IND vs SA, 1st Test: India beat South Africa by 203 runs, Shami picked 5 wickets
India beat South Africa by 203 runs in the 1st Test match which was played in Visakhapatnam and took a 1-0 lead in the three-match test series. With this victory, India got 40 points in the ICC Test Championship and now have 160 points.
Chasing a difficult target of 395 runs to win on the fifth day of the Test, South Africa were all out after scoring 191 runs. In the second innings, Mohammed Shami was ruthless and picked his fifth 5 wicket haul of his test career. Rohit Sharma (176 and 127) was adjudged Man of the Match for scoring centuries in both the innings.
Playing ahead of the fourth day's score 11/1, South Africa got their first blow at the score of 19, when de Bruyn (10) was bowled by Ashwin and completed 350 wickets in Test cricket. After this, Bavuma was clean bowled by Shami without opening his account.
Aiden Markram (39) teamed up with captain Faf du Plessis (13) to take the team's score to 50 runs, but Shami outclassed Du Plessis with a spectacular delivery at the score of 52 and Quinton de Kock (0) at the socre of 60.
In the 27th over, Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets in the same over. Jadeja sent Markram, Vernon Philander (0) and Keshav Maharaj (0) to the pavilion on a score of 70. However, Dan Peidt and Muthusamy did not allow the team to take any more wickets till lunch and after the first session South Africa's score was 117/8 in 42 overs.
Even after lunch, Dan Peidt and Muthusamy continued playing positively and added 81 runs for the ninth wicket. Dane Peidt scored his half-century and was dismissed by Shami on 56.
After this, on the score of 191, Shami dismissed Kagiso Rabada (18). Senuran Muthasamy remained unbeaten after scoring 49 runs. Apart from Shami, Ravindra Jadeja took four wickets and Ashwin took one wicket for India.