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Full name Lewis Alfred Smith
Born July 12, 1913, Brentford, Middlesex
Died September 10, 1978, Ealing, Middlesex (aged 65 years 60 days)
Major teams Middlesex, Northamptonshire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Lewis Smith played occasionally for Middlesex between 1934 and 1937 and later appeared for Northamptonshire in 1947; against the South Africans he took 4 for 55, and then, going in at No. 11 when the game appeared over, he helped to add 76 for the last wicket, scoring 55.
Billboards are calling the series England's Indian Summer, but it is India who are looking for that period of warmth, redemption after the last whitewash, for they have seen how bleak the winter that can follow is
Accommodation for a great player like Jacques Kallis should be made with careful consideration and South Africa cannot get carried away with sentiment
The present Indian bowling line-up will tackle its first five-Test series without the proven guidance of Zaheer Khan, their bowling captain. India had unravelled without him in 2011. Will they do better this time around?
From two embattled captains to the challenge for India's openers against the new ball, ESPNcricinfo picks five contests that could determine the series
Also, best post-war win/loss record, most runs in two calendar years, most ducks in a Test, and brothers with similar numbers
It's close to inexplicable how India's best spinner is being left out in favour of bits-and-pieces players