Spin-powered India shatter 25-year-old record in Nagpur; South Africa 79 all out

Nagpur, Nov 26: The spin trio of R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Amit Mishra helped India shatter a 25-year-old record at the VCA Stadium here today (November 26).

Match Scorecard; Day 2 Report

On the 2nd day of the 3rd India-South Africa Test here, Ashwin, Jadeja and Mishra shared all 10 Proteas wickets to bowl the visitors out for a record low of 79 in 33.1 overs. The hosts took a first-innings lead of 136.

From left: Ashwin (5) and Jadeja (4) shared 9 wickets

Today's 79 is the lowest Test total against India. The previous low score was 82 by Sri Lanka in Chandigarh in 1990.

Off-spinner Ashwin took 5/32, his 14th five-wicket haul in Tests while Jadeja had 4/33. Mishra, who got to bowl just 3 overs, accounted for one wicket.

South Africa had resumed the day at 11/2 and in the space of 23.1 overs, they lost 8 wickets for the addition of just 68 runs on a pitch that assisted spin.

Lowest totals against India in Test cricket (Top 10)

79 - South Africa in Nagpur, 2015

82 - Sri Lanka in Chandigarh, 1990

83 - Australia in Melbourne, 1981

84 - South Africa in Johannesburg, 2006

91 - Bangladesh in Dhaka, 2000

93 - Australia in Mumbai, 2004

94 - New Zealand in Hamilton, 2002

100 - New Zealand in Wellington, 1981

101 - England in London (The Oval), 1971

101 - New Zealand in Auckland, 1968

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