India wrap up 3-0 South Africa whitewash in quick time

Virat Kohli Faf du Plessis second Test India v South Africa PA

India completed a comprehensive 3-0 series whitewash over South Africa after quickly wrapping up the third Test on the fourth morning in Ranchi.

The hosts needed just 12 balls to take the final two wickets they required as they ran out victors by an innings and 202 runs.

South Africa, having been made to follow-on, started the penultimate morning on 132 for eight but were only able to add one leg bye to their tally before India debutant Shahbaz Nadeem wrapped things up with wickets off successive balls.

The slow left-armer had Theunis De Bruyn caught by behind by Wriddhiman Saha for 30 before snapping up a remarkable return catch off Lungi Ngidi, which came after the batsman had smashed the ball into team-mate Anrich Nortje at the non-striker’s end.

India won the first two Tests by 203 runs and an innings and 137 runs, respectively, as they claimed an 11th successive home Test series triumph.

India have full marks after their first two World Test Championship series – indeed, they currently have more points than the other eight teams combined.