Second Test at Ahmedabad India vs South Africa Cricket Series 2007-08


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Second Test at Ahmedabad India vs South Africa Cricket Series 2007-08

India vs South Africa Cricket Series 2007-08

IND vs SA, 2nd Test, Ahmedabad, Day 3: South Africa wrap up emphatic win in three days (1:0)

South Africa defeated India by an innings and 90 runs in the second test Saturday. South Africa took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series after the opening test ended in a draw.
This is South Africa's 4th win on Indian soil. Smith and his men today (April 5) morning declared on their overnight total of 494 for 7 - having taken a massive lead of 418 runs at stumps on day 2.
It was always going to be a herculean task for the Indian batsmen and rather disappointingly the Indian top order failed to show the application required.
Ntini, Morkel and Kallis combined to reduce India to 70 for 3. Laxman was next to fall after scoring 35 runs. Ganguly and Dhoni did offer some resistance adding 110 runs for the 5th wicket, but all hopes of a miracle began to vanish after Ganguly was sent back for 87 runs by Dale Steyn.
Dhoni too chipped in with a fighting fifty but the massive South African first innings lead of 418 runs proved too much for the Indians as they were bowled out. AB De Villier was declared the Man of the Match for his double century.
IND vs SA, 2nd Test, Ahmedabad, Day 3: South Africa 494-7d beat India 76 & 338 by an inns & 90 runs

IND vs SA, 2nd Test, Ahmedabad, Day 2: Rain stops play with South Africa dominant on 494 for 7

Second day's play in the second cricket Test between India and South Africa was on Friday called off early due to rain at Ahmedabad.
The play will start half an hour earlier than the scheduled time of 9.30 am tomorrow to make up for the lost time. Rain stopped the play in the third session when South Africa were 494 for seven in their first innings, in reply to India's 76. The visitors lead by 418 runs.
Earlier, De Villiers entertained the crowd with his own pyro-technical display. He scored his maiden double century in any form of the game and became the first South African to complete 200 runs in a Test against India. De Villiers and Jacques Kallis dominated the first two sessions of play on Friday. They added 256 runs for the fifth wicket, of which 150 runs were scored on Friday, before Kallis was bowled off the inside-edge by Sree Sreenath.
IND vs SA, 2nd Test, Ahmedabad, Day 2 (stumps): India 76 v South Africa 494-7

IND vs SA, 2nd Test, Ahmedabad, Day 1: India score 7th-worst total in their cricket history

India build 627 in their first innings in the drawn first Test in Chennai, but the second Test in Ahmedabad saw South Africa take control after bowling India out for 76 – their sixth-lowest score in Test history.
South Africa made steady progress to close the day on 223/4 – a lead which they will look to extend on day two. Virender Sehwag followed up his stunning triple ton in the first Test with a single-figure score, as he was bowled by Dale Steyn for six.
Only two India batsmen, MS Dhoni and Irfan Pathan, made double figures as Steyn claimed five wickets and was well supported by Makhaya Ntini and Morne Morkel.
South Africa made a solid start to their reply as Graeme Smith and Neil McKenzie put on 78 for the first wicket before Sree Sreesanth trapped the former lbw.
Harbhajan Singh took the wickets of McKenzie, Hashim Amla and Ashwell Prince to keep India in the hunt, but Jacques Kallis (60no) and AB De Villiers (59no) guided the tourists to 223/4 at stumps. The six other Indian totals worse than what the team achieved on Thursday are:
42 v England at Lord's, June, 1974
58 v Australia, Brisbane, Nov, 1947
58 v England, Manchester, July, 1952
66 v South Africa, Durban, Dec, 1996
67 v Australia, Melbourne, Feb, 1948
75 v West Indies, Delhi, Nov, 1987
IND vs SA, 2nd Test, Ahmedabad, Day 1 (stumps): India 76 all out (20.0 overs) v South Africa 223 for 4 (64.0 overs)

