Cricket/ India’s biggest win over S Africa, win by an innings and 137 runs; Virat Kohli man of the match

  • India last beat South Africa by an innings and 57 runs in 2010
  • Team India did not lose any Test series at home ground after 2012, last defeat was from England
  • India scored 601/5 in the first innings, South Africa scored 275 in the first innings and 189 in the second innings
  • Virat Kohli scored 254 not out, Mayank Agarwal scored 108, Jadeja scored 91 and Rahane scored 59 runs
  • The last match of the three-Test series will be held in Ranchi from October 19, the first Test India won by 203 runs

Pune: India on Sunday defeated South Africa by an innings and 137 runs in the second Test of the three-match series in Pune. This was after South Africa were bowled out for 189 in their second innings after being forced to follow on.

Ashwin dismissed Duplessis and Dean Elgar.

India had declared their innings for 601/5 in their first innings with captain Virat Kohli leading the charge with a double century. In reply, South Africa were bundled out for 275 runs giving the hosts a lead of 326 runs.

Wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha took a brilliant catch of Thunish de Bruyn (8) off Umesh Yadav.

For India, Ravindra Jadeja and Umesh Yadav picked up three wickets each, while Ravichandran Ashwin took two. Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami to contend with one each.

In the second innings, Ishant Sharma gave India the first success by dismissing Aiden Markram lbw.

Dean Elgar was the top scorer for South Africa with 48 runs while Temba Bavuma made 38. Vernon Philander and Keshav Maharaj, who were responsible for giving some respectability to South Africa in the first innings, once again batted better than the team’s established batsmen and made 37 and 22 respectively.

Indian captain Virat Kohli, who scored an unbeaten 254 in the first innings, was given the Man of the Match award.
Wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha taking the catch of Faf Duplessis.
In the second innings, Ashwin got two wickets, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami one wicket each.