India clinch South Africa Test series
Published: November 28, 2015 2:23 am
28 November 2015, Nirapad News: India defeated South Africa by 124 runs in the third Test in Nagpur on Friday to take a decisive 2-0 lead in the four-match series.
The Proteas, who resumed at 32-2 chasing a target of 310, folded up for 185 after tea on the third day on a dusty, deteriorating pitch at the VCA stadium.
India won the first Test in Mohali by 108 runs before the rain-hit second match in Bangalore was drawn.
The fourth and final Test will be played at New Delhi’s Ferozeshah Kotla stadium from December 3.
India v South Africa third Test scoreboard
Scoreboard at tea on the third day of the third Test between India and South Africa at the VCA stadium in Nagpur on Friday:
India 1st innings: 215 (M. Vijay 40, W. Saha 32, R. Jadeja 34, M. Morkel 3-35, S. Harmer 4-78).
South Africa 1st innings: 79 (JP Duminy 35, R Ashwin 5-32, R. Jadeja 4-33)
India 2nd innings: 173 (S. Dhawan 39, C. Pujara 31, M. Morkel 3-19, Imran Tahir 5-38)
South Africa 2nd innings (overnight 32-2):
D. Elgar c Pujara b Ashwin 18
S. van Zyl c R. Sharma b Ashwin 5
I. Tahir lbw b Mishra 8
H. Amla c Kohli b Mishra 39
AB de Villiers lbw b Ashwin 9
F. du Plessis b Mishra 39
JP Duminy not out 15
D. Vilas not out 2
Extras: (b9, lb3, nb4) 16
Total (for six wickets, 76 overs) 151
Fall of wickets: 1-17 (van Zyl), 2-29 (Tahir), 3-40 (Elgar), 4-58 (de Villiers), 5-130 (Amla), 6-135 (du Plessis).
Bowling: I. Sharma 13-5-19-0 (nb4), Ashwin 25-6-50-3, Jadeja 22-11-30-0, Mishra 16-2-40-3.
South Africa need 159 runs more to win with four wickets in hand
Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG) and Bruce Oxenford (AUS)
TV umpire: Anil Chaudhary (IND)
Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)