Mohammed Shami snuffed out South Africa’s hope of salvaging a draw with his early strikes and returned later to complete his fifth five-wicket haul in Tests
Fast bowler Mohammed Shami picked up a five-wicket haul while left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja took four in South Africa’s second innings to bowl India to a comprehensive 203-run victory in the opening Test match in Visakhapatnam Sunday.
Chasing an improbable 395 for victory, the tourist were all out for 191 in the second session after resuming on 11 for one on the final day.
After Rohit Sharma registered twin hundreds in his maiden match as a Test opener to set up India’s push for victory, the host’s bowlers put in a clinical performance in the second innings.
Shami snuffed out South Africa’s hope of salvaging a draw with his early strikes and returned later to complete his fifth five-wicket haul in Tests.
Jadeja picked up 4/87, including three in one over, to help India take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Tailender Dane Piedt and debutant all-rounder Senuran Muthusamy showed the grit and determination that was missing from their top and middle order batsmen, stitching together a ninth-wicket stand of 91 to delay India’s victory. (DT)