India sealed the three-match series against South Africa with an innings and 137-run win in the second Test in Pune on Sunday, 13 October.
The comprehensive victory, coming on the fourth day, has consolidated India's top position in the World Test Championship table. India now have 200 points in their kitty, a handsome 140 points away from nearest-rival New Zealand.
Competing in his 50th Test as captain, Virat Kohli has now led India to their 11th consecutive series at home, a world record. Twitter was abuzz with congratulatory messages for the Indian team after their massive win on the fourth day of the Test.
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
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) 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
Great win India, total domination over SA. The best thing is, Indian pace unit has thoroughly out-bowled SA’s, never mind Bumrah’s absence. Victories even better as these came on excellent & fair wickets, not the usual mud-piles
— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) 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
Congratulations team India on winning Pune test by an innings & 137 runs. It's 11 consecutive wins in tests & also maintained top place in world test championship ranking. Best of luck for the upcoming events.#INDvSA #Ashwin #ViratKohli pic.twitter.com/W3f6v7xH0A
— Arpita singh (@being_arpita99) October 13, 2019
This is South Africa's first innings defeat since losing by an innings & 57 runs against India in Kolkata in Feb 2010.
Eight innings wins for India under Virat Kohli - joint second most with Mohd Azharuddin. Only MS Dhoni (9) has more.#INDvSA
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) October 13, 2019
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