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India Break Australia’s Record Of Most Consecutive Series Wins At Home

India Break Australia’s Record Of Most Consecutive Series Wins At Home

Team India produced another scintillating all-round effort to pocket the series beating South Africa by an innings and 137 runs in Pune. In the process, the home side scaled a unique record of most consecutive series wins in home conditions.

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India had bowled out the Proteas for 275 runs in the first innings after declaring at 601 for five. Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami rattled the top-order while Ravichandran Ashwin cleaned off the tail with a four-wicket haul. Keshav Maharaj and Vernon Philander added 109 runs for the ninth wicket before Ashwin cleaned off the tail at the fag end of the day.

The home side enforced a follow-on on day four and it was only time when India walk away with the match along with the series. Ishant Sharma removed opener Aiden Markram; who bagged a pair early to take an early advantage. Umesh Yadav also joined the party as Wriddhiman Saha grabbed a stunner to dismiss Theunis de Bruyn.

India seal the series against South Africa. Credit: BCCI

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Skipper Faf du Plessis promoted himself to no 4 to provide stability to South Africa’s batting. He along with Dean Elgar resisted for a few overs before Ravichandran Ashwin removed both the set batsmen. Keshav Maharaj and Vernon Philander once again looked to repeat their first innings heroics but Umesh Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja cleaned off the tail to seal the series.

With this victory, India broke Australia’s record of consecutive wins in home conditions. The Aussies had earlier scaled the twice before but Virat Kohli & Co with their win over South Africa have leapfrogged them. Their dominant run began in 2013 against Australia and have beaten them twice alongside West Indies and South Africa. The other five came against Sri Lanka, England, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and New Zealand.

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