India defeat South Africa by an innings and 137 runs to seal Test series

India bowled South Africa out twice in less than two days to wrap up the three-match Test series by taking a lead 2-0 in Pune after winning by an innings and 137 runs.

The Indian cricket team also set a new world record of most consecutive Test series wins at home. Also India now won 11 straight Test series at home to better their joint-record which they held with Australia.

After the win India captain Virat Kohli on Sunday said they will not “take their feet off the gas” and will aim for a whitewash when the third and final Test against South Africa begins in Ranchi.

“Looking at the larger picture of the Test championship, every game has value, whether it is at home or away, that is the format. So, we’re not going to take our foot off the gas in the third Test,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation.

“No one is going to relax at any stage, we are going to go for a result in the third Test and hopefully make it 3-0, that’s a guarantee,” he added.

With the series win, India have now begun the home leg of the World Test Championship with a dominating victory to consolidate their top spot.

India will next host South Africa in the third Test starting from October 19 in Ranchi.

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