Tough day for India although there was one shining light among the shadow, Subramaniam Badrinath. On debut and under severe pressure against quality bowling he batted very responsibly for half the day. Apart from Sehwag no-one else lasted half an hour!
Test cricket reveals character and he showed that he is made of the right stuff.
Considering he is 29 it seems a shame that Yuvraj has been ahead of him these last few years. He’s obviously better suited to Test cricket than the flashy Punjabi.
I suppose India’s batsmen will be held responsible for the state of the match at the end of the third day but really their bowling and fielding was not what you would expect of a team holding the Mace.
I’m probably in the minority but with Tendulkar at the crease and South Africa’s seemingly endless ability to stumble within sight of victory, I don’t think that tourists are over the line just yet. Where there is life there is hope!