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SA vs India - First Test Match

November 20-24, 2004
Toss: South Africa elected to bat
Green Parks, Kanpur
Umpires: D J Harper and S J A Taufel
Result: Draw

First Test First Day

India Cricket Live Andrew Hall, opening in a Test for the first time, defied India's three-pronged spin attack to steer South Africa to 230-4 in Kanpur.
Hall's efforts [78*(274)] ensured the first day of the first Test went the tourists' way despite four wickets for Anil Kumble.
Jacques Kallis,on 33 (37 off 108), completed his 6,000 runs in Test cricket in his 81st Test and 134th innings. He became second South African after Gary Kirsten to do so for South Africa. In Picture: Graeme Smith: South Africa captain Graeme Smith was happy to see the gamble of playing Andrew Hall as an opener paying off so well against India in Kanpur. Hall hit 78 not out in a South African score of 230-4, putting on 61 for the first wicket with Smith.

First Test Second Day

India Cricket Live South Africa all-rounder Andrew Hall warned India they should be under no illusions that the tourists are fully focused on a positive result in Kanpur. He said: "Nobody plays for a draw and we are here to win," after hitting a marathon 163 in a score of 459-7.
South Africa began the second day on 230-4 and India had an early success as Boeta Dippenaar (48) edged a Sourav Ganguly leg-cutter to wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik.
At the close, Pollock was 31 not out with the other debutant Thami Tsolekile five. In Picture: Opener Andrew Hall scored his maiden Test century as South Africa reached 459-7 at stumps on day two of the first Test against India in Kanpur.

First Test Third Day

India Cricket Live The visitors resumed the third day on 459-7 and went for quick runs, losing Tsolekile to Anil Kumble for nine and Robin Peterson, who was bowled by Harbhajan Singh after smashing 34 from just 24 balls. Shaun Pollock finished unbeaten on 44. Kumble (6-131, 430 wkts total) is now only five short of surpassing Kapil Dev's wicket-aggregate of 434 wickets to become the highest wicket-taker for India.
Openers Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir shared an unbeaten 185-run stand to lead a spirited fightback by India in the first test against South Africa on Monday.
Left-hander Gambhir, playing in only his second test, was dropped on five and Sehwag should have been stumped when he was on 29, but after those let-offs the pair smashed South Africa's pace attack all around the field. In Picture: Gautam Gambhir congratulates Virender Sehwag on his 50.

First Test Fourth Day

India Cricket Live Sehwag (164) and Gambhir (96) achieved only the sixth opening stand of 200 or more (218) for India. It was the second highest opening stand in a Test for India, beaten only by the 413 by Pankaj Roy and Vinoo Mankad against New Zealand in 1955-56. The Delhi pair, 85 apiece overnight, began briskly after a delayed start due to fog, but slowed down as Gambhir approached what could have been his first Test century in only his second match.
Captain Sourav Ganguly (57) and Rahul Dravid (52 not out) built on the fine start as India posted a fitting reply to South Africa's first innings total of 510-9 declared. Ganguly hit seven boundaries during his half-century and added 96 runs for the fourth wicket with Dravid, who hit five fours in a cautious knock of 169 balls.
The only failure in the Indian innings came from Sachin Tendulkar , bowled off his pads for just three. In Picture: Virender Sehwag on his 100. Sehwag's century was his eighth in 28 Test cricket matches.

First Test Fifth Day

India Cricket Live The first Test between India and South Africa ended in a predictable draw after South Africa batted through most of the final day.
Unlike Mumbai where the Test match against Australia ended in just over two days earlier this month, the Green Park track turned out to be a batsman's paradise with just 13 wickets falling on the first four days and as many as 10 wickets tumbling on the last day alone.
The slow pace of scoring by the tourists on the first two days after opting to bat first meant that a draw would be the only outcome of the match.
For the record, South Africa scored 169 for four in their second innings in a dreary contest which would be remembered for Virender Sehwag 's blistering 164.
Earlier, the Indians lost their last six wickets for just 65 runs to be bowled out for 466 in their first innings barely half an hour before the lunch break.
The two teams will now travel to Kolkata for the second match of the two-Test series beginning at the historic Eden Gardens on November 27. In Picture: Andrew Hall poses with the man of the match trophy.

