Australia by nine wickets in the historic second Test. Since touring Australia forthe first time in 1910-11, this was the maiden series win for South Africa, playingdown under, their previous best performance being a 1-1 drawback in 1963-64.
This was Australia’s first series defeat at home since they lost 2
-1 to the WestIndies in 1992-
93. This was also Australia’s first series defeat to South Africa since
they lost 4-0 in South Africa in 1969-
70, and Australia’s 1
8th series defeat at homein 131 years.South Africa ended the series on a 2-1 winning note. The first Test was also wonby South Africa while the third Test was a consolation victory for Australia.
India-England Test series:
India took the two-Test series 1-0. The first Test inChennai was won by India by six wickets after a successful and highest-run chaseon Indian soil. This was also second highest successful run chase by India, after406/4 vs West Indies at Port of Spain (1976). Also, this was the highest total everscored in fourth innings in India, beating 364/6 by India at Delhi to draw againstPakistan in 1979. M.S. Dhoni became the first Indian skipper to win the first fourTests under his leadership. The second Test at Mohali ended in a draw.
Bangladesh-Sri Lanka Test series:
Bangladesh put on one of their best battingperformances before suffering a 107-run defeat in the opening Test against SriLanka. Chasing an unlikely 521-run target, the Bangladesh batsmen were bowledout for 413.