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De Villiers: South Africa's man for all occasions

Dec 23, 2013: For a batsman who is better known for his flamboyance and strokeplay, AB de Villiers proved at the Wanderers that he also had the ability to drop anchor and rescue the team when the chips are down

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

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

Draw shows how much the Test meant

Dec 22, 2013: While we're left wondering what might have been had either team pushed for a win in the final stages of a wonderful Test match, we'd do well to remember that it's difficult for players to take calls that could possibly undo five days of hard work

Sidharth Monga in Johannesburg

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

Saving this Test 'little bit harder' than Adelaide - du Plessis

Dec 22, 2013: Faf du Plessis knew that even though this innings would require less time at the crease from him than Adelaide, where he last saved a Test for South Africa, this would be tougher because of conditions

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

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

Whose win should it have been anyway?

Dec 22, 2013: Virat Kohli and Graeme Smith both expressed their surprise at the other team not going for the win in the final few stages of the Test

Sidharth Monga in Johannesburg

SA v India, 1st Test, Johannesburg, 5th day

Smith defends safety-first tactics

Dec 22, 2013: South Africa's captain supports Vernon Philander and Dale Steyn's decision to play it safe, in the face of criticism from the crowd and former players

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

SA v India, 1st Test, Johannesburg, 5th day

Closest draws and India spinners drawing a blank

Dec 22, 2013: Stats highlights from one of the greatest draws, between South Africa and India at the Wanderers

Shiva Jayaraman

SA v India, 1st Test, Johannesburg, 5th day

Du Plessis, de Villiers ensure thrilling draw

Dec 22, 2013: At the start of day five, South Africa needed 320 with eight wickets in hand and a victory for them seemed miles away. But Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers' got them in sight of a win, before late wickets meant the most thrilling of draws

The Report by Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

SA v India, 1st Test, Johannesburg, 4th day

Crafty bowler v tough batsman

Dec 21, 2013: Zaheer Khan and Graeme Smith have history, but the batsman survived the latest chapter of their ongoing duel

Sidharth Monga in Johannesburg

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

We proved we weren't scared - Pujara

Dec 21, 2013: Though India are in a strong position, Cheteshwar Pujara, who scored his first overseas century to almost bat South Africa out of the Johannesburg Test, feels there is work is yet to be done

Sidharth Monga in Johannesburg

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

South Africa take heart from past battles

Dec 21, 2013: Adrian Birrell, South Africa's assistant coach, believes they have the ability to bat out the fifth day against India, like they did against Australia in Adelaide in 2012

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

SA v India, 1st Test, Johannesburg, 4th day

Steyn's worst Test figures

Dec 21, 2013: Stats highlights of the fourth day's play between South Africa and India at the Wanderers

Shiva Jayaraman

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Johannesburg

CSA deny rumours of Smith quitting

Dec 21, 2013: CSA denied rumours that Graeme Smith had threatened to step down as captain if wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile was selected in the XI for the series against India

Firdose Moonda

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

Petersen resists but India get two big scalps

Dec 21, 2013: India remain on top, more so after having squeezed out two major wickets, but another day of intense combat awaits them

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

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

Pujara and Kohli defy expectations

Dec 20, 2013: The skill and acumen exhibited by Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli in the Johannesburg Test befit batsmen who have had much longer stints in Test cricket

Sidharth Monga in Johannesburg

SA v India, 1st Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

Pujara passes 2000 runs in a year

Dec 20, 2013: Stats highlights of the third day's play between South Africa and India at the Wanderers

Shiva Jayaraman

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

Conditions have favoured India - Philander

Dec 20, 2013: Vernon Philander believes that a slow pitch in Johannesburg has favoured the Indian batsmen

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

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

Smith runs out of options and ideas

Dec 20, 2013: With Morne Morkel out of action and Imran Tahir misfiring, South Africa's captain endured a difficult juggle with limited resources

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

SA v India, 1st Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

Zaheer makes the hard climb back to the top

Dec 20, 2013: Zaheer Khan has shown over the past year that he cherishes his India Test spot enough to make any sacrifice to regain it, and the work he did in that period - on his fitness and his bowling - has paid rich dividends for him and his team in Johannesburg

Sidharth Monga in Johannesburg

SA v India, 1st Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

Philander is fastest SA bowler to 100 Test wickets

Dec 20, 2013: Vernon Philander became the fastest South African to 100 Test wickets, at the Wanderers on Friday, when he had Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan caught at second slip

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

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

Injured Morkel unable to bowl in rest of match

Dec 20, 2013: Morne Morkel will not be able to bowl anymore in the ongoing Test against India, after suffering an ankle ligament injury just on the third day at the Wanderers

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg
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