India clinch the 4-match Test Series with 3-0 against World’s No.1 SA

India clinch the 4-match Test Series with 3-0 against World’s No.1 SA .Let’s start with something that rarely happens or let’s say it’s impossible when you see 297 deliveries to dislodge de Villiers until R Ashwin lifts his wicket up making the batsman’s patience demolished. Yes, this bordered fight on epic proportions, scoring 43 to enkindle visions of SA escape couldn’t last long when India won the Test Match by a huge margin & clinched the series 3-0. That’s one of the most wonderful and historic achievements by Virat Kohli in the history of Indian Cricket. As SA is currently the Test’s No.1 team, every Indian is proud to have this triumph as the dignity and pride.india southafrica test series

India clinch the 4-match Test Series with 3-0 against World’s No.1 SA

It was quite obvious and noticeable that the only popular wicket-taker in the series was Ashwin, and the leaping catcher Sir Ravindra Jadeja. The Spin pair that India looted South Africa in Mohali and Nagpur, and over the past two days at the Kotla, the duo were constantly embarrassing South Africa’s batsman. Ashwin finished with mind blowing figures of 49.1-26-61-5, Jadeja with crucial 46-33-26-2.

It all came down to the last session, of which SA, resuming after 136/5 in 138 overs, were firmed to bat a minimum of 24 overs. But they lost 5 wickets for 7 runs as Umesh Yadav bowled Dane Vilas for 13 and the other  tail enders quickly. Ashwin dismissed de Villiers & claimed the last wicket to take his 3rd five-wicket haul of the series .

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India clinch the 4-match Test Series with 3-0 against World’s No.1 SA

Amla and de Villiers stretching their alliance to 27 in 40.4 overs before Jadeja struck with the second new ball, spinning one past Amla’s bat to hit off stump. The South African captain had batted 224 balls for 25 runs. That brought in Faf du Plessis – he of the gritty eight-hour century on debut at Adelaide in 2012 to forefend defeat – and he frightened  to repeat that role. He showed no desire to score runs, outdoing Amla in opening his account off 53 deliveries.

In Brief: India 334 & 267/5 declared thrashed No.1 Test Team South Africa 121 & 143 by 337 runs

Article publié pour la première fois le 07/12/2015

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