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Visakhapatnam Test: Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja Wrap Up Massive Win For India

India registered a convincing 203-run victory over South Africa in the first Test in Visakhapatnam, owing to Rohit Sharma's twin tons and splendid spells from Mohammed Shami (5/35) and Ravindra Jadeja (4/87) on Day 5.

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In the second over of Day 5, R Ashwin castled Theunis de Bruyn (10) with one that turned back sharply from wide of the off-stump for his record equalling 350th wicket in the format.

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An over later, Mohammed Shami got the better of Temba Bavuma (0).

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Soon, Shami got Faf du Plessis (13) (in pic) and Quinton de Kock (0) in two short bursts to break the backbone of South African batting.

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It became 70/6 in the 27th over when Aiden Markram (39) didn't get the required elevation and Ravindra Jadeja took a brilliant one-handed reflex catch off his own bowling.

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In the same over, Jadeja trapped Vernon Philander and Keshav Maharaj in front of the stumps off successive balls.

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Dane Piedt (in pic) and Senuran Muthusamy then frustrated India with their nothing to lose approach. Piedt played well to complete his maiden half-century in Tests.

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Muthusamy remained unbeaten on 49.

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Shami then got the wickets of Piedt and Kagiso Rabada as the hosts completed a 203-run win to go 1-0 up in the three-match series. The pacer finished with 5/35.

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Rohit Sharma was named the Player of the Match for his twin tons.

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The second Test will be played in Pune from October 10-14.

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