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)
Jan 23, 2011South 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)
Jan 21, 2011South 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)
Jan 18, 2011India 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)
Jan 15, 2011India 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)
Jan 12, 2011South 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)
Jan 9, 2011Morne 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)
Jan 6, 2011A 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
Jan 5, 2011A 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
Jan 4, 2011Dale 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
Jan 3, 2011Jacques 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).
|50||289||177*||Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)|
|39||245||145*||Jacques Kallis (SA)|
|39||259||152||Ricky Ponting (Aus)|
|34||214||125||Sunil Gavaskar (Ind)|
|34||232||131||Brian 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
Jan 2, 2011Jacques 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)
Dec 29, 2010South 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
Dec 28, 2010The 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
Dec 27, 2010On 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
Dec 26, 2010India 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)
Dec 20, 2010South 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
Dec 18, 2010India 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
Dec 17, 2010South 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
Dec 16, 2010South 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 in South Africa - 3 test matches, 5 ODIs, 1 T20, Dec 16, 2010 - Jan 23, 2011
|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|
New Zealand will play 3 Tests and 5 ODIs during the India tour starting Nov 4, 2010.
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New Zealand in India, 2010 ODI Series
India vs New Zealand, 5th ODI, Chennai, 10 December 2010
Chennai ODI: New Zealand bites the dust, IND-NZL:5-0(5)
Dec 10, 2010Gautam Gambhir hailed offspinner R Ashwin as the find of the one-day series against New Zealand and praised the professionalism of his side after India beat the visitors by eight wickets in the fifth and final ODI in Chennai to sweep the series 5-0. The visitors were all out for 103 in 27 overs, with Scott Styris and Jamie How top-scoring with 24 and 23 respectively.Batsman Yuvraj Singh was voted man of the match for a fine performance with both bat and ball, while also taking two catches. Singh (42) and opener Parthiv Patel (56) steered the home side to a comfortable triumph in 21.1 overs, putting on 97 for the third wicket, after India lost two quick wickets for 10 runs. Captain Gautam Gambhir was named man of the series, as he averaged more than 100 in the five games, thanks to unbeaten centuries in games two and three. This is the second time that the Indian cricket team has registered a white wash in a five one day international series.
India 107 for 2 (Parthiv 56, Yuvraj 42) beat New Zealand 103 (Styris 24, Ashwin, 3-24, Yuvraj 2-5, Nehra 2-34) by eight wickets
New Zealand in India, 2010 Test Series
India vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Nagpur, Nov 20-24
Nagpur Test, day four: India beat New Zealand comprehensively, IND-NZL:1-0(3)
Nov 23, 2010India won the 3rd and final Test match by an innings and 198 runs, handing New Zealand their fifth heaviest innings defeat in history, at Nagpur. It was also India's third-biggest win. New Zealand were all out for 175 in their second innings. The hosts won the three-match series 1-0 after the first two tests ended in draws.
India 566 for 8 dec. (Dravid 191, Dhoni 98, Gambhir 78, Sehwag 74) beat New Zealand 193 (Ryder 59, Ishant 4-43, Ojha 3-57) and 175 (Ishant 3-15, Harbhajan 3-56) by an innings and 198 runs
Australia in India, 2010 ODI Series
India v Australia, 3rd ODI, Margao, Oct 24
Margao ODI: India clinch the ODI Series 1-0 after 3rd match at Goa was abandoned due to rain
Oct 24, 2010The 3rd ODI between India and Australia at Goa had the same fate as the 1st ODI in Kochi. It was abandoned due to bad weather without even one ball being bowled. India had a clean sweep against the visitors, winning the Test series 2-0 and the ODI seies 1-0.
