Tendulkar's irresistible second coming

Over the last three years he has, quite magically, turned back the clock, displaying the intensity, hunger and sheer genius that many thought had been lost forever

Old-school Dale

Hunting and fishing are still part of his life but the rawness and inconsistency have dropped away and Steyn has emerged as one of the best fast bowlers in the world

The rot in rotation

India's rotation policy, which allocates Tests to venues, is obsolete and needs ruthless, radical change

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

The last man standing

Hashim Amla was the last South African standing after his vigil lasted a minute short of 500, but he was not playing for time and grinding it out. Instead, it is his bloody-mindedness, an antithesis to the fast-paced approach of the Twenty20 age

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

Grand theatre lights up Indian victory

India's bowlers found their straps in an unrivalled atmosphere at the Eden Gardens to prevail in a thrilling encounter

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

Harbhajan and the Eden Gardens factor

Harbhajan Singh's match haul of eight wickets took his tally at Eden Gardens to 46 in eight Tests, the highest by any bowler