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South Africa v India, 2006

2007: South Africa v India, 2006

Neil Manthorp

India coach says senior players took on responsibility, mentored juniors

'Potch was the turning point' - Chappell

Dec 19, 2006: Greg Chappell says team seniors coming together at Potch turned things around

Dileep Premachandran at Johannesburg

Greg Chappell speaks up on a range of issues

'To be a good team, you need a strong leadership group'

Dec 19, 2006: Greg Chappell speaks up on a range of issues

Dileep Premachandran at Johannesburg

Clues to Sreesanth's aggression lie in the history of his home state, Kerala

Livewire from laidbackwaters

Dec 19, 2006: Sreesanth's spunk epitomises the new Kerala, shed of the leftist influence that saw cricket as an elitist sport

Anil Nair

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Johannesburg

Sreesanth found guilty of breaching ICC Code

Dec 19, 2006: Sreesanth has been fined 30% of his match fee after he pleaded guilty to breaching the ICC Code of Conduct in the first Test against South Africa at Johannesburg

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Jo'burg, 4th day

'They played better than us' - Smith

Dec 18, 2006: Graeme Smith spoke to the media after India's triumph at the Wanderers

Dileep Premachandran at Johannesburg

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Jo'burg, 4th day

'We showed fight, character' - Dravid

Dec 18, 2006: Dravid praises all-round team performance, says they will be ready for SA backlash

Dileep Premachandran at Johannesburg

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Johannesburg

Full marks for full length

Dec 18, 2006: India's 123-run victory at Johannesburg was their first ever in South Africa. Cricinfo looks at some of the stats highlights of this historic victory

George Binoy

Eight moments from the Wanderers that will stay on in the mind

Did Ganguly really bounce Kallis?

Dec 18, 2006: The Test was packed with incidents that were both great cricket and high drama

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Jo'burg, 4th day

Burning the form book

Dec 18, 2006: India's triumph at the Wanderers was worthy enough to rank alongside their most famous wins, writes Dileep Premachandran

The Verdict by Dileep Premachandran in Jo'burg

Clever bowling, teamwork and committed batting were the key factors

How the Wanderers was won

Dec 18, 2006: Three cricketers who've been there, done that, analyse the factors in India's win

Nagraj Gollapudi

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Jo'burg, 4th day

India secure historic win

Dec 18, 2006: India stormed to one of their most memorable wins of all time amid historic scenes at the Wanderers, wrapping up a comprehensive 123-run victory on the fourth day of the first Test

The Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Jo'burg, 3rd day

A new low for Gibbs

Dec 17, 2006: Stats highlights from the third day's play between South Africa and India at Johannesburg

S Rajesh

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Jo'burg, 3rd day

The hard work finally pays

Dec 17, 2006: After the one-day debacle, both players and coaching staff have worked like Trojans to put things right

Dileep Premachandran at Johannesburg

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Jo'burg, 3rd day

'With the right team, you are always going to get results'

Dec 17, 2006: Sourav Ganguly thanked his team-mates for the "outstanding" support that had facilitated his return to the side after nearly a year away

Dileep Premachandran at Johannesburg

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Jo'burg, 3rd day

Prince stands between India and famous win

Dec 16, 2006: Yet another fine exhibition of seam bowling from Sreesanth led India's relentless march towards their first Test win in South Africa as they ended the day requiring another five wickets

The Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Shaun Pollock joins the elite 400-wickets club

The Pollock story in numbers

Dec 16, 2006: A statistical analysis into Pollock's 400 Test wickets

S Rajesh

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Jo'burg, 2nd day

The talk with Donald helped - Sreesanth

Dec 16, 2006: After a potentially match-winning spell of 5 for 40 on Saturday, Sreesanth spoke to the media about how a chat with Allan Donald in the morning had helped him

Dileep Premachandran at Johannesburg

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Jo'burg, 2nd day

'India showed us the right lengths to bowl' - Arthur

Dec 16, 2006: Mickey Arthur, who has asked for "fast and bouncy" pitches in the build-up to this Test series, admitted that South Africa had been comprehensively outplayed so far at the Wanderers

Dileep Premachandran at Johannesburg

Spunk and upright seam strip away the facade of South African invincibilty

The emperor's new clothes

Dec 16, 2006: It won't have escaped Mickey Arthur's notice that the Indians used the new ball far better than South Africa did, pitching it fuller and hitting the seam consistently enough on a pitch that demanded it

The Verdict by Dileep Premachandran at Johannesburg
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