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A low point in South Africa’s Test history

A low point in South Africa’s Test history

South Africa came to India with massive hopes of challenging them in their den. However, the Indian unit made a mockery of the tourists by thumping them to record their first whitewash against South Africa. This also allowed India to win their 11th home Test series, thus extending their glorious winning run started in 2012.

For the first time since 1935-36, South Africa lost two consecutive Tests by an innings margin. The last instance of this happening was when Australia won 3 games against them at their home. The defeat in Ranchi Test also saw the rainbow nation recording their 4th worst defeat in their cricketing history and worst ever against the men in blue.

Throughout the series, South Africa looked an inferior unit in all departments of the game. Be it the bowling, batting or fielding, India punched them left, right and center to stamp their authority on the points table of the ICC World Test Championship. Currently, India has 240 points in their bag from 5 games, while all other teams have a combined 232 points from 19 Tests among them. Such has been the dominance of the blue team.