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The rot in rotation

Feb 19, 2010: India's rotation policy, which allocates Tests to venues, is obsolete and needs ruthless, radical change

Sidharth Monga

The ups and downs of Harbhajan Singh

Feb 19, 2010: India's lead spinner's major problem in the last four years has been his display in home Tests. Can the Kolkata performance spark a revival?

S Rajesh

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

The last man standing

Feb 18, 2010: 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

N Hunter

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

Everyone was up for the fight - Harbhajan

Feb 18, 2010: Discretion has never been a quality associated with Harbhajan Singh, and after the euphoria of helping India to a series-levelling innings win came the outpouring of anger

S Aga

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

'We've come up with our heads above water' - Smith

Feb 18, 2010: South Africa captain Graeme Smith has credited India for bouncing back and levelling the series, retaining the No. 1 Test team crown in the process, but he also praised his team for keeping the hosts on the run till the very last minute

N Hunter

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

Grand theatre lights up Indian victory

Feb 18, 2010: India's bowlers found their straps in an unrivalled atmosphere at the Eden Gardens to prevail in a thrilling encounter

S Aga

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

Harbhajan and the Eden Gardens factor

Feb 18, 2010: Harbhajan Singh's match haul of eight wickets took his tally at Eden Gardens to 46 in eight Tests, the highest by any bowler

S Rajesh

Plays of the day

Bengal connections emerge at Eden

Feb 18, 2010: Cricinfo presents the plays of the day from day five of the second Test between India and South Africa in Kolkata

N Hunter

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

We wanted to be No.1 - Harbhajan Singh

Feb 18, 2010: Harbhajan Singh, whose five-for won India a tense game against South Africa, has said their hunger to retain the No.1 ranking was the prime motivation behind their spirited comeback

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

India win thriller despite heroic Amla

Feb 18, 2010: Harbhajan Singh answered India's call with a mix of aggressive and patient, smart and persistent spin bowling, taking them to a series-equalling and innings win over South Africa

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Kolkata, 4th day

Can Amla guide the tourists home?

Feb 17, 2010: Everything that Hashim Amla has built so far in the series stands to fall apart tomorrow if he fails

N Hunter

India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Kolkata, 4th day

India aim for one final push

Feb 17, 2010: The wicket of Jacques Kallis in what turned out to be the penultimate over of the day's play has given India an outstanding chance of closing out the match

S Aga

India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Kolkata, 4th day

India ahead on stop-start day

Feb 17, 2010: Amit Mishra, who had struggled to buy a wicket until the penultimate day of the series, provided two inspirational moments just before two breaks to keep India hopeful

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

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

A perfect fit at No. 5

Feb 16, 2010: VVS Laxman's style of forcing the opposition to retreat is perhaps not as in your face as MS Dhoni's, but it's as effective

N Hunter

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

We didn't take our opportunities - Wessels

Feb 16, 2010: If South Africa survive, not a soul, not even at this venue where the home crowd can be a 12th man, will grudge them that No.1 ranking

S Aga

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

Huddle, huddle, toil and trouble

Feb 16, 2010: Plays of the Day for the third day of the second Test in Kolkata

N Hunter

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

Laxman and Dhoni flatten South Africa

Feb 16, 2010: VVS Laxman and MS Dhoni saw off the tricky period with the second new ball, put together the second double-century stand of the innings, and proceeded to virtually bat South Africa out of the Test

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

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

Sehwag was unsettling - van Zyl

Feb 15, 2010: Corrie van Zyl, the South Africa coach, has said Virender Sehwag's aggressive batting and the vociferous crowd at Eden Gardens unnerved his bowlers in Kolkata

N Hunter

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

Harris' leg-side line punished

Feb 15, 2010: Paul Harris tried to stem the run flow by adopting a leg-stump line. It didn't work and he was often called wide by umpire Ian Gould

N Hunter

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

A meeting of generations

Feb 15, 2010: Despite cricket's following increasing manifold since Sachin Tendulkar made his debut, Virender Sehwag remains the only one of the generation that watched him avidly to mature into a truly world-class batsman

S Aga
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