Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja

Fast bowler Mohammed Shami picked up a five-for while left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja took four wickets in South Africa’s second innings to power India to a comprehensive 203-run victory in the opening Test of the three-match series.

Chasing an improbable 395 to win, the visitors were all out for 191 in the second session after resuming on 11 for one on the final day in Visakhapatnam.

After Rohit Sharma registered twin tons in his first game as a Test opener to set up India’s push for victory, the hosts’ bowlers put in a clinical performance in the second innings.

Shami snuffed out the Proteas’ hopes of salvaging a draw with his early strikes and returned later to complete his fifth Test five-wicket haul.

Jadeja picked up 4-87, including three in one over, to help India grab 40 points more in the ICC World Test Championship.

Tailender Dane Piedt and debutant all-rounder Senuran Muthusamy showed the grit and determination that was missing from the South African top and middle-order batsmen, adding together a ninth-wicket stand of 91 to delay India’s victory.

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