Dec 26, 2013
The opening Test between the number one (South Africa) and number two (India) turned out to be the most perfect advertisement for Test cricket giving five days of an engaging clash. In the end, South Africa were left needing just eight runs for what would have been one of the most memorable Test wins of all time. India, on the other hand, were left wondering as to what turned the fortunes so drastically after four days of domination. You can watch the official live streaming of the first Test match at CricketCountry free here.
At Kingsmead, on Boxing Day, the two sides will go head-to-head in a decider that is more than just another five-day game. India have been meticulous in the way they have met with the daunting challenge this trip has been. A young team, out to take on the world, they have battled hard. They realised early that the ODIs were a lost cause and instead used those games to steel themselves for the challenges ahead.
Despite two and a half days of competitive cricket washed away by unseasonal summer rains here, the batsmen knew which balls to leave and which to score off. The bowlers knew how to hit the right lengths, guided by the return of Zaheer Khan.
The visitors carry momentum into this second Test, especially with the way they strangled South Africa in that last hour’s play, forcing them to call their world-record pursuit mere eight runs short of creating history. If the hosts ought to be believed, all they wanted to do was save the Test and they succeeded. They wanted this chance to win the series, in this last encounter before Team India leaves.
Both teams have built themselves up for this contest in a manner befitting their dressing room environment. Even so, cricket always includes the uncertainty factor and there are doubts plaguing both sides.
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