India maintained their formidable home record by thrashing South Africa by an innings and 137 runs in the second test at Pune to clinch the three-Test series with a match to spare on Sunday.
Made to follow on, the Faf Du Plessis & Co. were bundled out for 189 in their second innings after the Tea break as Virat Kohli’s men took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.
With the series win, India has now consolidated its top spot in the ongoing ICC World Test Championship.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 13, 2019
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 13, 2019
Congratulations Team India on a world record 11th consecutive Test series win. Great all round performance and 200 points now in the World Test Championship, great beginning. #INDvSA pic.twitter.com/FUmlzKn9il
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 13, 2019
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 13, 2019
Loving the way India is playing. It is time the world acknowledges that India is the best test team at the moment.
We have been superb in all aspects of the game and proved ourselves. Kudos to @imVkohli and the team management!#INDvsSA pic.twitter.com/PfC1O6jwvo
— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) October 13, 2019
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 13, 2019
What a phenomenal bowling unit! Well played Team India. #INDvsSA Meanwhile feeling sad for South African cricket. Going to take some time for this team to get back on their feet.
— Vikram Sathaye (@vikramsathaye) October 13, 2019
— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) October 13, 2019
With the series gone,the sad part of all this is that you couldn’t have asked for better conditions in India.only a bit of spin and you got good pace and bounce…wonder what feedback we’ll get. #sscricket
— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) October 13, 2019
India's biggest win over South Africa. Been better at all aspects. And the series has been won, not on minefields, but on perfectly good tracks. This one in Pune was excellent.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 13, 2019
India in Test matches at home since the start of 2013:
W W W W W W W D W W W W W D W W W W W L W D W D W D W W W W W
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) October 13, 2019
So, in the end too easy and a 11th consecutive test series victory at home for India.
Fantastic effort from the bowlers after Kohli showed his class. Congratulations Team India #INDvSA pic.twitter.com/dUdZsOHWNT
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) October 13, 2019
Most wins in first 50 Tests as a captain:
37 – Steve Waugh
35 – Ricky Ponting
30 – VIRAT KOHLI#IndvSA
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) October 13, 2019