The first match of the three-match series was played between India and South Africa in Visakhapatnam. The Indian team won the match by 203 runs and made it 1-0 in the series. South Africa fought well in this match but still could not save the match. Even on the last day of the match, they made India wait a long time for victory. Ravindra Jadeja, the left-arm spin bowler of the Indian team, took two wickets in the first innings of this match, while in the second innings he dismissed 4 batsmen. In the second innings, he took 3 wickets in an over.
In that over, he first dismissed Aiden Markram and then Vernon Philander as well as Keshav Maharaj. After this, the match completely leaned in favor of India.
Ravindra Jadeja has completed 150 Test wickets on Indian soil. He is India’s first left-arm bowler to take 150 Test wickets at home. He has played 27 matches at home and has 150 wickets in his name. He has taken these wickets at an average of just 20 runs.
His best performance is 7 wickets for 48 runs. Apart from this, he has played 15 Test matches abroad and has 54 wickets under his name. He becomes a big problem for batsmen on India’s spin-friendly pitches.
Ravindra Jadeja is also the fastest left-arm bowler to take 200 wickets in Test matches. In this match, he completed his 200 wickets. He has completed 200 wickets in just 44 matches.
Former Sri Lankan spin bowler Rangana Herath did so in 47 matches. Jadeja has also come second in terms of taking the fastest 200 wickets for India in Tests. He has left behind Harbhajan Singh (46 matches).
The way the South African batsmen batted in the first innings against the spinners of the Indian team, it was expected that on the fifth day a good match will be seen between the two teams. But in the second innings, South African team was completely outclassed in front of the brilliant bowling of Mohammad Shami and Ravindra Jadeja . India defeated South Africa by 203 runs.
India made a very good start on the fifth day of the match, Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed Thunis de Bruyn as soon as he came. After that Mohammad Shami quickly took three more wickets and put South Africa in more trouble. But an over from Ravindra Jadeja turned the match towards India.
In that over, Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets. But after that Dane Pedt and Senuran Muthuswamy formed a good partnership but it was broken by Mohammed Shami . After which the Indian team soon took the last wicket and won the match. For Africa. Dane Pedt scored 56 runs and Senuran Muthuswamy scored 49 not out.