It was a mere formality for Virat Kohli's boys as they bowled out South Africa in just 12 deliveries and inflict yet another innings defeat on South Africa as the third and final Test concluded at the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi. With this win, Team India recorded its 11th straight win at home and also for the first time completed a whitewash over Proteas.
This win was India's fifth in a row after the introduction of the ICC World Test Championship. The victory ensured that the team pocketed another 120 points and sit comfortably on top of the points table with 240 points.
The gap between India and second-placed New Zealand is as big as 180 points with the Kiwis having 60 points. Third-placed Sri Lanka are also tied on 60 points while Australia (56 points) and England (56 points) complete the top five. The nine teams involved in the World Test Championship will play nine bilateral series. Of these nine bilateral series, six will be played at home and three away from home.
In the three-match Test series against South Africa, India won the first Test by 203 runs and the second by an innings 137 runs. The third in Ranchi saw the home side completing a whitewash by winning the Test by an innings and 202 runs. Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav picked up five wickets apiece during the course of the Test match and spinners Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin and debutant Nadeem also contributed to India's success by scalping 3, 1 and 4 wickets respectively.
The top two teams at the end of the league will play the final in the UK in June 2021 with the winners crowned the world Test champions.