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India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Ahmedabad, 3rd day

Planning and perseverance pay off

Apr 5, 2008: South Africa can proudly lay claim to having India's number throughout the Motera Test

Jamie Alter in Ahmedabad

India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Ahmedabad, 3rd day

India's worst home defeat in nearly 50 years

Apr 5, 2008: Stats highlights from the third - and as it turned out, last - day of the Ahmedabad Test

S Rajesh

India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Ahmedabad, 3rd day

Bowlers seal emphatic win for South Africa

Apr 5, 2008: South Africa, a class apart from first ball to last, swept to a thoroughly deserved innings-and-90-run victory inside three days to take a 1-0 lead in the three-Test series

The Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran at Motera

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

Perfect execution

Apr 4, 2008: AB de Villiers timed his first Test double-century perfectly as he put the hosts to the sword to set up his team for a 1-0 lead

Jamie Alter at Motera

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

A new high for de Villiers

Apr 4, 2008: Stats highlights from the second day of the Ahmedabad Test

S Rajesh

Plays of the day

A case of immovable bails

Apr 4, 2008: Plays of the day for day two of the second Test between India and South Africa in Ahmedabad

Jamie Alter at Motera

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

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

Footwork my foot

Apr 2, 2008: In the light of Sehwag's latest blitzkrieg, it is worth asking: what value does technical correctness in general, and footwork in particular, hold these days?

Suresh Menon

Sehwag's theory of relativity

Apr 1, 2008: Where others see risk, he sees opportunity. And he has the numbers to prove it

Sambit Bal

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

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
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Series 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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