IND 187, 247
RSA 194, 177-all out (73.3 Ovs) CRR: 2.41
India won by 63 runs
Kohli – captain, India: “We required some character on a pitch that was very difficult but our guys showed great guts. Batting first didn’t go down well with a lot of people. Hats off to the team for showing character after the series was gone. It’s a funny game. You think of many ways to get a batsmen out. Amla and Elgar played well. In pressure situations, when wickets go down in Test cricket, it’s very difficult to come back. The bowlers were the biggest positive; we haven’t done 60 wickets in the past. We wan’t to correct certain mistakes. That lower-order showed character. This win feels great. As batsmen, if we can think about countering conditions better, we can do away from home.”
Score card here.
South Africa Squad : Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Morne Morkel, Vernon Philander, Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Kagiso Rabada, Lungisani Ngidi, Keshav Maharaj,Chris Morris, Theunis de Bruyn, Temba Bavuma, Andile Phehlukwayo, Duanne Olivier.
India Squad: Parthiv Patel (wk), Rohit Sharma, Ishant Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravichandran Ashwin, Murali Vijay, Mohammed Shami, Lokesh Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya ,Ravindra Jadeja, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav.