Tuesday, December 30, 2008

African Magic

South African Cricket Team wins the series in Australia and reached the pinnacle of Test Cricket in long time. Two home away series win – one in England and one in Australia and another home away series with India as drawn. Web site Cricinfo shows following record for South Africa in last couple of years. This is amazing record.




Test Match SeriesYearWinnerMargin
India in South Africa 2006/07 South Africa 2-1 (3)
Pakistan in South Africa 2006/07 South Africa 2-1 (3)
South Africa in Pakistan 2007/08 South Africa 1-0 (2)
New Zealand in South Africa 2007/08 South Africa 2-0 (2)
West Indies in South Africa 2007/08 South Africa 2-1 (3)
South Africa in Bangladeshs 2007/08 South Africa 2-0 (2)
South Africa in India 2007/08 drawn 1-1 (3)
South Africa in England 2008 South Africa 2-1 (4)
Bangladesh in South Africa 2008/09 South Africa 2-0 (2)
South Africa in Australia 2008/09 South Africa 2-0 (2)


It is quite understandable why the skipper Graeme Smith thinks South Africa is top of the world. Add to that he being the most prolific Test scoring batsman in 2008 – 1656 runs in the calendar year; third best ever after Yusuf and Viv Richards. Indeed these are the days of African Magic.

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