IND v AUS, 3rd ODI, Margao: Match abandoned due to rain
Australia in India, 2010 Test Series
India v Australia, 2nd Test, Bangalore, Oct 9-13
Bangalore Test, day five: India Beat Australia in Second Cricket Test, Win Series; IND-AUS:2-0(2)
Oct 13, 2010First innings double century-maker Sachin Tendulkar scored the winning runs in India's seven-wicket victory Wednesday over Australia to take the two-test series 2-0. It was India's first victory at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium in 15 years.Australia was bowled out for 223 earlier Wednesday, setting India a target of 207 to win. Tendulkar, who scored 214 in the first innings, took his series aggregate to 403 runs, at an amazing average of 134.5. Rahul Dravid, who shared in a 61-run unbroken fourth-wicket partnership with Tendulkar, remained unbeaten on 21. Playing his first test and promoted to bat at No. 3, Cheteswara Pujara set the pace of the innings with a 72 with seven boundaries.With this win, India have consolidated their position at the top of the ICC Test Championship table, while Australia have dropped behind England to fifth position after racking up two losses - in Mohali last week and Bangalore on Wednesday - to Mahendra Dhoni's men.
IND v AUS, Bangalore Test, Day 5: India 495 and 207 for 3 (Pujara 72, Tendulkar 53*) beat Australia 478 and 223 (Ponting 72, Zaheer 3-41, Ojha 3-57) by 7 wickets
South Africa in India, 2010
India vs South Africa Cricket Series 2010India, who became the number-one Test side in December, will host a hastily-arranged two-Test series against South Africa - ranked second in Test cricket - at Nagpur and Kolkata, the Indian cricket board announced on Sunday. South Africa will also play three one-day internationals during the tour starting next month.
South Africa drew a three-Test series 1-1 on their last tour of India in 2008. Series Schedule:
|Match||Venue||Date and Time|
|1st Test||India vs South Africa at Nagpur||Sat Feb 6 - Wed Feb 10 (09:30 IST l 04:00 GMT)|
|2nd Test||India vs South Africa at Kolkata||Sun Feb 14 - Thu Feb 18 (09:30 IST l 04:00 GMT)|
|1st ODI||India vs South Africa at Jaipur |
|Sun Feb 21 (14:30 IST | 09:00 GMT)|
|2nd ODI||India vs South Africa at Gwalior||Wed Feb 24 (09:00 IST | 03:30 GMT)|
|3rd ODI||India vs South Africa at Ahmedabad |
|Sat Feb 27 (14:30 IST | 09:00 GMT)|
India vs South Africa 3-ODI Series
India vs South Africa ODIs
South Africa thrash India by 90 runs at Motera (SAF-IND: 1-2|3)
February 27, 2010Stand-in captain Jacques Kallis (104) and AB De Villiers (102) hammered unbeaten centuries to set up South Africa's consolation 90-run victory over India in the third and final one-day international at Sardar Patel Stadium on Saturday. Batting first, South Africa ended up with 365/2 after openers Bosman and Amla added 113 runs for the first wicket, and then Kallis and Villiers added an unbeaten 173 runs for the 3rd wicket. Chasing a victory target of 366, Indians lost wickets at regular intervals and were finally bowled out for 275 in 44.3 overs. Virat Kohli was the top scorer with 57, while Suresh Raina made 49. Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja contributed 48 and 36 respectively. Dale Steyn and Lonwabo Tsotsobe took 3 wickets each.
South Africa 365/2 (Kallis 104*, de Villiers 102*, Amla 87, Bosman 68) beat India 275 (Kohli 57, Raina 49) by 90 runs
India win Gwalior ODI, Series (SAF-IND: 0-2|3)
February 24, 2010India beat South Africa by 153 runs in the second cricket one-dayer and went 2-0 up in the three-match series. de Villiers put up a fighting 114 not out in 101 balls, but there was no way the South Africans could reach anywhere near the massive 401/3 that India put on the board with help from Sachin's 200*. It was the first ever double-hundred in the game's history and Sachin's 46th one-day century.
