South Africa won the first test against India by an innings and 6 runs with one day to spare to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s first Test defeat as captain came in spite of Sachin Tendulkar’s 46th test century.
Following on, India resumed on 66 for 2 on the fourth day today morning and bowled out for 319 in their second innings. Down the order, Wriddhiman Saha (36), Harbhajan Singh (39) and Zaheer Khan (33) showed the kind of grit that was missing in most of their frontline batting colleagues.
India will now have to win the next match in Kolkata, starting on Sunday, February 14, failing which they would surrender the number one Test team’s tag to the South Africans.