Saturday, 31 March 2012

India vs South africa - Score card

South Africa innings (20 overs maximum)RMB4s6sSR
View dismissalRE Levic Sharma b IK Pathan198740271.42
View dismissalJH Kallisc Sharma b Ashwin61584252145.23
View dismissalCA Ingramc Sharma b Raina78595083156.00
F Behardiennot out20221120181.81
View dismissalJL Ontongb Raina2210722314.28
JA Morkelnot out163312533.33
Extras(lb 1, w 2)3
Total(4 wickets; 20 overs; 79 mins)219(10.95 runs per over)
Did not bat J Botha*, DJ Vilas†, WD Parnell, J Theron, LL Tsotsobe
Fall of wickets 1-22 (Levi, 1.4 ov)2-141 (Kallis, 14.6 ov)3-168 (Ingram, 17.1 ov)4-203 (Ontong, 19.3 ov)
P Kumar2022011.00(1w)
View wicketIK Pathan4044111.00(1w)
R Vinay Kumar3032010.66
View wicketR Ashwin403318.25
YK Pathan10909.00
View wicketsSK Raina4049212.25
RG Sharma1014014.00
V Kohli1015015.00
India innings (target: 83 runs from 7.5 overs)RMB4s6sSR
RV Uthappanot out1836191094.73
G Gambhirnot out49362871175.00
Extras(lb 3, w 1)4
Total(0 wickets; 7.5 overs; 36 mins)71(9.06 runs per over)
Did not bat V Kohli, RG Sharma, SK Raina, MS Dhoni*†, YK Pathan, IK Pathan, R Ashwin, P Kumar, R Vinay Kumar
LL Tsotsobe301505.00(1w)
JA Morkel1016016.00
J Theron1013013.00
WD Parnell1.501407.63
J Botha1010010.00
Match details
Toss India, who chose to field
Series South Africa won the one-off match
T20I debuts F Behardien and DJ Vilas (South Africa)
Player of the match CA Ingram (South Africa)
Umpires JD Cloete and S George
TV umpire AT Holdstock
Match referee BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire KH Hurter
Match notes
  • South Africa innings
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 5.2 overs (32 balls), Extras 2
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 36 balls (JH Kallis 24, CA Ingram 24, Ex 2)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 11.2 overs (68 balls), Extras 3
  • CA Ingram: 50 off 38 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • JH Kallis: 50 off 36 balls (3 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 71 balls (JH Kallis 48, CA Ingram 50, Ex 2)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 16.2 overs (98 balls), Extras 3
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 19.2 overs (116 balls), Extras 3
  • Innings Break: South Africa - 219/4 in 20.0 overs (F Behardien 20, JA Morkel 16)
  • India innings
  • India: 50 runs in 5.5 overs (35 balls), Extras 4
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 35 balls (RV Uthappa 11, G Gambhir 35, Ex 4)
  • Rain: India - 71/0 in 7.5 overs (RV Uthappa 18, G Gambhir 49)

Finally India lose before IPL

South Africa 219 for 4 (Ingram 78, Kallis 61) beat India 71 for 0 (Gambhir 49*) by 11 runs (D/L method)

India so far had a dramatic drought in the foreign soil after the team's World Cup Campaign in the home soil. Team India so far made many records of losing consecutive Test matches 4 in England and 4 in Australia. India also came home with empty hands both from England and Australia.
Earlier this month India also failed to perform in the Asia cup,which held at Bangladesh.
Now India lost to South africa too, another successive defeat to the men in blue Indian cricket team.

