India defeat South Africa by innings and 137 runs, win Test series


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.

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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.

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.

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.

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