1. India vs South Africa third Test: Mohammed Shami’s five-wicket haul helps visitors stun Proteas by 63 runs

India vs South Africa third Test: Mohammed Shami’s five-wicket haul helps visitors stun Proteas by 63 runs

India vs South Africa third Test: Mohammed Shami's five-wicket haul helps visitors stun Proteas by 63 runs.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: January 27, 2018 9:37 PM
cricket, india, south africa, johannesburg, johannesburg test, mohammed shami Mohammed Shami fields off own bowling on the fourth day of the third cricket test match between South Africa and India at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. (AP Photo)

India beat South African by 63 runs in the third and final Test in Johannesburg today. It was the superb win for Virat Kohli’s men having already lost the series earlier. Mohammed Shami scripted the historic win for visitors by taking five wickets in the wicket that was difficult for the batsmen. While Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah took two wickets each, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar took one wicket. South Africa won the series 2-1.

Hosts, in a dramatic turnaround, lost their last eight wickets for just 53 runs. With this win, India remained unbeaten at Wanderers. Proteas, while chasing 241 runs were comfortably placed at one stage with 124 for two, however, their remaining wickets folded like a pack of cards to folded for 177 runs.

Perhaps, for the first time all-pace attack helped India win an overseast test match. the four full time seamers shared all 20 wickets in the Test match,helping visitors to win on fourth day itself. Todays victory at Wonderers, was Team India’s was their second win in five Tests with the other three ending in draws.

On Friday, Dean Elgar, took a nasty blow on his helmet, after which play was stopped early. he was top scorer for his team with a fighting unbeaten 86-run knock, while four of his teammates failed to open their accounts. After a fantastic season at home last year, skipper Virat Kohli was under tremendous pressure to deliver after lossing two earlier Test matches to Proteas.

The pitch continued to remain talking point in the Test match due to dangerous bounce it offered to pacers forcing early stumps on day three on Friday. While it was expected that expected would dominate the proceedings at the start of the day, batsmen were able to score with relatively easy this morning.

After the match addressing the press conference, indian skipper Virat Kohli said as per ANI, “The character we showed today makes us believe that we can do this again. People showed lack of trust in us but we knew that if we play under pressure conditions we can win against them.”

 

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