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Super Eights ICC World Twenty20 2012

24th Match, Group 2: India vs South Africa WT20

India beat South Africa, but out of semis contention

Indian Cricket team South Africa Cricket team With South Africa crossing 121 runs total, India were knocked out of World Twenty20 in Super 8 stage as Pakistan booked their place in semifinals with a better net run-rate.

Reported Earlier: Australia are through to the semis, and Pakistan are sitting pretty with four points after beating Australia by 32 runs and a net run-rate of +0.273. South Africa is out, while India will need a huge win to progress to the Semis.

India XI: Gambhir, Sehwag, Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Raina, Rohit Sharma, Dhoni (C/W), Pathan, Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Balaji
South Africa XI: Amla, Kallis, de Villiers (C/W), Duminy, Du Plessis, Behardien, A Morkel, Botha, Peterson, Steyn, M Morkel
India vs South Africa World T20: India 152/6 (Raina 45) beat South Africa 151 in 19.5 ov (F du Plessis 65, Balaji 3-37, Zaheer 3-22) by 1 run

The New Age Cup: India vs South Africa T20I

T20I to commemorate 150 years of Indians' settlement in South Africa

Pointless end to a pointless T20I; India loses the rain-hit match

A blazing innings of 49* off 28 balls by India's Gautam Gambhir could not prevent a South African win in a rain-hit one-off Twenty20 international. India were 11 runs away from the par score of 82 in the eighth over when rain stopped play.
Robin Uthappa was not out on 18 from 19 balls. Before this match, India lead the head-to-head in Twenty20s by an overwhelming 4-1, and were meeting South Africa where they played their first ever Twenty20.
Only T20I: South Africa 219/4 in 20ov beat India 71/0 (7.5/7.5 ov, target 83)

Uthappa named in place of Tendulkar in T20 squad against SA

Robin Uthappa was on Wednesday named in place of Sachin Tendulkar, who no longer plays in T20 Internationals, in India's squad for the one-off Twenty20 International in Johannesburg on March 30 to commemorate the 150 years of settlement of Indians in South Africa. The match will be held at the Wanderers ground after the March 11-22 Asia Cup 2012 and precede the Indian Premier League T20 competition commencing on April 4. The match – for the New Age Cup – is set to become an annual fixture. The match will also pay tribute to South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis.

India T20I Squad: MS Dhoni (Captain), Virat Kohli (V Capt), Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Rahul Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Manoj Tiwary, Irfan Pathan, Ashok Dinda
South Africa T20I Squad: Johan Botha (Captain), Farhaan Behardien, Faf du Plessis, Jacques Kallis, Colin Ingram, Richard Levi, Albie Morkel, Justin Ontong, Wayne Parnell, Rusty Theron, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Morne van Wyk, Dane Vilas (Wicket Keeper)

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 in Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka

India vs Sri Lanka - ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2011 Final

ICC World Cup 2011 Final
India Cricket team IND vs SRL Sri Lanka Cricket team
Saturday, 2 April 2011 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
India Cricket World Cup 2011
Cricket World Cup

ICC World Cup Final, India vs Sri Lanka - India power to World Cup triumph

India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in a pulsating final to deliver World Cup glory to their cricket-mad population for the first time since 1983. Sri Lanka smashed 91 from their last 10 overs to post 274-6 in Mumbai, with Mahela Jayawardene making a superb 103. India lost Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar early on but Gautam Gambhir and Mahendra Dhoni rebuilt the innings. Gambhir was out for 97, but captain Dhoni's brilliant unbeaten 91 led India to a famous win with 10 balls to spare.
India 277 for 4 (Gambhir 97, Dhoni 91*) beat Sri Lanka 274 for 6 (Jayawardene 103*, Sangakkara 48) by six wickets


ICC World Cup 2nd Semi Final, India vs Pakistan - India beat Pakistan to make final

India booked a place against Sri Lanka in Saturday's World Cup final after beating Pakistan by 29 runs in Mohali. Virender Sehwag (38) took 21 off Gul from the third over of the innings and Sachin Tendulkar, reprieved by referral and dropped four times on 27, 45, 70 and 81, looked set for his 100th international century with one of his least convincing innings. He was out for 85 from 115 balls as India compiled 260-9, with the help of Suresh Raina after the middle-order failures. Pakistan left-arm seamer Wahab Riaz took a career-best 5-46.

Mohammad Hafeez struck 43 and Misbah-ul-Haq made a defiant 56 but Pakistan were all out for 231 in the final over. Munaf Patel picked up two wickets and Yuvraj Singh made up for his first ball duck with a pair of wickets, but the most important breakthrough came when Harbhajan Singh bowled Umar Akmal for 29. Sachin Tendulkar was the man-of-the-match.

Pakistan XI: Mohammad Hafeez, K Akmal (W), Shafiq, Younus Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, U Akmal, Shahid Afridi (C), Razzaq, Riaz, Gul, Saeed Ajmal
India XI: Sehwag, Tendulkar, Gambhir, Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Dhoni (C/W), Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Z Khan, Nehra, Patel

Reported Earlier: India and Pakistan have played against each other in 119 One-Day Internationals since 1978, with India winning just 46, Pakistan winning 69, and 4 ending in No Result. In the first ever match, India won by 4 runs at Ayub National Stadium, Quetta, on Oct 01, 1978. The last match was during the 2010 Asia Cup, which India won by 3 wickets at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium on Jun 19, 2010. Pakistan have never beaten India in four World Cup matches they met so far.
India 260 for 9 (Tendulkar 85, Riaz 5-46) beat Pakistan 231 (Misbah 56) by 29 runs

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Semi-Final Line up

Semi Final 1 - Tuesday, 29 March 2011 at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Semi Final 2 - Wednesday, 30 March 2011 at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
Sri Lanka Cricket team SRL vs NZL New Zealand Cricket team India Cricket team IND vs PAK Pakistan Cricket team

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2011 Quarter Finals

ICC World Cup 3rd Quarter Final, New Zealand v South Africa (Match F) - South Africa collapse sends New Zealand through

Proteas reached 108-2 in the 25th over chasing New Zealand's 221-8, but subsided horribly to be all out for 172.

