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India South Africa Cricket Series 2006-07

India vs South Africa Fourth ODI at St. George's Park

Fourth ODI @ St George's Park : Unbeatable 3-0 lead for South Africa

South Africa scored yet another emphatic victory, by 80 runs, over India in the fourth ODI at Port Elizabeth to take an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the series with one game to play. Herschelle Gibbs scored 93 to take South Africa to 243 and their bowlers triggered yet another Indian collapse, skitting them for a mere 163 in just 38.1 overs.
Veteran leg-spinner Anil Kumble was the pick of the bowlers with 2-42 of 10 overs. Zaheer Khan and Sreesanth turned in fine performances at either end of the innings but that was not enough to beat South Africa.Reported Earlier : South Africa captain Graeme Smith won the toss for the third match in a row and decided to bat against India. For India, Sehwag is the acting captain as Rahul Dravid is out because of a broken finger. Wasim Jaffer replaced him and they also dropped spinner Harbhajan Singh for the match in Port Elizabeth. India trail 2-0 after two crushing defeats. India XI : Jaffer, Verendra Sehwag (Captain), SR Tendulkar, M Kaif, KD Karthik, MS Dhoni, IK Pathan, AB Agarkar, Z Khan, A Kumble, S Sreesanth
South Africa XI : Graeme Smith (Captain), LL Bosman, JH Kallis, HH Gibbs, AB de Villiers, JM Kemp, MV Boucher, SM Pollock, AJ Hall, A Nel, M Ntini
Fourth one-day international, Port Elizabeth: South Africa 243-8 (50 overs) beat India 163 (38.1 overs) by 80 runs

India battling for survival in ODI series

India go into the fourth ODI against South Africa at Port Elizabeth on Wednesday with their fragile batting further crippled by the absence of captain Rahul Dravid.
The injury to Dravid, who has suffered a fracture on his right middle finger, could not have come at a worse time for the beleaguered Indians, who are under immense pressure to improve their performance. Dravid's unavailability has put Virender Sehwag in charge of the team but the opener himself is going through a prolonged lean patch. Trailing the five match series 0-2, the visitors need a far more inspiring performance with a collective firing from their key batsmen to be able to turn the table against the fancied hosts. India Team (from) : Virender Sehwag (Captain), Sachin Tendulkar, V.V.S. Laxman, Mohammed Kaif, Wasim Jaffer, Dinesh Mongia, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Anil Kumble, Ajit Agarkar, Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan, Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel and Sreesanth
South Africa Team (from) : Graeme Smith (Captain), Jacques Kallis, Loots Bosman, Mark Boucher, A.B. de Villiers, Herschelle Gibbs, Andrew Hall, Justin Kemp, Charl Langeveldt, Andre Nel, Makhaya Ntini, Robin Peterson, Shaun Pollock and Ashwell Prince

India South Africa Cricket Series 2006-07

India vs South Africa Fourth ODI at St George's Park

Scores

South Africa won the toss and decided to bat
243 for 8 (50.0 overs)
163 all out (38.1 overs)

South Africa Innings
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
G C Smith lbw b Z Khan
0
3 0 0
L L Bosman
 
b S Sreesanth
0
2 0 0
J H Kallis c M S Dhoni b A Kumble
49
62 9 0
H H Gibbs not out
 
93
123 8 0
A B de Villiers
 
b A Kumble
13
8 0 1
M V Boucher lbw b V Sehwag
29
49 2 0
J M Kemp c V Sehwag b S R Tendulkar
0
1 0 0
S M Pollock run out
 
37
43 2 2
A J Hall run out
 
13
9 0 1
A Nel not out
 
0
2 0 0
Extras
 
2nb 2w 1b 4lb 9
 
Total
 
for 8 243 (50.0 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
Z Khan 8.0 1 38 1
S Sreesanth 7.0 1 29 1
A B Agarkar 5.0 0 33 0
I K Pathan 7.0 0 28 0
A Kumble 10.0 0 42 2
V Sehwag 5.0 0 22 1
S R Tendulkar 8.0 0 46 1
Fall of wicket
 
0 G C Smith
6 L L Bosman
75 J H Kallis
93 A B de Villiers
154 M V Boucher
155 J M Kemp
216 S M Pollock
240 A J Hall

India Innings
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
W Jaffer c G C Smith b M Ntini
10
20 2 0
V Sehwag c L L Bosman b M Ntini
18
22 3 0
S R Tendulkar c M V Boucher b S M Pollock
1
3 0 0
M Kaif run out
 
10
22 2 0
K D Karthik c A Nel b J M Kemp
17
38 2 0
M S Dhoni c sub b A Nel
26
21 4 1
I K Pathan not out
 
47
55 4 2
A B Agarkar c A J Hall b J M Kemp
6
14 1 0
Z Khan c M V Boucher b J H Kallis
11
12 2 0
A Kumble c G C Smith b S M Pollock
2
14 0 0
S Sreesanth c A B de Villiers b J M Kemp
3
13 0 0
Extras
 
5nb 3w 2b 2lb 12
 
Total
 
all out 163 (38.1 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
S M Pollock 10.0 2 23 2
M Ntini 9.0 1 34 2
J H Kallis 8.0 1 41 1
A Nel 7.0 0 40 1
J M Kemp 4.1 0 21 3
Fall of wicket
 
23 W Jaffer
24 S R Tendulkar
38 V Sehwag
39 M Kaif
82 M S Dhoni
109 K D Karthik
128 A B Agarkar
145 Z Khan
150 A Kumble
163 S Sreesanth

Umpires: B R Doctrove, B G Jerling
South Africa: G C Smith, L L Bosman, J H Kallis, H H Gibbs, A B de Villiers, J M Kemp, M V Boucher, S M Pollock, A J Hall, A Nel, M Ntini
India: V Sehwag, W Jaffer, S R Tendulkar, M Kaif, K D Karthik, M S Dhoni, I K Pathan, A B Agarkar, Z Khan, A Kumble, S Sreesanth


India vs South Africa Fourth ODI

The Venue

St George's Park

St Georges Park Cricket Ground in Port Elizabeth South Africa is the home of Port Elizabeth Cricket Club, one of the oldest cricket clubs in South Africa, and of the Eastern Province Club. It is also one of the venues at which Test matches and One Day Internationals are played in South Africa.
The ground hosted its first Test match in March 1889 when England defeated South Africa by eight wickets. This was South Africas first ever Test match. As of 2005, there have been 21 Test matches played at the ground of which South Africa has won 8 and their opponents 9 with four draws.
The first One-day International played at the ground was in December 1992 when South Africa beat India by 6 wickets. As of 2005, there have been 25 One-day Internationals played at the ground including five in the Cricket World Cup in 2003.

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.