South Africa in India

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'The honesty of the player - of Munaf Patel - is in question' - Shah

Indian board not convinced about Munaf

Jan 9, 2007: Munaf Patel has far more serious concerns than a sore ankle with the BCCI openly questioning his integrity

Anand Vasu in Rajkot

Top Performer - Graeme Smith

The duke of hazard

Jan 9, 2007: Graeme Smith's decisive twin half-centuries at Cape Town were a welcome return to form and sealed a great Test series win for South Africa

Jamie Alter

Fastbowler reveals the story behind the famous jig

'I can smell blood' - Nel to Sreesanth

Jan 9, 2007: Sreesanth revealed the story behind the famous impromptu dance after he had hit Andre Nel for a six during the first Test in Johannesburg

ESPNcricinfo staff

Back in the high life

Jan 8, 2007: A year after being the subject of obit writers, Shaun Pollock slipped back into his best form to be named Man of the Series against India

Neil Manthorp

India's Marks out of Ten

Plenty of lessons to be learnt

Jan 8, 2007: Though the tour ended in disappointment for India, there were a couple positives for them to go home with, namely the aggressive intent displayed by Sreesanth and Dinesh Karthik, who did not back away from a contest

Dileep Premachandran

Poor choices contributed to defeat

Batting failures left India stranded

Jan 8, 2007: The batting was the reason India finished on the runner-up's podium. They asked all the right questions with the ball but the batting never really came together as a unit, writes Allan Donald

Allan Donald

India v South Africa, 2006-07

From the sublime to the ridiculous

Jan 8, 2007: India squandered a golden opportunity to score an elusive series win away from the subcontinent

Dileep Premachandran

Eight turning points in the entire series

When the tide turned

Jan 7, 2007: Cricinfo picks eight phases where the momentum shifted in the series.

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 5th day

'We never gave up' - Smith

Jan 6, 2007: A jubilant Graeme Smith spoke to the media after a magnificent series win

Dileep Premachandran in Cape town

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 5th day

A rare fightback

Jan 6, 2007: South Africa completed a 2-1 series victory by winning the third Test by five wickets. It was a significant achievement considering they were 0-1 down. Not many have done it. Cricinfo looks at the stat highlights

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 5th day

'There will be a few guys under pressure' - Chappell

Jan 6, 2007: Greg Chappell, the coach, was candid in his assessment of the gains and losses after yet another Indian campaign overseas ended with the bitter taste of defeat

Dileep Premachandran in Cape town

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 5th day

Heart and the hard yards

Jan 6, 2007: Most of all, this was Smith's victory. When his team needed to be shown the way, he was the first one out of the trenches

The Verdict by Dileep Premachandran in Cape Town

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 5th day

South Africa seal series victory

Jan 6, 2007: Having received a shellacking at the Wanderers, the home side fought back gallantly to become only the second South African side, and eighth in Test history, to win a three-Test series after going 1-0 down

The Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

He simply had no intent

Watching Tendulkar was embarrassing

Jan 5, 2007: The fourth wicket stand produced 24 runs in 15 overs, to which Tendulkar contributed 9 in 45 balls. It was worse than tentative and diffident, it was supine and unbecoming.

Sambit Bal

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

A testing target

Jan 5, 2007: A weak batting display from the Indians left South Africa with a target of 211. They have the advantage, but history indicates that it might not be a cakewalk. Cricinfo looks at the stat highlights of the fourth day

George Binoy

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Ganguly: 156 more won't be easy

Jan 5, 2007: Sourav Ganguly has said India have a chance to win the third Test and clinch the series against South Africa because it won't be easy for them to achieve the target on the final day of the match

PTI

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

India dig their own grave

Jan 5, 2007: A disciplined and committed effort in the field gave South Africa every chance of winning this series

The Verdict by Dileep Premachandran in Cape town

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Out of sight, out of time

Jan 5, 2007: The sudden loss of two wickets on the fourth morning left India in an embarrassing position

Dileep Premachandran at Cape Town

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

South Africa have the edge in poised encounter

Jan 5, 2007: India will blame themselves for turning a potentially matchwinning position to one of catch-up.

The Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

Vintage Test cricket

Jan 4, 2007: In these days of turbo-charged run rates, this was a throwback to another era, Test cricket's attritional age

The Verdict by Dileep Premachandran in Cape town
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Tour Results
South Africa v India at Cape Town - Jan 2-6, 2007
South Africa won by 5 wickets
South Africa v India at Durban - Dec 26-30, 2006
South Africa won by 174 runs
KZN Inv XI v Indians at Durban - Dec 22-23, 2006
Match drawn
South Africa v India at Johannesburg - Dec 15-18, 2006
India won by 123 runs
Rest of SA v Indians at Potchefstroom - Dec 7-9, 2006
Indians won by 96 runs
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