- India beat South Africa by 113 runs in the first test
- In Centurion, the Indian team has won the Test match for the first time.
- They became the first Asian team to win Centurion
- Earlier, only England and South Africa had won
The Indian team created history by defeating South Africa by 113 runs in the Centurion Test. It has won the Test for the first time in Centurion and has also become the first Asian team to do so. On the fourth day of the Test, India set a target of 305 runs to the hosts, but took four wickets till the stumps. Virat Kohli’s army won the match by taking the remaining 6 wickets just after lunch on the 5th day. Opener KL Rahul, who scored a brilliant century in the first innings, was adjudged the man of the match.
With this, they have also taken a 1-0 lead in the 3-match Test series. In the second innings for the South African team, only captain Dean Elgar could face the Indian bowlers. The entire team was bundled out for 191 runs in the second innings. He played an innings of 77 runs, while Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami took 3-3 wickets for India, while Mohammad Siraj and Ravichandran Ashwin took 2-2 wickets.
India had scored 327 runs in the first innings, while Africa’s first innings was reduced to 197 runs. Kohli’s team scored 174 runs in the second innings and set the hosts a difficult target of 305 runs. The South African team struggled in front of the Indian bowlers and lost wickets at frequent intervals.
In the first session of the fifth day, the Proteas were 187/7 by lunch soon after the Proteas went on to lead 94/4, with captain Dean Elgar (77), De Kock (21) and Mulder (1) all running out. . During this, Bumrah, Siraj and Shami took one wicket each. After this, South Africa were bundled out for 191 runs as soon as they came in the second session. In the opening over of the season itself, Shami dismissed Jensen for (13) runs, while Ashwin dismissed Kagiso Rabada (0) and Lungi Ngidi (0) in the next over to win the Centurion Test.
Conquered for the first time in Centurion
Nine foreign teams of the world have played at least one Test match here, but before that only two teams could win this impregnable fort. Australia and England had won here. Now Team India has done wonders. On the other hand, India has also become the first Asian country to win Centurion, beating Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh.
50th time piled up inside 200
In this way, under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, Team India has set a world record for the 50th time in a Test match to wrap up the opposition’s innings within 200 runs. Prior to this match, he and former South African Graeme Smith were tied 48-48. Peter May is at number three in this list, under whose leadership England did such a feat 40 times.