West Indies In India ODI Series 2007


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ICC Cricket World Cup 2007

India to name World Cup squad before Feb 13

The Indian squad for the upcoming World Cup in the Caribbean would be selected on February 12 in Mumbai.

Sachin Watch

I know my batting : Sachin

Having silenced his critics with a classy one-day international century, Sachin Tendulkar today said he had been in the game long enough to know about his batting and never paid heed to others views.

West Indies in India ODI Series 2007

INDIA WEST INDIES Fourth ODI Vadodara : Massive Indian 341/3 secures series win; IND 3-1 (4 matches)

Sachin Tendulkar hit his 41st one-day century as India beat West Indies by 160 runs to clinch the series 3-1. West Indies, who won the toss, were bowled out for 181 in the 42nd over, Marlon Samuels top-scoring with 55. The tourists on 65-3 in the 15th over, but a 65-run stand between Samuels and Denesh Ramdin (40) saved some face for them. Earlier man of the match and man of the series Tendulkar scored his 41st ton with a single in the last ball of the Indian innings as 107 runs flowed in the last 10 overs. Dhoni was not out on 40 in 20 balls, with 1 four and 3 sixes. Ganguly (68) and Uthappa (28) gave India a quickfire start, with a 47 run partnership in 6.3 overs. Dravid (78) was instrumental in two century partnerships, one with Ganguly and another with Sachin. Reported Earlier: The West Indies have won the toss and put India in to bat in the fourth ODI at the IPCL ground in Vadodara.
After losing the last match at Chennai, the Indian team has made a number of changes with Sreesanth, Ramesh Powar, Gautam Gambhir and Suresh Raina being rested. Meanwhile, the return of Irfan Pathan to the Indian ODI team, after being sent back home from the South Africa tour, will provide greater depth to the Indian batting. For the West Indies, the return of in-form batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul will be a real boost, adding strength to their batting line-up. India Team: S Ganguly, R Uthappa, R Dravid (Captain), S Tendulkar, Y Singh, M Dhoni (Wicket Keeper), I Pathan, H Singh, A Agarkar, A Kumble , Z Khan
West Indies Team : C Gayle, S Chanderpaul, D'von Smith, M Samuels, B Lara (Captain), L Simmons, D Smith, D Ramdin (Wicket Keeper), I Bradshaw, R Emrit, D Powell
IND vs WI Fourth ODI at Vadodara: India 341-3 (50 overs) beat West Indies 181 (41.4 overs) by 160 runs

INDIA WEST INDIES Fourth ODI Vadodara : Series decider promises feast of runs

After the reversal at Chennai that kept the series alive, India will be keen to field their best combination as they seek to wrap up the one-day cricket series against the West Indies tomorrow. India Team (from) : Rahul Dravid (Captain), Sourav Ganguly, Robin Uthappa, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Wicket Keeper), Dinesh Kaarthick, Gautam Gambhir, Irfan Pathan, Ajit Agarkar, Ramesh Powar, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Anil Kumble, S Sreesanth.
West Indies Team (from) : Brian Lara (Captain), Chris Gayle, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ronoko Morton, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Dinesh Ramdin (Wicket Keeper), Lendl Simmons, Ian Bradshaw, Rayad Emrit, Darren Powell, Devon Smith, Jerome Taylor.

INDIA WEST INDIES Fourth ODI Vadodara : Irfan Pathan joins team for Vadodara ODI

Pace bowler Irfan Pathan joined the Indian team on Monday for the fourth and final limited-overs international against the West Indies, a month after he was sent back from the tour of South Africa to regain his bowling rhythm.

Sri Lanka in India ODI Cricket Series 2006-07

Eden Gardens to host India Sri Lanka match

The first India-Sri Lanka ODI that was to be held in Pune has now been shifted to Kolkata due to internal problems in the Maharashtra Cricket Association.

West Indies in India ODI Series 2007

INDIA WEST INDIES Third ODI Chennai : Comfortable win for West Indies; IND leads 2-1 (4 matches)

On a wicket with good pace and bounce, West Indies overtook India's 268 inside 44 overs. Samuel hit 98 and Lara 83 for West Indies and victory came with 3 wickets in hand in 43.4 overs. Earlier, after being asked to bat first, opener Robin Uthappa smashed 70 from 41 balls, Sachin Tendulkar (60) and Rahul Dravid (57) hit fifties, but India were bowled out for 268 with two overs left. Last five wickets fell for 13 in six overs as Dwayne Bravo took 4-39. India Team : Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh, Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, Ajit Agarkar, Ramesh Powar, Anil Kumble, Sreesanth.
West Indies Team : Brian Lara (Captain), Chris Gayle, Shivnaraine Chanderpaul, Runako Morton, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Denesh Ramdin, Lendl Simmons, Ian Bradshaw, Rayad Emrit, Darren Powell, Devon Smith and Jerome Taylor.
IND vs WI Third ODI at Chennai: West Indies 270-7 (43.4 overs) beat India 268 (48.0 overs) by 3 wickets

