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India break Proteas’ blockathon to seal 3-0 series win


New Delhi, Dec. 07 : India have completed a 3-0 series win after comprehensively defeating South Africa by 337 runs in the fourth and final Test at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on Monday.

Chasing an improbable 480 for win, South Africa were bundled out for 143 despite producing a stupendous resistance for the last two days.

AB de Villiers failed to sustain his blockathon effort for long after tea as he was dismissed for 43 after facing 297 balls, while captain Hashim Amla made 25 off 244 balls.

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin continued to reprise his role as the South Africa’s tormentor-in-chief by grabbing another five-wicket haul and was ably supported by pace bowler Umesh Yadav (3-9) and Ravindra Jadeja (2-26).

Ajinkya Rahane was adjudged as the Man of the Match for his brilliant twin tons of 127 and 100 not out, while Ashwin bagged the Man of the Series for claiming 31 wickets overall.

India had previously ended South Africa’s nine-year winning streak in away Test series after winning the third Test. (ANI)

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