IND vs SA, 2nd Test, Ahmedabad: South Africa upbeat ahead of second India Test

South Africa are confident of burying India's spin threat yet again with a determined batting performance in the second Test starting at Ahmedabad on Thursday.
The visitors kept the spin duo of Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh at bay in the drawn opening Test in Chennai as they posted 540 in the first innings and 331-5 in the second, gaining a psychological boost in the process. Visiting teams often come a cropper against spin on low, slow turning tracks in India, but South Africa have shown they have the batsmen to deliver in these conditions, a point already conceded by home captain Kumble.
Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and leg-spinner Kumble have been a formidable pair at home for a long time, but failed to keep pressure on the South African batsmen in hot and humid conditions in Chennai despite sharing 11 wickets. South Africa have been doing remarkably well in the sub-continent in recent months, having won Test series in Pakistan and Bangladesh.
India are already without batting superstar Sachin Tendulkar, ruled out of the match after aggravating a groin injury in the previous game. He was replaced with Mohammad Kaif, returning to the side after more than a year. That India's batting flourished without Tendulkar's contribution (0) at Chennai was mainly due to Virender Sehwag, who hit the fastest triple-century in Tests, and Rahul Dravid, who scored a hundred to join the 10,000-run club.
India managed to gain lead after posting 627 following heroics from Sehwag and Dravid, but their remaining batsmen were found wanting against an inspired South African pace attack, led by Makhaya Nitini and Dale Styen.
India Team (from): Anil Kumble (Captain), Wasim Jaffer, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Mohammad Kaif, Sourav Ganguly, Venkatsai Laxman, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh, Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Rudra Pratap Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Piyush Chawla, Irfan Pathan, Ishant Sharma.
South Africa Team (from): Graeme Smith (Captain), Neil McKenzie, Jacques Kallis, Hashim Amla, A.B. de Villiers, Ashwell Prince, Mark Boucher, Paul Harris, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Makhaya Ntini, Jean-Paul Duminy, Monde Zondeki, Robin Peterson.

Second Test at Ahmedabad India vs South Africa Cricket Series 2007-08

India vs South Africa Cricket Series 2007-08

Scores

India won the toss and decided to bat
76 all out (20.0 overs)
328 all out (94.2 overs)
494 for 7 (141.2 overs)

India 1st Innings - All out
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
Jaffer c Smith b Ntini
9
14 2 0
Sehwag
 
b Steyn
6
12 1 0
Dravid
 
b Steyn
3
26 0 0
Laxman
 
b Ntini
3
7 0 0
Ganguly
 
b Ntini
0
2 0 0
Dhoni c Boucher b M Morkel
14
22 3 0
Pathan not out
 
21
17 3 0
Kumble
 
b M Morkel
0
2 0 0
Harbhajan lbw b Steyn
1
6 0 0
RP Singh c Smith b Steyn
0
11 0 0
Sreesanth
 
b Steyn
0
3 0 0
Extras
 
2nb 2w 4b 11lb 19
 
Total
 
all out 76 (20.0 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
Steyn 8.0 2 23 5
Ntini 6.0 1 18 3
M Morkel 6.0 1 20 2
Fall of wicket
 
16 Jaffer
24 Sehwag
30 Laxman
30 Ganguly
53 Dravid
55 Dhoni
55 Kumble
56 Harbhajan
76 RP Singh
76 Sreesanth

South Africa 1st Innings - Declared
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
Smith lbw b Sreesanth
34
42 6 0
McKenzie c Dravid b Harbhajan
42
73 8 0
Amla c Jaffer b Harbhajan
16
34 2 0
Kallis
 
b Sreesanth
132
275 14 1
Prince lbw b Harbhajan
2
9 0 0
de Villiers not out
 
217
333 18 2
Boucher lbw b Kumble
21
48 1 0
M Morkel lbw b Harbhajan
1
12 0 0
Harris not out
 
9
22 1 0
Extras
 
4w 2b 14lb 20
 
Total
 
for 7 494 (141.2 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
Sreesanth 23.0 4 87 2
RP Singh 21.0 2 81 0
Pathan 21.2 3 85 0
Harbhajan 40.0 5 135 4
Kumble 33.0 2 78 1
Ganguly 3.0 0 12 0
Fall of wicket
 
78 Smith
100 McKenzie
101 Amla
117 Prince
373 Kallis
439 Boucher
452 M Morkel

India 2nd Innings - All out
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
Sehwag lbw b Ntini
17
20 1 2
Jaffer c de Villiers b Kallis
19
53 2 0
Dravid c de Villiers b M Morkel
17
41 2 0
Laxman c Boucher b M Morkel
35
45 6 0
Ganguly c Boucher b Steyn
87
149 8 0
Dhoni c Smith b Ntini
52
132 5 0
Pathan not out
 
43
77 4 1
Kumble
 
b Harris
5
12 1 0
Harbhajan lbw b Steyn
4
18 0 0
RP Singh c Kallis b Steyn
8
11 2 0
Sreesanth
 
b Ntini
17
13 2 1
Extras
 
5nb 7w 5b 7lb 24
 
Total
 
all out 328 (94.2 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
Steyn 23.0 1 91 3
Ntini 16.2 3 44 3
M Morkel 20.0 0 87 2
Kallis 10.0 3 26 1
Harris 25.0 4 68 1
Fall of wicket
 
31 Sehwag
64 Dravid
70 Jaffer
125 Laxman
235 Ganguly
268 Dhoni
273 Kumble
292 Harbhajan
306 RP Singh
328 Sreesanth

Umpires: B R Doctrove, A L Hill
India: Sehwag, Jaffer, Dravid, Ganguly, Laxman, Dhoni, Pathan, Kumble, Harbhajan, RP Singh, Sreesanth
South Africa: Smith, McKenzie, Amla, Kallis, Prince, de Villiers, Boucher, M Morkel, Harris, Steyn, Ntini


Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.