In the end, it was probably a fitting end to a solitary Twenty20 international sandwiched between South Africa's tour of New Zealand, the Asia Cup and the Indian Premier League. In the end, it was rain that proved decisive in what was shaping up to be a close chase and what could have been the highest successful one in T20Is. In the end, MS Dhoni was once again left to rue the profligacy of his medium-pacers and assorted part-time bowlers.
Gautam Gambhir had launched India's pursuit of 220 in a blaze of boundaries but even a total of 71 for 0 after 7.5 overs proved to be comfortably behind the Duckworth-Lewis par score of 82, such had been South Africa's dominance earlier with the bat.
Half-centuries from Colin Ingram and Jacques Kallis had lifted the hosts to their second-highest T20I total, and the fourth-highest ever. With all his three medium-pacers going for runs, Dhoni was forced to overuse his part-time spinners, who collectively went for 87 in seven overs.
Kallis showed no sign of any jet lag after having flown halfway across the world from New Zealand just in time for this game. Ingram, with a T20I strike-rate of 117.85 before this match, stroked his way to his maiden half-century in the format, his 78 taking 50 deliveries.
There was no respite for India right from the start as their three medium-pacers - with similar pace and reliance on swing - were easily taken for boundaries. Richard Levi provided India a sampler of what was in store for them, dismissively swatting Praveen Kumar and Irfan Pathan for a couple of fours each. Irfan provided temporary relief to his captain when he got Levi to edge one going across to slip but Ingram signalled there would be no let-up with an exquisite punch past point for four off his first ball.
Vinay Kumar began promisingly with an over that went for just two but Ingram and Kallis ensured South Africa were always in charge. India seemed to have stopped the torrent of runs to some extent as R Ashwin and Suresh Raina got through a couple of tight overs but Kallis and Ingram responded in style. Ashwin and Rohit Sharma were dispatched over midwicket for huge sixes.
Dhoni turned to the slow-mediums of Virat Kohli. Kallis lofted him past long-on for four and crashed the next two deliveries past the sweeper cover. After having slog-swept Ashwin over deep midwicket, Kallis found the fielder on the second attempt to depart for 61 off 42 but by then the second-wicket stand had realised 119 off 80.
More punishment lay in store for India as Vinay disappeared for 20 in the 17th over, 14 of those coming in three deliveries against Ingram who slashed, flicked and cut for boundaries.
Though Ingram holed out to deep midwicket off the first ball of the 18th, Farhaan Behardien and Justin Ontong took 14 off the 19th over bowled by Irfan. With Praveen and Vinay available to bowl the last over, Dhoni went for Raina.
Ontong earned ten off the first two deliveries with a loft over extra cover and a slog over midwicket. Though Ontong was bowled off the third, Albie Morkel hammered two sixes and a four off the last three as Raina went for 26 in the over, and 49 in four.
The last ball of the innings typified how shell-shocked India were, as Ashwin lost a straightforward catch in the lights to concede a six at long-on. That stroke boosted South Africa to 219, a score which would require India to better the highest-successful chase in T20Is they achieved against Sri Lanka in 2009.
Gambhir seemed to be in the mood to pull it off on his own, laying into Albie Morkel's first over which went for 16. Before the heavens opened up, it rained slashes, cuts, hooks, top edges and outside edges from Gambhir's bat. India might have gone at a quicker rate but Robin Uthappa struggled to get going at the other end, scoring at below a run-a-ball.
The only other man, apart from Kallis, from the South Africa Test squad to New Zealand to be playing this game, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, squeezed in three overs that went for only 15, ensuring that Duckworth-Lewis went against India.

Another Woe for Sri lanka:Welegedara out of 2nd Test

Sri Lanka left-arm fast bowler Chanaka Welegedara has been ruled out of the second Test against England, which starts at the P Sara Oval on Tuesday, with a groin injury. Welegedara's place in the squad will be taken by 25-year-old right-arm fast bowler Shaminda Eranga.

The Sri Lanka selectors made one other change to the 14-man squad, including allrounder Angelo Mathews in place of batsman Chamara Silva. Silva had come into the squad as replacement for Mathews in the first place, after the allrounder failed a fitness test on his calf muscle ahead of the Galle Test.
"Welegedera bowled with some discomfort during the Galle Test and an MRI scan revealed that he had a groin strain," Ashantha de Mel, Sri Lanka's chief selector, said. "Mathews has been declared fit and we have brought him in, but he will only bat."

Mathews last played for Sri Lanka in the league phase of the Commonwealth Bank Series in early March, missing the tri-series finals and the Asia Cup that followed due to the calf injury. He was initially picked in the squad for the Tests against England, before failing to recover in time for the first Test. At that point, De Mel had said that the concerns over Mathews' injured leg put his future as a bowler in doubt. He will contest the No. 6 spot in the Sri Lanka line-up with Dinesh Chandimal, who scored 27 and 31 in the first match in Galle that Sri Lanka won by 75 runs to go 1-0 up in the two-Test series.
Eranga has played the one Test for Sri Lanka, against Australia at the Sinhalese Sports Club last September, taking a four-for in his debut innings, including the wicket of Shane Watson with his first ball in Test cricket. In Sri Lanka's domestic first-class competition, the Premier League Tournament Tier A, he took 11 wickets in six games for Chilaw Marians Cricket Club at an average of 35.45 this season. Despite the call-up, he is not expected to play against England - De Mel said that Dhammika Prasad is the most likely candidate to share the new ball with Suranga Lakmal.