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India won four-match Test series against South Africa, 3-0

Chasing a mammoth 481, the Proteas, despite their best efforts to block every delivery, failed in their attempt to save the Test.

Dec 7, 2015 17:24 IST
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India on 7 December 2015 won the four-match Test series against South Africa 3-0. In the fourth and final match played at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi, India defeated South Africa by 337 runs.

Chasing a mammoth 481, the Proteas, despite their best efforts to block every delivery, failed in their attempt to save the Test. The visitors lost their last five wickets within a span of seven runs.

Ashwin claimed his 15th five wicket haul of his Test career to send the Proteas on the backfoot. Team India skipper Virat Kohli has now won both his first two Test series.


The test series between India and South Africa was named as Freedom Trophy. The trophy was dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela who won independence for their country with nonviolence.

Series Report

1st Match: Played at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali from 5 November to 7 November 2015. India won by 108 runs. Ravindra Jadeja (India) was declared as the Man of the Match. Kagiso Rabada (South Africa) played his test debut match.
2nd Match: Played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore from 14 November to 18 November 2015. The match was drawn.  
3rd Match: Played at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur from 25 November to 27 November 2015. India won by 124 runs. Ravichandran Ashwin (India) was declared as the Man of the Match.
4th Match: Played at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi from 3 November to 7 November 2015, India won by 337 runs. Ajinkya Rahane (India) was declared as the Man of the Match.

Man of the Series: Ravichandran Ashwin for his brilliant bowling in the entire series.

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