We witnessed two Tests in the last couple of weeks that raise many questions - one in Mohali that ended within three days and another at the WACA, Perth that witnessed four centuries and two massive double centuries. Is home advantage the biggest factor in Test matches?
Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has reached his career best 13th rank in the International Cricket Council Test bowler rankings after superlative performances in the first two matches against South Africa.
The rain had the final say in the second Test match between India and South Africa in Bangalore as the game ended in a drab draw after the play on the fifth day was also called off due to rain and a wet outfield.
Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin shared eight wickets between them as India made full use of a dry Mohali pitch to dismiss South Africa for 109 in their final innings and secure a 108-run victory in the first Test.
Cheteshwar Pujara scored a crucial half-century to take the Indian lead to 142 with eight wickets in hand after the spinners led by Ravichandran Ashwin tormented South African batting line-up in day two of the first Test in Mohali.
12 wickets fell on a dramatic first day of the first Test in Mohali where India fought back with two South African wickets after Dean Elgar's four-wicket haul skittled Virat Kohli's men out for just 201 runs earlier in the day.
An overwhelmingly powerful all-round performance from South Africa trounced India by 214 runs in the fifth One-Day International in Mumbai, handing them their maiden bilateral series victory against the hosts in India.
Indian spinners spun a web around the South African batsmen after a magnificent century by Virat Kohli to win the fourth One-Day International series by 35 runs in Chennai, thereby levelling the series.