Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 4

579dGeorge Binoy

Full marks for full length

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

511dNagraj Gollapudi

How the Wanderers was won

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

Day 2

511dThe Verdict by Dileep Premachandran at Johannesburg

The emperor's new clothes

It won't have escaped MickeyArthur's notice that the Indians used the new ball far better than SouthAfrica did, pitching it fuller and hitting the seam consistently enough ona pitch that demanded it

511dDileep Premachandran at Johannesburg

The talk with Donald helped - Sreesanth

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

511dDileep Premachandran at Johannesburg

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

Mickey Arthur, who has asked for "fast and bouncy" pitches in the build-upto this Test series, admitted that South Africa had been comprehensivelyoutplayed so far at the Wanderers

511dDileep Premachandran at Johannesburg

Sreesanth on song

Having witnessed debacles such as the 66 allout at Kingsmead 10 years ago, you had to keep pinching yourself tobelieve that it was the Indians who were dishing it out, and SouthAfrica on the receiving end

511dTelford Vice

Keeping the promise

Telford Vice on the celebrated resilience of Shaun Pollock which has made him deliver on his promise each time and every time

Day 1

511dThe Verdict by Dileep Premachandran at Johannesburg

Not quite the expected horror story

India will find the close-of-play score especially galling given howpoorly South Africa bowled for vast stretches of the day


511dThe Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Prince stands between India and famous win

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

511dThe Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Sreesanth inspires South Africa's annihilation

A sensational spell of seam bowling from Sreesanth instigated a rampage like few others seen in India's cricket history, shooting South Africa out for 84, their lowest total since readmission to the international scene

511dThe Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

India secure historic win

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

511dThe Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Pace battery pegs India back

A pair of wickets for Makhaya Ntini and Jacques Kallis handed South Africa a slight advantage on a curtailed, yet absorbing, opening day at the Wanderers in Johannseburg

579dInterviews by Srinath Sripath and Firdose Moonda

India 1, South Africa 0

A look back to India's first Test win in South Africa, when Zaheer Khan and Sreesanth beat the home side at their own game

511dDileep Premachandran at Johannesburg

Head to head

Cricinfo takes a look at some of the key contests that might well decide the fate of the three-match series.

511dThe Verdict by Dileep Premachandran in Jo'burg

Burning the form book

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

511dS Rajesh

A new low for Gibbs

Stats highlights from the third day's play between South Africa and India at Johannesburg

511dDileep Premachandran at Johannesburg

The hard work finally pays

After the one-day debacle, both players and coaching staffhave worked like Trojans to put things right

512dAnil Nair

Livewire from laidbackwaters

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

511dCricinfo staff

Sreesanth found guilty of breaching ICC Code

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

South Africa 4th innings Partnerships

1st0HH GibbsGC Smith
2nd22HM AmlaGC Smith
3rd12JH KallisHM Amla
4th50JH KallisAG Prince
5th36AG PrinceAB de Villiers
6th44MV BoucherAG Prince
7th67SM PollockAG Prince
8th14AG PrinceA Nel
9th19AG PrinceDW Steyn
10th14M NtiniDW Steyn