South Africa Cricket News 2011

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West Indies 196/3 beat India 192/2 by 7 wickets

India in South Africa, 2010-11 Cricket Series

South Africa v India, Fifth & final ODI, Centurion

Centurion ODI: South Africa survives Pathan scare, seal series; IND-SAF:2-3(5/5)

South Africa survived a real scare from Yusuf Pathan to finally beat India 3-2 in the five-match One-Day International series at the SuperSport Park, Centurion on Sunday. South Africa posted 250 for nine in 46 overs after Hashim Amla carried his bat in an unbeaten 116. India had to chase 268 in 46 overs thanks to the Duckworth and Lewis Method. Yusuf Pathan bludgeoned a whirlwind century for India but it was not enough as they lost by 33 runs. For India, Virat Kohli (two), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (five), Parthiv Patel (38), Yuvraj Singh (eight) and Suresh Raina (11) all fell quickly, leaving India on 74 for six inside 14 overs.< h5>South Africa 250/9 (Amla 116*, van Wyk 56, Munaf 3-50) beat India 234 in 40.2 overs (Yusuf 105, Morkel 4-52) by 33 runs by the D/L method

South Africa v India, Fourth ODI, Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth ODI: Duminy stars in series-levelling win; IND-SAF:2-2(4/5)

South Africa beat India by 48 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method to level the five-match ODI series at 2-2 after the game was abandoned because of rain. South Africa did well to make 265-7 off 50 overs in Port Elizabeth after losing their first five wickets for 118 runs. India were set a revised target of 260 after the first rain break and needed 123 from 87 balls, but at 142-6 off 32.5 overs the match was abandoned.
South Africa 265 for 7 (Duminy 71*, Amla 65, Yuvraj 3-34) beat India 142 for 6 (Kohli 87*, Tsotsobe 2-25) by 48 runs by D-L method

South Africa v India, Third ODI, Cape Town

Cape Town ODI: Pathan powers India to a thrilling win; IND-SAF:2-1(3/5)

India and South Africa produced another excruciatingly tense contest on a wicket difficult for batting, and Yusuf Pathan - who launched Botha for three sixes in four balls - turned out to be the game-breaker with his 50-ball 59. India were 93/5 when Yusuf came into bat, and 182/7 when he left, but a cameo innings of 23 by Harbhajan Singh towards the end saw India overhaul South Africa’s total of 220 with 10 balls to spare.
India 223 for 8 (Yusuf 59, Harbhajan 23*, Morne 3-28) beat South Africa 220 (du Plessis 60, Duminy 52) by two wickets

South Africa v India, Second ODI, Johannesburg

Johannesburg ODI: India beat South Africa by one run; IND-SAF:1-1(2/5)

India beat South Africa by one run in the second one-day international at the Wanderers, Johannesburg on Saturday after their bowlers responded magnificently, defending a below-par total of 190. Munaf Patel was India’s hero with the ball, his four wickets proving decisive. South Africa lost their last seven wickets for the addition of 69 runs to be bowled out for 189 in 43 overs. Chasing 190, they seemed confident of a win with scores of 77/3, 120/4, 152/5 and even 160/6 at various intervals.
India 190 (Yuvraj 53, Dhoni 38, Tsotsobe 4-22) beat South Africa 189 (Smith 77, Munaf 4-29) by one run

South Africa v India, First ODI, Durban

Durban ODI: South Africa thrash India; IND-SAF:0-1(1/5)

South Africa made a fine start to the five-match one-day series with India, winning by 135 runs in Durban. After Hashim Amla hit eight fours in 50 from 36 balls, AB De Villiers (76) and JP Duminy (73) put on 131 inside 22 overs as South Africa made 289-9. Virat Kohli hit his 11th ODI fifty but India were all out for 154, as left-arm seamer Lonwabo Tsotsobe claimed 4-31. Sachin Tendulkar played his first ODI since February 2010, in the absence of regular opening pair Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag.
South Africa 289 for 9 (de Villiers 76, Duminy 73, Amla 50) beat India 154 (Kohli 54, Tsotsobe 4-31) by 135 runs

South Africa v India, Only T20I, Durban

Durban T20I Match: India win despite van Wyk fifty; IND-SAF:1-0(1)

Morne van Wyk hit the fastest half-century by a South African in a T20 match, but his 67 from 39 was not enough to help South Africa claim victory as the Proteas fell to a 21-run defeat to India.Earlier India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had elected to bat with Rohit Sharma leading the way with 53 from just 34 balls in their 168 for six.
India 168 (Rohit 53, Raina 43) beat South Africa 147 for 9 (van Wyk 67) by 21 runs

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town

Cape Town, day five: Gambhir helps India salvage draw; IND-SAF:1-1(3)

A half-century from Gautam Gambhir (64), who batted for more than four hours on the final day, guided India to a draw with South Africa in the third Test in Cape Town as the three-match series ended 1-1. India had lost all four of their previous Test series in South Africa.
South Africa 362 (Kallis 161, Amla 59, Sreesanth 5-114) and 341 (Kallis 109*, Boucher 55, Harbhajan 7-120) drew with India 364 (Tendulkar 146, Gambhir 93, Steyn 5-75) and 166 for 3 (Gambhir 64)

