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India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Ahmedabad, 2nd day

de Villiers double leads South African run-fest

Apr 4, 2008: An unbeaten 217 by AB de Villiers and his 256-run stand with Jacques Kallis, who made 132, helped South Africa to 494 for 7, a lead of 418

The Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran at Motera

How important is Shoaib Akhtar for Pakistan?

Apr 4, 2008: Numbers can't completely explain what Shoaib has brought to the table for Pakistan, but they can help reveal the basis for some of the arguments that have been used to support or rubbish him

S Rajesh

India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Ahmedabad, 1st day

Changing soil content makes Harbhajan see red

Apr 3, 2008: Harbhajan Singh raised eyebrows at the nature of the Motera pitch while bemoaning the trend of draws in India

Jamie Alter in Ahmedabad

India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Ahmedabad, 1st day

'They didn't have a strategy' - Steyn

Apr 3, 2008: While the entire Indian team may look back at the first session and cough up excuses, one man isn't surprised by their capitulation

Jamie Alter in Ahmedabad

India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Ahmedabad, 1st day

Clueless against pace and seam

Apr 3, 2008: With all due respect to Dale Steyn and Co, it was India, when confronted with a something unusual for this part of the world and a bit of swing, that ran scared

Jamie Alter in Ahmedabad

India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Ahmedabad, 1st day

The shortest innings in the subcontinent

Apr 3, 2008: India's capitulation for 76 before lunch on the first day in Ahmedabad was one of their worst performances in Tests

S Rajesh

India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Ahmedabad, 1st day

Steyn and Kallis lead South African charge

Apr 3, 2008: Makhaya Ntini and Dale Steyn scythed through the batting order as India slumped to 76 all out, their second-lowest total on home soil. By close of play on the opening day, Jacques Kallis had led South Africa to 223 for 4

The Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran at Motera

Plays of the day

A peach, a shocker, and a killer glare

Apr 3, 2008: Plays of the day from the first day of the Ahmedabad Test between India and South Africa

Jamie Alter in Ahmedabad

India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Ahmedabad

Prepared South Africa exude confidence

Apr 2, 2008: Graeme Smith's attitude reflects the state South Africa are in: confident after gaining a psychological advantage from the draw in Chennai and free of injury hassles

Jamie Alter in Ahmedabad

India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Ahmedabad

Teams look to turn on the heat

Apr 2, 2008: With Kanpur's Green Park - the venue for the final Test - known to produce more draws than results, it's up to Ahmedabad to ensure a result in this series

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Ahmedabad

India struggle with bowling options

Apr 2, 2008: Going in to a venue at which their spinners have enjoyed success and with the intention of playing five bowlers, India are struggling to determine who those five will be

Jamie Alter in Ahmedabad

India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Ahmedabad

Kumble-Harbhajan partnership touches 50

Apr 2, 2008: Stats preview to the second Test between India and South Africa, in Ahmedabad

S Rajesh

India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Ahmedabad

Curator promises sporting surface

Apr 1, 2008: With pitch in the spotlight after the dull draw in Chennai,the chief curator Dhiraj Parsana is non-committal: he promises a sporting surface but remains unsure of what the weather could dictate

Jamie Alter in Ahmedabad

India v South Africa, 1st Test, Chennai

South Africa fined for slow over-rate

Mar 31, 2008: Roshan Mahanama, the match referee, found the side was two overs short of its target after time allowances were taken in to consideration

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa in India 2007-08

Kaif expected call-up

Mar 31, 2008: Having earned a Test recall after nearly two years, Mohammad Kaif said he was expecting to be picked based on his domestic performance

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa in India 2007-08

Kaif's recall a reward for his dedication

Mar 30, 2008: By choosing Mohammad Kaif, the selectors have sent out a positive message: that performances in domestic cricket, more importantly first-class cricket, do count

Sidharth Monga

India v South Africa, 1st Test, Chennai, 5th day

Chennai offers perfect warm-up for visitors

Mar 30, 2008: South Africa didn't get a practice game prior to this series but they would have been pleasantly surprised with the generosity granted to them at the MA Chidambaram Stadium

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan in Chennai

India v South Africa, 1st Test, Chennai, 5th day

Stale pitch, monotonous cricket

Mar 30, 2008: Both captains might as well have shook hands at that point and planted a RIP sign in the middle of the pitch

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan in Chennai

India v South Africa, 1st Test, Chennai, 5th day

The kings of the draw

Mar 30, 2008: Stats highlights from the first Test between India and South Africa in Chennai, which ended in a high-scoring draw

S Rajesh and HR Gopalakrishna

South Africa in India 2007-08

Injured Tendulkar to miss second Test

Mar 30, 2008: India's hopes of fielding a full-strength side for the second Test in Ahmedabad took a blow after Sachin Tendulkar was ruled out with a groin injury

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan in Chennai
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Tour Results
India v South Africa at Kanpur - Apr 11-13, 2008
India won by 8 wickets
India v South Africa at Ahmedabad - Apr 3-5, 2008
South Africa won by an innings and 90 runs
India v South Africa at Chennai - Mar 26-30, 2008
Match drawn
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