South Africa went more than nine years and 15 away trips without losing a series, but it took just seven days of cricket to end the streak
Sanjay Manjrekar has his say on day three of the Nagpur Test, where South Africa's nine-year unbeaten run in away series finally came to an end
India's captain Virat Kohli said he had no problem with pitches like the one in Nagpur, calling them preferable to flat decks that produced 500-plus totals
R Ashwin - who claimed a five-for in the first innings - continued his stellar display with the ball in the second and picked up seven wickets to help India maul South Africa by 124 runs in the Third Test that ended in Nagpur on Thursday.
Stats highlights from the Nagpur Test where India handed South Africa their first away-series defeat in nine years
Hasim Amla felt that the Nagpur pitch was the toughest he had played on after South Africa's nine-year unbeaten away streak came to grinding halt
South Africa's unbeaten run on the road may be over, but rather than mull over their loss, the team must draw heart from their past battles and start afresh to script another era of domination
On a pitch that turned batting into a lottery, South Africa failed to buy their ticket
The team is currently paying the price for basing their selections on a tour of Bangladesh which was heavily disrupted by rain, and left them with more questions than answers
The South Africa coach covered all bases when trying to explain his team's struggles but says they will keep trying to attack in a bid for a series-levelling win
One home advantage is not better or worse than the other, but this pitch had variable turn, bounce and pace to go with the fact that pitches that turn from ball one get worse with time
Stats highlights from the second day's play in Nagpur, where South Africa collapsed to their lowest total since their return to Test cricket
India's spinners, R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, put their side in command of the third Test match against South Africa by restricting their opponents to just 79 runs, their lowest total against India in Tests on Thursday.
Sanjay Manjrekar's take on all the action from day two of the third India v South Africa Test, in Nagpur
Morne Morkel and Simon Harmer combined to dismiss India for 215 on a difficult batting pitch in Nagpur, but South Africa lost two wickets to spin before stumps
Despite the absence of Dale Steyn, the shift to an entirely different bowling combination - two pacers and two frontline spinners - and the unfamiliar conditions, the visiting attack delivered
Sanjay Manjrekar's take on all the action from day one of the third India v South Africa Test, in Nagpur
India took control in Nagpur but, on another day, the dismissals of Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli could have more damaging consquences
Stats highlights from the first day of the third Test between India and South Africa in Nagpur
An impressive three-wicket display from Morne Morkel ensured that South Africa didn't miss an injured Dale Steyn on the first day of the third Test match against India being played in Nagpur on Wednesday.
There has been plenty of criticism of the rank turner in Nagpur, where 20 wickets have fallen in the first four sessions
The ICC has called the Nagpur pitch used for the third Test between India and South Africa as "poor."
The Nagpur Test ended South Africa's unbeaten nine-year run in away Test series, a stretch during which the team pulled off stellar performances. Which is your favourite?
The ICC has given the Jamtha Stadium in Nagpur, which hosted the third Test between India and South Africa, an official warning under its pitch monitoring process
A collection of comments made by the Indian and South African camps and former players on the pitch in Nagpur, which had variable turn, pace and bounce, resulting in a top score of 40 over four innings in the Test
India faced strong resistance from Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis on the third day, but R Ashwin, aided by a treacherous pitch, proved too relentless for them
Virat Kohli's desire to play five bowlers leaves the already rusty middle order thinner, an area which South Africa will probably aim to exploit in the third Test in Nagpur
South Africa need two spinners to play in India, but that means their batting depth is lessened. Finding a middle ground will be vital to their chances of levelling the series
Overs played by the previous longest stand in the series, between Vijay and Pujara. This is now the longest.
Most balls faced by Hashim Amla in his previous 9 inns on this tour. This is the first time he has faced 100+ balls in an inns.
Dots played by South Africa batsmen in the first inns. They have already played more in this innings.
Runs scored by Faf du Plessis the last time the batted against India in the fourth innings of a Test, in Johannesburg, 2013.
Last time an India bowler took 50 Test wickets in a year - Harbhajan Singh took 63. Only 12 instances including Ashwin's.
Last time before this 25 or more wickets fell in the first five sessions in a Test: SA v Pak, Cape Town.
The only other time Ind surpassed their opposition's 1st inns total for the loss of 2 or fewer wkts in the 2nd inns: v WI 1978-79, Kolkata.
The previous lowest total against Ind in Tests, SL in Chandigarh in 1990. SA were bundled out for 3 runs short of that in this inns.
This is the lowest score on which SA have lost half their side in a Test innings. Previous lowest was 14, v Aus in 1902
The last time a spinner took more wickets than Ashwin's 56 in Tests when he opened the bowling. Colin Blythe took 74.
First-class wickets for Simon Harmer; Among SA spinners, only Imran Tahir has taken more wickets since Harmer's debut.
Ashwin's bat ave in home Tests. Only 3 India batsmen - Pujara, Kohli and Vijay - have scored more than his 630 runs in India.
Last time India were 6 down for fewer runs in the 1st inns of a home Test - also against SA, in Ahmedabad. They were 55/6 then.