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An elegant left hander with a voracious appetite for runs and a penchant for tall scores, Woorkheri Venkat Raman played eleven Tests, scoring 448 runs with four fifties and a highest score of 96. He also played 27 ODI's hitting 617 runs with one century (against South Africa) and three half centuries. A prolific run getter for Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy, his highest score was 313 against Goa in 1988-89. Since retiring from first class cricket last year, Raman has written regular columns for The Hindu. He will be writing on international cricket for CricInfo.

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Match Analysis (5th ODI): Indians will go to Sharjah with confidence (20 Mar 2000)

The last one-day at Nagpur was more of a battle of pride for both the sides. The result of the match was of paramount importance psychologically for both India and South Africa as they are due to clash again at Sharjah shortly. As the series was already decided both the captains rested a few regular players, which was understandable. Yet both the teams were keen on maintaining the high quality they had set in the one-dayers [More]

Match Analysis (4th ODI): Ganguly's attitude heartening (18 March 2000)

The Indians have won a series after a long time and the chief architect of the success is Sourav Ganguly in the dual role as captain and opening batsmen. He has played the role of an opening batsmen for some years and one with a pragmatic bent of mind can say that he did only what was expected of him in that role. One remarkable aspect is the way Ganguly has taken to captaincy, which has provided the much required turn around for the success starved Indians. [More]

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Match Analysis (3rd ODI): South Africans handled the pressure situation admirably (16 March 2000)
Match Preview (3rd ODI): Complacency should not creep in (13 March 2000)
Match Analysis (1st ODI): Victory may prove to be a turning point (10 March 2000)
Match Preview (1st ODI): South Africa's all round strength is awesome(8 March 2000)
Match review (2nd Test): Azharuddin has the last laugh (6 March 2000)
Mid-match analysis (2nd Test): India will have to do exceptionally well to avoid defeat (3 March 2000)
Match Preview (2nd Test): India must play three spinners (1 Mar 2000)
Match review (1st Test): The absence of a third spinner was felt (26 Feb 2000)
Mid-match analysis (1st Test): Indians have their task cut out (25 Feb 2000)
Match preview (1st Test): Hopeful augury for Indians (23 Feb 2000)