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Blood-Thirsty Gentlemen

Cricket - South Africa in India 2009/10

Man, what a Test match series this has been!

India were pummelled in the 1st Test at Nagpur by a world-class South African bowling attack on the back of a Dravidian like 253 from Hashim Amla in the first innings. Then, a week later, India have bounced back in the 2nd Test after having completely outplayed SA, and despite Amla's grit on the fifth day, to draw the series. A 3rd test, in Chepauk, for instance, to replace the remaining One Day International (ODI) matches especially in light of the upcoming Twenty20 overload -- aka IPL -- would have been a great decider. I mean, what're a few more sleepless nights for me. But ODIs cannot be completely ignored especially in India. I am just glad that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) asked the South Africans for two Tests to replace four of the originally planned seven ODIs.

Amla was a pillar of resoluteness for the South Africans.

M Vijay, who is relatively new to the Indian Test s…