Cricket News sort by South Africa tour of India, 2015

On a long tour, teams go through varied phases, and you never quite know when the tide has turned the other way. South Africa would be experiencing something similar in the build-up to Bangalore Test

India won the Mohali Test rather comprehensively, inside three days on a spinning track.

As mentioned in the preview to the Mohali Test, the pitch was more in focus than the players. India got the surface that they wanted, but what remained to be seen was whether the hosts could exploit the conditions provided to them. In the recent past,

That the Mohali Test was going to last under three days was almost a foregone conclusion after the opening day’s play. What remained to be seen was which team had the resources to exploit the conditions

Ravindra Jadeja made a memorable comeback to Test cricket with a five-wicket haul as India relied on the spinners to fashion a resounding 108-run victory against South Africa in the low-scoring first match to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series.

In the preview to the series, the South Africans had candidly admitted that off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin would be their biggest threat.

South Africa last visited India for a tour in 2010 where, apart from the ODIs, they also featured in two Tests.

After much hullabaloo, India got what they wanted -- a pitch that turned square from day 1; a surface that allegedly hadn't been watered properly so that it breaks up quickly.

Having been beaten in both the T20s and ODIs, India would be desperate to make an impression in the Tests, beginning with the opening one at Mohali