Last Update on: December 30th, 2021 at 05:20 pm
Team India have beaten South Africa for the first time at Centurion as they won the game by 113 runs. Virat Kohli has thus, become the first captain to win two Tests in South Africa.
India have begun their series on a fantastic note and now have to win one more Test to win their maiden Test series in South Africa. Fans on Twitter have been extremely ecstatic about the victory and hailed the Indian team for what they have achieved in 2021.
Here is what they had to say through some of their reactions:
Began the year with great resilience at Sydney , followed by an incredible win at the Gabba, the Lord's win was special and India end the year with a brilliant win at the Centurion. Has been a brilliant Test Match year for Team India. Congratulations on a wonderful win #INDvsSA pic.twitter.com/NdY18b1GHP
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 30, 2021
India goes 1-0 up in the series. #SAvsIND
— Alviro Petersen (@AlviroPetersen) December 30, 2021
Started the year with Gabba and ending it with Centurion!
Congratulations for the historic Test win #TeamIndia.
What a brilliant performance to beat the hosts in such a grand manner! 🙌#SAvIND pic.twitter.com/ymnAbwtPJ6
— DK (@DineshKarthik) December 30, 2021
Congratulations team India. Very well played. A historic win for India as they record their first Test series sweep against South Africa. A proud moment. #IndvsSA #BCCI #TestSeries #TeamIndia #IndiaToday #AajTak #ZeeNews #StarSports #SonySports #NDTVSports #IndiaTv #SportsTak pic.twitter.com/kfYlGfzMYg
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) December 30, 2021
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) December 30, 2021
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) December 30, 2021
Centurion Conquered. In 3.5 days. Let’s convert this start into the first ever Test series win in South Africa. 👏👏 #SAvInd
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 30, 2021
Fortress Gabba and Centurion have been conquered in 2021.
Hopefully, Fortress Edgbaston is breached in July 2022 as well!#INDvsSA
— Gurkirat Singh Gill (@gurkiratsgill) December 30, 2021
Admit it or Die
— Virat Kohli Trends™ (@TrendVirat) December 30, 2021
Most Test Wins in SENA by Asian Captains
7 – Virat Kohli*
4 – Wasim Akram
4 – Javed Miandad#INDvsSA
— CricBeat (@Cric_beat) December 30, 2021
— Rajendra Kumar (@rajendra_svj) December 30, 2021
— Divyansh (@ImSpeearrs) December 30, 2021
Virat Kohli becomes the first Indian captain in history to win two Boxing Day Test matches.
— Virat Kohli FanClub😎 (@MohitYa33670908) December 30, 2021
— Troll Cinema ( TC ) (@Troll_Cinema) December 30, 2021
— V I P E R™ (@VIPERoffl) December 30, 2021
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 30, 2021
— Aneesh Kulkarni (@AneeshKulkarn11) December 30, 2021
How India conquered Centurion
South Africa had lost four wickets overnight and were nearing the three-figure mark. On Day 5, the hosts got off to a brisk start as both Temba Bavuma and Dean Elgar were right on the money with their timing and strokeplay. Just when the partnership was looking dangerous, India’s man for all seasons Jasprit Bumrah struck gold as he trapped Elgar right in front for 77.
Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma got together and the attempt was made to step up the run-scoring. But just when De Kock looked dangerous to take the game away from India, he chopped one on off the bowling of Mohammed Siraj. Mohammed Shami got the wicket of Wiaan Mulder and India went into lunch with three wickets of South Africa remaining.
After lunch, Shami removed Marco Jansen and the writing was on the wall. Ravichandran Ashwin was introduced into the attack with a view to entice the likes of Kagiso Rabada to go for the big shots. The ploy worked as Ashwin got the wickets of Rabada and Lungi Ngidi of consecutive deliveries and India scripted history.