Vizag Test: India thrash SA by 203 runs

India wrapped up South Africa for 191 runs in their second innings on the fifth and final day to win the opening Test of the three match rubber by 203 runs here on Sunday.

Defending a 395-run target, India rode on Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami’s bowling effort to register the win as it took a 1-0 lead in the three-Test series.

Shami took five wickets while Jadeja scalped four and Ravichandran Ashwin took one to equal Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan in becoming the joint fastest to take 350 wickets. Resuming at 11 for one, South Africa were reduced to 117 for 8 at lunch. In the post-lunch session, the Proteas lost the remaining two wickets to finish at 191 in 63.5 overs.

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