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Confident India hope to improve record

December 31, 2010 09:00 IST

India outclassed South Africa by 87 to win the second Test in Durban, on Wednesday, and bounced back in style after their humiliation in the first Test at Centurion.

The victory also kept India's chances alive in the three-match series, while also giving them another opportunity to notch their first series win in South Africa.

The visitors will be hoping to win only their third Test series after losing the first match, a feat they achieved against England and Australia, at home.

Rajneesh Gupta list details of India's comebacks to win or draw a series after having lost the opening match.

To win a series:

Season

Series

Mts

Series score

Results

1972-73

v England in India

5

2-1

Lost,Won,Won,Drawn,Drawn

2000-01

v Australia in India

3

2-1

Lost,Won,Won

To draw a series:

Season

Series

Mts

Series score

Results

1951-52

v England in India

5

1-1

Drawn,Drawn,Drawn,Lost,Won

1964-65

v Australia in India

3

1-1

Lost,Won,Drawn

1980-81

v Australia in Australia

3

1-1

Lost,Drawn,Won

1987-88

v West Indies in India

4

1-1

Lost,Drawn,Drawn,Won

2002

v England in England

4

1-1

Lost,Drawn,Won,Drawn

2007-08

v South Africa in India

3

1-1

Drawn,Lost,Won

2010

v Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka

3

1-1

Lost,Drawn,Won