INDIA WEST INDIES Third ODI Chennai : India aim at series win in third ODI

Powered by two back-to-back wins, India would look forward to bank on their team work and renewed vigor to clinch the series in the penultimate One-Day International cricket match against West Indies on Saturday.
India Team (from): Rahul Dravid (Captain), Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Ghambir, Dinesh Kaarthick, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ajit Agarkar, Ramesh Powar, Harbhajan Singh, S Sreeshanth, Zaheer Khan, Robin Uthappa, Yuvraj Singh and Anil Kumble.
West Indies Team (from) : Brian Lara (Captain), Chris Gayle, Shivnaraine Chanderpaul, Runako Morton, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Denesh Ramdin, Lendl Simmons, Ian Bradshaw, Rayad Emrit, Darren Powell, Devon Smith and Jerome Taylor.

Kumble, Yuvraj recalled for the last two ODIs against West Indies

Middle order batsman Yuvraj Singh and leg-spinner Anil Kumble were on Thursday named in the 15-member India squad announced for the remaining two one-day internationals of the ongoing four-match cricket series against the West Indies. India Team : Rahul Dravid (Captain), Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Dinesh Kaarthick, Suresh Raina, Mahndra Singh Dhoni (Wicket Keeper), Ajit Agarkar, Ramesh Powar, Harbhajan Singh, S Sreesanth, Zaheer Khan, Robin Uthappa, Yuvraj Singh and Anil Kumble.

INDIA WEST INDIES Second ODI Cuttack : 20 run thrilling victory for India in low scoring match; IND 2-0 (4 matches)

After being shot out for 189, a good bowling performance by India gave them a 20 run victory over the West Indies. Powar took 3 for 42 in West Indies 169 all out in 48.2 overs. Chanderpaul made 67 of 125 balls, and Bravo made 31 of 33, but Indian bowlers were able to restrict the flow of runs. Earlier, India won the toss and chose to bat. Daren Powell took 4-27 in a straight 10-over spell. He sent back Sourav Ganguly (13), Rahul Dravid (22), Sachin Tendulkar for a duck and all-rounder Joginder Sharma to have the hosts 69-6 at one point. Dinesh Karthik (63) and Ajit Agarkar (40) put on 62 for the eight wicket.
Reported Earlier: Indian Captain Rahul Dravid won the toss and elected to bat first in their second ODI match against West Indies at Cuttack.
Joginder Sharma and Romesh Powar replace Sreesanth and Raina in the final XI. Chris Gayle to make captaincy debut in Lara's absence. India Team : G Gambhir, S Ganguly, S Tendulkar, R Dravid (Captain), M Dhoni (Wicket Keeper), D Karthik, A Agarkar, R Powar, J Sharma, H Singh, Z Khan
West Indies Team: C Gayle (Captain), S Chanderpaul, Devon Smith, R Morton, M Samuels, D Bravo, D Smith, D Ramdin (Wicket Keeper), I Bradshaw, J Taylor, D Powell
IND vs WI Second ODI at Cuttack: India 189 (48.2 overs) beat West Indies 169 (48.2 overs) by 20 runs

INDIA WEST INDIES Second ODI Cuttack : India looking for unbeatable lead

Having seized the initiative with an audacious batting display in the opening game, India would strive to keep up the momentum and carry forward their World Cup preparations when they take on the West Indies in the second ODI today. India Team (from) : Rahul Dravid (Captain), Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Dinesh Kaarthick, Suresh Raina, Mahndra Singh Dhoni (Wicket Keeper), Ajit Agarkar, Ramesh Powar, Harbhajan Singh, S Sreesanth, Zaheer Khan, Robin Uthappa, Joginder Sharma and Rudra Pratap Singh.
West Indies Team (from) : Brian Lara (Captain), Chris Gayle, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Runako Morton, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Dinesh Ramdin (Wicket Keeper), Lendl Simmons, Ian Bradshaw, Rayad Emrit, Darren Powell, Devon Smith and Jerome Taylor.

