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South Africa v India, 2010-11

Jun 1, 2011: Wisden's review of the first Test, South Africa v India, 2010-11

Neil Manthorp

India in South Africa 2010-11

Kallis, Steyn stand out

Jan 7, 2011: South Africa went into the series as clear favourites, and will be disappointed they could only manage a 1-1 draw against India

Firdose Moonda

India have let themselves down

Dec 24, 2010: By not preparing well enough for South Africa and by not acknowledging Dravid's landmark as much as they should have

Harsha Bhogle

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

A statement of intent from South Africa

Dec 20, 2010: The home side turned in a near perfect assertion of superiority - a bruising performance with the ball and supremacy with the bat

Firdose Moonda at SuperSport Park

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

First-Test blues for India

Dec 20, 2010: India have lost four of their last five first Tests in overseas series against the top teams, which suggests it's becoming an unwanted habit for the side

S Rajesh

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

Smith praises dominant performance

Dec 20, 2010: Graeme Smith paid tribute to his team for a "dominant performance" after their innings-and-25-run win over India in the first Test in Centurion

Firdose Moonda at SuperSport Park

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

MS Dhoni worried by inept bowling

Dec 20, 2010: MS Dhoni has come down hard on his bowlers after India started yet another tour with a demoralising defeat

Sidharth Monga at SuperSport Park

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

Zaheer fit for Durban, but Raina's form a worry

Dec 20, 2010: After the post-match presentation, Zaheer Khan bowled a spell on the same pitch that the Test was played on, along with Ishant Sharma. MS Dhoni confirmed that he was fit, and would play the second Test

Sidharth Monga at SuperSport Park

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

Smith surprised by India's fifth-day approach

Dec 20, 2010: Graeme Smith expected more of a fight from India on the final morning, and was surprised at how easily the last two wickets came

Sidharth Monga at SuperSport Park

Sachin Tendulkar

'The only challenge he has is to beat himself'

Dec 20, 2010: Team-mates and opponents alike applaud Tendulkar's incredible achievement

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

South Africa complete comprehensive victory

Dec 20, 2010: Once the players woke up to sunny skies in Centurion, it was only a matter of time before South Africa took the final two wickets that stood between them and a 1-0 lead in the series

The Bulletin by George Binoy

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

India show fight at last

Dec 19, 2010: Two-and-a-half days too late, but India did take on the challenge. A strong message has been sent. That the team wouldn't roll over and die

Sidharth Monga at SuperSport Park

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

South Africa's two moments of brilliance

Dec 19, 2010: The way the hosts' bowlers managed to execute their plans on a flat pitch showed the difference in quality between theirs and India's bowling attacks

Firdose Moonda at SuperSport Park

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

Ishant's revenge and a lesson in patience

Dec 19, 2010: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the day of the fourth day of the Centurion Test between South Africa and India

Firdose Moonda at SuperSport Park

Sachin Tendulkar's 50th Test century

Tendulkar focussed amid the frenzy

Dec 19, 2010: There were whites, there were blacks, there were browns at the grass banks of SuperSport Park, and all they wanted was for Sachin Tendulkar's 50th Test hundred to come in front of them

Sidharth Monga at SuperSport Park

Sachin Tendulkar's 50th Test century

'Congrats you massive little legend!'

Dec 19, 2010: Twitter reactions to Sachin Tendulkar becoming the first batsman to make 50 Test centuries

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

Tendulkar and Dhoni delay South Africa's win

Dec 19, 2010: When strong winds and storm clouds forced the players off SuperSport Park late on the fourth day, South Africa were on the verge of winning a Test they had dominated entirely

The Bulletin by George Binoy

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

'It will be hard for South Africa to get us out' - Gambhir

Dec 18, 2010: Gautam Gambhir has said the wicket in Centurion has become good for batting and India has the quality to save the Test match

Sidharth Monga at SuperSport Park

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

Kallis explains golf-shot celebration

Dec 18, 2010: Jacques Kallis says he is relieved to have finally got a double-century in Tests, and is particularly pleased it came against the world's best Test team

Firdose Moonda at SuperSport Park

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

de Villiers delivers yet again

Dec 18, 2010: He is just the No. 5 you want when you are dominating and looking for a declaration, challenging himself to score fast and beating the deep fields

Sidharth Monga at SuperSport Park
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