For New Zealand, Jesse Ryder was the top scorer with 83, while with the ball, Oram picked up 4 for 39 and McCullum 3 for 24.
New Zealand 221 for 8 (Ryder 83, Taylor 43, Morkel 3-46) beat South Africa 172 (Oram 4-39) by 49 runs

ICC World Cup 2nd Quarter Final, India v Australia (Match E) - India into the semis, to meet Pakistan in Mohali

Yuvraj Singh played a match-winning innings after Ricky Ponting's 104 - his first century for 13 months - helped Australia set a target of 261 for India in Ahmedabad. Sachin Tendulkar's 53 set the hosts off in fine style, and Gautam Gambhir added 50 before Yuvraj (57 not out) saw India to a five-wicket win with 14 balls to spare.

The result ended an extraordinary run of success for the Aussies in the World Cup. Beaten finalists in 1996 when Ponting was a junior player, they won the next three tournaments, an imposing run that included a run of 34 matches without defeat.

India team: SR Tendulkar, V Sehwag, G Gambhir, V Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, SK Raina, R Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Z Khan, MM Patel
India 261 for 5 (Yuvraj 57*, Tendulkar 53, Gambhir 50) beat Australia 260 (Ponting 104, Haddin 53, Ashwin 2-52, Yuvraj 2-44) by 5 wickets

ICC World Cup 29th Match, India v South Africa, Group B - South Africa stun India in the battle of nerves

Sachin Tendulkar's 99th international century proved in vain as South Africa execute a brilliant run chase to beat India in the last over at the Cricket World Cup in Nagpur. Batting first, India lost their last nine wickets for 29 runs after Sachin Tedulkar's departure. They were 253 for 1 at one time, but ended up scoring only 296 with Dale Steyn taking five wickets in 16 balls.

In a dramatic finale, tail-ender Robin Peterson struck 18 off seven balls to see the Proteas to a target of 297 with two balls to spare in Nagpur.
India team: Tendulkar, Sehwag, Gambhir, Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, Y Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Nehra, Munaf Patel
South Africa 300 for 7 (Kallis 69, Amla 61, de Villiers 52) beat India 296 all out (Tendulkar 111, Steyn 5-50) by three wickets

India in South Africa, 2010-11 Cricket Series

South Africa v India, Fifth & final ODI, Centurion

Centurion ODI: South Africa survives Pathan scare, seal series; IND-SAF:2-3(5/5)

South Africa survived a real scare from Yusuf Pathan to finally beat India 3-2 in the five-match One-Day International series at the SuperSport Park, Centurion on Sunday.

South Africa posted 250 for nine in 46 overs after Hashim Amla carried his bat in an unbeaten 116. India had to chase 268 in 46 overs thanks to the Duckworth and Lewis Method. Yusuf Pathan bludgeoned a whirlwind century for India but it was not enough as they lost by 33 runs. For India, Virat Kohli (two), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (five), Parthiv Patel (38), Yuvraj Singh (eight) and Suresh Raina (11) all fell quickly, leaving India on 74 for six inside 14 overs.< h5>South Africa 250/9 (Amla 116*, van Wyk 56, Munaf 3-50) beat India 234 in 40.2 overs (Yusuf 105, Morkel 4-52) by 33 runs by the D/L method

South Africa v India, Fourth ODI, Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth ODI: Duminy stars in series-levelling win; IND-SAF:2-2(4/5)

South Africa beat India by 48 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method to level the five-match ODI series at 2-2 after the game was abandoned because of rain.

South Africa did well to make 265-7 off 50 overs in Port Elizabeth after losing their first five wickets for 118 runs. India were set a revised target of 260 after the first rain break and needed 123 from 87 balls, but at 142-6 off 32.5 overs the match was abandoned.
South Africa 265 for 7 (Duminy 71*, Amla 65, Yuvraj 3-34) beat India 142 for 6 (Kohli 87*, Tsotsobe 2-25) by 48 runs by D-L method

South Africa v India, Third ODI, Cape Town

Cape Town ODI: Pathan powers India to a thrilling win; IND-SAF:2-1(3/5)

India and South Africa produced another excruciatingly tense contest on a wicket difficult for batting, and Yusuf Pathan - who launched Botha for three sixes in four balls - turned out to be the game-breaker with his 50-ball 59. India were 93/5 when Yusuf came into bat, and 182/7 when he left, but a cameo innings of 23 by Harbhajan Singh towards the end saw India overhaul South Africa’s total of 220 with 10 balls to spare.
India 223 for 8 (Yusuf 59, Harbhajan 23*, Morne 3-28) beat South Africa 220 (du Plessis 60, Duminy 52) by two wickets

South Africa v India, Second ODI, Johannesburg

Johannesburg ODI: India beat South Africa by one run; IND-SAF:1-1(2/5)

India beat South Africa by one run in the second one-day international at the Wanderers, Johannesburg on Saturday after their bowlers responded magnificently, defending a below-par total of 190. Munaf Patel was India’s hero with the ball, his four wickets proving decisive.