Indian coach Greg Chappell manhandled

India's cricket coach Greg Chappell was yesterday assaulted by a fan who was angry about player selection. Chappell, a former Australian captain, was pushed and hit on the back as the Indian team arrived in Bhubaneswar in the eastern state of Orissa to play a ODI tomorrow against the West Indies.
BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla said that the 58-year-old Chappell was unhurt and had been immediately rushed into the team bus stationed outside The attacker, identified as Biranchi Maharana by local officials, was arrested soon after the incident.
"I am angry with Chappell because no player from Orissa has been included in the national team," Maharana shouted to reporters before being whisked away in a police jeep. Bhubaneswar police official Amitabh Thakur said security had been tightened for the teams after the incident.

BCCI & Telecast

High Court orders delayed telecast on Doordarshan

The Delhi High Court today said that public broadcaster Prasar Bharati will telecast the India West Indies ODI series on Doordarshan with a delay of seven minutes.

Prasar Bharati, Nimbus talks on cricket telecast fail

The India West Indies tie Wednesday will remain a no show for millions of Doordarshan viewers as the second round of talks between Nimbus Communication, which owns the telecast rights, and the public broadcaster Prasar Bharati failed Monday

India vs Australia Cricket

India, Australia may play ODI series in New York

Cricket Australia is negotiating with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to organise a one-day series between the two countries in New York this year.
CA wants to participate in the Indian initiative to play in the US but there is a stumbling block as the BCCI has demanded the bulk of the cash generated from the Indian television market, according to a media report in Melbourne. It has been estimated the five-match series would generate up to USD 30 million through India's lucrative pay television market. The Indians hold the upper hand in negotiations.

West Indies in India ODI Series 2007

INDIA WEST INDIES First ODI Nagpur : West Indies fall short in thriller; IND 1-0

West Indies and Shivnarine Chanderpaul in particular battled bravely, but in the end fell short of their victory target of 339 in a one-day thriller with India where there were runs in abundance. The West Indies batsmen never gave up in pursuit of the total and they needed 20 runs from the final over, but Chanderpaul's brilliant unbeaten 149 proved to be in vain as the hosts sealed victory by 14 runs.
The left-hander hit 16 fours and three sixes in his knock which came off 136 balls, while the aggregate of 662 runs made it the highest-scoring ODI ever staged in India. For India, former skipper Sourav Ganguly, back in India's one-day squad after 16 months on the sidelines, made a superb 98, and his innings was followed by 11.5 over - 119 run partnership by Dhoni (62) and Dravid (54). Gambhir made 69 in the 144 first wicket partnership with Ganguly. Tendulkar made 31 before being LBW to Gayle.
Earlier, West Indies won the toss at Nagpur and elected to field first.
Reported Earlier: Sachin Tendulkar will bat in the middle order in the first one-dayer against the West Indies in Nagpur as India attempt to find a winning combination ahead of the World Cup. The poor performance forced the selectors to drop opener Virender Sehwag and all-rounder Irfan Pathan for the first two games against the West Indies. The focus will be on former captain Saurav Ganguly, returning to the one-day side after 16 months. He will open the innings with Gautam Gambhir in today's match. India Team : Gautam Gambhir, Saurav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Karthik, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Ajith Agarkar, Harbhajan Singh, Sreesanth, Zaheer Khan
West Indies Team : Brian Lara (Captain), Ian Bradshaw, Dwayne Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Reyad Emrit, Chris Gayle, Runako Morton, Daren Powell, Denesh Ramdin (wicketkeeper), Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Devon Smith and Jerome Taylor.
IND vs WI First ODI at Nagpur : India 338-3 (50 overs) beat West Indies 324-8 (50 overs) by 14 runs

West Indies team arrives for ODI series

The Brian Lara led West Indies team arrived Mumbai Thursday to play a four-match ODI series against India.
West Indies Team : Brian Lara (Captain), Ian Bradshaw, Dwayne Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Reyad Emrit, Chris Gayle, Runako Morton, Daren Powell, Denesh Ramdin (wicketkeeper), Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Devon Smith and Jerome Taylor.

West Indies calls up Dwayne Smith for India tour

Dwayne Smith said he will replace Darren Sammy on the West Indies team for a four-game, limited-overs tour of India this month.

Sri Lanka in India ODI Cricket Series 2006-07

Sri Lanka rests Murali, Vaas for India series

Sri Lankan cricket selectors decided on Wednesday to rest their main strike weapons Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas for the upcoming four-match one-day series in India.
Sri Lanka Team : Mahela Jayawardena (Captain), Kumar Sangakkara, Sanath Jayasuriya, Upul Tharanga, Marvan Atapattu, Russel Arnold, TM Dilshan, Chamara Silva, Malinga Bandara, Upul Chandana, Farveez Maharoof, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Zoysa, Dilhara Fernando and Nuwan Kulasekera.

