India won by 203 runs.
Sami, Jadeja help India to finish the game.
Team India defeat SA by 203 runs in the first test of Freedom series. Mohammad Sami picks five wickets in second innings of SA. Ravindra Jadeja also impressive with his bowling as he bags 4 Wickets in 2nd inning and overall 6 wickets in the match. Rohit sharma who selected as the man of the match for his amazing hundreds in both innings.
here is the list of 5 key players of Team India in this match.
5 key players for India in Match
Rohit Sharma – Rohit hits handers in both innings of the match, which provide much-needed start for India. he not only set a solid base for the team but also destroy SA by daddy hundreds.
Mayank Agarwal – A young gun who scores his first 200 plus score in his test career. Mayank gave a solid start to team India and build a record partnership with Sharma.
Ravichandran Ashwin – The experience bowler bags 8 wickets in this match but the most important thing is that he picks 7 wickets in first innings of SA.
Ravindra Jadeja – Jadeja contribute with both bat and ball. He scored crucial runs in both innings and grab 6 wickets in the match. Jadeja’s contribution in this match was most valuable after the Rohit Sharma.
Mohammad Shami – Fast bowlers is not effective in Indian conditions on the 5th day of the match but Shami picks up 5 wickets in second innings of SA, which helps team India to finish the match.
apart from this player cheteshwar pujara also played a valuable knock for team India. Pujara helps Team India to set a big target as he build a solid partnership with Rohit.
records by Rohit Sharma –
Rohit Sharma hit 13 sixes in this match which is the most by any player in a test match.
Rohit is the first player who scored hundreds in both innings in the first match as an opener.
Sharma had an exceptional game with the bat, But Rohit was out stumped in both innings. Which is also a record as he is the only Indian player to get out stumped in both innings.
Apart from this South African player dean Elger, Quinton De Kock, and Keshav Maharaj also impressive in this match. SA lost this match but they had very positives from this match. SA fought well and they want to be a bounce-back in the next match.