Kohli Become Most Successful Captain In The World , Know How
- 8th time when Kohli gave the follow-on to the opposition team, Azhar did it 7 times
- This is Kohli 51st Test match as captain, Azhar captained India in 47 matches.
- India lead by 335 runs against South Africa, 162 all out
The Indian team has reached a very strong position in the third and last Test match of the series being played against South Africa in Ranchi. India bowled out South Africa for 162 runs in the first innings in response to 497/9. The Indian team got a lead of 335 runs. After this, Captain Kohli decided to follow the visiting team. This was the 8th time Kohli gave a follow-on to the opposition team.
Kohli At The Forefront
Kohli broke the Indian record of Mohammad Azharuddin, who had given the opposition team a follow-on seven times. This is Kohli's 51st Test match as captain. Azhar had captained the Indian team in 47 matches. Mahendra Singh Dhoni followed five times in 60 matches and Saurabh Ganguly 4 times in 49 matches.
India took a 335-run lead against South Africa on Monday. It is India's second-largest lead against South Africa on a first-inning basis. Earlier in the Kolkata Test in 2009-10, India had a lead of 347 runs against South Africa.
Umesh Yadav was the most successful bowler for India in South Africa's first innings. He took three wickets for 40 runs. Playing his first Test match, left-arm spinners Shahbaz Nadeem and Mohammed Shami took two wickets each.
In the second innings also, the condition of South Africa is bad. By tea time on the third day, his score was 26 runs for four wickets and he is 309 runs behind India. In the second innings, India's most successful bowler so far is Mohammed Shami, who has taken three wickets for 7 runs. Umesh Yadav has taken a wicket. Dean Elgar playing at 16 and Henrik Klassen (0).