Team India ready for Kingsmead Test

MS Dhoni-led Indian team look to level the series, while hosts South Africa want to seal it in Durban where the two teams lock horns in the second Test on Sunda

updated: December 25, 2010 14:53 IST
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Christmas is in the air in Durban. If you haven't been to a Boxing Day Test - and this correspondent hadn't - you might find it almost surreal. Test cricket brings its own vibe with it; an anticipation and intensity that appears to be missing, at least on the surface. There is Christmas, there are "The Holidays", and then there is the New Year. It is a time to relax, a time to enjoy, a time to take stock, and a time to look forward.

Make no mistake about it, though: in less than 24 hours India's biggest Test of the year will start, and perhaps this particular unit's biggest too. It has been a year of success where they have held on to their No.1 ranking for 360 days, but they will know how seriously that tag will be taken if they find themselves 2-0 down on seaming tracks in a country that has forever been their nemesis.

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