India Swept To Victory By An Innings And 137 Runs Against South Africa At Pune

India won with an innings and 137 runs against South Africa in Pune. Thus, it took an undisputed 2-0 lead in the series and was able to hold its 100-percent world record in the test championship.

After the first innings of the proteas came to an end in the last moments of the third day, India came in fourth to enforce the follow-on and immediately received a reward when Ishant Sharma arrested Aiden Markram lbw for 0, with the opener a pair recorded. Not long after Theunis de Bruyn followed for 8, which was whistled by Umesh Yadav, and again met South Africa.

Captain Faf du Plessis, who this time finished in fourth place, was in favor of 5 of 54 balls, but when he, the opener Dean Elgar and Quinton de Kock all fell five shots away, it quickly looked on the cards. Ravichandran Ashwin removed the first two, while de Kock was bidden by Ravindra Jadeja.

Temba Bavuma and Senuran Muthusamy helped stabilize the ship and blocked the next 15 overs after de Kock’s release, but both fell within 10 balls, with the former Rand slipping for the first time to get a good catch, and the Ajinkya Rahane the latter to ward off a rising ball from Mohammed Shami to the second slip-up.

Once again, Vernon Philander and Keshav Maharaj have disappointed the hosts and teamed up for more than 20 overs to raise the hopes of the tourists to the fifth day. But the end came suddenly and Umesh dismissed Philander and Rabada in the same applies to Maharaj, who was caught by Jadeja with two balls in the next ball.

After convincingly outperforming South Africa in both the pace and spin divisions, India is entering the third test on 19 October in Ranchi. The goal is to achieve a 3: 0 whitewash.

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