Twitterati Erupts As India Registers Record Of 11 Consecutive Series Wins At Home
By CricShots - Oct 13, 2019 4:54 pm
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On the fourth day of the second Test of the ongoing three-match series between India and South Africa at the MCA Stadium in Pune, the hosts completely outplayed the visitors by an innings and 137 runs to gain an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. After India captain Virat Kohli decided to enforce the follow-on in the morning, the Indian bowlers made sure that they finished the match on the fourth day itself.

India defeated South Africa in Pune

India bundled out South Africa for 189 in 67.2 overs in the second innings to register their 11th consecutive series win at home. Having scored 48 (72) with the help of eight fours, South Africa opening batsman Dean Elgar was the highest scorer for the visiting of the batsman for the visitors today.

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The Proteas’ innings was another example of their top-order crumbling down under pressure against the high-spirited Indian bowlers. With half the side back in the pavilion at the score of 79, saving the Test was always going to be a daunting task for the remaining batsmen.

Fast bowler Vernon Philander (37) and spinner Keshav Maharaj (22) did stitch a 56-run partnership for the eighth wicket but it did no good to the outcome of the match.

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With bowling figures of 8-3-22-3, fast bowler Umesh Yadav scalped as many as 3 wickets for India. However, among the other bowlers, the spinner-duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin also picked up three and two wickets each.

Competing in his 50th Test as captain, Virat Kohli has now led India to their 11th consecutive series at home, a world record. Here is how Twitter reacted to India beating South Africa: 

The third and the final Test will be played at the JSCA stadium in Ranchi as India will be eyeing 3-0.