Team India presented an all-round performance at the VDCA Stadium in Vishakhapatnam and defeated team South Africa by 203 runs. Mohammed Shami scalped five wickets and bowled at an economy of 3.23 from 10.5 overs. With this, the Indian pacer joined the league of players like Kapil Dev, Madan Lal, Javagal Srinath to get this record under his kitty. Shami became the fifth player to scalp five wickets of a Test match home. The visiting team total got collapsed on the score of 191 runs as they chased a total of 395 runs. IND Beat SA By 203 Runs | India Vs South Africa, Highlights And Cricket Score 1st Test Match.
The pacer removed Temba Bavuma (10), Faf du Plessis (13), Quinton de Kock (0), Dane Piedt (56) and Kagiso Rabada (18) to finish with figures of 5/35 in his 10.5 overs. Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin gave the first breakthrough for the home team and then it was Shami who went on to lead India to a victory. With this, he joined the league of players like Kapil Dev for taking a five-for in the fourth innings of a Test match home.
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It was Rohit Sharma who scored a century in both innings, went on to become the Man of the Match. Rohit scored 176 runs and 127 runs in first and second innings respectively. Mayank Agarwal made 215 runs. Ravichandran Ashwin scalped seven wickets in the first innings and Shami chipped in with five wickets.