Little did anyone know or dream about when Neo Sports Termed this Test Series as World Championship, it would be really one World Championship…. And it was a very well played Series by both the teams. Even before the series started it was being talked by everyone in the cricket fraternity as it was a series between two of the best teams in the world and it was for the fight of Being the No.1 in test Cricket in ICC Ratings. And it showed in the hard work, attitude and body language of players from both the teams..

The First Test at Nagpur was all applauds and compliments to South Africa, they played very well and won the match by an innings, however it was the bad batting and bowling display of Indian Team that also cost India the match… And the reason for India’s poor Display in the First Match may be said to be the lack of good Middle order Batsmen like Rahul Dravid, V.V.S Laxman, Yuvraj Singh. The top order batsmen were just not in their best along that match. And then the bowling of Dale Steyn with 10 wickets in the match was just awesome which just did not let the Indian Batsmen to settle down and score some runs. The only two Indian batsmen who hit a ton in the match were V.Sehway (in the first innings) and S.Tendulkar (in the 2nd innings), however it was in vain.. I was almost wishing for a draw when i saw that Zaheer Khan was playing well but a loose shot and he gave away his wicket and all the hopes were lost. And South Africa was celebrating with a Innings Win.

With a Loss in the Series and the No.1 Spot being challenged Indians had to make a comeback and the pressure was on India to comeback in the second match. With V.V.S Laxman back in the team it was a boost for the team as they had a very good middle order batsman on whom they could trust, and Indians wanted to win the 2nd Test match so badly, as all eyes of their fellow countrymen were on them. It was being debated and talked all over the media that it was the bad form of the Spinners due to which the Indians let South African Team score so much runs. And with a double century in the Duleep Trophy with a record chase, most of them thought Yusuf Pathan would be selected in the 2nd test, however it was not true. And when the 2nd Test match started all Indians were on their toes, specially when South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.

Second test match at Eden gardens, Kolkata was so important for Team India as they not only had to win but also show the world that they were capable of Being No.1. And from Day one India just showed that in their fielding and bowling the attitude and the body language of the Indians was just right and they did everything right to get the South African team out as soon as possible. It was Petersen and Amla who gave a very stiff stand, however the Indian bowlers who were determined to get the batsmen out did just the right thing and Zaheer got 4 wickets in the First Innings, however when India started batting it was just the display of class and the Best Batsmen in Indian Team just showed the world why they were called the Best… Sachin, Sehwag, Laxman, and Dhoni all scored centuries and got India to very good score and a very good lead, and declared and put South Africa to bat and again other than Amla no one else could settle down thanks to the Indian Spin bowling attack From Harbhajan Singh and Amit Misha who took 5 and 3 wickets respectively, the last wicket stand went on for almost 20 overs or almost an hour and it was quiet frustrating to the Indian Spectators, however just one good bowl from Bhajji sealed the deal for India Retaining the No.1 Spot and it showed on the faces of the Indian Players who were relieved to see the Team’s No.1 Spot and the celebrations were on.

However it needs to be seen for how long the Indian Team can hold on as i do not see much of Test Matches Being played By India this year.. So Guys And Gals Lets hope for the Best!!!!!