Virat Kohli's Indian cricket team defeated South Africa by an innings and 202 runs to achieve a 3-0 whitewash. (Photo Credit: PTI)
It took India's bowlers just two overs to finish the fourth day as they completed a magnificent innings and 202-run win in the Ranchi Test against South Africa. Shahbaz Nadeem took the wicket of Theunis de Bruyn and the next ball, he bizarrely affected a caught and bowled chance to ensure Lungi Ngidi was dismissed. The win gives India their first-ever 3-0 whitewash of South Africa in Tests and it completes their dominance in the month of October. Indian cricket fans have gotten a magnificent Diwali gift from Virat Kohli and company.
09:42 hrs IST: WICKET! India win! Bizarre dismissal. Lungi Ngidi smashes a flighted ball from Nadeem but the ball hits Anrich Nortje on the body, it ricochets and Nadeem takes a catch to end the proceedings. India have won the match by an innings and 202 runs. They have whitewashed South Africa for the first time in history. Historic moment for Virat Kohli and team.
09:38 hrs IST: WICKET! One down, one to go. Nadeem gets this delivery to shoot through outside off, de Bruyn is beaten by the lack of bounce but Saha is alert and he takes a superb catch. South Africa 133/9, India one wicket away from win.
09:18 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the fourth and potentially the last day of the series between India and South Africa in Ranchi. This day could last two balls, two overs, two hours or if by some divine miracle by the gods, a spirited show by the tailenders gives South Africa a ray of hope. Whichever way you look at it, India are on the cusp of whitewashing South Africa for the first time in history.