041.49
Cheteshwar Pujaracaught de Villiers b Kallis15327021056.67
Virat Kohlicaught de Villiers b Duminy961939049.74
Rohit Sharmabowled b Kallis6131046.15
Ajinkya Rahanecaught Graeme Smith b Duminy15272055.56
MS Dhoni (WK) (C)caught (sub)Elgar b Philander29443065.91
Ravichandran Ashwincaught du Plessis b Philander7121058.33
Zaheer Khanbatting29313293.55
Ishant Sharmalbw b Tahir4140028.57
Mohammed Shamibowled b Tahir451080.00
Extras (9 byes, 8 wides, 7 leg byes)24 
Total (421-10 in 120.4 overs)421 

Fall of Wickets

1/23 (Shikhar Dhawan, 7.3 ov.), 2/93 (Murali Vijay, 33.5 ov.), 3/315 (Cheteshwar Pujara, 93.1 ov.), 4/325 (Rohit Sharma, 97.5 ov.), 5/327 (Virat Kohli, 98.4 ov.), 6/358 (Ajinkya Rahane, 106.2 ov.), 7/369 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 109.2 ov.), 8/384 (MS Dhoni, 113.5 ov.), 9/405 (Ishant Sharma, 118.6 ov.), 10/421 (Mohammed Shami, 120.4 ov.)

Bowling: South Africa

BowlerOversMaidensRunsWicketsNo BallsWidesEconomy Rate
Dale Steyn3051040063.5
Vernon Philander2810683012.4
Morne Morkel2140002.0
Jacques Kallis205683003.4
Imran Tahir15.41692004.4
AB de Villiers1050015.0
Jean-Paul Duminy240872003.6

Innings Highlights

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
120.4OUTTahir to Shami, out Bowled!! That ends it. The googly from Tahir, Shami tries to swing it across the line but misses completely. The ball crashes into the stumps and India finish with a lead of 457. Shami b Tahir 4(5) [4s-1]421/10
120.1FOURTahir to Zaheer, byes, FOUR, floated down the leg side. It just skids on and goes too quickly for ABD to stop. More runs for India420/9
119.3FOURSteyn to Shami, FOUR, the yorker is just not landing perfectly for Steyn. Now it ends up on the leg of Shami who flicks it nicely to the square leg fence416/9
119.1SIXSteyn to Zaheer, SIX, nothing going right for Steyn. It was the slower one outside off. Zaheer picked it early and manages to get under it. Lofted cleanly and way into the stands over long off411/9
119OUTTahir to Ishant, out Lbw!! That's as plumb as it gets. This was just going straight on, Ishant was lunging forward and across, gets hit near the knee roll in front of middle. Easy decision for the umpire. Ishant lbw b Tahir 4(14)405/9
118FOURSteyn to Zaheer, FOUR, the Indian dressing room is out in numbers at the balcony and enjoying this show from the tail. Full and straight, a wild swing as usual from Zak but he gets an inside edge. The ball misses the stumps and scoots through to the fine leg fence. Frustration for Steyn and South Africa405/8
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Batting: South Africa

Batsman RunsBalls4s6sSR
Alviro Petersenbowled b Shami761629046.91
Graeme Smith (C)runout A Rahane44736060.27
Hashim Amlabowled b Shami4131030.77
Faf du Plessisrunout A Rahane13430915043.37
Jacques Kallislbw b Zaheer34376091.89
AB de Villiers (WK)bowled b Ishant10316812061.31
Jean-Paul Duminybowled b Shami591055.56
Vernon Philander* batting25373067.57
Dale Steynbatting6100160.00
Extras (2 byes, 8 wides, 2 no balls, 7 leg byes)19 
Total (450-7 in 136 overs)450 

Recent Overs

0 0 4 0 W 0   -  0 0 0 0 0 0   -  0 0 0 0 0 0   -  0 0 B1 0 1 6

Fall of Wickets

1/108 (Graeme Smith, 30.4 ov.), 2/118 (Hashim Amla, 36.2 ov.), 3/143 (Alviro Petersen, 49.2 ov.), 4/197 (Jacques Kallis, 60.4 ov.), 5/402 (AB de Villiers, 123.1 ov.), 6/407 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 124.4 ov.), 7/442 (Faf du Plessis, 132.5 ov.)

Bowling: India

BowlerOversMaidensRunsWicketsNo BallsWidesEconomy Rate
Zaheer Khan*3411351014.0
Ishant Sharma294911213.1
Mohammed Shami2851073013.8
Ravichandran Ashwin365830052.3
Murali Vijay1030003.0
MS Dhoni2040002.0
Virat Kohli60180003.0

Innings Highlights

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
136SIXShami to Steyn, SIX, Kaboom! What a way for the game to finish. Steyn plays a T20 shot, clearing his left-leg and tonking a low full toss over long-on. Steyn has a angry look on his face, and then comes around to shake hands with the Indians. What an ending to one of the great Test matches in history. An apt ending it must be said, for this Test has swung to and fro like a mad pendulum.450/7
132.5OUTZaheer to du Plessis, out du Plessis Run Out!! Stand up and clap for du Plessis. That's what the crowd and everyone in the dressing room are doing. One of the all-time great Test match innings. The only way he could've got out was this - run-out. Drove it too powerfully and too straight to the fielder at mid-off, took him on, dived full length, but Rahane hit bull's eye with a rocket throw. Knew as soon as he hit it, that he got his man. du Plessis slumped to his knees and knew his fate. The third umpire confirms the same. du Plessis run out (Rahane) 134(309) [4s-15]442/7
132.3FOURZaheer to du Plessis, FOUR, du Plessis has nerves of steel! This is a fab shot. Not all that short, but du Plessis was quick to rock back in a flash and pull it wide of mid-on. No fielder there and that's 4 runs less for his side to win. What an innings this has been from Francois!442/6
131.2FOURShami to Philander, FOUR, timed away! Shami doesn't seem to learn. Bangs another short delivery, no real pace and Philander just thumped it over midwicket, deep midwicket had no chance. Mahendra Singh Dhoni immediately walks up to the bowler to have a word. The crowd and the South African dressing room are up. Clap in celebration. Terrific strike that.436/6
129.4FOURIshant to Philander, FOUR, superb shot! Slightly short outside off, not a bad delivery at all, but Philander has rocked back and punched it hard, through point and though Rahane tried an Andrew Symonds like dive, trying to pull it back from behind him, the ball was too well-timed for him to lay a hand on it. A handy boundary and Philander likes it, has a nod and a wink at his partner424/6
127FOURShami to Philander, FOUR, he missed out a couple of balls earlier, but doesn't this time. Poor bowling from Shami though - short and wide, too much width and Philander cuts, beats deep point to his left. Even a third man was there, but he too had no chance. Now 41 needed off 54 balls417/6
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