Virat Kohli might have lost the war but he won the battle of the batsmen in a series tailormade for the bowlers.
India’s concern over fast, seaming pitches in South Africa has prompted a call-up for rookie Jasprit Bumrah, who has not played first-class cricket for almost a year.
The Proteas enjoyed their first positive result under new coach Ottis Gibson, with a 333-win in the first Test against Bangladesh.
Dean Elgar has to fire for South Africa to stand any chance of claiming a third-successive Test series win in England.
Bloemfontein and Potchefstroom have been allocated the Test matches when Bangladesh tour in September and October.
We revisit our cover feature from the latest SA Cricket magazine, as Temba Bavuma chats about the upcoming series.