|Sachin Tendulkar on Friday played an outstanding knock of 93 runs to beat South Africa by 6 wickets to level the three match series by 1-1.
At one stage Indians are cruising to victory when they were 134/0 but in the space of 5 overs South African bowler came back brilliantly to dismiss Sourav Ganguly 42 runs of 75 balls (134/1), Rahul Drvaid 2 runs of 10 balls (140/2), Sachin Tendulkar 93 runs of 160 balls (140/3) and finally Mahendra Singh Dhoni 0 run of 4 balls (142/4).
But thanks to Yuvraj Singh and Dinesh Karthik who played with their maturity and patience to guide India home with 5 balls to spare. Yuvraj and Karthik both made 49 and 32 respectively.
Earlier Rahul Dravid won the toss and put South Africa into bat, with balls moving and seaming around them they had struggle to put the big Score to chase for the Indians. Thanks to Morne van Wyk 82 runs and Mark Boucher 55 runs which help South Africans to reach the total of 226/6 in their allotted 50 overs. The main Bowler for Indians was Yuvraj Singh who balls brilliantly to take 3 wickets for 36 runs in 9 overs.
Sachin Tendulkar was declared Man of The Match for his brilliant 93 run knock with 2 huge sixes and 13 fours in 106 balls.India will play their final match against South Africa on 1st of July 2007. Peoples in India can watch this match Live & Exclusive on Sab TV and National Channel from 3:15 PM.
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