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1st Test: India beat SA by 203 runs, lead series 1-0

Prime Sports, International (Vishakapatnam), October 7:- India left South Africa in tatters, dismissing the visitors for 191 runs in their second innings of the fifth and final day of the first Test match, winning by 203 runs at Vishakapatnam, on October 6. India lead 1-0 in the ongoing three-Test series.

Defending a 395-run target, the home side were led by some brilliant bowling displays by Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami. The latter took five wickets, while former notched four.

Also, Ravichandran Ashwin became the joint-fastest bowler to register 350 wickets, equalling Muttiah Muralitharan.

Resuming at 11 for one, South Africa were reduced to 117 for 8 at lunch. In the post-lunch session, the Proteas lost the remaining two wickets, bundled out for 191 in 63.5 overs.

On Saturday, India declared their second innings at 323-4 in 67 overs to set an improbable 395-run target for South Africa. South Africa were 11-1 at stumps on day four.

Earlier, the Proteas were bowled out for 431 in their first innings in reply to India’s 502 for seven declared.

Brief score:

India: 502/7 decl & 323/4 decl (Rohit Sharma 127, Cheteshwar Pujara 81, Ravindra Jadeja 40, Virat Kohli 31 no, Ajinkya Rahane 27 no, Keshav Maharaj 2/129)

South Africa: 431 and (target 395) 191 all out in 63.5 overs (D Piedt 56, S Muthusamy 49; Mohammed Shami 5/35, Ravindra Jadeja 4/51). (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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