Scores abstract: India 187/10 (Virat Kohli 54, Cheteshwar Pujara 50; Kagiso Rabada three/39, Andile Phehlukwayo 2/25) and 247/10 (Ajinkya Rahane 48, Virat Kohli 41; Morne Morkel three/47, Vernon Philander three/61, Kagiso Rabada three/69) beat South Africa 197/10 (Hashim Amla 61; Jasprit Bumrah 5/54, Bhuvneshwar Kumar three/44) and 177/10 (Dean Elgar 86*; Mohammed Shami 5/28)
- Mohammed Shami registered his finest bowling figures (5/28) in an innings (within the South African second innings) and, in doing so, helped India safe a comfort victory by 63 runs. (The final 9 South Africa wickets fell for simply 53 runs, because the Proteas went from 124/1 to 177/10.)
- This was India’s second win on the Wanderers in Johannesburg, the place they’ve now gone 5 Checks unbeaten; India have received twice (2006 and now) and drawn the opposite three.
- Virat Kohli went previous MS Dhoni’s tally of 3454 runs as Indian Check captain, together with his knock of 41 within the second innings making him the best scoring Indian Check captain with 3456 runs.