On Monday, Virat Kohli reaches another distinction as India Cricket team captain when he enforced a follow-on for a recorded eighth time during the third Test Match in Ranchi against South Africa. India defeated South Africa for a significant 162-runs to take a lead of 335-runs on the 3rd day of the Test Match at JSCA International Stadium Complex. Kohli has enforced the follow-on for the 8th time in his career as Test Captain of India, surpassed Mohammad Azharuddin’s mark of seven

MS Dhoni has enforced follow-on five times in his career, while Sourav Ganguly did it four times in his Indian Test Captaincy.

India has clinched the three-match Test Series 2-0 with the support of victories in Vizag and Pune. The number of a one-ranked Test team is currently aiming for a whitewash in Ranchi against South Africans. 

It is India’s recorded 11th Test Series win at home ground. 

Played his 51st Test Match as the Indian Cricket team Captain, Virat Kohli could not impress much with the willow in the 3rd Test and lost his wicket for only 12-runs. 

However, the new Test opener Rohit Sharma has continued the excellent run at the top of the order and defeated his first Test double hundred.  

Indian Cricket team Vice-Captain Ajinkya Rahane has scored a causative century as India declared their first innings on 497/9.

Followed by the impressive battle display, India bowlers also took the opportunity and resumed dominating South Africa in Ranchi.
Umesh Yadav has led the bowling attack with three wickets, while Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, and Ravindra Jadeja has chipped in with two wickets each as the country’s wrapped up South Africa for 162.

In the second innings of South Africa, Mohammed Shami appeared to be the wrecker-in-chief with three wickets, all within the first seven overs.

Umesh Yadav strikes twice, while spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Jadeja claimed a wicket each to lessen South Africa to 132/8, trails India by 203-runs, at stumps.

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