Pune: October 13:India won the second test against South Africa by an innings and 137 runs on Day 4 here on Sunday to seal the three-match series with a game to spare. Indian Captain Virat Kohli’s record-breaking double century and well-planned performance by Indian bowlers could beat the South Africa team comfortably.
India, thus, recorded their 11th consecutive Test series win at home. South Africa collapsed on 189 runs after being asked to follow-on as they were all out for 275 at the end of Day 3.
Besides Virat Kohli’s double century, Mayank Agarwal scored a second successive Test hundred, Cheteshwar Pujara 58, vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane 59 and Ravindra Jadeja scored 91 to present strong total before South Africa.
Virat Kohli scored 254 runs from 336 balls with the help of 33 fours as he became the Indian batsman with the most number of double tons to his name, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag who both had scored six double tons.
Kohli also went past Bradman to become the player with the most 150-plus scores as Test captain. While Bradman had achieved the feat eight times in his career, Kohli has now done it nine times so far.