TeamIndia wins Test for the first time at Centurion. The Indian team had previously played two Tests here in 2010 and 2018 and lost. On the soil of South Africa ..
India Vs South Africa
India vs South Africa: India won the first Test against South Africa by 113 runs. This gave them a 1-0 lead in the three-Test series. Along with the victory in this match, Virat Kohli Sena broke many huge records. The Indian team broke the record set by Pakistan and took the top spot.
Victory in the second Test in a row on African soil:
TeamIndia wins Test for the first time at Centurion. The Indian team had previously played two Tests here in 2010 and 2018 and lost. This is India’s second consecutive Test victory on South African soil. Earlier in 2018, India won the last Test in Johannesburg by 28 runs.
Wins over top 4 Test teams in 2021:
India beat South Africa by 123 runs in the Johannesburg Test in 2006 and the hosts by 87 runs in the 2010 Durban Test. Team India, who thrashed South Africa by 63 runs in 2018, have now won the Centurion by 113 runs. Australia, England, New Zealand and South Africa, the top 4 teams in Tests in 2021, ended the year on a high note.
India become first Asian team to win 4 Tests in South Africa:
This is India’s fourth win in Tests in South Africa. India set a record as the first Asian team to win 4 Tests in South Africa. Earlier, the record was tied with Sri Lanka (4 wins).
Team India wins 8 Tests in Calendar Year:
In 2021, India won 8 Test matches and topped the list. Pakistan came next (7 wins). Team India won a maximum of 9 Tests in 2016 in a calendar year. Earlier in 2010, India won 8 Test matches.
Kohli becomes first Asian captain to win Test at Centurion:
Virat Kohli became the first Asian captain to win a Centurion Test match. Earlier, only Australia and England had won the Test at Centurion. Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan have yet to win a Test at Centurion.
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