- New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg : 30 March 2012
On a batting friendly pitch, the Indian skipper opted to field, which turned out to be a disastrous decision for the Indian bowlers. They were smashed to all the corners of the ground and seemed helpless in front of the fierce batting display by the Proteas. The South African batsman piled up 219 runs, owing to the scintillating performances by Kallis (61 runs) and Ingram (78 runs). No Indian bowler could manage an economy of even below 8 in the match. Raina took two wickets, but at the economy of 12.25 !
In their reply, the Indians started well, scoring 71/0 in 7.5 overs. But the rain spoiled the show and forced Duckworth-Lewis to interfere. It happened that India were short of the South African score by 11 runs at the time of stop of play. Gambhir’s 28-ball-49* went down the drain. Luckily, the rain God favored the Africans this time.