India on Tuesday won the final Test of the three-match series by an innings and 202 runs to whitewash South Africa 3-0 at JSCA Stadium Complex here.
In the 3rd and final Test of the series, South Africa suffered their one of their biggest ever defeats as they were bundled out for 133 after India enforced the follow-on for the 2nd successive time in the series.
India resumed play from 224/3 on Day Two of the third Test match against the Proteas. Riding on the confidence from the previous day, both Rohit and Ajinkya Rahane played their natural game and didn't allow the Proteas' bowlers to settle down.
India vs South Africa, 3rd Test: The third Test between India and South Africa commenced Saturday with the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi playing host to the final encounter.
India have now won 25 out of their last 32 Tests at home while losing just one: vs Australia in 2017 in Pune itself! This makes for an astonishing win-loss ratio of 25 - easily the best in the world since 2013.
India resumed their innings from 273/3 on day two. Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane continued their partnership and built a massive stand of 178 runs for the fourth wicket.
India's playing XI: Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, R Ashwin, R Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav.
So far, she has played 204 ODI matches and has smashed 6731 runs with an astonishing average of 51.38. The 36-year-old cricketer has also played 89 T20Is and has amassed 2364 runs.
A fan asked Neesham for his views on Sharma's performance in the first Test and the all-rounder replied: "I think it's fair to say he's started ok".
India and South Africa will next take on each other in the second Test, slated to begin from October 10.