India whitewash South Africa in a Test series for first time in history

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India whitewash South Africa in a Test series for first time in history

India vs South Africa 3rd Test: India defeated Proteas by an innings and 202 runs in the third Test at the JSCA stadium in Ranchi on Tuesday to seal the series with 3-0 win. It is for the first time India has whitewashed South Africa in the history of Test cricket. Now, India has won six Test matches in a row on home turf. Also, it was one of the biggest defeats for South Africa. Rohit Sharma is one of the Indian batsmen outscoring opposition in each innings.

The biggest positive for India has been Rohit Sharma. There were a lot of expectations from the Hitman, and he has delivered it in the best possible way. It was a phenomenal approach by him throughout the series. Giving himself some time in the first hour or so and then coming into his own. The bowlers too didn’t disappoint either, be it the spinners or be it the pacers.

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The last time Proteas lost two or more consecutive Tests in a series by an innings margin — three against Australia at home in 1935/36. The hosts dominated the visitors from the first Test match of the series. In Vizag, India won by 203 runs; then in Pune, India defeated Proteas by an innings and 137 runs. Now in Ranchi, it defeated South Africa with an innings and 202 runs (the biggest ever win against Proteas).

Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma has been awarded Man of the Match, as well as Man of the series, for his exceptional batting throughout. Umesh Yadav has been named the game-changer of the match. Now, India is leading the World Test Championship with a huge margin of 240 points. Besides, New Zealand and Sri Lanka are on 2nd and 3rd positions, respectively. Both the teams are having 60 points each.

-PTC News