India beat South Africa by 113 runs in First Cricket Test to take 1-0 lead in three-match series. Set a stiff target of 305 runs, South Africa were bowled out for 191 on the fifth and final day of the opening Test today at Centurion. At the lunch break, Temba Bavuma and Marco Jansen were batting on 34 and five runs respectively, as the hosts still trailed India by 123 runs.
South Africa finished the fourth day at 94 runs for the loss of four wickets with skipper Dean Elgar unbeaten on 52 after Indian batters caved in on a track with uneven bounce, getting all out for 174 in their second innings in just 50.3 overs. Wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant top-scored for India in the second innings with a run-a-ball 34.
Kagiso Rabada and Marco Jansen took four wickets apiece while Lungi Ngidi got two wickets for South Africa. India had bowled South Africa out for 197 after making 327 in their first innings. K. L. Rahul was named the Player of the Match for his brilliant 100 in the first innings.
The second test between the two countries will be played from 3rd to 7th January, at the Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg.