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

One hour that made the difference

Apr 13, 2008: After matching India blow for blow on the most alien of surfaces and conditions for two days, South Africa slipped up - decisively - in the first hour of the third day

Sidharth Monga in Kanpur

India v South Africa, 3rd Test, Kanpur

'Play the ball, not the pitch'

Apr 12, 2008: It is fitting that Graham Thorpe is part of the TV commentary team covering the Kanpur Test: he was always a tough nut to crack, even on a difficult pitch

Sidharth Monga in Kanpur

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

Laxman and Ganguly master a meanie

Apr 12, 2008: Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman put India in a state from where they could have evened out the disadvantage of having to bat last

Sidharth Monga in Kanpur

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

Cracking contest on a cracking pitch

Apr 11, 2008: A first-day Kanpur pitch provided the first close-to-even contest of the series between bat and ball

Sidharth Monga in Kanpur

Why India have been missing a Srinath at home

Apr 11, 2008: India have won only seven of their last 22 home Tests, and while their spinners have been less effective recently, that is hardly the complete explanation

S Rajesh

India v South Africa, 3rd Test, Kanpur

Surface tension before series decider

Apr 10, 2008: Kanpur has a lot to thank Ahmedabad for. Had India come into this match leading the series, a draw would have been as likely as the haze in the Kanpur winter

Sidharth Monga in Kanpur

Neil McKenzie

Seize the day

Apr 9, 2008: After four years on the fringes, Neil McKenzie is older, wiser, and back where he belongs. "I try and grab every occasion as my last," he says

Nagraj Gollapudi

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

Ganguly lives for another battle

Apr 5, 2008: Unlike his top-order mates Sourav Ganguly was taking it back to South Africa, relying on instinct. He was battling against adversity and thriving, like India abroad recently. But, like India, it's also dangerous to expect too much of him

Jamie Alter in Ahmedabad

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, 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

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

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

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, 4th day

India surrender after Virender

Mar 29, 2008: India needed to show some initiative towards building a big lead, declare their intent and go for a win; Virender Sehwag went early and the rest paled in comparison when it came to setting the agenda

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan in Chennai

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

Amla's healing touch

Mar 27, 2008: With his gentle smile and composed batting, Hashim Amla seems a throwback to an earlier age

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

India v South Africa, 1st Test, Chennai

Tendulkar returns to favourite haunt

Mar 25, 2008: On the Chennai surface that offers true bounce and assists spin, Tendulkar has thrived. It's no wonder that he has always maintained that it's one of his favourite grounds

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan in Chennai

Interview: Mickey Arthur

'I am confident in our ability'

Mar 8, 2008: Mickey Arthur, the South African coach, talks to Cricinfo about his team's performance in Bangladesh, the forthcoming series in India, and the IPL

Ajay S Shankar
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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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