INDIA WHITEWASH FREDOM SERIES:

INDIA WHITEWASH FREDOM SERIES:

India strengthened their position at the top of the table of ICC World Test Championship after yet another win, triumphing by 202 runs and an innings over South Africa in the third and final Test of the Freedom Series at the JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi on Tuesday.

Forging the result almost without a doubt on the third day of the Test itself with a superior pace attack, the hosts wrapped up things just two overs into the first session of the fourth day. South Africa had started the day on 132/8 after being enforced follow-on, with Anrich Nortje and concussion substitute Theunis de Bruyn. After de Bruyn was caught behind, Lungi Ngidi was caught and bowled by debutant Shahbaz Nadeem in the very next ball itself.

Earlier, the clash for the Freedom Trophy saw a one-sided contest as the Indian bowlers scalped 16 wickets on the third day, bundling South Africa for just 162 in the first innings and then reducing the visitors to 132/8 before the play was stopped for bad light.