Ashwin's 12 hands India series

India v South Africa, 3rd Test, Nagpur, 3rd day
R Ashwin accounted for Dean Elgar and AB de Villiers early in the first session of the day, reducing the visitors to 58 for 4 after they started the day at 32 for 2© BCCI
© BCCIR Ashwin accounted for Dean Elgar and AB de Villiers early in the first session of the day, reducing the visitors to 58 for 4 after they started the day at 32 for 2
Hashim Amla, the overnight batsman, then combined with Faf du Plessis to play out a tough session© BCCI
© BCCIHashim Amla, the overnight batsman, then combined with Faf du Plessis to play out a tough session
The pair added 72 runs for the fifth wicket, the highest partnership of the game© BCCI
© BCCIThe pair added 72 runs for the fifth wicket, the highest partnership of the game
However, Amit Mishra provided the breakthroughs, sending back both batsmen in the space of two overs as India inched closer to a series victory© Associated Press
© Associated PressHowever, Amit Mishra provided the breakthroughs, sending back both batsmen in the space of two overs as India inched closer to a series victory
Ashwin then cleaned up South Africa's tail with the second new ball, claiming seven wickets in the innings, taking his match tally to 12 for 98© BCCI
© BCCIAshwin then cleaned up South Africa's tail with the second new ball, claiming seven wickets in the innings, taking his match tally to 12 for 98
India eventually completed a 124-run victory to seal the series. It was Virat Kohli's first as Test captain at home© BCCI
© BCCIIndia eventually completed a 124-run victory to seal the series. It was Virat Kohli's first as Test captain at home

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  • Rajan on November 27, 2015, 15:08 GMT

    Both teams played on the same pitches, and one came out clearly better. These matches provide indisputable evidence of the detrimental impact the one-day game and the T20 have had on batting technique and the mental discipline demands by traditional cricket, of which the absolute acme is Test cricket. The problem is only compounded by the advancement in batting equipment, as a result of which even mis-hits sometimes sail away for six.

  •   Shivam Singh on November 27, 2015, 13:04 GMT

    if you are getting same type of pitch and challenges in every part of the world then there is no need of visiting different parts of world to play cricket ... different place ..different challenge.....this is how it should be and this is how it happened here also. and the pitch was same for both the teams .for god sake.

  • venkat on November 27, 2015, 11:29 GMT

    excellent win for India Ashwin is the hero for India. No need to blame the pith when loosing. you also prepare such wickets to win. India did the right thing here. South Africa need to improve a lot in spin department rather blaming the pith. Ashwin is the difference that is all

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