This is also India’s biggest innings win over South Africa in Test cricket, beating their previous best of an innings and 57-run victory at the Eden Gardens in 2010. Overall, this was India’s 10th biggest innings win in Test cricket.
With an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 3-match series, India have regained control of the Freedom Trophy after having lost it on their last visit to South Africa in early 2018, when they lost 1-2.
Earlier, India for the first time ever in their history, forced South Africa to follow-on in Pune, having gained a heft 326-run 1st innings lead. The Indian bowling attack reduced the visitors to 74/4 at Lunch.
In the 2nd session, India picked 3 more wickets courtesy Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami to send the tourists to Tea at 172/7.
However, Vernon Philander and Keshav Maharaj frustrated the Indians again with a 56-run partnership for the 8th wicket.
The stand was finally broken by Umesh helping India bowl out South Africa for 189, wrapping up an innings and 137 runs victory. (UNI)