After Karthik who hit 79 departed, Yusuf Pathan upped the pace with 36 off 23 balls, including two huge sixes. Dhoni scored 68 from just 35 balls and provided fine support for Sachin towards the end.
South Africa 248 (de Villiers 114, Sreesanth 3-49, Pathan 2-37) lost to India 401/3 (Tendulkar 200*, Karthik 79, Dhoni 68*) by 153 runs
Sachin Tendulkar breaks ODI world record, hits first ever 200
February 24, 2010Sachin Tendulkar became the first man ever to score double hundred in one-dayers as he propelled India to 401 for three in the second ODI at Gwalior. The 36-year-old hit 25 fours and three sixes in a stunning 200 off 147 balls.It passed the previous best of 194, set by Pakistan's Saeed Anwar in 1997 and Zimbabwe's Charles Coventry last year. His previous best one-day knock was the 186 not out scored against New Zealand in 1999.
Highest ODI individual scores
|200*||Sachin Tendulkar||India v South Africa||Gwalior||2010|
|194*||Charles Coventry||Zimbabwe v Bangladesh||Bulawayo||2009|
|194||Saeed Anwar||Pakistan v India||Chennai||1997|
|189*||Vivian Richards||West Indies v England||Manchester||1984|
India win Jaipur ODI by one run (SAF-IND: 0-1|3)
February 21, 2010India beat South Africa by one run in the first cricket one-dayer to go 1-0 up in the three-match series. They survived a late batting onslaught from South Africa tail-enders Wayne Parnell and Dale Steyn to hold on for a tense last ball victory.
Contributions from the top order saw India post a total of 298 for nine, with Suresh Raina's 58 the highest. South Africa were 225 for 8 at the fall of Kallis' (89) wicket in the 43rd over, but then Parnell (49) and Steyn (35) put on 65 runs to take the visitors closer to victory.
India 298 for 9 (Raina 58, Sehwag 46, Karthik 44, Kallis 3-29) beat South Africa 297 (Kallis 89) by one run
India vs South Africa 2-Test Series
Kolkata Test, day five: India beat South Africa to level series, retain No.1 spot (SAF-IND: 1-1|2)
February 18, 2010Harbhajan Singh took five wickets as India secured a dramatic innings and 58-run victory in the final minutes of the second Test against South Africa at Kolkata. The last wicket partnership between Hashim Amla (127*) and Morne Morkel (12) defied the Indian bowlers for more than 20 overs, but Harbhajan returned to snare Morkel with around 15 minutes remaining on the final day.Hashim Amla batted superbly to frustrate India with his second century of the match, but could not deny India a series tying victory. He took the man of the match and man of the series awards for centuries in each innings at Eden Gardens and 490 in total. He was dismissed only once in the series.
The win means India retain their place ahead of South Africa at the top of the Test world rankings.
Kolkota Test, day five: India 643/6 declared (Sehwag 165, Laxman 143*, Dhoni 132*, Tendulkar 106) beat South Africa 296 (Amla 114, Petersen 100, Zaheer 4-90, Harbhajan 3-64) and 289 (Amla 127*, Harbhajan 5-59, Mishra 3-78) by an innings and 58 runs
Nagpur Test, day four: South Africa steamrolls India in Nagpur (SAF-IND: 1-0|2)
February 09, 2010The Proteas romped to a crushing victory over India by an innings and six runs after another superb display by pace bowler Dale Steyn who achieved match figures of 10-108. Sachin Tendulkar earlier hit his 46th Test century, but proved once again he doesn't have the heart to play a second innings like Laxman, Dravid or Gambhir when it matters. It was India's third innings loss at home in 25 years, all of those coming against South Africa. The South Africans now need to just draw the second and final Test beginning in Kolkata on February 14 to reclaim their top ranking from India.Mahendra Singh Dhoni, a vocal advocate of youth over experience ever since he started leading India, finally saw his wishes come through before the Nagpur test. For someone who has always tried to get rid of the seniors in the team except Sachin, it might have been a dream come true to see a playing XI that didn't feature Dravid and Laxman. The team was stacked with youngsters ("It is easy to motivate youngsters," Dhoni after WT20 2007 victory). And the result? Dhoni's first loss as Indian captain.