India vs South Africa 1st Test Match Scoreboard

India Cricket Live South Africa 510-9d & 169-4 drew with India 466

In Picture: Anil Kumble using a mix of patience and attack, picked up all four wickets to fall on the first day and, in so doing, exploded the myth that he cant take wickets on a pitch lacking bounce or bite. According to a report in India Times about the curator of the pitch, "Shiv Kumar Yadav joined the stadium staff as an electrician about two years ago, and a few months ago, thanks to some internal politics, was elevated to the post of curator. He reportedly had a hand in preparing the pitch for the Test match."
First South Africa innings
G C Smith b A Kumble
66 5 0
A J Hall b A Kumble
454 17 0
M van Jaarsveld lbw b A Kumble
7 0 0
J H Kallis lbw b A Kumble
108 3 0
J A Rudolph b A Kumble
1 0 0
H H Dippenaar c K K D Karthik b S C Ganguly
127 5 0
Z de Bruyn c R Dravid b Harbhajan Singh
206 6 3
S M Pollock not out
140 4 0
T L Tsolekile lbw b A Kumble
27 1 0
R J Peterson b Harbhajan Singh
24 3 1
16nb 1w 9b 22lb 53
Total for 9 510

Z Khan 29.0 7 59 0
S C Ganguly 12.0 2 45 1
A Kumble 54.0 13 131 6
Harbhajan Singh 44.4 9 127 2
M Kartik 42.0 12 76 0
S R Tendulkar 9.0 0 36 0
Fall of wicket
61 G C Smith
69 M van Jaarsveld
154 J H Kallis
154 J A Rudolph
241 H H Dippenaar
385 A J Hall
445 Z de Bruyn
467 T L Tsolekile
510 R J Peterson

Live Cricket
First India innings
V Sehwag lbw b A J Hall
228 24 2
G Gambhir c T L Tsolekile b S M Pollock
151 11 1
R Dravid c T L Tsolekile b M Ntini
179 5 0
S R Tendulkar b A J Hall
18 0 0
S C Ganguly c R J Peterson b Z de Bruyn
111 7 0
V V S Laxman b M Ntini
26 1 0
K K D Karthik lbw b S M Pollock
4 0 0
A Kumble c T L Tsolekile b M Ntini
13 2 0
Harbhajan Singh c H H Dippenaar b R J Peterson
50 1 1
Z Khan b A J Hall
34 3 1
M Kartik not out
0 0 0
7nb 10b 9lb 26
Total all out 466

S M Pollock 38.0 11 100 2
M Ntini 39.0 0 135 3
R J Peterson 21.0 2 90 1
A J Hall 25.4 7 93 3
Z de Bruyn 11.0 3 29 1
Fall of wicket
218 G Gambhir
294 V Sehwag
298 S R Tendulkar
394 S C Ganguly
407 R Dravid
408 K K D Karthik
419 A Kumble
420 V V S Laxman
456 Harbhajan Singh
466 Z Khan

Live Cricket
Second South Africa innings
G C Smith c G Gambhir b M Kartik
100 7 0
A J Hall c K K D Karthik b Harbhajan Singh
53 5 0
M van Jaarsveld lbw b M Kartik
32 2 0
J H Kallis not out
112 1 0
J A Rudolph c K K D Karthik b Harbhajan Singh
12 0 0
H H Dippenaar not out
80 4 0
5nb 12b 5lb 22
Total for 4 169

Z Khan 8.0 2 26 0
A Kumble 21.0 8 52 0
Harbhajan Singh 16.0 5 39 2
M Kartik 14.0 6 17 2
S R Tendulkar 5.0 0 18 0
Fall of wicket
67 A J Hall
100 M van Jaarsveld
110 G C Smith
115 J A Rudolph

Live Cricket

Result: India drew with South Africa

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Indian Team

India Cricket Live Sourav Ganguly (Captain), Virender Sehwag , Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar , Vangipurappu Laxman, Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Harbhajan Singh, Anil Kumble, Murali Kartik, Zaheer Khan. In Picture: Indian Spinner after grabbing one of his four wickets on day 1. Kumble went into tea on a hat-trick.

South African Team

India Cricket Live Graeme Smith (Captain), Jacques Rudolph, Boeta Dippenaar, Jacques Kallis, Zander de Bruyn, Thami Tsolekile (wicket-keeper), Shaun Pollock, Makhaya Ntini,Andrew Hall, Robin Peterson, Martin van Jaarsveld. In Picture: Kallis, regarded as the best All Rounder in the World.

The Venue

India Cricket Live A big ground in the heart of the city of Kanpur, Green Park (Modi stadium) was in the very early days of pre and post-mutiny (1857) used as a parade ground.
The first Test to be played at Green Park was in 1951-52, when England beat India by eight wickets in three days. A total of 18 Tests have been played there since, with as many as 11 ending in dull draw thanks to dead pitches.

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.