South Africa thrash India by innings inside three days in Centurion

Dean Elgar's magnificent 185 helped South Africa post a commanding 408 while Kagiso Rabada (5/59) and debutant Nandre Burger (4/33) helped bowl India out for 245 and 131 on either side of their innings.

FirstCricket Staff December 28, 2023 23:22:03 IST
South Africa posted a commanding 408 while bowling India out for 245 and 131 to romp to a dominant victory inside three days. Reuters
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South Africa posted a commanding 408 while bowling India out for 245 and 131 to romp to a dominant victory inside three days. Reuters
Temba Bavuma suffered a hamstring injury in the morning session of Day 1 and has since been ruled out of the remainder of the series. AP
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Temba Bavuma suffered a hamstring injury in the morning session of Day 1 and has since been ruled out of the remainder of the series. AP
Pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada collected 5/59 to restrict India to 245 after South Africa opted to bat . AP
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Pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada collected 5/59 to restrict India to 245 after South Africa opted to bat . AP
KL Rahul led the way for Team India with a fighting knock of 101, his second consecutive century in Centurion. AP
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KL Rahul led the way for Team India with a fighting knock of 101, his second consecutive century in Centurion. AP
South Africa stand-in captain Dean Elgar would also score a ton, bringing up the three-figure mark in what would be his final appearance at his home ground of the SuperSport Park. AP
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South Africa stand-in captain Dean Elgar would also score a ton, bringing up the three-figure mark in what would be his final appearance at his home ground of the SuperSport Park. AP
Elgar would go on to score 185 and forge century partnerships with David Bedingham and Marco Jansen. Reuters
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Elgar would go on to score 185 and forge century partnerships with David Bedingham and Marco Jansen. Reuters
South Africa bowling all-rounder Marco Jansen remained unbeaten on 84, his highest Test score as South Africa were bowled out for 408. Reuters
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South Africa bowling all-rounder Marco Jansen remained unbeaten on 84, his highest Test score as South Africa were bowled out for 408. Reuters
Jasprit Bumrah was the pick of the Indian bowlers with figures of 4/33. Reuters
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Jasprit Bumrah was the pick of the Indian bowlers with figures of 4/33. Reuters
Virat Kohli was the only Indian to put up any resistance whatsoever in their second innings, scoring 76 as the visitors were bundled out for 131. Reuters
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Virat Kohli was the only Indian to put up any resistance whatsoever in their second innings, scoring 76 as the visitors were bundled out for 131. Reuters
Debutant Nandre Burger would lead the way this time, collecting 4/33 as the Proteas romped to an innings win inside three days. Reuters
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Debutant Nandre Burger would lead the way this time, collecting 4/33 as the Proteas romped to an innings win inside three days. Reuters