The skipper of England, Alastair Cook along with Matt Prior taught the rest of their team mates how to bat under pressure while playing magnificent knocks.
England suffered a blow by the Indian spinners who routed their batting and bend them to follow on while the visitors made a strong comeback in the 2nd innings.
A sparkling ton by Virender Sehwag followed by 98 runs by Cheteshwar Pujara lead India to a stable position vs. England on the 1st day of the opening Test.
England started their tour on a positive note as their batsmen gained an advantage while Alastair Cook and Samit Patel registered their centuries in the game.
South Africa emerged as the top Test team in the world under the captaincy of Graeme Smith after beating England convincingly 2-0 in Basil D’Olivera Trophy.
A combined team effort well led by the skipper, Graeme Smith, took South Africa to the peaks of Test cricket while beating England and clinching the No.1 spot.
Alviro Petersen smashed a ton from South Africa and Kevin Pietersen of England responded in the same way as the second Test between the two countries ended in a draw.
The star opener of England, Alastair Cook is confident that his team is capable enough of bouncing back and win the second Test against the dreadful South Africa.
The South African bowlers led by Morne Morkel restricted England from a threatening total as Hashim Amla and Graeme Smith consolidated with the bat on day two.