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Match Day

499dDileep Premachandran at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata

Reviving a lost tradition

The Baroda firm of Zaheer and Pathan can revive the legacy of fast bowling in India

498dThe Bulletin by Rahul Bhatia

India complete comfortable eight-wicket win

India completed a comfortable eight-wicket win against South Africa after Harbhajan Singh's 7 for 87, left then with an eminently attainable target of 117

498dRoving Reporter by Chandrahas Choudhury

A debut to remember

Reporters, I imagine, attach the same significance to their debut Test matches as cricketers do, and treasure their memories with emotion and nostalgia for the rest of their lives in cricket

498dChandrahas Choudhury

'Any score is chaseable' - Wright

At the press conference after the fourth day's play, John Wright said that the result of the Kolkata Test would now depend on how well India played

498dThe Bulletin by Rahul Bhatia

Harbhajan rocks South Africa on a wearing pitch

Harbhajan Singh exploited a wearing pitch superbly, taking 4 for 58, as South Africa struggled to 172 for 5 at close of play on the fourth day at Kolkata, an overall lead of only 66

498dCricinfo staff

Ganguly fined 30% of his match fee

Sourav Ganguly has been fined 30% of his match fee after being found guilty of breaching the ICC's Code of Conduct during the second Test against South Africa at Kolkata

499dChandrahas Choudhury

No South Africa slump - Rhodes

Jonty Rhodes, in India for some promotional and charity work, gave a press conference at the end of the third day

499dThe Bulletin by Rahul Bhatia

India inch past South Africa

India's batsmen struggled against some disciplined South African bowling on the third day of the second Test at Kolkata but managed to secure a 54-run lead

499dRoving Reporter by Chandrahas Choudhury

What's in a field?

No single detail about a Test match immediately reveals so much about the game as the look of the field - that is, the way the nine fielders available to the bowler are placed

498dWisden Verdict by Dileep Premachandran

Kumble's hour of glory

With the exception of cantankerous old men tormented by jealousy and blinded by nostalgia, most of us recognise that we live in a golden age of spin bowling

499dChandrahas Choudhury

'They made us work hard for runs' - Dravid

Rahul Dravid hopes to extend India's lead © Getty Images Ray Jennings threw a few punches at the post-day press conference on day three, in a move that may soon come to be known as the Jennings counterattack

499dChandrahas Choudhury

South Africa defend their batting stance

Discussions at the post-day press conference on day two revolved aroundthe merits of the different approaches to batting seen from South Africaand India, a difference that was starkly emphasized by Virender Sehwag'srattling innings in the afternoon

499dChandrahas Choudhury

The Amlas come home

On the afternoon of the first day of the Kolkata Test there appeared amoment that will surely find its way into all future histories of SouthAfrican cricket

499dThe Bulletin by Rahul Bhatia

Kallis blooms at Eden Gardens

Jacques Kallis helped South Africa overcome a wobbly start and went on to make his first Test century against India at Kolkata

499dDileep Premachandran

A cavalier spirit

A great innings can often be compared to a magnificent edifice, with runs the building blocks and slices of luck the thin lines of cement

499dChandrahas Choudhury at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata

Back to where it all began

Eden Gardens was the venue where South Africa played their first one-dayer

499dThe Wisden Verdict by Dileep Premachandran at Eden Gardens

The attacking intent

With the series at stake, South Africa's bowlers summoned up reserves of grit and discipline that they have often lacked in recent forays abroad