India Vs South Africa Tests, Report Card: Kohli's Men Take Top Honours

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India continued their dominant performance at home as they completed a whitewash against South Africa 3-0 in the 2019 Freedom Trophy. A look at the report card.

Written By Jatin Malu | Mumbai | Updated On:
India vs South Africa Test

India continued their dominant performance at home as they completed a whitewash against South Africa 3-0 in the 2019 Freedom Trophy. India won all the three Tests convincingly. South Africa showed some fight in the first Test but since then it all went downhill for the visitors. 

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Let us have a look at India vs South Africa Test Series report card:

11) Shahbaz Nadeem:

Inns: 2 | Wkts: 4 | Avg: 10.0 | BBI: 2/18

Rating: 8.0

The debutant in Ranchi performed well with the ball with the chance he got.

10) Umesh Yadav:

Inns: 4 | Wkts: 11 | Avg: 12.18 | BBI: 3/22

Rating: 9.0

He played only two Test matches but impressed in both the Test matches with spells reading 3/22, 3/37, 3/40, and 2/35.

9) Mohammed Shami:

Inns: 6 | Wkts: 13 | Avg: 14.76 | BBI: 5/35

Rating: 8.0

Shami has been exceptional throughout the series, producing one of the best performances by an Indian fast bowler in a home Test series. 

8) Ravichandran Ashwin:

Inns: 6 | Wkts: 15 | Avg: 25.26 | BBI: 7/145

Rating: 8.5

Ashwin was the leading wicket-taker in the series. He was crucial in winning the first Test with his 7-fer.

7) Wriddhiman Saha:

Inns: 2 | Runs: 45 | Avg: 22.5 | Hs: 24

Rating: 7.0

Saha did not have much to do with the bat but was excellent with the gloves, taking some outstanding catches and inflicting world-class stumpings on his comeback into the Indian Test team.

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6) Cheteshwar Pujara:

Inns: 4 | Runs: 145 | Avg: 36.25 | Hs: 81

Rating: 6.0

Cheteshwar Pujara had a series which was below par with this high standards. He made 145 runs from 4 innings at an average of 36.25 with 2 fifties.

5) Ravindra Jadeja:

Inns: 4 | Runs: 212 | Avg: 70.66 | Hs: 91

Inns: 6 | Wkts: 13 | Avg: 30.69 | BBI: 4/87

Rating: 8.0

Ravindra Jadeja played vital knocks when needed with a quick 91 in the second Test. He had a decent series with the ball as well.

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4) Ajinkya Rahane:

Inns: 4 | Runs: 216 | Avg: 72 | Hs: 115

Rating: 8.0

It took almost 3 years for Rahane to score a century at home, but it came at the right time. Rahane scored a total of 216 runs at an average of 72. 

3) Virat Kohli:

Inns: 4 | Runs: 317 | Avg: 158.5 | Hs: 254*

Rating: 8.5

Virat had a good tournament as well as he scored his highest Test score 254*. His captaincy was aggressive, which put the Proteas under pressure.

2) Mayank Agarwal:

Inns: 4 | Runs: 340 | Avg: 85 | Hs: 215

Rating: 9.0

Agarwal finished the series as the second-highest run-scorer with his rally of 340 runs with two centuries.

1) Rohit Sharma:

Inns: 4 | Runs: 529 | Avg: 132.25 | Hs: 212

Rating: 9.5

The player of the series, Rohit Sharma's promotion as a Test opener couldn’t have gotten any better as he scored 2 centuries and one double century.

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