India and Virat Kohli create history at Kotla as they thrash SA by 337 runs

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New Delhi, Dec 7: Virat Kohli today created history on his home ground - Feroz Shah Kotla, by becoming the first Indian captain to win a Test series 3-0 against South Africa.

Match Scorecard; Indian team jumps to 2nd in rankings

On Monday, India defeated Hashim Amla-led South Africa by 337 runs to complete a 3-0 triumph in the 4-match Gandhi-Mandela series for the Freedom Trophy. The visitors were all out for 143 on the 5th day while chasing 481. (Ashwin equals Tendulkar, McGrath)

Virat Kohli holds up a stump as he celebrates India's win in Delhi

India had won the 1st Test in Mohali by 108 runs, while the 2nd was drawn in Bengaluru after 4 days of play were washed out. In Nagpur, the hosts succeeded by 124 runs to end Proteas' 9-year unbeaten run in overseas Tests.

Before today, India and South Africa had been involved in 11 series and no team had won with a 3-0 margin. The biggest scoreline was 2-0, twice achieved by South Africa in 1996-97 (at home) and 1999-2000 (in India).

Today's historic verdict also catapulted Kohli and his men to number 2 in the ICC Test rankings. South Africa are still the number 1 Test side in the world.


All India-South Africa Test series results (as on December 7, 2015)

Total series played - 12 (South Africa won 6; India won 3; Drawn 3)

1992-93 - At home, South Africa beat India 1-0 (4-match series)

1996-97 - India won 2-1 (3) at home

1996-97 - Hosts SA won 2-0 (3)

1999-2000 - SA won 2-0 (2) in India

2001-02 - SA won 1-0 (2) at home

2004-05 - Hosts India won 1-0 (2)

2006-07 - Hosts SA won 2-1 (3)

2007-08 - Drawn 1-1 (3) in India

2009-10 - Drawn 1-1 (2) in India

2010-11 - Drawn 1-1 (3) in SA

2013-14 - SA won 1-0 (2) at home

2015-16 - Hosts India won 3-0 (4)

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