India Cricket team arrives in Nagpur

The India cricket team arrived Nagpur for the four-day warming up session beginning Wednesday at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) ground.

India in Bangladesh Cricket Series 2007

India confirms Bangladesh tour in May

India will play two Tests and three one-day internationals in a three-week tour of Bangladesh from May 7.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India confirmed the tour to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) recently, said chief executive officer Mahmudur Rahman. India, who played the first Test against newcomers Bangladesh in 2000, will start the tour by playing three one-dayers, with two Tests to follow. The two sides would finalise the dates of Test matches very soon, he added. Bangladesh have played two home series against India, but have yet to tour India for a Test series. The BCB chief executive said both the sides had discussed the issue and would soon announce dates for a Bangladesh tour of India.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2007

Indian cricket announce 30 World Cup probables

The national selectors announced a preliminary 30-member squad for the 2007 ICC World Cup in the West Indies in March.
Indian Team : Rahul Dravid (Captain), Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammed Kaif, Gautam Gambhir, Sourav Ganguly, Robin Uthappa, Joginder Sharma, Ajit Agarakar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicket keeper), Rudra Pratap Singh, Dinesh Karthik (wicket keeper), Suresh Raina, Zaheer Khan, Sreesanth, Romesh Powar, Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan, Munaf Patel, Anil Kumble, Dinesh Mongia, Vikram Raj Vir Singh, Parthiv Patel (wicket keeper), V.V.S. Laxman, Rohit Sharma, Ishant Sharma, Cheteswar Pujara, Subramaniam Badrinath and Rajesh Pawar.

West Indies in India ODI Series 2007

Sourav Ganguly back for ODIs, Sehwag dropped

Former captain Sourav Ganguly was recalled to Indias one-day squad while Virender Sehwag and Irfan Pathan were left out for the first two one-day international matches against the West Indies.
Rahul Dravid has been retained as captain while Sachin Tendulkar has been named the vice-captain. The in-form Robin Uthappa has managed to force himself back into the one-day side after some fine performances in domestic cricket. The selectors have sent a strong message to all players by not including Sehwag. He had earlier been stripped of the vice-captaincy following his poor performance during most of last year.
VVS Laxman, who had been made vice-captain for the three Tests against South Africa, was also not included. Veteran spinner Anil Kumble again missed out on selection. He was dropped for Indias ODI matches against South Africa and was only required for the Tests. Left-handed batsman Yuvraj Singh, who is recuperating after a knee injury, wasnt deemed match fit and was left out.

India ODI team: Rahul Dravid (Captain), Sachin Tendulkar (vice-captain) Robin Uthappa, Sourav Ganguly, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, Ajit Agarkar, Sreesanth, Ramesh Powar, Harbhajan Singh, Rudra Pratap Singh, Zaheer Khan, Joginder Sharma.

Yuvraj Singh to test out at Mumbai match

Injured middle order batsman Yuvraj Singh is expected to turn out in a practice game here on January 12 to test his knee for the first time in a match situation after having torn a ligament in October during the ICC Champions Trophy.
Yuvraj is undergoing rehabilitation process for his injury under BCCI's official physician, Dr Anant Joshi, and is expected to get the green light from the latter for taking part in the match. The stylish left-hander has not played any match after getting injured on October 28 during a game of kho-kho played with his teammates at Mohali as part of the practice session on the eve of the crucial league tie against Australia. The player hopes to be back in action for India at some stage of the upcoming four-match one-day series against the West Indies commencing on January 21 at Nagpur. Incidentally, the national selection committee is meeting on Friday at Rajkot to choose the Indian squad for the first two ODIs against the West Indies as well as thirty probables for the ICC World Cup.

Virender Sehwag hits ton in Ranji Trophy match

Virender Sehwag seems to be getting back his form after he hit a captain's knock of 106 runs for his home team Delhi against Haryana in the Ranji Trophy National Championship Wednesday, with just 48 hours left for the announcement of the 30 member probables squad for the World Cup.
Sehwag was the top scorer and his innings lasted 134 deliveries and included 15 fours. Riding on his century, Delhi were comfortably placed at 330 for the loss of seven wickets on first day of the Super League Group A tie in Rohtak. Haryana bolwer Joginder Sharma, whose name is also doing the rounds of the World Cup probables, picked up one wicket for 68 runs.
Meanwhile, Indian captain Rahul Dravid made 56 as Karnataka piled up 329 runs for the loss of four wickets against Saurashtra in Rajkot in another Group A tie. Robin Utappa top scored with 108 while Chandrasekhar Raghu made 83. Wasim Jaffer also did not disappoint. He made 78 as Mumbai scored 302 runs for three wickets against Maharashtra in a Group B match in Nasik. Irfan Pathan playing for Baroda did not have a good day with bat as he made only one run but then rolled his arm to pick up a wicket against Tamil Nadu in a Group A tie in Chennai. Baroda batting first were all out for 263 and Tamil Nadu were struggling at 13 for the loss of two wickets.

