India thrash South Africa by 137 runs and an innings, create world record
Pune : India handed South Africa a defeat by 137 runs and an innings in the second Test match at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Sunday.
With the win India got its 11th consecutive win on the home soil, highest by any team across the world. India also took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series against South Africa.
Winning the toss, India had opted to bat first and declared their innings at 601/5.
On the fourth day, they enforced a follow-on on South Africa as the visitors managed to score only 275 runs in their first innings. India also became the first team since 2008 to enforce follow-on on South Africa.
The visitors never looked in command and kept losing wickets at regular intervals in both their innings. In the second innings they could only manage to score 189 runs.
Brief scores: India 601/5d (Virat Kohli 254*; Kagiso Rabada 3-93) beat South Africa 275 (Keshav Maharaj 72; Ravichandran Ashwin 4-69) & 189 (Dean Elgar 48; Umesh Yadav 3-22) by an innings and 137 runs