• The scoreboard at the Newlands on Thursday when Australia folded for 47, right after South Africa had made 96.

    In an epic day of cricket at Newlands, Cape Town, several records were shattered - but not in a manner the two teams would appreciate.

    Australia folded for 47 in their second innings, a collapse so dramatic, it took only a few minutes for South Africa's supporters to get over the fact that their team had made just 96.

    It was a day that belonged more in the 19th century, when such collapses were more commonplace due to uncovered wickets and lack of protective gear for batsmen.

    Not Since 1896...

    In this extraordinary day, 23 wickets fell, with both teams batting twice. Australia completed their first innings by losing two wickets today. South Africa went to lunch at 49-1.

    By the end of the noon session, 12 more wickets had fallen on both sides, for 60 runs.

    Eight more wickets fell in the evening session, but only one on the South African side, displaying that it wasn't the

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  • (During the course of the first Test between India and West Indies at the Kotla, we'll post live updates, analysis, reader comments and reactions. Please hit F5 periodically for new posts.)

    1:00 pm: India have won the 1st Test by 5 wickets and debutant R Ashwin has been awarded Man of the Match for his 9 wickets in the game

    11:20 am: Tendulkar has departed for 76 and with him the hopes of millions of fanboys who were all set to regurgitate their 'Sachin is God' messages/tweets/blogs. Cue news agencies who will not send out stories on 'Sachin misses ton of tons' yet again (sigh).

    Some hilarious tweets on the subject:

    sidvee Nobody taught umpire RJ Tucker history in school

    Indian victory in vain as Tendulkar falls short

    rameshsrivats What century and all? Obviously an Indian win is the key thing here. Goes off to cry in a corner

    chuck_gopal Will Yuvraj let Laxman get to his 50 now? #InduvidualAchievementAlwaysMoreImportant

    Question to our readers - Are we too obsessed with individual

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  • (During the course of the first Test between India and West Indies at the Kotla, we'll post live updates, analysis, reader comments and reactions. Please hit F5 periodically for new posts.)

    Day 3 - End of Play - India 152/2 in their 2nd innings. They need a further 124 runs to win this Test and they have 2 days in which to get it in

    5:00 pm: So what if the hundredth 100 is still in queue. 15,000 runs are here for Sachin Tendulkar and the tributes are pouring in. Ahh, we just need a reason to love him don't we.

    jhunjhunwala Sachin has not completed 15,000 Test Runs. 15K Test Runs have completed Sachin (GOD) Tendulkar

    The class of '73

    The class of '73

    Trivia: Did you that aside from being the world's top two leading run-scorers in Tests, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid have the world record for the highest overall partnership. They've scored a whopping 6568 runs together in Test matches alone and they're not done yet.

    3:00 pm:

    India are one wicket down and still over 200 runs in

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