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Second Test

India v South Africa

2005: South Africa in India, 2004-05,

Dileep Premachandran

India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Kolkata, 5th day

'It's good to come back to winning ways' - Ganguly

Dec 2, 2004: Harbhajan admires Kumble's competitive spirit

Chandrahas Choudhury

India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Kolkata, 5th day

A debut to remember

Dec 2, 2004: Reporters, I imagine, attach the same significance to their debut Test matches as cricketers do, and treasure their memories with emotion and nostalgia for the rest of their lives in cricket

Roving Reporter by Chandrahas Choudhury

India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Kolkata, 5th day

Kumble's hour of glory

Dec 2, 2004: With the exception of cantankerous old men tormented by jealousy and blinded by nostalgia, most of us recognise that we live in a golden age of spin bowling

Wisden Verdict by Dileep Premachandran

India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Kolkata, 5th day

India complete comfortable eight-wicket win

Dec 2, 2004: India completed a comfortable eight-wicket win against South Africa after Harbhajan Singh's 7 for 87, left then with an eminently attainable target of 117

The Bulletin by Rahul Bhatia

India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Kolkata, 4th day

Ganguly fined 30% of his match fee

Dec 1, 2004: Sourav Ganguly has been fined 30% of his match fee after being found guilty of breaching the ICC's Code of Conduct during the second Test against South Africa at Kolkata

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Kolkata, 4th day

'Any score is chaseable' - Wright

Dec 1, 2004: At the press conference after the fourth day's play, John Wright said that the result of the Kolkata Test would now depend on how well India played

Chandrahas Choudhury

India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Kolkata, 4th day

Robin Jackman picks his South African XI of the 1980s

Dec 1, 2004: Robin Jackman picks his South African XI of the 1980s

Roving Reporter by Chandrahas Choudhury

India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Kolkata, 4th day

Harbhajan rocks South Africa on a wearing pitch

Dec 1, 2004: Harbhajan Singh exploited a wearing pitch superbly, taking 4 for 58, as South Africa struggled to 172 for 5 at close of play on the fourth day at Kolkata, an overall lead of only 66

The Bulletin by Rahul Bhatia

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

No South Africa slump - Rhodes

Nov 30, 2004: Jonty Rhodes, in India for some promotional and charity work, gave a press conference at the end of the third day

Chandrahas Choudhury

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

'They made us work hard for runs' - Dravid

Nov 30, 2004: Rahul Dravid hopes to extend India's lead © Getty Images Ray Jennings threw a few punches at the post-day press conference on day three, in a move that may soon come to be known as the Jennings counterattack

Chandrahas Choudhury

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

The attacking intent

Nov 30, 2004: With the series at stake, South Africa's bowlers summoned up reserves of grit and discipline that they have often lacked in recent forays abroad

The Wisden Verdict by Dileep Premachandran at Eden Gardens

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

What's in a field?

Nov 30, 2004: No single detail about a Test match immediately reveals so much about the game as the look of the field - that is, the way the nine fielders available to the bowler are placed

Roving Reporter by Chandrahas Choudhury

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

India inch past South Africa

Nov 30, 2004: India's batsmen struggled against some disciplined South African bowling on the third day of the second Test at Kolkata but managed to secure a 54-run lead

The Bulletin by Rahul Bhatia

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

South Africa defend their batting stance

Nov 29, 2004: Discussions at the post-day press conference on day two revolved aroundthe merits of the different approaches to batting seen from South Africaand India, a difference that was starkly emphasized by Virender Sehwag'srattling innings in the afternoon

Chandrahas Choudhury

From Surat to South Africa to India

The Amlas come home

Nov 29, 2004: On the afternoon of the first day of the Kolkata Test there appeared amoment that will surely find its way into all future histories of SouthAfrican cricket

Chandrahas Choudhury

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

Sehwag puts India well on top

Nov 29, 2004: A masterful 82 not out by Virender Sehwag put India in command of the Kolkata Test

The Bulletin by Rahul Bhatia

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

A cavalier spirit

Nov 28, 2004: A great innings can often be compared to a magnificent edifice, with runs the building blocks and slices of luck the thin lines of cement

Dileep Premachandran

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

From receiver to giver

Nov 28, 2004: Sunday was the first day of the rest of Jacques Kallis' life

Neil Manthorp

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

Kallis now a 'giver'

Nov 28, 2004: Sunday was the first day of the rest of Jacques Kallis' life

Neil Manthorp
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India v South Africa at Kolkata - Nov 28-Dec 2, 2004
India won by 8 wickets
India v South Africa at Kanpur - Nov 20-24, 2004
Match drawn
Ind Pres XI v Sth Africans at Jaipur - Nov 14-16, 2004
Match drawn
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