South Africa lost their last seven wickets for the addition of 69 runs to be bowled out for 189 in 43 overs. Chasing 190, they seemed confident of a win with scores of 77/3, 120/4, 152/5 and even 160/6 at various intervals.
India 190 (Yuvraj 53, Dhoni 38, Tsotsobe 4-22) beat South Africa 189 (Smith 77, Munaf 4-29) by one run

South Africa v India, First ODI, Durban

Durban ODI: South Africa thrash India; IND-SAF:0-1(1/5)

South Africa made a fine start to the five-match one-day series with India, winning by 135 runs in Durban. After Hashim Amla hit eight fours in 50 from 36 balls, AB De Villiers (76) and JP Duminy (73) put on 131 inside 22 overs as South Africa made 289-9.

Virat Kohli hit his 11th ODI fifty but India were all out for 154, as left-arm seamer Lonwabo Tsotsobe claimed 4-31. Sachin Tendulkar played his first ODI since February 2010, in the absence of regular opening pair Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag.
South Africa 289 for 9 (de Villiers 76, Duminy 73, Amla 50) beat India 154 (Kohli 54, Tsotsobe 4-31) by 135 runs

South Africa v India, Only T20I, Durban

Durban T20I Match: India win despite van Wyk fifty; IND-SAF:1-0(1)

Morne van Wyk hit the fastest half-century by a South African in a T20 match, but his 67 from 39 was not enough to help South Africa claim victory as the Proteas fell to a 21-run defeat to India.

Earlier India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had elected to bat with Rohit Sharma leading the way with 53 from just 34 balls in their 168 for six.
India 168 (Rohit 53, Raina 43) beat South Africa 147 for 9 (van Wyk 67) by 21 runs

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town

Cape Town, day five: Gambhir helps India salvage draw; IND-SAF:1-1(3)

A half-century from Gautam Gambhir (64), who batted for more than four hours on the final day, guided India to a draw with South Africa in the third Test in Cape Town as the three-match series ended 1-1. India had lost all four of their previous Test series in South Africa.

South Africa 362 (Kallis 161, Amla 59, Sreesanth 5-114) and 341 (Kallis 109*, Boucher 55, Harbhajan 7-120) drew with India 364 (Tendulkar 146, Gambhir 93, Steyn 5-75) and 166 for 3 (Gambhir 64)

Cape Town, day four: Jacques Kallis puts South Africa on top against India

A fine century from an injured Jacques Kallis put South Africa in a commanding position to win the third Test and series against India in Cape Town. South Africa had lost 4 for 14 before Kallis hit his 40th Test century and second in the current Test to set India a daunting target of 340 runs to win the Test series decider with just one day left in the game. Harbhajan Singh finished with seven wickets.
South Africa 362 and 341 (Kallis 109*, Boucher 55, Harbhajan 7-120) lead India 364 by 339 runs

Cape Town, day three: Steyn, Sachin, ensure see-saw battle continues

Dale Steyn (5/75) bowled South Africa back into the match while Sachin Tendulkar scored his 51st Test century on a fascinating day three of the third Test. A late double-strike from Harbhajan Singh handed India a slight edge as South Africa struggled to 52 for two at close of play.

Apart from Tendulkar's heroic 146, Gautam Gambhir (93) and Harbhajan Singh (40) were the other notable contributors as India scored 364 in response to South Africa's first innings total of 362.
South Africa 362 and 52 for 2 lead India 364 (Tendulkar 146, Gambhir 93, Steyn 5-75) by 50 runs

Cape Town, day two: Jacques Kallis emulates Ricky Ponting‎, India 142/2 at stumps

Jacques Kallis scored 161 to guide South Africa to a fighting 362, while Indian bowler Sreesanth (5-114) led the charge for the visitors on Day 2 at Cape Town. Kallis, with his second ton in the series after his career-best 201 notout at Centurion, caught up with Ricky Ponting's tally of 39 Test hundreds. Only Sachin has posted more Test hundreds (50).
100sInningsTestsBatsman (Country)
50289177*Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)
39245145*Jacques Kallis (SA)
39259152Ricky Ponting (Aus)
34214125Sunil Gavaskar (Ind)
34232131Brian Lara (WI)

India's innings wobbled at 28-2 in the second session, but they ended the day at 142 for two, with the help of a 114-run stand between Gautam Gambhir and Sachin Tendulkar.
India 142/2 (Gambhir 65*, Tendulkar 49*) trail South Africa 362 (Kallis 161, Amla 59, Sreesanth 5-114) by 220 runs

Cape Town, day one: Jacques Kallis fifty defies India in deciding Test

Jacques Kallis struck an unbeaten 81 as South Africa made 232-4 on day one of the deciding third Test against India.

The series between Test cricket's top two teams is intriguingly poised at 1-1 after world number one side India won the second Test at Durban by 87 runs.
South Africa 232/4 (Amla 59, Kallis 81*) v India

South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Durban

Durban Test, day four: India beat South Africa to level series; IND-SAF:1-1(3)

South Africa who started the day needing 303 to seal a series victory were all out for 215 in 72.3 overs about an hour after the lunch break to record only their second Test triumph on South African soil.

S Sreesanth (3-45), Zaheer Khan (3-53) and Harbhajan Singh (2-70) were the pick of the bowlers for India while Ashwell Prince was the top scorer for the South Africans with an unbeaten 39. The 123-run victory in the first Test at Johannesburg in 2006 was their first Test victory on South African soil.

The two teams will now travel to Cape Town for the third and final Test starting on Sunday.
India 205 (Steyn 6-50) and 228 (Laxman 96) beat South Africa 131 (Harbhajan 4-10) and 215 (Sreesanth 3-35, Zaheer 3-57) by 87 runs

Durban Test, day three: India set South Africa tough target

The low scoring second cricket Test is tantalisingly poised with South Africa needing 192 more runs to win when play start on day four in Durban. India resumed their second innings on 92-4 and VVS Laxman made a magnificent 96 as they reached 228 all out. Chasing 303 for victory, South Africa were 111-3 when bad light stopped play early, with Jacques Kallis (12) and AB de Villiers (17) in the middle.

