Among the euphoria of Virender Sehwag's expected retirement, a struggling Team India would take on an inspired South Africa at Chennai, with both teams having plenty to play for. A win for South Africa would mean the series would be theirs with a game to go
Shambolic. Embarrassing. Pathetic. Disastrous. Cricket pundits and critics would be running out of adjectives to describe Australia's batting effort (or the lack of it) on day one. How really does one describe a batting innings lasting less than 20 overs on the opening day of a crucial Ashes Test?
In the preview to the Edgbaston Test, it was clearly mentioned that Australia will not go into the match as favourites in spite of having thrashed England at Lord's. It has been that kind of a series for both sides
Like India and Pakistan, South Africa were also shocked by Bangladesh in the one-day series. The frequency with which Bangladesh have been defeating Test sides at home, the time has come to stop using the term shocked when Bangladesh beat an opponent in one-dayers or T20s.