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India v South Africa, 3rd Test, Kanpur

ICC warns Indian board over Kanpur pitch

May 9, 2008: The ICC has asked the BCCI to take steps to ensure that pitches for future home Tests are prepared better

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India v South Africa, 3rd Test, Kanpur

ICC awaits BCCI response to Kanpur pitch

Apr 16, 2008: The ICC has received a copy of the match referee's poor report on the Kanpur pitch and is now waiting for a response from the Indian board on the same

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South Africa in India 2007-08

Arthur slams Kanpur facilities

Apr 16, 2008: Mickey Arthur, the South African coach, has slammed the facilities provided to his team in Kanpur for the third Test against India

Ajay S Shankar

India's coach 'agonised' over divided loyalties

Kirsten relieved after series ends in stalemate

Apr 16, 2008: Gary Kirsten has expressed satisfaction with the Indian team's performance after they the won the third Test in Kanpur to force a 1-1 stalemate against South Africa

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India v South Africa, 3rd Test, Kanpur, 3rd day

One-all at home would disappoint us: Smith

Apr 13, 2008: It must have been disappointing to lose at the brink of a major upset, but Graeme Smith said 1-1 was a result India will be more disappointed with

Sidharth Monga in Kanpur

India v South Africa, 3rd Test, Kanpur, 3rd day

Bowlers made my job easier - Dhoni

Apr 13, 2008: Mahendra Singh Dhoni felt the Indians got a better measure of a difficult pitch at Green Park

Sidharth Monga in Kanpur

Plays of the day

Corridor of uncertainty

Apr 13, 2008: The Plays of the Day for the third day of the third Test in Kanpur

Sidharth Monga in Kanpur

India v South Africa, 3rd Test, Kanpur, 3rd day

India sweep to eight-wicket win to level series

Apr 13, 2008: A match which hung in the balance after two days had a swift and incredible denouement on the third as India swept to an eight-wicket win to level the series 1-1

The Bulletin by S Rajesh

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

Better than expected, but hardly ideal - Arthur

Apr 12, 2008: Although Mickey Arthur, the South Africa coach, reiterated the track didn't turn out to be as bad as he expected, and that it wasn't an ideal one for Tests

Sidharth Monga in Kanpur

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

'This is definitely one of my top Test knocks' - Ganguly

Apr 12, 2008: Sourav Ganguly's 87 on a Kanpur minefield can safely join the company of some other exceptional knocks, and the man himself rates it as one of his best efforts

Sidharth Monga in Kanpur

Plays of the Day

Sweepless wonders

Apr 12, 2008: The Plays of the Day for the second day of the third Test in Kanpur

Sidharth Monga in Kanpur

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

Ganguly helps India gain slender lead

Apr 12, 2008: It took a masterful innings from Sourav Ganguly to give India a slender 23-run advantage on another enthralling day at Green Park

The Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

India v South Africa, 3rd Test, Kanpur, 1st day

'Encouraging signs for our bowlers' - Amla

Apr 11, 2008: Though unsure whether his team had managed a competitive first-innings total, Hashim Amla said the Green Park conditions were difficult for batting

Sidharth Monga in Kanpur

India v South Africa, 3rd Test, Kanpur, 1st day

The bouncer that wasn't, and a lot of late spin

Apr 11, 2008: The bouncer that wasn't, a lot of late spin, and how Kallis wasn't saved by the bail this time - Sidharth Monga presents the plays of the day

Sidharth Monga in Kanpur

India v South Africa, 3rd Test, Kanpur, 1st day

India fight back to bowl out South Africa

Apr 11, 2008: South Africa made the most of winning the toss, grinding out 265 on a tense first day

The Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

India v South Africa, 3rd Test, Kanpur

Smith ready for spin battle

Apr 10, 2008: At the cusp of a huge upset, South Africa know they will have to face the toughest test of their tour so far: a dry, deteriorating, underprepared pitch

Sidharth Monga in Kanpur

India v South Africa, 3rd Test, Kanpur

Kumble doubtful for Kanpur

Apr 10, 2008: On a wicket that is dry, devoid of live grass and already cracking, 24 hours before the start of the decider India are not even sure they will get the services of Kumble

Sidharth Monga in Kanpur

India v South Africa, 3rd Test, Kanpur

Not so green, this park

Apr 10, 2008: Trailing 1-0 going into the final match India are up against it and are relying on a three-pronged spin attack to level the series

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India v South Africa, 3rd Test, Kanpur

Superb venue for openers

Apr 10, 2008: Stats preview to the third Test between India and South Africa in Kanpur

S Rajesh

India v South Africa, 3rd Test, Kanpur

Security tightened following threat of attack

Apr 9, 2008: Security has been increased following the threat of an attack during the upcoming third Test between India and South Africa, which starts in Kanpur on Friday.

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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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