Laxman's sparkling 96 and his vital 70 run partnership with Zaheer for the eighth wicket was largely responsible for India posting an overall lead of 302. Steyn finished with 2-60 to take his match figures to 8-110.
South Africa 131 and 111 for 3 need another 192 runs to beat India 205 and 228 (Laxman 96)

Durban Test, day two: Zaheer, Harbhajan put India on top

On the second day of the Durban Test, India lost four wickets in the morning to be dismissed for 205 in their first innings. South Africa then lost ten to be bowled out for 131 runs in 37.2 overs, with Zaheer taking 3 for 36 and Harbhajan 4 for 10 in 7.2 overs. India lost four again to finish the day on 92 for four, 166 ahead of South Africa's first innings total.

India were 56/4 with the top four of Virender Sehwag, M Vijay, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar back. When bad light stopped play, India were 92/4, with VVS Laxman and Cheteshwar Pujara playing sensibly to prevent further damage.
India 205 (Steyn 6-50) and 92 for 4 lead South Africa 131 (Harbhajan 4-10, Zaheer 3-36) by 166 runs

Durban Test, day one: India end day one at 183/6 against South Africa

India struggled to 183 for six against South Africa when bad weather brought a premature end to the opening day's play in the second Test of the three-match series.

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was 20 not out and Harbhajan Singh 15 not out when the players left the field. India needs to win the second test to have any chance of claiming the series. A victory for No. 2-ranked South Africa in Durban will send India to its first series loss since 2008.
India 183 for six in 56 overs (VVS Laxman 38, Mahendra Singh Dhoni 20 not out, Harbhajan Singh 15 not out; Dale Steyn 4/36) vs South Africa

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Centurion

Centurion Test, day five: South Africa seal innings victory over India; IND-SAF:1-0(3)

South Africa claimed India's last two wickets in 35 deliveries to win the first test by an innings and 25 runs on the final day at Centurion on Monday. Opening bowlers Morne Morkel and Dale Steyn took a wicket each as the world number one side, resuming on 454 for eight, were dismissed for the addition of only five runs.

The second Test starts Dec. 26 in Durban before the best- of-three contest concludes in Cape Town from Jan. 2. South Africa has won all four previous home series against India.
South Africa 620 for 4 dec (Kallis 201*, Amla 140, de Villiers 129) beat India 136 (Morkel 5-20, Steyn 3-34) and 459 (Tendulkar 111*, Dhoni 90, Gambhir 80, Steyn 4-105) by an innings and 25 runs

Centurion Test, day three: India 190/2 at stumps

India day three at 190/2, still 294 runs behind South Africa. They lost both the openers in the second innings, after Graeme Smith declared on 620 for 4 - when de Villiers fell - with a monstrous lead of 484.

Ishant Sharma (7) and Rahul Dravid (28) will resume batting on day four.
India 136 and 190 for 2 (Sehwag 63, Gambhir 80) trail South Africa 620 for 4 dec (Kallis 201*, de Villiers 129, Amla 140) by 294 runs

Centurion Test, day two: India hit by Kallis, Amla

South Africa openers Graeme Smith and Alviro Petersen shared a century partnership - 111 for the first wicket - before unbeaten centuries by Jacques Kallis and Hashim Amla put South Africa totally in control against the inconsistent India attack on the second day of the first Test today. South Africa finished the second day well in command on 366 for two. Sreesanth endured a miserable day, conceding 71 runs from 19 wicketless overs, as well as misfielding twice at fine leg to concede boundaries. He was continually heckled and sarcastically applauded by a section of the crowd.

Continuing on 136-9, India slumped to its third-lowest test total against South Africa, failing to add to its overnight score with Morne Morkel collecting a career-best 5-20.
South Africa 366 for 2 (Amla 116*, Kallis 102*, Petersen 77, Smith 62) lead India 136 (Morkel 5-20) by 230 runs

Centurion Test, day one: Steyn, Morkel leave India in tatters

South Africa's fast bowlers made up for lost time as they ripped through the Indian batting line-up on a rain-shortened first day at Centurion. India was reduced to 136-9 in 38.1 overs as Morne Morkel and Dale Steyn shared seven wickets. Sachin Tendulkar led the Indians with 36, and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was 33 not out at stumps.

Earlier, Graeme Smith won the toss and put India into bat after heavy rain delayed the start of the match. Play finally got underway at 3pm. Indian off spinner Harbhajan fought back with five boundaries in his 25-ball 27, after most of the top batsmen perished against the South African quickies. Dhoni hit two fours and a six, but soon gratefully accepted the offer from the umpires to go off for failing light.
India 136 for 9 off 38.1 overs (Morkel 4-20, Steyn 3-34) v South Africa

India tour of South Africa, Dec 2010-Jan 2011

India in South Africa - 3 test matches, 5 ODIs, 1 T20, Dec 16, 2010 - Jan 23, 2011

Schedule Match Venue
Thu Dec 16 - Mon Dec 20
08:30 GMT | 10:30 local
1st Test - India v South Africa SuperSport Park, Centurion
Sun Dec 26 - Thu Dec 30
08:00 GMT | 10:00 local
2nd Test - India v South Africa Kingsmead, Durban
Sun Jan 2 - Thu Jan 6
08:30 GMT | 10:30 local
3rd Test - India v South Africa Newlands, Cape Town
Sun Jan 9
12:30 GMT | 14:30 local
Only T20I - India v South Africa Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban
Wed Jan 12
12:30 GMT | 14:30 local
1st ODI - India v South Africa Kingsmead, Durban
Sat Jan 15
12:30 GMT | 14:30 local
2nd ODI - India v South Africa New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Tue Jan 18
12:30 GMT | 14:30 local
3rd ODI - India v South Africa Newlands, Cape Town
Fri Jan 21
12:30 GMT | 14:30 local
4th ODI - India v South Africa St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
Sun Jan 23
08:00 GMT | 10:00 local
5th ODI - India v South Africa SuperSport Park, Centurion

South Africa in India, 2010

India South Africa

India vs South Africa in India 2010

India vs South Africa Cricket Series 2010

India, who became the number-one Test side in December, will host a hastily-arranged two-Test series against South Africa - ranked second in Test cricket - at Nagpur and Kolkata, the Indian cricket board announced on Sunday. South Africa will also play three one-day internationals during the tour starting next month.
South Africa drew a three-Test series 1-1 on their last tour of India in 2008.

