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The spin troika

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The spin troika of Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Amit Mishra took a mindblowing 19 wickets in the two-innings test-match against South Africa, marking the superiority of Indian spinners in the opening game of the India vs SA series.

India's first innings

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India's first innings
  • India opened the first innings batting with Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay.
  • Dhawan fell in the first over, as India finished the first over at 4/1.
  • Murali Vijay got out at 75 runs, as India finished the 47th over at 140/6. Mishra was caught out on the 51st over when India was at 154/7.
  • India, however, staggered to a 201 as the innings ended.

South Africa's first innings

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South Africa's first innings
  • South Africa started its first innings with D. Elgar and van Zyl.
  • India took its first wicket in the 7th over, with van Zyl declared out on LBW.
  • In the 9th over, du Plessis fell to a Jadeja ball, as SA finished the over at 10/2.
  • Ashwin then turned up the heat, and by the 67th over, India had bowled out SA at 184.

Ashwin takes 150 wickets!

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Ravichandran Ashwin became the fastest Indian bowler to take 150 wickets in 29 test matches, setting a new record, beating Anil Kumble and Erapalli Prasanna.

India's second innings

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India's second innings
  • India started its second innings with a 17 run lead. However, Dhawan fell to a Philander ball in the 2nd over.
  • India lost its second wicket in the 34th over, as M. Vijay was caught out.
  • India was at 161/2 on the 55th over, but lost 8 wickets for 39 runs.
  • India, ultimately, finished its second innings at 200 runs in 75.3 overs.

South Africa's second innings

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South Africa's second innings
  • SA started its second innings with Elgar and Philander, but Jadeja took his first wicket in the 2nd over.
  • Ashwin took another wicket in the 3rd over, as SA finished the over at 9/2.
  • Jadeja bowled out Amla in the 4th over, and SA stood at 10/3. By the 36th over, SA stood at 102/7.
  • SA was all-out at 109 by the 39th over.

India wins first test in series against SA

7 Nov 2015
India wins first test in series against SA
  • Ravindra Jadeja, on his return to test cricket, grabbed the headlines taking 5 wickets, as India cruised to victory against South Africa.
  • The South Africans, chasing a target of 218 runs, were bowled out for 109 runs in 39.5 overs, as the match ended within three days at the stadium in Mohali.
  • The next match in the four-match series will be held at Bengaluru.

Kohli's joy

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Virat Kohli was overjoyed to win his first game at home as Test Captain, after losing the T20 series and the ODI series against the South African vistors.