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Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja starred with the ball on Day 5 as India defeated South Africa in the first Test by 203 runs.

Shami scalped a fifer while Jadeja took three in an over to sink the Proteas ship on Sunday in Vishakhapatnam.

With this win, Team India has taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Proteas resumed play on Day 5 at 11/1, having lost first-inning centurion Dean Elgar on Day 4.

Ravichandran Ashwin handed an early to the Proteas as he clean-bowled Theunis De Bruyn. Ashwin, who took 7 wickets in the first innings, became the fastest bowler alongside Muttiah Muralitharan to scalp 350 Test wickets.

The visitors kept losing wickets at regular intervals and soon found themselves reeling at 60/8, as Jadeja dismissed Markram, Philander and Maharaj in the same over.

Dane Piedt and Senuran Muthusamy then added 101 for the 9th wicket. Piedt completed his fifty, before being clean-bowled by Mohammed Shami.

Muthusamy remained unbeaten on 49 as Kagiso Rabada became the last player to get dismissed. Rabada made 19 runs as South Africa were bundled out for 191.

India and South Africa will lock horns in the second Test which starts from October 10 in Pune.

 

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