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India vs South Africa | India Register Record 11th Consecutive Series Win at Home

The third and final Test will now be played in Ranchi from October 19 (Saturday).

Cricketnext Staff |October 13, 2019, 4:33 PM IST
India vs South Africa | India Register Record 11th Consecutive Series Win at Home

The Indian team led by Virat Kohli beat South Africa in the second Test at Pune by an innings and 137 runs at a canter on the fourth day of the contest, and in the process completed a record 11th consecutive series victory on home soil.

Kohli’s side have now overtaken two of Australia’s streaks of 10 consecutive home series wins each (1994/95 - 2000/01 & 2004 - 2008/09).

India's last series defeat at home came versus Alastair Cook-led England in 2012-13.

11 series

The streak began with wins against Australia (4-0) and West Indies (2-0), under the leadership of MS Dhoni.

Kohli’s first series win at home came against the Proteas in 2015/16, and he has since continued to lead the side at home, except for the one-off contest against Afghanistan when Ajinkya Rahane skippered the side in Bangalore.

India completed the record win in style in Pune when they skittled out South Africa over two innings in less than six full sessions after having batted for almost two full days and posting a mammoth 601/5 in the first innings before declaring.

The third and final Test will now be played in Ranchi from October 19 (Saturday).

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4659 119
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 England 4366 104
4 South Africa 3177 102
5 Australia 3270 99
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8366 270
2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 5264 263
4 South Africa 4720 262
5 India 9072 259
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