Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 3

544dThe Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran at Motera

Bowlers seal emphatic win for South Africa

South Africa, a class apart from first ball to last, swept to a thoroughly deserved innings-and-90-run victory inside three days to take a 1-0 lead in the three-Test series

544dJamie Alter in Ahmedabad

Ganguly lives for another battle

Unlike his top-order mates Sourav Ganguly was taking it back to South Africa, relying on instinct. He was battling against adversity and thriving, like India abroad recently. But, like India, it's also dangerous to expect too much of him

Day 2

544dJamie Alter at Motera

A case of immovable bails

Plays of the day for day two of the second Test between India and South Africa in Ahmedabad

544dJamie Alter at Motera

Perfect execution

AB de Villiers timed his first Test double-century perfectly as he put the hosts to the sword to set up his team for a 1-0 lead

Day 1

544dThe Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran at Motera

Steyn and Kallis lead South African charge

Makhaya Ntini and Dale Steyn scythed through the batting order asIndia slumped to 76 all out, their second-lowest total on home soil. By close of play on the opening day, Jacques Kallis had led South Africa to 223 for 4

544dJamie Alter in Ahmedabad

Clueless against pace and seam

With all due respect to Dale Steyn and Co, it was India, when confronted with a something unusual for this part of the world and a bit of swing, that ran scared

544dJamie Alter in Ahmedabad

'They didn't have a strategy' - Steyn

While the entire Indian team may look back at the first session and cough up excuses, one man isn't surprised by their capitulation


544dJamie Alter in Ahmedabad

Prepared South Africa exude confidence

Graeme Smith's attitude reflects the state South Africa are in: confident after gaining a psychological advantage from the draw in Chennai and free of injury hassles

206dCricinfo staff

Teams look to turn on the heat

With Kanpur's Green Park - the venue for the final Test - known to produce more draws than results, it's up to Ahmedabad to ensure a result in this series

India 3rd innings Partnerships

1st31W JafferV Sehwag
2nd33R DravidW Jaffer
3rd6VVS LaxmanW Jaffer
4th55SC GangulyVVS Laxman
5th110SC GangulyMS Dhoni
6th33MS DhoniIK Pathan
7th5A KumbleIK Pathan
8th19Harbhajan SinghIK Pathan
9th14IK PathanRP Singh
10th22IK PathanS Sreesanth