- Sunday, November 19, 2006 First ODI at SuperSport Park
- Wednesday, November 22, 2006 Second ODI at Kingsmead
- Sunday, November 26, 2006 Third ODI at Newlands
- Wednesday, November 29, 2006 Fourth ODI at St George's Park
- Friday, December 01, 2006 Twenty20 Match at New Wanderers Stadium
- Sunday, December 03, 2006 Fifth ODI at New Wanderers Stadium
- Friday, December 15 - Tuesday, December 19, 2006 First Test at New Wanderers Stadium
- Tuesday, December 26 - Saturday, December 30, 2006 Second Test at Kingsmead
- Tuesday, January 02 - Saturday, January 06, 2007 Third Test at Newlands
India South Africa Cricket News January 2007
Sourav Ganguly highest Indian run-getter in Test series
Jan 07, 2007Comeback man Sourav Ganguly made a highly impressive return to the Indian Test team by emerging the team's highest run-scorer in the three-Test series against South Africa. The Bengal left-hander scored 214 runs in six innings at an average of 42.80 and was third in the overall run chart for the series, which the hosts won 2-1. Ganguly, who was out of the Indian team for around 10 months, was called back to add experience to the side, which lost 0-4 in the preceding one-day series. Sachin Tendulkar had the second best tally among the Indians and fourth overall. He compiled 199 runs in six innings averaging 33.16 with a highest score of 64. Skipper Rahul Dravid was uncharacteristically short of runs as he could contribute only 125 runs with an average of 20.83. Ashwell Prince, who amassed 306 at an impressive average of 61.20, topped the batting charts ahead of his captain Graeme Smith, who struck three consecutive fifties to boost his tally to 227 runs at 37.83. Among the bowlers, S Sreesanth was the most successful with 18 wickets at an average of 21.94. He was followed by South African paceman Makhaya Ntini who picked 15 wickets and Anil Kumble (14). All-rounder Shaun Pollock starred with both bat and ball. He contributed 187 runs at 37.40 and snared 13 wickets at a miserly average of 16.00
IND SA Third Test, Day five : South Africa win series 2-1
Jan 06, 2007India slowed down South Africa's march to victory with two quick wickets after a rain delay but they couldn't stop the inevitable. Prince and Kallis shared a 27.5 over, 77 run partnership to guide South Africa to a 5 wicket victory. Prince remained not out on 38. Captain Smith top scored with 55, while Zaheer Khan took 4 for 62.Only 50 minutes of play was possible on the morning of day five before persistent rain and brooding skies brought about an early lunch.
Third Test, Cape Town, day five: South Africa 373 & 211-5 beat India 414 & 169 by 5 wickets
IND SA Third Test, Day four : South Africa close to series win
Jan 05, 2007South Africa will require a further 156 to secure the deciding Test at Newlands after closing day four on 55-2. Beginning their second innings with a lead of 41, India were all out for 169, with only Ganguly 46, Dravid 47 and Karthik 38 making any noticeable contributions.The home side started their chase well but lost Hashim Amla in the final over. Anil Kumble turned one sharply to pin Amla which prompted the close, and the home side will be all to well aware of his threat on the final day.
Third Test, Cape Town, day four: South Africa 373 & 55-2 v India 414 & 169
IND SA Third Test, Day three : India secure 41 run - first innings advantage
Jan 04, 2007India secured a 41-run first innings lead after bowling out South Africa for 373 on day three of the deciding Test. Resuming on 144-1, skipper Graeme Smith appeared set for his first Test century since April 2005, but was caught out by Sehwag six short of a century off Kumble. Anil Kumble took the last wickets with the day's final two balls to end with a four-wicket haul that took him to 546 Test victims.Along with Graeme Smith, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis and Mark Boucher made half-centuries for the home team. However, Kumble, Tendulkar and Sehwag tied the South Africans down efficiently enough for captain Rahul Dravid to delay taking the new ball until the 116th over. South Africa lost their last three wickets for one run, leaving debutant Paul Harris 11 not out.
Third Test, Cape Town, day three: South Africa 373 v India 414
IND SA Third Test, Day two : Smith & Amla lead South Africa fightback
Jan 03, 2007Skipper Graeme Smith struck an unbeaten 76 as South Africa closed day two of the deciding Test in Cape Town 270 runs behind India at 144-1. Amla, who had scored only 18 in his four previous innings in the series, including two ducks, is unbeaten on 50.Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly hit fifties to put India on top, but five wickets fell for 19 in six overs after lunch and they were dismissed for 414.
Third Test, Cape Town, day two: South Africa 144-1 v India 414
IND SA Third Test, Day one : Solid start by India
Jan 02, 2007Wasim Jaffer's third Test century (116 runs, 244 balls) inspired India to 254-3 after day one of the deciding Test in South Africa.
Jaffer shared 153 with Dinesh Karthik, who opened for the first time after being recalled for his first Test since 2005 following an injury to Mahendra Dhoni.Skipper Rahul Dravid, who hit Steyn for successive boundaries early in his innings, reached 29 from 56 balls before chasing one from the redoubtable Pollock and edging behind. Star batsman Sachin Tendulkar struck five boundaries in his 28 and remained unbeaten with VVS Laxman.
Third Test, Cape Town, day one: India 254-3 v South Africa
IND SA Third Test at New Lands : Uphill task for India against South Africa
Jan 02, 2007India will need to get its act together when they face South Africa in the third and final cricket Test. The Indian team, after rising to glorious heights in Johannesburg with a historic 123-run win in the first Test, plummeted to a despairing low when it surrendered to the envied pace attack of the hosts in Durban Saturday.
India Team (from): Rahul Dravid (Captain), Virender Sehwag, Wasim Jaffer, Sachin Tendulkar, V.V.S. Laxman, Sourav Ganguly, M.S. Dhoni, Anil Kumble, Zaheer Khan, S. Sreesanth, Munaf Patel, Gautam Gambhir, Dinesh Karthik, Harbhajan Singh and V.R.V. Singh.
South Africa Team (from): Graeme Smith (Captain), A.B. de Villiers, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, Herschelle Gibbs, Ashwell Prince, Mark Boucher, Shaun Pollock, Andre Nel, Dale Steyn, Makhaya Ntini, Paul Harris, Andrew Hall, Morne Morkel and Paul Adams.