Cricket/ India beat South Africa in 5th consecutive match at home ground, win by 203 runs

  • India had declared first innings at 502/7 and second innings at 323/4
  • South Africa scored 431 runs in the first innings, the African team could score 191 runs in the second innings
  • Rohit hit a century in both innings, Ashwin took 8 and Jadeja took 6 wickets in the match
  • The second Test of the three-Test series between the two teams will be held in Pune from October 10.

Vizag: Mohammed Shami picked up a five-wicket haul as South Africa were bundled out for 191 while chasing 395 on the final day.

Ravindra Jadeja picked up four wickets in the same innings while R Ashwin, who had taken seven wickets in the first innings, picked up a lone wicket of Theunis de Bruyn.

Mohammed Shami bowled Temba Bavuma.

Rohit Sharma, who scored tons in both the innings, was the star for India batting, along with Mayank Agarwal, who scored a double hundred. India displayed an all-round performance and picked up easy win to take 1-0 lead in the series.

After Ashwin provided an early breakthrough, Shami capatalized on that and tore apart the Proteas middle order, removing Temba Bavuma (0), Faf du Plessis(13) and Quinton de Kock (0) in quick succession.

Jadeja then joined the party with a three-wicket over. Senuran Muthusamy and Dane Piedt showed incredible resistance to bring up South Africa’s highest ninth-wicket partnership against India post-lunch.

Ashwin bowled de Bruyne.

But then Shami came back to end Piedt’s knock on 56. The pacer then took the final wicket of Kagiso Rabada to wrap up the Proteas second innings on 191. Ashwin also chipped in with a wicket in the second innings. With the win in first Test India also collected 40 World Test Championship points.