India start with massive win over SA

India began their Test series in South Africa with a thumping 113-run victory over the home side on December 30 at Centurion Park.

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By VoN Sports Team

India began their Test series in South Africa with a thumping 113-run victory over the home side on December 30 at Centurion Park. With this India took a 1-0 lead in the three-Test series. Shortly after lunch on the final day, India wiped out the three remaining wickets to log their first victory at the park in three matches.

The victory came after India set the home side a huge 305-run target and then bowled them out for 191.

 India won the toss and elected to bat. They logged 327 with Vice-captain KL Rahul scoring 123 off 260 deliveries. Rahul is standing in for Rohit Sharma, who is out of the entire Test series (also in ODI) with a left hamstring injury. Mayank Agarwal also contributed a handsome 60 off 130 deliveries, while skipper Virat Kohli scored 35 and Ajinkya Rahane scored 48.

South Africa’s Lungi Ngidi took six wickets for 71runs, Kagiso Rabada taking another three for 72.

Coming in to bat South Africa managed 197 in their first innings with Temba Bavuma scoring 52 and Quinton de Kock hitting 34. India’s Mohammed Shamii took five wickets for 44 runs, Jasprit Bumrah taking two more for 16 runs.

In the second Innings India managed 174, Kagiso Rabada taking 4 wickets for 42 runs and Marco Jansen also taking 4 wickets for 55. However the ultimate target remained high and South Africa managed just 191. Bumrah and Mohammed Shami took 3 wickets each.

THE SQUADS
INDIA : Virat Kohli (Captain), KL Rahul (VC), Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane,  Rishabh Pant (wk), R Ashwin, Mohd. Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Md. Siraj.

SOUTH AFRICA : Dean Elgar (Captain), Temba Bavuma (vc), Quinton de Kock (wk), Kagiso Rabada, Beuran, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Rassie van der Dussen , Marco Jansen.