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'One of the best sessions of my life'

Feb 21, 2012: Sachin Tendulkar goes over his epic battle with Dale Steyn and Co in Cape Town in 2011, the winner of ESPNcricinfo's Test Batting award for the year

Interview by Sidharth Monga

Test batting winner

Day of the titans

Feb 20, 2012: When a batsman and a bowler at the height of their powers face off, like Tendulkar and Steyn did at Newlands, the cricket is bound to be incredible

Sidharth Monga

3rd Test

South Africa v India, 2010-11

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

Anand Vasu

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

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 5th day

No risk, no reward for South Africa

Jan 6, 2011: South Africa made sure they wouldn't lose this Test by not declaring in their second innings, but in the process might have missed out on winning it too

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 5th day

Smith rues flatter pitch on day five

Jan 6, 2011: Graeme Smith, South Africa captain, felt that he had the time but not the conditions to bowl India out on the last day of the deciding Test in Cape Town

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 5th day

Dhoni upbeat despite missed opportunity

Jan 6, 2011: MS Dhoni, while conceding this was a really good chance of registering that elusive series win in South Africa, said he wasn't bitterly disappointed.

Sidharth Monga at Newlands

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 5th day

Gambhir defies pain to grind down South Africa

Jan 6, 2011: For an attacking batsman, Gautam Gambhir shows a surprisingly liking for situations where dour defending is the need of the hour

Sidharth Monga at Newlands

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 5th day

Gritty Gambhir leads India to 1-1 draw

Jan 6, 2011: An insipid performance from India's bowlers on the fourth day had broken their aspirations of a maiden Test series victory in South Africa but, on the fifth, the batsmen ensured they achieved at least a draw for the first time in the country

The Bulletin by George Binoy

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Harbhajan rues lack of support from seamers

Jan 5, 2011: Harbhajan rued the lack of support from the seamers on the fourth day of the Newlands Test

Sidharth Monga at Newlands

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Injured Kallis out-thinks India

Jan 5, 2011: Jacques Kallis faced more adversity on the fourth day than he did in the first innings and came up trumps again, winning the mental battle against the Indians

Sidharth Monga at Newlands

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

The innings that could save Mark Boucher's career

Jan 5, 2011: Mark Boucher's 55 in the second innings at Newlands was like a lifeboat for his career. He proved he still has the ability to play under pressure that has made him such an important player for South Africa over the years

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Defensive India pay the price

Jan 5, 2011: Both teams have been guilty of taking a backward step in what has otherwise been an enthralling series, but India's tactics on the fourth day could prove decisive in the outcome

Sidharth Monga at Newlands

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Sreesanth fined for misbehaviour

Jan 5, 2011: Sreesanth, the India fast bowler, has been fined 10% of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the fourth day's play at Newlands

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Gambhir to bat, but out of ODI series

Jan 5, 2011: Gautam Gambhir will bat for India on the fifth day at Newlands, but he has been ruled out of the ODI series

Sidharth Monga at Newlands

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Harbhajan's lucky bail

Jan 5, 2011: ESPNcricinfo brings you the plays of the fourth day of the third Test between South Africa and India at Newlands

Sidharth Monga at Newlands

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town

A spell from hell

Jan 5, 2011: Dale Steyn's bowling was like a dream which made those watching feel it wasn't from the real game but on Play Station 4

Aakash Chopra

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Kallis' superhuman effort deflates India

Jan 5, 2011: Jacques Kallis was immense, for the second time in this deciding Test, and his strength of will and mastery of technique dragged South Africa out of danger

The Bulletin by George Binoy

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

Harbhajan the right man for a scrap

Jan 4, 2011: Harbhajan Singh may have struggled with his bowling over the last year, but when it comes to a scrap, you want him in your corner

Sidharth Monga at Newlands

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

SA plan on safety-first approach

Jan 4, 2011: South Africa plan on making sure they get enough runs on the board to avoid losing, and only then will think about setting India a target

Firdose Moonda at Newlands
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