Ravindra Jadeja

After giving India an early breakthrough by removing Dean Elgar before stumps on Saturday, Ravindra Jadeja claimed three more wickets on the fifth and final day to derail South Africa’s 395-run chase.

The 30-year-old left-armer struck thrice in an over but missed a chance to bag his maiden hat-trick in international cricket.

He removed Aiden Markram, Vernon Philander, and Keshav Maharaj in the 27th over and left the visitors struggling at 117/8 till lunch.

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Fast bowler Mohammed Shami took the remaining two wickets in the post-lunch session, and India won the first Test by 203 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.