Rahul Dravid's achievements as captain 

England & India Nets Session

#2 First Ever Test win in South Africa, Johannesburg 2006.

It took 15 years and 3 winless tours for India to finally register their first win on the South African soil. It was the Dravid-led the team that broke the drought as India defeated South Africa by 123 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the series. The magnitude of the win was magnanimous not only because it was their debut win but also because it came on a pitch that was tailor-made for the host's bowlers, where the visitors were expected to get rolled over. To make matters worse, India had been blanked 0-4 in the ODI series that preceded the Test matches.

The match also marked the comeback of former Indian Captain Ganguly, who played a crucial innings of 51, pushing India's total to 249. Then, Sreesanth (5/40) bowled one of the better spells ever bowled by an Indian bowler overseas to knock over South Africa for 84. India with the help of VVS Laxman (73) could only manage 236 in the second innings, leaving South Africa 401 runs to win. A valiant effort by Ashwell Prince in the second innings was not enough as South Africa capitulated against the duo of Zaheer Khan and Sreesanth, who claimed three wickets each, to hand India one of their most famous wins overseas.

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