27 November, Nagpur
India Friday won the third Cricket Test against South Africa at Nagpur by an emphatic 124-run margin.
The hosts who went into the match with a One-Nil Lead, clinched the four-match series Two-Nil. India had won the first Test at Mohali, while the second Test at Bengaluru was washed out due to rain.
On the third day of the penultimate match at the VCA stadium today, needing to score 310 runs for a win, the visitors were all out for 185 in their second innings, 52 minutes after the Tea session.
Ravichandran Ashwin recorded his career-best figures of 7 for 66, while Amit Mishra claimed three wickets for 51 runs.
Ashwin was declared Man of the Match for his superb match haul of 12 for 98.
This was Virat Kohli’s first Test series win as a Captain on home soil and also marked an end to South Africa’s track record of not losing a Test series away from home for nine long years. The fourth and final Test between the two teams will commence in Delhi on December 3.