Cricket: World record for India!
Eleven successive wins on home turf, that’s not easy but Indian cricket team did it. And made a record!
India defeated South Africa in the three-match test series by beating them with an innings and 137 runs in the second test match itself.
India made total score of 601/5d and bowled out Proteas for 275 in the first innings. Captain Virat Kohli decided to enforce follow-on before the start of Day 4, with South Africans trailing by 326 runs. South Africa could only muster 189 in the 2nd innings, with Ravindra Jadeja and Umesh Yadav picking up three wickets each, R Ashwin getting two wickets and Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Sharma getting a piece each.
But that’s not the only reason to cheer. This is India’s 11th consecutive Test series win at home which is the most by any side. Under Virat Kohli India have won nine series, while the remaining two series wins were under former skipper MS Dhoni. So basically, after 2012-13 season, India have not lost a single series at home!
The last time India lost a Test series at home was against England during the latter’s tour of the country during the 2012-13 season. Their winning streak started with the series against West Indies, which was also Sachin Tendulkar’s last series.