Series Schedule:
MatchVenueDate and Time
1st TestIndia vs South Africa at NagpurSat Feb 6 - Wed Feb 10 (09:30 IST l 04:00 GMT)
2nd TestIndia vs South Africa at KolkataSun Feb 14 - Thu Feb 18 (09:30 IST l 04:00 GMT)
1st ODIIndia vs South Africa at Jaipur
Sun Feb 21 (14:30 IST | 09:00 GMT)
2nd ODIIndia vs South Africa at GwaliorWed Feb 24 (09:00 IST | 03:30 GMT)
3rd ODIIndia vs South Africa at Ahmedabad
Sat Feb 27 (14:30 IST | 09:00 GMT)

India vs South Africa 3-ODI Series

India vs South Africa ODIs

India South Africa

South Africa thrash India by 90 runs at Motera (SAF-IND: 1-2|3)

Stand-in captain Jacques Kallis (104) and AB De Villiers (102) hammered unbeaten centuries to set up South Africa's consolation 90-run victory over India in the third and final one-day international at Sardar Patel Stadium on Saturday. Batting first, South Africa ended up with 365/2 after openers Bosman and Amla added 113 runs for the first wicket, and then Kallis and Villiers added an unbeaten 173 runs for the 3rd wicket.

Chasing a victory target of 366, Indians lost wickets at regular intervals and were finally bowled out for 275 in 44.3 overs. Virat Kohli was the top scorer with 57, while Suresh Raina made 49. Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja contributed 48 and 36 respectively. Dale Steyn and Lonwabo Tsotsobe took 3 wickets each.
South Africa 365/2 (Kallis 104*, de Villiers 102*, Amla 87, Bosman 68) beat India 275 (Kohli 57, Raina 49) by 90 runs

Sachin, Sehwag rested, Vijay, Rohit, Mithun in for 3rd ODI

With India having taken an unbeatable 2-0 lead, the national selection committee decided to rest Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag for the third and concluding match of the ODI series against South Africa at Ahmedabad on Saturday.
Tamil Nadu opener M Vijay, Karnataka fast bowler Abhimanyu Mithun and middle-order batsman Rohit Sharma are in the team.

Indian squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/wicketkeeper), Murali Vijay, Dinesh Karthik, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, Sudeep Tyagi, S Sreesanth, Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Abhimanyu Mithun and Ashish Nehra.

India South Africa

India win Gwalior ODI, Series (SAF-IND: 0-2|3)

India beat South Africa by 153 runs in the second cricket one-dayer and went 2-0 up in the three-match series. de Villiers put up a fighting 114 not out in 101 balls, but there was no way the South Africans could reach anywhere near the massive 401/3 that India put on the board with help from Sachin's 200*. It was the first ever double-hundred in the game's history and Sachin's 46th one-day century.
After Karthik who hit 79 departed, Yusuf Pathan upped the pace with 36 off 23 balls, including two huge sixes. Dhoni scored 68 from just 35 balls and provided fine support for Sachin towards the end.

South Africa 248 (de Villiers 114, Sreesanth 3-49, Pathan 2-37) lost to India 401/3 (Tendulkar 200*, Karthik 79, Dhoni 68*) by 153 runs

Sachin Tendulkar breaks ODI world record, hits first ever 200

Sachin Tendulkar became the first man ever to score double hundred in one-dayers as he propelled India to 401 for three in the second ODI at Gwalior. The 36-year-old hit 25 fours and three sixes in a stunning 200 off 147 balls.

It passed the previous best of 194, set by Pakistan's Saeed Anwar in 1997 and Zimbabwe's Charles Coventry last year. His previous best one-day knock was the 186 not out scored against New Zealand in 1999.

Highest ODI individual scores

200*Sachin TendulkarIndia v South AfricaGwalior2010
194*Charles CoventryZimbabwe v BangladeshBulawayo2009
194Saeed AnwarPakistan v IndiaChennai1997
189*Vivian RichardsWest Indies v EnglandManchester1984

India South Africa

India win Jaipur ODI by one run (SAF-IND: 0-1|3)

India beat South Africa by one run in the first cricket one-dayer to go 1-0 up in the three-match series. They survived a late batting onslaught from South Africa tail-enders Wayne Parnell and Dale Steyn to hold on for a tense last ball victory.
Contributions from the top order saw India post a total of 298 for nine, with Suresh Raina's 58 the highest. South Africa were 225 for 8 at the fall of Kallis' (89) wicket in the 43rd over, but then Parnell (49) and Steyn (35) put on 65 runs to take the visitors closer to victory.

India 298 for 9 (Raina 58, Sehwag 46, Karthik 44, Kallis 3-29) beat South Africa 297 (Kallis 89) by one run

India vs South Africa 3-ODI Series

India South Africa

Indian team for South Africa ODIs

Pathan, Nayar recalled to India's ODI squad

All-rounders Yusuf Pathan and Abhishek Nayar were recalled to India's 15-member squad for the first two One Day Internationals against South Africa. Gautam Gambhir has been ruled out of the series due to a groin injury, while Harbhajan Singh will also not play due to personal commitments. Pacemen Praveen Kumar and Ashish Nehra were also included in the team for the Jaipur and Gwalior matches.

