Harbhajan Singh was not played in the first match against South Africa. It didn't take much time for the team management to bring back their most successful bowler of recent times. The off spinner picked up nine wickets in the six matches he played at an average of 20.44. The notable point is that Harbhajan Singh was given a lot of respect by his opponents and he finished the series with an amazing economy rate of 3.53 runs per over. The young man picked up 3/27 against South Africa at the Centurion and set up India's only win against the Proteas in the series. Even on the bouncy tracks in South Africa, Harbhajan Singh has enough tricks in his bag to be effective.

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Date-stamped : 23 Apr2001 - 10:34