Cape Town, day four: Jacques Kallis puts South Africa on top against India

A fine century from an injured Jacques Kallis put South Africa in a commanding position to win the third Test and series against India in Cape Town. South Africa had lost 4 for 14 before Kallis hit his 40th Test century and second in the current Test to set India a daunting target of 340 runs to win the Test series decider with just one day left in the game. Harbhajan Singh finished with seven wickets.
South Africa 362 and 341 (Kallis 109*, Boucher 55, Harbhajan 7-120) lead India 364 by 339 runs

Cape Town, day three: Steyn, Sachin, ensure see-saw battle continues

Dale Steyn (5/75) bowled South Africa back into the match while Sachin Tendulkar scored his 51st Test century on a fascinating day three of the third Test. A late double-strike from Harbhajan Singh handed India a slight edge as South Africa struggled to 52 for two at close of play.Apart from Tendulkar's heroic 146, Gautam Gambhir (93) and Harbhajan Singh (40) were the other notable contributors as India scored 364 in response to South Africa's first innings total of 362.
South Africa 362 and 52 for 2 lead India 364 (Tendulkar 146, Gambhir 93, Steyn 5-75) by 50 runs

Cape Town, day two: Jacques Kallis emulates Ricky Ponting‎, India 142/2 at stumps

Jacques Kallis scored 161 to guide South Africa to a fighting 362, while Indian bowler Sreesanth (5-114) led the charge for the visitors on Day 2 at Cape Town. Kallis, with his second ton in the series after his career-best 201 notout at Centurion, caught up with Ricky Ponting's tally of 39 Test hundreds. Only Sachin has posted more Test hundreds (50).
100sInningsTestsBatsman (Country)
50289177*Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)
39245145*Jacques Kallis (SA)
39259152Ricky Ponting (Aus)
34214125Sunil Gavaskar (Ind)
34232131Brian Lara (WI)

India's innings wobbled at 28-2 in the second session, but they ended the day at 142 for two, with the help of a 114-run stand between Gautam Gambhir and Sachin Tendulkar.
India 142/2 (Gambhir 65*, Tendulkar 49*) trail South Africa 362 (Kallis 161, Amla 59, Sreesanth 5-114) by 220 runs

Cape Town, day one: Jacques Kallis fifty defies India in deciding Test

Jacques Kallis struck an unbeaten 81 as South Africa made 232-4 on day one of the deciding third Test against India. The series between Test cricket's top two teams is intriguingly poised at 1-1 after world number one side India won the second Test at Durban by 87 runs.
South Africa 232/4 (Amla 59, Kallis 81*) v India

South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Durban

Durban Test, day four: India beat South Africa to level series; IND-SAF:1-1(3)

South Africa who started the day needing 303 to seal a series victory were all out for 215 in 72.3 overs about an hour after the lunch break to record only their second Test triumph on South African soil. S Sreesanth (3-45), Zaheer Khan (3-53) and Harbhajan Singh (2-70) were the pick of the bowlers for India while Ashwell Prince was the top scorer for the South Africans with an unbeaten 39. The 123-run victory in the first Test at Johannesburg in 2006 was their first Test victory on South African soil. The two teams will now travel to Cape Town for the third and final Test starting on Sunday.
India 205 (Steyn 6-50) and 228 (Laxman 96) beat South Africa 131 (Harbhajan 4-10) and 215 (Sreesanth 3-35, Zaheer 3-57) by 87 runs

Durban Test, day three: India set South Africa tough target

The low scoring second cricket Test is tantalisingly poised with South Africa needing 192 more runs to win when play start on day four in Durban. India resumed their second innings on 92-4 and VVS Laxman made a magnificent 96 as they reached 228 all out. Chasing 303 for victory, South Africa were 111-3 when bad light stopped play early, with Jacques Kallis (12) and AB de Villiers (17) in the middle.Laxman's sparkling 96 and his vital 70 run partnership with Zaheer for the eighth wicket was largely responsible for India posting an overall lead of 302. Steyn finished with 2-60 to take his match figures to 8-110.
South Africa 131 and 111 for 3 need another 192 runs to beat India 205 and 228 (Laxman 96)

Durban Test, day two: Zaheer, Harbhajan put India on top

On the second day of the Durban Test, India lost four wickets in the morning to be dismissed for 205 in their first innings. South Africa then lost ten to be bowled out for 131 runs in 37.2 overs, with Zaheer taking 3 for 36 and Harbhajan 4 for 10 in 7.2 overs. India lost four again to finish the day on 92 for four, 166 ahead of South Africa's first innings total.India were 56/4 with the top four of Virender Sehwag, M Vijay, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar back. When bad light stopped play, India were 92/4, with VVS Laxman and Cheteshwar Pujara playing sensibly to prevent further damage.
India 205 (Steyn 6-50) and 92 for 4 lead South Africa 131 (Harbhajan 4-10, Zaheer 3-36) by 166 runs

