India were in South Africa for a Test series, and the former did not start well in the 1st innings of the first Test. The Indians were bundled out for a paltry 136. In reply, Proteas were at their best and posted 620 runs in reply. With India staring at an outright defeat, Sachin Tendulkar rose to the occasion, and played a brilliant innings of 111 runs, his 50th ton. This was the very match, where Jacques Kallis scored his first double ton of his career.
Though Sachin's efforts were not enough to save India from an innings and 25 run defeat, but it did set the tone for the rest of the series. In the next match at Durban, India were better prepared, and went on to win at Durban.
First Published: December 19, 2017, 2:39 PM IST