Tamil Nadu off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is the lone new face in the team, while Uttar Pradesh pacer Sudeep Tyagi managed to retain his place. S Sreesanth might replace Zaheer Khan who suffered an injury during the Kolkata test, and didn't bowl on the last day of the test.

India ODI Team: MS Dhoni (c), Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, S Sreesanth, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Sudeep Tyagi, Praveen Kumar, Abhishek Nayar, Yusuf Pathan and Amit Mishra.

India vs South Africa 2-Test Series

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India vs South Africa Second Test at Kolkata

Kolkata Test, day five: India beat South Africa to level series, retain No.1 spot (SAF-IND: 1-1|2)

Harbhajan Singh took five wickets as India secured a dramatic innings and 58-run victory in the final minutes of the second Test against South Africa at Kolkata. The last wicket partnership between Hashim Amla (127*) and Morne Morkel (12) defied the Indian bowlers for more than 20 overs, but Harbhajan returned to snare Morkel with around 15 minutes remaining on the final day.

Hashim Amla batted superbly to frustrate India with his second century of the match, but could not deny India a series tying victory. He took the man of the match and man of the series awards for centuries in each innings at Eden Gardens and 490 in total. He was dismissed only once in the series.
The win means India retain their place ahead of South Africa at the top of the Test world rankings.
Kolkota Test, day five: India 643/6 declared (Sehwag 165, Laxman 143*, Dhoni 132*, Tendulkar 106) beat South Africa 296 (Amla 114, Petersen 100, Zaheer 4-90, Harbhajan 3-64) and 289 (Amla 127*, Harbhajan 5-59, Mishra 3-78) by an innings and 58 runs

Kolkata Test, day four: Bad weather helps SA stay afloat in Kolkata

Only two-and-a-half hours of play was possible on day four, but India tightened their grip against South Africa, picking up three key wickets. South Africans were struggling at 115/3 when rain forced an early closure at the Eden Gardens.

India are left with just one day to push for a series-levelling win, after Rain and Hashim Amla (49 not out) frustrated their bid on a day when only 34.1 overs could be bowled. The visitors are still 232 runs behind India, with only seven wickets in hand.
Kolkota Test, day four: South Africa 296 and 115/3 (Amla 49*, Mishra 2-15) trail India 643/6 decl. by 232 runs

Kolkata Test, day three: Dhoni, Laxman tons take India to 643/6

VVS Laxman (143*) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (132*) both added unbeaten centuries to give India a huge 347-run first-innings lead in the second Test against South Africa. It was Laxman's 15th and Dhoni's fourth Test centuries.

Nightwatchman Amit Mishra racked up 28 runs at the beginning of the day before losing his wicket. It was the only wicket to fall on day three as India resumed on 5 for 342 and went on to declare their first innings closed at 6 for 643. It was only the second occasion that four Indian batsmen have scored centuries in a single Test innings. The massive seventh-wicket partnership resulted in an unbroken stand of 259 runs, a new Indian record for the seventh wicket. The total is India's highest against South Africa, beating the 627 they scored at Chennai in 2007-08.

South Africa added six runs without loss before bad light ended play.
Kolkota Test, day three: South Africa 296 and 6/0 trail India 643/6 decl. (Sehwag 165, Tendulkar 106, Laxman 143*, Dhoni 132*) by 341 runs

Kolkata Test, day two: South Africa strike after Sehwag, Tendulkar tons

A double century partnership for the third wicket between Virender Sehwag (165) and Sachin Tendulkar (106), both of whom scored their second centuries of the series, allowed India to establish a 46 run lead over South Africa on the second day of the second Test with 5 wickets left. The opening pair of Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag plundered 73 runs off 9.2 overs - at a rate close to 8 runs per over - before Sehwag ran Gambhir out with a call for a non-existent second run. After Murali Vijay came and left putting only 7 on the board, Tendulkar joined Sehwag. While Sehwag (165 off 174 balls, with 23 fours and two sixes) scored his 19th century, Tendulkar completed his 47th century and his fourth in successive Test matches.

South Africa were bowled out for 296 in the morning, adding 30 runs to their overnight score of 266/9. After two sessions that completely belonged to India, they came back into the match with a 3-wicket haul after tea. After Sehwag fell to Duminy in his second ball, Tendulkar and S Badrinath followed in quick succession within 4 overs. At stumps, India were 342/5, with VVS Laxman batting on 9 and night watchman Amit Mishra for company.
Kolkota Test, day two: India 342/5 (Sehwag 165, Tendulkar 106) lead South Africa 296 (Amla 114, Petersen 100, Zaheer 4-90) by 46 runs

Kolkata Test, day one: India on top after dramatic South Africa collapse

South Africa, who were 218 for one in 58 overs with the help of quick centuries from Amla (114) and debutant Alviro Petersen (100), crashed to 266 for nine as Zaheer and Harbhajan picked up three wickets apiece as they ripped through the visitor's middle order.

After losing the toss India who were asked to field opened with the wicket of Graeme Smith, only to see the second wicket duo of Petersen and Amla adding 209. The collapse however began with Petersen edging Zaheer to wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Amla left shortly after the tea interval as he mistimed a pull off Zahir and giving Dhoni his second catch of the day. Harbhajan then destroyed South Africa's fragile middle order with a three-wicket burst.

