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India clinched the Test series 2-0 as they bowled out South Africa for 185 in the fourth innings of the match and win the match by 124 runs. This series victory came after the 2-0 T20 and 3-2 ODI series defeat at the hand of South Africa. Ravichandran Ashwin has taken 7 wickets, which is his 15ht career five-wicket haul and second in this match.
With India’s Nagpur Test victory, South Africa’s 9-year-old invincible Test series record at foreign soil has broken. In the post-match ceremony India’s captain Virat Kohli said, “More than the pitch it has been mental blocks, poor shots that led to wickets in the series.” India has won the home series against South Africa for the first time since 2004-05.
Meanwhile, Ravichandran Ashwin has been adjudged man of the match for his 12 wicket haul in the match.
Here is how twitter reacted
This is how old Ind turners used to be. Amla, Faf showing how “we” used to bat on these. Head down, wait-wait-wait, focus & humility #IndvSa
— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) November 27, 2015
Son: “Papa, I bowled 140 KM/hr in U-14. One day I’ll Open bowling for India!” Father: “Hatt, gandu ke bacche. Jaa off spin seekh.” #INDvSA
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) November 26, 2015
Team India last 10 tests at home W D W W W W W W W D Complete dominance! #INDvSA
— Chirayu Gupta (@TimelessSteel) November 27, 2015
India wins. What a proud moment. Not just the match, we also conquered the Series against the numero uno. Now, lets white wash. #INDvSA
— Vaseem Bhandari (@Vas2em) November 27, 2015
Disappointment evident on the long South African faces! While it’s a moment of mirth, we must contemplate where our game is headed! #INDvSA
— Tanay Tiwari (@TheTanayTiwari) November 27, 2015
Rare instance where 20 wickets are taken by spinners or is it? #INDvSA
— Rohit Lodha (@rohitshahmi07) November 27, 2015
SA’s 9 year record is over, India take the series. English cricket pundits can crib.#INDvSA
— Pratyush jha (@pratyush_jha001) November 27, 2015
— Mala Balaji (@MalaBalaji) November 27, 2015
Not one batsman scored a 50. 40 wickets in 2.5 days. Match over in 2.5 days. Shameful way to win. #INDvSA
— adi (@adiupadhyay) November 27, 2015
Don’t think Kohli has been great as captain and batsman, conditions and inexperience of South Africans vital factors. #IndvSA
— Man of Justice (@SuperGops) November 27, 2015
Very much dissapointed with SA’s spin worry. World No. 1 team have to the responsibility to play pace as well as spin better. #INDvSA
— Rahul Dravid (@iam_dravid) November 27, 2015
India beat South Africa by 124 runs From the 50 wickets India took in this series, Ashwin:24 Jadeja:16 Mishra:7 Aaron:2 Run Out:1 #INDvSA
— Pankaj (@pankajcgupta) November 27, 2015
Given that a green/bouncy track is physically likely to last longer than a dry, turning one, the former will always be viewed as ‘fairer’.
— karachikhatmal (@karachikhatmal) November 27, 2015
— D Prasanth Nair (@DPrasanthNair) November 27, 2015
Big difference between ODI and Test series: Ashwin’s availability. #INDvSA
— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) November 27, 2015
Ash – “Batsmen go out there to score a 100, ask Kohli. I go out there to take a five-wicket haul with the ball”. That attitude! #IndvSA
— Nikhil Popat (@CricCrazyNIKS) November 27, 2015