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India v South Africa 2007-08

Jul 1, 2009: Wisden's review of India v South Africa, 1st Test, 2007-08

Anand Vasu

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

India v South Africa, 1st Test, Chennai, 5th day

The kings of the draw

Mar 30, 2008: Stats highlights from the first Test between India and South Africa in Chennai, which ended in a high-scoring draw

S Rajesh and HR Gopalakrishna

South Africa in India 2007-08

Injured Tendulkar to miss second Test

Mar 30, 2008: India's hopes of fielding a full-strength side for the second Test in Ahmedabad took a blow after Sachin Tendulkar was ruled out with a groin injury

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan in Chennai

India v South Africa, 1st Test, Chennai, 5th day

McKenzie ton rounds off tame draw

Mar 30, 2008: A patient unbeaten 155 from Neil McKenzie, and his solid 157-run partnership with Hashim Amla guided South Africa to safety on the final day

The Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran in Chennai

India v South Africa, 1st Test, Chennai, 4th day

'The last 1000 have been a learning curve' - Dravid

Mar 29, 2008: Rahul Dravid says he exceeded his own expectations with what he's achieved in the game, after becoming the sixth batsman to score 10,000 Test runs

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

The third Indian to 10,000 Test runs

Dravid scales another peak

Mar 29, 2008: Rahul Dravid joins the 10,000-run club

Mathew Varghese

India v South Africa, 1st Test, Chennai, 4th day

Dravid joins 10,000-run club

Mar 29, 2008: Rahul Dravid became the sixth batsmen in Test history to break the 10,000-run barrier when he went from 79 to 80 on the fourth day

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan in Chennai

India v South Africa, 1st Test, Chennai, 4th day

Steyn and McKenzie cap South Africa's day

Mar 29, 2008: There was a 25th century and 10,000 Test runs for Rahul Dravid and a large crowd to celebrate, but little else went India's way at Chepauk as a rejuvenated South African side dominated the fourth day's play

The Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran in Chennai

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

309 in graphic detail

Mar 28, 2008: A graphical analysis of Virender Sehwag's unbeaten 309

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

Being dropped motivated me - Sehwag

Mar 28, 2008: Virender Sehwag admitted that being dropped from the Test side "motivated" him to concentrate better, enabling him to produce what he termed as his "best innings".

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan in Chennai

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

The day the records tumbled

Mar 28, 2008: Stats highlights of the record-breaking day in Chennai

HR Gopalakrishna and Mathew Varghese

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

'The best Test match innings I've ever seen' - Arthur

Mar 28, 2008: Mickey Arthur, the South African coach, said he had not visualised the game taking such a course in his "wildest dreams", admitting that he had not seen a better Test innings than Virender Sehwag's 309 in Chennai

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan in Chennai

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

'It was phenomenal, simply exceptional batting' - Dravid

Mar 28, 2008: Rahul Dravid termed Virender Sehwag's triple-hundred a "really audacious knock"

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan in Chennai

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

The Last Samurai

Mar 28, 2008: Virender Sehwag's strokeplay is dazzling enough, but it's the context which makes it even more thrilling

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan in Chennai
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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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