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India South Africa Cricket Series 2006-07

India vs South Africa Third Test Match at Newlands

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

IND SA Third Test, Day four : South Africa close to series win

South 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

India 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 (close): South Africa 373 v India 414

IND SA Third Test, Day two : Smith & Amla lead South Africa fightback

Skipper 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

Wasim 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

Uphill task for India against South Africa

India 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.
With the series levelled 1-1, the Indians will face an uphill at the Newlands stadium. It will need more than 100 percent from Rahul Dravid and co to handle the fiery pace attack of South Africa. The Indian top order has failed miserably. Especially the openers have failed to give a good start, putting a lot of pressure on the middle order.
The bowlers have performed well and it will need another sterling effort from them to help India pocket the series and make amends for the 0-4 drubbing in the one day series. Sreesanth, Zaheer Khan and Vikram Raj Vir Singh have troubled the South African batsman. But the return to form by some of them like Graeme Smith and Herschelle Gibbs will obviously be a matter of concern for Dravid. After the convincing win in Durban, South Africa is high on spirit and will be looking to go for the kill in the third Test. For India, there is an opportunity to make history by becoming the first Indian team to win a Test series on South African soil. 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.

India South Africa Cricket Series 2006-07

India vs South Africa Third Test Match at Newlands


South Africa beat India by 5 wickets
India won the toss and decided to bat
414 all out (131.1 overs)
169 all out (64.0 overs)
373 all out (128.3 overs)
211 for 5 (64.1 overs)

India 1st Innings
W Jaffer c J H Kallis b D W Steyn
244 15 0
K D Karthik c H M Amla b P L Harris
170 7 0
R Dravid c M V Boucher b S M Pollock
58 5 0
S R Tendulkar c J H Kallis b P L Harris
130 11 0
V V S Laxman
b D W Steyn
46 3 0
S C Ganguly c H M Amla b S M Pollock
75 9 1
V Sehwag c M Ntini b P L Harris
50 6 1
A Kumble lbw b S M Pollock
3 0 0
Z Khan st M V Boucher b P L Harris
12 0 0
S Sreesanth c H H Gibbs b S M Pollock
5 0 0
M M Patel not out
2 0 0
8nb 2w 5b 4lb 19
all out 414 (131.1 ovs)

D W Steyn 27.0 12 58 2
M Ntini 26.0 4 107 0
S M Pollock 29.1 9 75 4
J H Kallis 12.0 4 36 0
P L Harris 37.0 3 129 4
Fall of wicket
153 K D Karthik
202 R Dravid
240 W Jaffer
269 V V S Laxman
337 S R Tendulkar
395 V Sehwag
395 A Kumble
398 Z Khan
407 S Sreesanth
414 S C Ganguly

South Africa 1st Innings
G C Smith c V Sehwag b A Kumble
142 14 1
A B de Villiers c K D Karthik b S Sreesanth
13 0 0
H M Amla c K D Karthik b S Sreesanth
174 7 0
J H Kallis c M M Patel b S R Tendulkar
128 8 0
A G Prince
b A Kumble
112 1 0
H H Gibbs c W Jaffer b V Sehwag
24 1 0
M V Boucher c K D Karthik b M M Patel
99 6 0
S M Pollock c S C Ganguly b Z Khan
57 2 0
P L Harris not out
29 2 0
D W Steyn
b A Kumble
5 0 0
M Ntini lbw b A Kumble
1 0 0
14nb 1w 10b 10lb 35
all out 373 (128.3 ovs)

Z Khan 20.0 3 74 1
S Sreesanth 24.0 9 58 2
A Kumble 42.3 6 117 4
M M Patel 20.0 5 43 1
V Sehwag 12.0 0 31 1
S R Tendulkar 10.0 2 30 1
Fall of wicket
14 A B de Villiers
173 G C Smith
177 H M Amla
260 J H Kallis
260 A G Prince
281 H H Gibbs
350 S M Pollock
371 M V Boucher
372 D W Steyn
372 M Ntini

India 2nd Innings
W Jaffer c A B de Villiers b M Ntini
11 0 0
V Sehwag c M V Boucher b D W Steyn
3 1 0
R Dravid c and b P L Harris
134 5 0
S C Ganguly c H H Gibbs b J H Kallis
89 5 0
S R Tendulkar lbw b S M Pollock
62 1 0
V V S Laxman run out
4 0 0
K D Karthik not out
48 6 0
A Kumble c H H Gibbs b D W Steyn
22 0 0
Z Khan run out
7 0 0
S Sreesanth c J H Kallis b D W Steyn
5 1 0
M M Patel c S M Pollock b D W Steyn
1 0 0
1nb 5lb 6
all out 169 (64.0 ovs)

M Ntini 8.0 1 29 1
D W Steyn 7.0 0 30 4
S M Pollock 15.0 5 24 1
P L Harris 22.0 6 50 1
J H Kallis 12.0 0 31 1
Fall of wicket
6 V Sehwag
6 W Jaffer
90 S C Ganguly
114 R Dravid
115 V V S Laxman
121 S R Tendulkar
147 A Kumble
165 Z Khan
169 S Sreesanth
169 M M Patel

South Africa 2nd Innings
A B de Villiers c K D Karthik b Z Khan
33 4 0
G C Smith c K D Karthik b Z Khan
84 6 0
H M Amla lbw b A Kumble
22 2 0
S M Pollock c V V S Laxman b Z Khan
56 5 0
J H Kallis c R Dravid b Z Khan
90 2 0
A G Prince not out
103 2 0
H H Gibbs not out
2 0 0
5nb 10b 2lb 17
for 5 211 (64.1 ovs)

Z Khan 21.0 2 62 4
S Sreesanth 13.0 2 50 0
A Kumble 25.0 4 74 1
M M Patel 1.0 0 2 0
V Sehwag 1.0 0 8 0
S R Tendulkar 3.1 2 3 0
Fall of wicket
36 A B de Villiers
55 H M Amla
127 G C Smith
132 S M Pollock
209 J H Kallis

Umpires: Asad Rauf, D J Harper

India South Africa Cricket Series 2006-07

India vs South Africa Third Test Match : The Venue


Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town is a South African cricket ground. It's the home of the Cape Cobras, who play in the SuperSport Series, Standard Bank Cup for ODI's and Pro20 competitions. It is also a venues for Test matches. It is one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world, being overlooked by Table Mountain and Devil's Peak. It is close to Newlands Stadium, which is a rugby and football venue.
Newlands is one of the few cricket grounds in South Africa that tends to favour spinners. Most grounds tend to favour pacemen or batsmen, but the Western Cape has had a history of having very good spinners, a recent example being Paul Adams.

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.