After losing the Adelaide Test, India bounced back beautifully to win the game in Melbourne before drawing a hard-fought Sydney Test and then winning in Brisbane to clinch series 2-1.
The entire South Africa team started celebrating as soon as the UltraEdge showed a small spike when the ball crossed Virat Kohli’s bat, but the third umpire gave the decision in favour of the Indian skipper.
India head coach Rahul Dravid heaped praise on both Hanuma Vihari and Shreyas Iyer, but that doesn't mean that they will be preferred over and above Ajinkya Rahane or Cheteshwar Pujara.
South Africa defeated India by seven wickets for the first time to level the ongoing three-Test series 1-1. India had won the first game at Centurion. India are yet to win a Test series in South Africa.
Cheteshwar Pujara hit his 32nd half-century, in 160 innings of 94 matches, on Day 3 of second South Africa vs India Test. He also scored 18 centuries in Tests since 2010. Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for most 50-plus innings in Tests.
India reached 188 for six at lunch to stretch their overall lead to 161 runs against South Africa on the third day of the second Test at the Wanderers. Hanuma Vihari and Shardul Thakur were batting on 6 and 4 respectively.
South Africa were 35/1 at stumps on Day 1 of the second Test in response to India's 202 all out in Johannesburg. Dean Elgar and Keegan Petersen were batting on 11 and 14 respectively at the close of play.
Catch Day 1 highlights and cricket scores of second South Africa vs India Test match being played at the Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg. In reply to India's 202, Proteas were 35/1 at the close of play.
Experienced top-order batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane need to do more to keep upcoming batsmen like Shreyas Iyer out of the Indian Test Playing XI.
India head coach Rahul Dravid and other members of the support staff joined the players in their celebration for New Year 2022 at the team hotel in Centurion. The members cut a cake as well to mark the celebrations.
Catch Day 3 highlights and cricket scores of first Test between South Africa vs India at Centurion. Thanks to Mohammed Shami's fifer, India have taken a lead of 146 runs.
Not a single ball was bowled on Day 2 of the first Test between South Africa vs India at Centurion. At the end of the opening day's play, India were strongly placed at 272 for three in 90 overs.
Batting first, India scored 272 for 3 at the close of play with KL Rahul remaining not out on 122. His opening partner Mayank Agarwal contributed 60 while Ajinkya Rahane returned unconquered on 40.
KL Rahul hit an unbeaten century to help India dominate South Africa on the opening day of the first Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park, Centurion. Read Day 1 report of the SA vs IND, Boxing Day Test.
Ajinkya Rahane got another chance to save his Test career as India decided to sacrifice Sharyes Iyer for the former vice-captain in Centurion. India won the toss and opted to bat first against South Africa in the Boxing Day Test.
Shardul Thakur, because of his superior batting skills holds an advantage over senior pro Ishant Sharma, and it could mean that only one among Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari will get a look in.
Here's a look at India's possible combination for the first Test match against South Africa. India take on South Africa in the Boxing Day Test at Supersport Park in Centurion, starting December 26.
Ajinkya Rahane has been replaced by Rohit Sharma as Virat Kohli's Test deputy for the South Africa tour. Injured Ravindra Jadeja will miss the tour. India will play three Test matches in South Africa.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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