First one-day international

India v South Africa

ESPNcricinfo staff

At Belfast, June 26. South Africa won by four wickets. Toss: South Africa.

In years to come, the number of people who have seen Sachin Tendulkar make a hundred may be incalculable. How much more of a distinction, then, to have been present when, for the first time in 524 international matches, he was out for 99. But it was the equally inscrutable Kallis who took his side to victory with a well-paced 91. India, missing several players because of flu, had the consolation of seeing Piyush Chawla, in conditions that did him no favours, bowl his legspin with great guile for three wickets. Tendulkar took 17 balls to get off the mark, but was rewarded later, playing several drives of reassuring authority in a stand of 158 with the everelegant Dravid, before being run out going for a second by van Wyk's throw to Boucher. India took wickets with sufficient frequency to prove that the 50-over format need not be formulaic. Well though he batted, Kallis needed someone to stay with him: Philander, in his first international innings, kept his head, and ended the match with three balls to spare by driving Yuvraj Singh over the infield for four.

Man of the Match: J. H. Kallis.

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