Nagpur Test, day four: South Africa 558/6 declared (J Kallis 173, H Amla 253 not out, AB de Villiers 53) beat India 233 (V Sehwag 109, S Badrinath 56, D Steyn 7-51) and 319 (S Tendulkar 100) by an innings and six runs
India vs Bangladesh Test Series 2010
India vs Bangladesh 2-Test SeriesIndia will play two tests against Bangladesh after the completion of the tri-nation one-day international series featuring Sri Lanka in January, 2010.
Two-Test Series Schedule:
Jan 17-21 2010: 1st Test, Bangladesh vs India at Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong - Match starts at 03:30 GMT/09:00 IST
Jan 24-28 2010: 2nd Test, Bangladesh vs India at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka - Match starts at 03:30 GMT/09:00 IST
2nd Test, Bangladesh vs India, in Dhaka
Dhaka Test, 4th day: India complete series sweep as Zaheer routs Bangladesh (BAN-IND: 0-2|2)
January 27, 2010Indian left-arm seamer Zaheer Khan claimed three wickets in four balls in a dramatic spell at Dhaka as the home side collapsed from their overnight score of 228/3 to 312 all out in the first over after lunch. Khan added four more wickets to his three overnight to end with a career-best seven for 87 in the second innings and 10 wickets in the match.
India knocked off the two runs required to raise a comprehensive 10-wicket victory with a full day and close to two sessions to spare.Zaheer Khan won both the man of the match and the man of the series awards. With this win, the Indians made a clean-sweep of the series, winning it 2-0 after also winning both their ODIs against Bangladesh in the tri-series earlier.
2nd Test, Dhaka, 4th day: India 544/8 decl (Tendulkar 143, Dravid 111 retd hurt, Dhoni 89) and 2/0 beat Bangladesh 233 (Mahmudullah 96*, Ishant 4-66, Zaheer 3-62) and 312 (Tamim 151, Zaheer 7 for 87) by ten wickets
1st Test, Bangladesh vs India, in Chittagong
Chittagong Test, 5th day: India defeat Bangladesh by 113 runs (BAN-IND: 0-1|2)
January 21, 2010India on Thursday won the first Test against Bangladesh at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium by 113 runs. Chasing an improbable 414 runs for victory, Bangladesh were bowled out for 301. Bowlers Amit Mishra (4-92) and Ishant Sharma (3-48) shared seven wickets. The only consolation for Bangladesh was an entertaining 101 by wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim. The second and final Test starts in Dhaka on Sunday.
1st Test, Chittagong, 5th day: India 243 (Tendulkar 105, Sehwag 52, Shakib 5-62, Shahadat 5-71) and 413/8 decl (Gambhir 116, Laxman 69, Mishra 50) beat Bangladesh 242 (Mahmudullah 69, Zaheer 3-54, Mishra 3-66) and 301 (Mushfiqur 101, Tamim 52, Mishra 4-92, Ishant 3-48) by 113 runs
India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh Tri Series January 04-13, 2010
Bangladesh Tri Series - 2010
November 29, 2009Bangladesh will host a tri-nation one-day international series featuring India and Sri Lanka in January next year in Dhaka, the BCB has announced. Bangladesh take on Sri Lanka in the opening match on January 4 and the two top teams will face off in the final on January 13. Each team will play the other twice, all day-night games.
