India break Australia Test record

Team India have registered themselves into the record books, with their 11th consecutive Test series win at home.

After notching their biggest-ever win over South Africa – by an innings and 137 runs – on Day 4 of the second Test in Pune on Sunday, India eclipsed Australia’s previous record of 10 series victories at home.

Australia had managed 10 in a row twice – from 1994 to 2001, and between 2004 and 2008 – while India’s unbeaten run dated back to their 4-0 whitewash of Australia in 2012-13.

Since then, India went on to defeat the West Indies, South Africa, New Zealand, England, Bangladesh, Australia again, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, the West Indies again, and now South Africa back, with an unassailable 2-0 lead in the ongoing Freedom series.

After winning the first Test in Vizag by 203 runs, India again piled on the misery for the Proteas, amassing a whopping 601-5 declared, thanks to a man-of-the-match 254 not out from captain Virat Kohli.

The hosts then bundled out South Africa for a paltry 189 in their first innings, enforced the follow-on on a penultimate day, and then dismissed the visitors for 275 in their second dig.

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It was also a tremendous 50th Test as skipper for Kohli, who recorded his 30th win. Only Australian greats Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting had more wins at that stage of their career.