Durban Test, day one: India end day one at 183/6 against South Africa

India struggled to 183 for six against South Africa when bad weather brought a premature end to the opening day's play in the second Test of the three-match series.India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was 20 not out and Harbhajan Singh 15 not out when the players left the field. India needs to win the second test to have any chance of claiming the series. A victory for No. 2-ranked South Africa in Durban will send India to its first series loss since 2008.
India 183 for six in 56 overs (VVS Laxman 38, Mahendra Singh Dhoni 20 not out, Harbhajan Singh 15 not out; Dale Steyn 4/36) vs South Africa

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Centurion

Centurion Test, day five: South Africa seal innings victory over India; IND-SAF:1-0(3)

South Africa claimed India's last two wickets in 35 deliveries to win the first test by an innings and 25 runs on the final day at Centurion on Monday. Opening bowlers Morne Morkel and Dale Steyn took a wicket each as the world number one side, resuming on 454 for eight, were dismissed for the addition of only five runs.The second Test starts Dec. 26 in Durban before the best- of-three contest concludes in Cape Town from Jan. 2. South Africa has won all four previous home series against India.
South Africa 620 for 4 dec (Kallis 201*, Amla 140, de Villiers 129) beat India 136 (Morkel 5-20, Steyn 3-34) and 459 (Tendulkar 111*, Dhoni 90, Gambhir 80, Steyn 4-105) by an innings and 25 runs

Centurion Test, day three: India 190/2 at stumps

India day three at 190/2, still 294 runs behind South Africa. They lost both the openers in the second innings, after Graeme Smith declared on 620 for 4 - when de Villiers fell - with a monstrous lead of 484. Ishant Sharma (7) and Rahul Dravid (28) will resume batting on day four.
India 136 and 190 for 2 (Sehwag 63, Gambhir 80) trail South Africa 620 for 4 dec (Kallis 201*, de Villiers 129, Amla 140) by 294 runs

Centurion Test, day two: India hit by Kallis, Amla

South Africa openers Graeme Smith and Alviro Petersen shared a century partnership - 111 for the first wicket - before unbeaten centuries by Jacques Kallis and Hashim Amla put South Africa totally in control against the inconsistent India attack on the second day of the first Test today. South Africa finished the second day well in command on 366 for two. Sreesanth endured a miserable day, conceding 71 runs from 19 wicketless overs, as well as misfielding twice at fine leg to concede boundaries. He was continually heckled and sarcastically applauded by a section of the crowd.Continuing on 136-9, India slumped to its third-lowest test total against South Africa, failing to add to its overnight score with Morne Morkel collecting a career-best 5-20.
South Africa 366 for 2 (Amla 116*, Kallis 102*, Petersen 77, Smith 62) lead India 136 (Morkel 5-20) by 230 runs

Centurion Test, day one: Steyn, Morkel leave India in tatters

South Africa's fast bowlers made up for lost time as they ripped through the Indian batting line-up on a rain-shortened first day at Centurion. India was reduced to 136-9 in 38.1 overs as Morne Morkel and Dale Steyn shared seven wickets. Sachin Tendulkar led the Indians with 36, and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was 33 not out at stumps. Earlier, Graeme Smith won the toss and put India into bat after heavy rain delayed the start of the match. Play finally got underway at 3pm. Indian off spinner Harbhajan fought back with five boundaries in his 25-ball 27, after most of the top batsmen perished against the South African quickies. Dhoni hit two fours and a six, but soon gratefully accepted the offer from the umpires to go off for failing light.
India 136 for 9 off 38.1 overs (Morkel 4-20, Steyn 3-34) v South Africa

India tour of South Africa, Dec 2010-Jan 2011

India in South Africa - 3 test matches, 5 ODIs, 1 T20, Dec 16, 2010 - Jan 23, 2011

Schedule Match Venue
Thu Dec 16 - Mon Dec 20
08:30 GMT | 10:30 local
1st Test - India v South Africa SuperSport Park, Centurion
Sun Dec 26 - Thu Dec 30
08:00 GMT | 10:00 local
2nd Test - India v South Africa Kingsmead, Durban
Sun Jan 2 - Thu Jan 6
08:30 GMT | 10:30 local
3rd Test - India v South Africa Newlands, Cape Town
Sun Jan 9
12:30 GMT | 14:30 local
Only T20I - India v South Africa Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban
Wed Jan 12
12:30 GMT | 14:30 local
1st ODI - India v South Africa Kingsmead, Durban
Sat Jan 15
12:30 GMT | 14:30 local
2nd ODI - India v South Africa New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Tue Jan 18
12:30 GMT | 14:30 local
3rd ODI - India v South Africa Newlands, Cape Town
Fri Jan 21
12:30 GMT | 14:30 local
4th ODI - India v South Africa St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
Sun Jan 23
08:00 GMT | 10:00 local
5th ODI - India v South Africa SuperSport Park, Centurion

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.