Kanpur,13 Apr: In a series of swinging balance and fortunes, India finally managed to beat South Africa by 8 wickets to clinch the Kanpur Test and level the series square 1-1. An all round display right from the beginning of the third day saw India wrest the momentum from the Proteas. Nothing went right for Graeme Smith as Ishant Sharma and Sreesanth frustrated the SA bowlers in the morning with their gritty batting display.
Chasing 62 runs for victory, Sehwag and Jaffer helped India off to a flying start. Sehwag in particular was the agressor of the two, managing two sixes of Paul Harris before being holed in the deep of the same bowler. India standing skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni surprised every one by sending Ganguly ahead of Dravid only to see the latter coming to crease four balls later. Dravid joined Ganguly after Jaffer was caught right infront of the wicket off a Morkel delivery. Ganguly and Dravid took India to the winning target.