India: Sehwag, Gambhir, Vijay, Tendulkar, Laxman, Badrinath, Dhoni (C/W), Harbhajan, Zaheer, Mishra, I Sharma
South Africa: Gm Smith (C), Prince, Amla, Kallis, de Villiers (W), Duminy, Petersen, Steyn, Parnell, M Morkel, P Harris
Kolkota Test, day one: South Africa 266 for 9 (Amla 114, Petersen 100, Harbhajan 3-60, Zaheer 3-77) v India

Kolkata Test: Sreesanth returns for Eden Test

Kerala pacer S Sreesanth is likely to play in the second Test match as the Indian selectors dropped the back-up seamers Sudeep Tyagi and Abhimanyu and brought him back into the side. Dinesh Karthik - a batsman who can keep - and Suresh Raina - a middle-order batsman - were also named in the 15 member Indian squad. VVS Laxman, who missed the first Test due to injury, was also retained. Wriddhiman Saha was dropped inspite of him playing a fighting knock of 36 from 101 balls where he frustrated the South Africans.

A 1-0 or 2-0 victory for South Africa will give them the No. 1 world ranking. India can keep that poistion if they win the Test and tie the series. India have not lost at the Eden Gardens in the last five Tests.

India squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain, wkt), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Murali Vijay, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Subramaniam Badrinath, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Sreesanth, Pragyan Ojha, Dinesh Karthik (wkt), Suresh Raina.

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India vs South Africa First Test at Nagpur

Nagpur Test, day four: South Africa steamrolls India in Nagpur (SAF-IND: 1-0|2)

The Proteas romped to a crushing victory over India by an innings and six runs after another superb display by pace bowler Dale Steyn who achieved match figures of 10-108. Sachin Tendulkar earlier hit his 46th Test century, but proved once again he doesn't have the heart to play a second innings like Laxman, Dravid or Gambhir when it matters. It was India's third innings loss at home in 25 years, all of those coming against South Africa. The South Africans now need to just draw the second and final Test beginning in Kolkata on February 14 to reclaim their top ranking from India.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, a vocal advocate of youth over experience ever since he started leading India, finally saw his wishes come through before the Nagpur test. For someone who has always tried to get rid of the seniors in the team except Sachin, it might have been a dream come true to see a playing XI that didn't feature Dravid and Laxman. The team was stacked with youngsters ("It is easy to motivate youngsters," Dhoni after WT20 2007 victory). And the result? Dhoni's first loss as Indian captain.

Nagpur Test, day four: South Africa 558/6 declared (J Kallis 173, H Amla 253 not out, AB de Villiers 53) beat India 233 (V Sehwag 109, S Badrinath 56, D Steyn 7-51) and 319 (S Tendulkar 100) by an innings and six runs

Nagpur Test, day three: India 66/2 after following-on, trail by 259 runs

South Africa were eyeing victory after Dale Steyn picked a career-best 7-51 in the Indian first innings, and then dismissed Virender Sehwag, the only batsman who troubled them on day three. In the first innings Sehwag scored 109 runs off 139 balls - his 18th Test ton - while debutant Badrinath scored 56 from the same number of balls.

Dale Steyn ripped apart India's fragile middle order, with a career-best haul of seven for 51 as the hosts were bundled out for 233 in the first innings. India are struggling at 66 for two in their second innings at close of play, after losing both openers. Murali Vijay and Tendulkar are at the crease, with a 38 run partnership for the third wicket.
Nagpur Test, day three: India 233 (Sehwag 109, Badrinath 56, Steyn 7-51) and 62/2 trail South Africa 558/6 declared by 259 runs

Nagpur Test, day two: Hashim Amla hits double ton

An unbeaten 253 from Hashim Amla - his first double century - helped South Africa to compile 558/6 declared on day two of the first Test against India at Nagpur. Amla shared in a 108-run fourth wicket stand with AB de Villiers (53) after taking his overnight partnership with Jacques Kallis (173) to 340.

India were 25 without loss in reply at the close with Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir not out on nine and 12 respectively.
Nagpur Test, day two: India 25/0 trail South Africa 558/6 declared (Amla 253*, Kallis 173, de Villiers 53) by 533 runs

Nagpur Test, day one: Kallis, Amla punish India

After Zaheer Khan (2-67) sent back openers Ashwell Prince and Graeme Smith in a fiery opening spell, Jacques Kallis and Hashim Amla slammed unbeaten centuries to help South Africa seize the momentum against India in Nagpur. Kallis scored 159 (off 290 balls, 13x4s, 2x6s) and Amla made 115 (off 225 balls, 11x4s) as the Proteas recovered from a 6/2 to reach 291/2 at stumps on the opening day of the first Test.

While Amla struck his eighth Test century, Kallis completed his 34th Test ton. He equalled legends Sunil Gavaskar and Brian Lara, and is now behind only Ricky Ponting (39) and Sachin Tendulkar (45).

India team: V Sehwag, G Gambhir, M Vijay, SR Tendulkar, S Badrinath, MS Dhoni (Captain, Wicketkeeper), WP Saha, Harbhajan Singh, Z Khan, A Mishra, I Sharma.
Nagpur Test, day one: South Africa 291/2 (Kallis 159*, Amla 115*, Zaheer 2-67) vs India

Nagpur Test: Battle for No. 1 begins

Under a cloudy sky, India will begin their 2-test series against South Africa in Nagpur today, needing only to draw the series to pick up the $175,000 bonus from ICC as the world's numero uno Test team. As for the Proteas, they must win the series at least 1-0, to regain their top ranking they held from December 2008 after dethroning the then champions Australia. Graeme Smith and Gautam Gambhir will battle it out for the No. 1 spot for Test batsmen.

India in all probability will feature a new look middle order batting line up, with VVS Laxman still uncertain to play. From where things stand, S Badrinath and Rohit Sharma are set to debut today in the middle order. The last time a middle order batsman made his debut in Team India was Yuvraj Singh in 2003. Inexperienced M Vijay will also be in the final playing XI.

