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India South Africa ODI Series 2007 in Ireland

India vs South Africa First ODI at Stormont

IND vs SA, ODI 1: Kallis leads South African victory over India

Sachin Tendulkar's valiant 99-run knock went in vain as a rock-solid Jacques Kallis, a known India nemesis, led South Africa to a four-wicket win in the first of three one-day internationals. Kallis's well-paced innings saw South Africa overhaul an India total of 242 for eight built around a third wicket stand of 158 between Sachin Tendulkar (99) and Rahul Dravid (74).
Tendulkar was left just 50 runs away from becoming the first batsman in history to score 15,000 one-day international runs - a landmark he could reach during the remaining games of this series. However, in sight of what would have been his 42nd hundred at this level, the 34-year-old Tendulkar was run out, going for an ill-judged second, by cover sweeper Morne van Wyk's throw to wicket-keeper Mark Boucher. Reported Earlier: South Africa captain Jacques Kallis won the toss and invited India to bat first in the cricket ODI at Belfast on Tuesday.
The weather is bright and sunny but the match will be played on a brand new pitch. Both teams have won their ties against hosts Ireland at the weekend but it will be India who need to call the shots as not every member of the playing XI is 100% fit owing to the virus that has bugged the team.
India skipper Rahul Dravid said fast bowlers Ajit Agarkar and S Sreesanth are unfit while keeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni too will not play as he is unwell. Kemp, Tshabalala and Steyn have been left out to bring in Hall, Nel and Langeveldt in the South African squad. Illness hit Indians have been forced to go in with two spinners and Powar and Zaheer are in.
IND vs SA, First ODI, Stormont: South Africa 245-6 (49.3 ovs) beat India 242-8 (50 ovs)

IND vs SA, ODI 1: Illness strikes India on eve of South Africa opener

India have been struck down by illness on the eve of their opening one-day international against South Africa at Stormont here today and have had to call up reinforcements for their tour of the United Kingdom.
India captain Rahul Dravid told reporters at Stormont that wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the first to fall ill, fast bowler Shathakumaran Sreesanth, medium-pacer Ajit Agarkar, off-spinner Ramesh Powar and left-arm quick Rudra Pratap Singh were all suffering from viral fever and flu. Dravid added he too was feeling unwell as were batsman Yuvraj Singh, and left-arm pace bowler Zaheer Khan.
"Quite a few boys in our team are suffering from viral fever and flu," and symptoms of that kind," Dravid explained. "Sreesanth, Agit Agarkar, Dhoni, RP Singh and Ramesh Powar have not come to practice today (Monday). "There are other guys like Yuvraj Singh, myself, Zaheer Khan and Robin (Singh, the fielding coach) who are feeling a bit down." Uncapped 28-year-old Baroda pace bowler Rakesh Patel, who has been playing club cricket in Liverpool, north-west England, has been called up to Indias one-day squad. "In consultation with the board and the chairman of selectors we have called up Rakesh Patel from one of the leagues here as back-up for the fast bowlers because with Sreesanth and Ajit unlkely to play tomorrow (Tuesday), Zaheer a bit doubftul, we were a bit light in that department," Dravid said.
Meanwhile 18-year-old quick Ishant Sharma, who has played one Test, and uncapped seamer Ranadeb Bose, both due to join the Test squad later this tour, have been drafted in with a view to being available for the second of three one-day internationals against South Africa at Stormont on Friday. London-based Nitin Patel will provide cover for injured India physiotherapist John Gloster who tripped over a boundary rope at Stormont on Friday and broke his hand.
India and South Africa are set to complete their series on Sunday. After that series, India play arch-rivals Pakistan in a one-day international in Glasgow on July 3. India Team from): Rahul Dravid (Captain), Sourav Ganguly, Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Dinesh Karthick, Ramesh Powar, Zaheer Khan, S Sreesanth, Rudra Pratap Singh, Ajit Agarkar, Robin Uthappa, Rohit Sharma and Piyush Chawla.
South Africa Team from): Jacques Kallis (Captain), AB de Villiers, Morne van Wyk, Herschelle Gibbs, Justin Kemp, Mark Boucher, Andrew Hall, Charl Langeveldt, Andre Nel, Makhaya Ntini, Dale Steyn, JP Duminy, Vernon Philander and Thandi Tshabalala.

India South Africa ODI Series 2007 in Ireland

India vs South Africa First ODI at Stormont

Scores

South Africa won the toss and decided to field
242 for 8 (50.0 overs)
245 for 6 (49.3 overs)

India Innings - Close
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
Ganguly c Boucher b Nel
13
22 1 0
Tendulkar run out
 
99
143 12 0
Gambhir c Kallis b Nel
0
7 0 0
Dravid
 
b Nel
74
93 6 0
Y Singh c Kallis b Hall
13
12 1 0
Karthik
 
b Hall
19
10 2 1
Sharma
 
b Kallis
8
9 0 0
Chawla not out
 
2
2 0 0
Powar c de Villiers b Kallis
1
3 0 0
Extras
 
2nb 5w 4b 2lb 13
 
Total
 
for 8 242 (50.0 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
Ntini 10.0 2 33 0
Langeveldt 8.0 0 59 0
Nel 10.0 1 47 3
Hall 10.0 1 40 2
Philander 8.0 2 37 0
Kallis 4.0 0 20 2
Fall of wicket
 
24 Ganguly
36 Gambhir
194 Dravid
211 Tendulkar
213 Y Singh
234 Karthik
240 Sharma
242 Powar

South Africa Innings - Close
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
de Villiers c Karthik b RP Singh
24
37 3 0
van Wyk c Sharma b Chawla
44
55 6 0
Kallis not out
 
91
116 6 0
Gibbs
 
b Chawla
5
7 1 0
Duminy c Tendulkar b Powar
11
15 2 0
Boucher lbw b Zaheer
23
30 1 0
Hall c Dravid b Chawla
16
15 2 0
Philander not out
 
17
22 1 0
Extras
 
10w 4lb 14
 
Total
 
for 6 245 (49.3 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
Zaheer 10.0 1 46 1
RP Singh 8.0 0 45 1
Ganguly 4.0 0 26 0
Chawla 10.0 0 47 3
Powar 10.0 0 39 1
Y Singh 6.3 0 35 0
Sharma 1.0 0 3 0
Fall of wicket
 
56 de Villiers
99 van Wyk
107 Gibbs
124 Duminy
165 Boucher
190 Hall

Umpires: Aleem Dar, M R Benson
India: Ganguly, Gambhir, Dravid, Tendulkar, Y Singh, Karthik, Sharma, Chawla, Powar, Zaheer, RP Singh
South Africa: de Villiers, van Wyk, Kallis, Gibbs, Duminy, Boucher, Hall, Philander, Langeveldt, Nel, Ntini



Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.