India vs Pakistan Cricket

India, Pakistan cricket teams to play ODI at Lord's this year

Pakistan and India will play a one-dayer match at the Lord's Cricket Ground in London while PCB has confirmed the participation of Pakistan cricket squad in the match to be played in June or July this year. According to BCCI and PCB, the match will be played for Prince Charles' Trust as Indian team will be touring England then, whereas date of the match will be decided with the two boards' consent. This will be a historical moment as the Subcontinent's arch rivals, Pakistan and India, have never faced each other in a one-dayer at the Lord's.

India in England Cricket Series 2007

India to tour England in July-September

India would play three Tests and seven ODIs during their three-month tour of England starting in July this year, according to the schedule announced by the England and Wales Cricket Board.
Of the seven one-dayers, three would be day-night affairs. Prior to the Test series starting on July 19, India will play two warm-up matches against Sussex and England A. After the first two Tests, they are slated to play Sri Lanka 'A' in a three-day game in Leicester. The Indians would also play a couple of lead-up games ahead of the start of the ODI series on August 21.

West Indies in India : ODI Series 2007

West Indies to tour India

The West Indies will play limited-overs matches in India as part of its preparations for the cricket World Cup.

India-West Indies Vadodara ODI to be deferred

The fourth and final One-Day International between India and the West Indies would be held at Vadodara on January 31 instead of January 30.

BCCI News

BCCI urges review after South Africa defeat

Indias cricket board said on Sunday national selectors should be prepared to get tough with struggling senior players in the wake of the Test series defeat in South Africa.
India took a 1-0 lead in the series but sub-par performances from experienced batsmen let South Africa rally to a five-wicket victory in the final Test in Cape Town on Saturday. The Proteas swept the preceding one-day series 4-0 by big margins, also taking advantage of Indias faltering batting, which failed to reach a tally of more than 200 runs once. "The board is definitely concerned by the performance, but it will not interfere," Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Niranjan Shah told Reuters. "It is up to the selection committee to review things. "(But) the selection committee should not go only by the history of some players," he added. "Consistent performance is important." Indian media and experts have rounded on batsman Virender Sehwag, who made just 89 runs from six Test innings. The 28-year-old Delhi batsman also failed in the one-dayers, raising the possibility of him being left out of the upcoming home one-day series against West Indies and Sri Lanka. Skipper Rahul Dravid also failed to get a fifty in the tests and, with Sachin Tendulkar, took the blame for the batting collapse on day four that led to the final Test defeat. Selectors meet on Friday to pick the 30 probables for the World Cup and the squad for the series with West Indies starting on Jan. 21. Indias poor one-day form has also raised concerns in the build-up to the World Cup, starting on March 13. Coach Greg Chappell criticised the batsmen on Saturday and hinted the performances would be put under the microscope. "Looking at the tour as a whole, there are more questions than answers," he said. "There will be a few guys under a bit of pressure, theres no doubt."

India South Africa Cricket Series 2006-07

Sourav Ganguly highest Indian run-getter in Test series

Comeback man Sourav Ganguly made a highly impressive return to the Indian Test team by emerging the team's highest run-scorer in the three-Test series against South Africa. The Bengal left-hander scored 214 runs in six innings at an average of 42.80 and was third in the overall run chart for the series, which the hosts won 2-1. Ganguly, who was out of the Indian team for around 10 months, was called back to add experience to the side, which lost 0-4 in the preceding one-day series. Sachin Tendulkar had the second best tally among the Indians and fourth overall. He compiled 199 runs in six innings averaging 33.16 with a highest score of 64. Skipper Rahul Dravid was uncharacteristically short of runs as he could contribute only 125 runs with an average of 20.83. Ashwell Prince, who amassed 306 at an impressive average of 61.20, topped the batting charts ahead of his captain Graeme Smith, who struck three consecutive fifties to boost his tally to 227 runs at 37.83. Among the bowlers, S Sreesanth was the most successful with 18 wickets at an average of 21.94. He was followed by South African paceman Makhaya Ntini who picked 15 wickets and Anil Kumble (14). All-rounder Shaun Pollock starred with both bat and ball. He contributed 187 runs at 37.40 and snared 13 wickets at a miserly average of 16.00

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: 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

IND SA Third Test at New Lands : 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.
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.

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Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.