India vs South AfricaTestsWon by INDWon by SAFDrawn
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South Africa ready for India challenge

After bowling out Board President's XI for 318, South Africa overtook the target to reach 354 before folding. Leg-spinner Chawla (4/88) and off-spinner Ashwin (3/96) exposed the vulnerability of the visitors, especially the middle and lower order, against turning balls. Ashwell Prince (42), Smith (45), Hashim Amla (72 retired), Jacques Kallis (63 retired), JP Duminy (39) and AB de Villiers (27), all got the practice they were looking for.
Board President's XI 318 (Nayar 100, Dhwan 70, Morkel 3-24, Parnell 3-66) drew with South Africans 354 all out (Amla 72 retd, Kallis 63 retd, Chawla 4-88)

Reported earlier: South Africa begin their quest to regain the No 1 Test team spot when they commence their tour of India with a two-day practice match against Indian Board President's XI in Nagpur today.
With the Board XI having named a squad of 14 it is likely that both sides will use more than 11 players during the match.

South Africa : Amla, Botha, Boucher (wicket), de Villiers, Duminy, Harris, Kallis, McLaren, Morkel, Parnell, Petersen, Prince, Smith (Captain), Steyn, Tsotsobe

Injured Dravid, Yuvraj out of Nagpur Test; Mithun, Saha in against South Africa

Karnataka medium-fast bowler Abhimanyu Mithun and Bengal wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha are the surprise inclusions in the 15-man squad announced by the national selectors in Mumbai to play in the first test against South Africa in Nagpur. While Saha was called up as back-up wicketkeeper for Mahendra Singh Dhoni, twenty-year-old pacer Mithun was rewarded for his excellent performance in domestic cricket ever since his debut in November 2009.
The 6' 2" tall Abhimanyu Mithun made his first-class debut in the Ranji Trophy match against UP and grabbed 11 wickets, including a hat-trick. In just 10 matches he now has 52 wickets.

Tamil Nadu's Subramaniam Badrinath might make his Test debut as India is missing both Dravid and Yuvraj Singh due to injuries sustained in Bangladesh. However, VVS Laxman, who missed the second Test against Bangladesh after injuring his left hand, is expected to be fit.

Team India will lose their No. 1 spot if the lose the series 2-0, while a 1-0 loss will leave both teams level on 123 rating points.

Indian Squad (15): Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Murali Vijay, Sachin Tendulkar, Vangipurappu Laxman, Subramaniam Badrinath, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Sudeep Tyagi, Pragyan Ojha, Abhimanyu Mithun, Wriddhiman Saha.

Board President’s XI squad: Abhinav Mukund, Parthiv Patel (wicket-keeper), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma (captain), Manish Pandey, Cheteshwar Pujara, Abhishek Nayar, Piyush Chawla, R. Ashwin, Vinay Kumar, Abhimanyu Mithun, Shikhar Dhawan, Umesh Yadav, Manpreet Gony.

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India vs South Africa Cricket Series 2007-08 in India

IND vs SA, 3rd Test, Kanpur: India crush South Africa by eight wickets to level series (1:1)

India won by 8 wickets in the third and final Test against South Africa at the Green Park stadium in Kanpur.
With this win, Team India have levelled the Future Cup series and retained their position in the ICC Test rankings. Harbhajan Singh was declared Man of the Series for picking an amazing haul of 19 wickets in the series.
Playing their second innings, South Africa were cheaply bowled out for 121-all out on Day 3 of the third Test. Spinner Harbhajan took a four wicket haul, while Virender Sehwag struck three vital wickets leaving Indian batsmen to chase a measly 62 run target to win the match and level the series.
Opening India's second innings play on a bouncy wicket on Day 3, Sehwag scored a quickfire 22 in 12 balls, with two huge sixes off Paul Harris. Sourav Ganguly on 13 and Dravid on 18 runs remained unbeaten at the end of play.
Earlier, replying to the Proteas' first innings total of 265-all out, India put up an aggregate of 325 runs taking a lead of 60 runs. Ganguly top scored playing a handsome knock of 87 runs, with VVS Laxman giving him company in the top scorers with a 33rd Test fifty. The Bengal Tiger was rightly adjudged Man of the Match.
IND vs SA, 3rd Test, Kanpur: India 325 & 64-2 beat South Africa 265 & 121 by eight wickets

IND vs SA, 3rd Test, Kanpur: Sharma, Munaf in Indian squad for Kanpur test, RP Singh dropped

After receiving a humiliating defeat from the South African team, India on Sunday made some changes in its squad for the Kanpur Test.
Pacers Ishant Sharma and Munaf Patel have been inducted, while RP Singh has been dropped from the 16-member Indian squad. Selectors also recalled Mumbai’s off-spinner Ramesh Powar in the squad. The South African went 1-0 up in the three-test series on Saturday after winning the second game in Ahmedabad by an innings and 90 runs.
Powar, who has played two tests, has been named partly as cover for skipper and leg-spinner Anil Kumble, who suffered a groin strain in the drawn first test and did not seem fully fit in the second test. Shah said both Sharma and Kumble would be subject to fitness tests on April 10, a day before the final test starts in Kanpur.
India team: Wasim Jaffer, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Saurav Ganguly, Vangipurappu Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Irfan Pathan, Anil Kumble (captain), Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, Ramesh Powar, Ishant Sharma, Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Munaf Patel.

South Africa vs Bangladesh Cricket Series

South Africa vs Bangladesh Cricket Series 2008-09

Bangladesh will play 3 ODIs & 1 T20, followed by 2 test matches during the South Africa tour starting November 05, 2008.

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India vs South Africa 2007-08 Cricket Series

India vs South Africa Cricket Series 2007-08

South Africa will play 3 Tests during the Indian tour starting March 20, 2008

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Sourav Ganguly highest Indian run-getter in Test series

Comeback 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

India 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