India defeated South Africa by 113 runs in the first test match

South Africa all out for 191 runs in the chase of 305 runs in the second innings

Match summary

India- 327&174

South Africa- 197 &191

India won by 113 runs on final day

Player of the Match KL Rahul -India

India defeated South Africa in the first test match at Centurion by 113 runs to take 1-0 lead in the three test series. South Africa bowled out at 191 runs in the 2nd innings chasing the target of 305 runs.

Muhammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah took three wickets each in the second inning. Muhammad Shami took 8 wickets in the match.  KL Rahul declared player of the match for his brilliant 123 in the first innings. His inning proved to be the real difference between the two teams.

 Muhammad Shami took 5-44 in the first innings to restrict South Africa at 197. India scored 327 runs in the first innings and took crucial lead of 130 runs. KL Rahul scored 123 and Mayank Agarwal 60 runs.  Lungi Ngidi of South Africa took 6 for 71 and Rabada 3 for 72.India bowled out for just 174 runs in the 2nd innings. Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi took four wickets each.

India took South Africa's three remaining wickets shortly after lunch on the fifth day of the opening Test against South Africa. South Africa lost Quinton de Kock for 21 runs to Mohammed Siraj while Wiaan Mulder also departed soon after for one run off the bowling of Mohammed Shami to give India their sixth and seventh wicket respectively shortly before lunch to put India in control.

Earlier, Dean Elgar was finally dismissed for 77 runs for LBW off a Jasprit Bumrah delivery to give Team India their first breakthrough of Day 5. The victory gives India crucial 1-0 lead in the three-match Test series against South Africa. The series will next head to Johannesburg for the second Test before concluding with the final Test in Cape Town.

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