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Team India dominated the host South Africa in the first test match and as predicted, India slammed South Africa and reported a victory by 113 runs in the first test. Team India leads by 1-0 in the three-test series. South Africa needed 211 runs to win on the last day and India wanted 6 wickets to register a victory. This is a historic win as India defeated South Africa in their fort Centurion. South Africa could not stand before the pace of the Indian bowlers and the test got completed in the second session of the last day.
South Africa completed their innings for 191. Dean Elgar (77) was the top scorer for the side and Temba Bavuma (35), Quinton de Kock (21) are the other top scorers for the side. Jasprit Bumrah (3/50), Mohammed Shami (3/63), Mohammed Siraj (2/47) and Ravichandran Ashwin (2/18) took the wickets of the South African batsmen. This is the first victory for Team India in Centurion and India scripted history in the first test match. The second test between India and South Africa will commence on January 3rd and the final test will take place on January 11th.
By Siva Kumar