Complete display yields India impressive, consolation win

Scores summary: India 187/10 (Virat Kohli 54, Cheteshwar Pujara 50; Kagiso Rabada 3/39, Andile Phehlukwayo 2/25) and 247/10 (Ajinkya Rahane 48, Virat Kohli 41; Morne Morkel 3/47, Vernon Philander 3/61, Kagiso Rabada 3/69) beat South Africa 197/10 (Hashim Amla 61; Jasprit Bumrah 5/54, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3/44) and 177/10 (Dean Elgar 86*; Mohammed Shami 5/28)

Statistical highlights

  • Mohammed Shami registered his best bowling figures (5/28) in an innings (in the South African second innings) and, in doing so, helped India secure a consolation victory by 63 runs. (The last nine South Africa wickets fell for just 53 runs, as the Proteas went from 124/1 to 177/10.)
  • This was India’s second win at the Wanderers in Johannesburg, where they have now gone five Tests unbeaten; India have won twice (2006 and now) and drawn the other three.
  • Virat Kohli went past MS Dhoni’s tally of 3454 runs as Indian Test captain, with his knock of 41 in the second innings making him the highest scoring Indian Test captain with 3456 runs.

2 comments

  1. Complete display yields India impressive win – This is a compliment to the Indian team and also keeps our national pride in sorts. . However, I am not able to understand what the term ” consolation” means. per se it is not a welcome adjective. Pl explain what it means.

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