Jan 04 2010: Match 1, Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka (D/N) at Dhaka
Jan 05 2010: Match 2, India vs Sri Lanka (D/N) at Dhaka
Jan 07 2010: Match 3, Bangladesh vs India (D/N) at Dhaka
Jan 08 2010: Match 4, Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka (D/N) at Dhaka
Jan 10 2010: Match 5, Sri Lanka vs India (D/N) at Dhaka
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Dhaka Idea Cup Tri-Series 2010
Dhaka Tri-series Final: Raina ton in vain as Sri Lanka lift trophy
January 13, 2010Sri Lanka won the 'Idea Cup' tri-nations series by beating India in a one sided ODI finals by 4 wickets. Batting first after losing the toss, India were reduced to 16/3, losing Gambhir (1) in the first over, Virat Kohli (2) and Yuvraj Singh (0) in quick succession. Dhoni (17) and Sewag (42) tried to resurrect the innings, but also fell to the pace of Man of the Match Nuwan Kulasekara (4/48) and Chanaka Welegedara (3/53). India were struggling at 60/5 in the 11th over, before Suresh Raina (106) hammered a brilliant ton to help India towards 245 in 48.2 overs. It was his first ODI century against serious opposition, the first two coming against Hong Kong and Bangladesh.Sangakkara (55), Dilshan (49), Jayawardene (71*) and Samarveera (27) lead Sri Lanka to victory.
Sri Lanka brought in Nuwan Kulusekara in place Suranga Lakmal while India made three changes in the side with Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan back in the team in place of Dinesh Karthick, Amit Mishra and Sudeep Tyagi.Man of the Series: Kumar Sangakkara
Highest run-getter: Virat Kohli
Highest wicket-taker: Chanaka Welegedara
Sri Lanka 249/6 (Jayawardene 71*, Sangakkara 55) beat India 245 (Raina 106, Kulasekara 4-48, Welegedara 3-53) by four wickets
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India vs Sri Lanka - 5th One Day International in Delhi
Delhi ODI: Match abandoned; Kotla may lose 2011 WC matches (IND-SRL: 3-1|5)
December 27, 2009The fifth and final ODI at the Kotla, on Sunday, was forced to be abandoned after 23.3 overs as the pitch was deemed too dangerous to play on. Sri Lanka had toiled on the tricky surface to post 83/5, after being put in to bat in foggy conditions, before play was abandoned. Zaheer Khan provided India a dream start, cleaning up the in-form Upul Tharanga with the first delivery of the match. As the pitch turned nasty, Dilshan was struck on the elbow by Nehra's second delivery in the tenth over. Sanath Jayasuriya was also struck on the shoulder by Zaheer first and then Sudeep Tyagi. Tyagi, who made his ODI debut, finished with figures of 6.3-1-15-1. His lone wicket was that of Kumar Sangakkara who made one. Soon after he was out, Sangakkara decided he had enough and called his batsmen back to the pavilion. There were mild, isolated protests which spread and took a violent turn when it was announced at 12:30 pm that the match has been abandoned.The Board of Control for Cricket in India responded to the fiasco by dissolving its grounds and pitches committee, while the Delhi District Cricket Association apologised to fans and spectators and offered to refund the cost of tickets. Haroon Lorgat, the ICC's chief executive, said that Delhi would not be punished for the abandonment before an investigation was held.
Match abandoned after 23.3 overs; Sri Lanka 83/5 (Jayasuriya 31, Zaheer 2-31) v India
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India vs Australia, 7th ODI: Final ODI washed out (AUS-IND: 4-2|7)
November 11, 2009Heavy rain washed out the seventh and final one-day international between India and Australia at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday, giving the tourists a 4-2 series win.
The game officials after inspecting the ground at 5 pm decided to cancel the match as persistent rain had rendered the pitch unplayable.
The Australian team will head back home on Thursday to prepare for the upcoming Test series against the West Indies. The Indian squad will get ready for the Test series against Sri Lanka to commence in Ahmedabad from Monday. Australian Shane Watson was declared Man of the Series. He scored 256 runs in 6 innings at an average of 42.66 and a strike rate of 91.10. His highest was 93 at Hyderabad.