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India beat South Africa at the Kotla, claim series 3-0

India beat South Africa at the Kotla, claim series 3-0
  • Ashwin equals most Man of the Series awards by an Indian in Tests with Tendulkar and Sehwag.(Photo AP)
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    Ashwin equals most Man of the Series awards by an Indian in Tests with Tendulkar and Sehwag.(Photo AP)

  • In this Photo Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, center, celebrates with teammates Ajinkya Rahane, right, and Wriddhiman Saha, as he takes the wicket of South African batsman AB de Villiers.(Photo AP)
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    In this Photo Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, center, celebrates with teammates Ajinkya Rahane, right, and Wriddhiman Saha, as he takes the wicket of South African batsman AB de Villiers.(Photo AP)

  • Ravichandran Ashwin claimed 5/61 to finish with 31 wickets, which also earned the off spinner the man of the series award. (Photo AP)
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    Ravichandran Ashwin claimed 5/61 to finish with 31 wickets, which also earned the off spinner the man of the series award. (Photo AP)

  • The skipper shared a 154 run fifth wicket stand with Rahane and said batting with the Mumbaikar was more satisfying than his own knock of 88.(Photo AP)
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    The skipper shared a 154 run fifth wicket stand with Rahane and said batting with the Mumbaikar was more satisfying than his own knock of 88.(Photo AP)

  • Amla faced 244 balls for his 'epic' 25 before Jadeja bowled him with one that drifted in and then straightened knock the off stump.(Photo AP)
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    Amla faced 244 balls for his 'epic' 25 before Jadeja bowled him with one that drifted in and then straightened knock the off stump.(Photo AP)

  • Credit should also be given to Umesh Yadav (3/9 in 21overs) for starting the slide in the final session by rattling Dane Vilas and Kyle Abbott's stumps. (Photo AP)
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    Credit should also be given to Umesh Yadav (3/9 in 21overs) for starting the slide in the final session by rattling Dane Vilas and Kyle Abbott's stumps. (Photo AP)

  • South Africa depended on their ultra defensive strategy before being bowled out for 143 in 143.1 overs, the last five wickets falling for a mere seven runs in a dramatic collapse.(Photo AP)
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    South Africa depended on their ultra defensive strategy before being bowled out for 143 in 143.1 overs, the last five wickets falling for a mere seven runs in a dramatic collapse.(Photo AP)

  • The 3 0 series win also enabled India to climb upto No 2 in the ICC Test rankings. Skipper Virat Kohli and Man of the Match Ajinkya Rahane picked the souvenir stumps as players engaged in hearty celebrations and also thanked the spectators who gave them a standing ovation. (Photo AP)
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    The 3 0 series win also enabled India to climb upto No 2 in the ICC Test rankings. Skipper Virat Kohli and Man of the Match Ajinkya Rahane picked the souvenir stumps as players engaged in hearty celebrations and also thanked the spectators who gave them a standing ovation. (Photo AP)

  • Ravichandran Ashwin showed outstanding perseverance to end South Africa's dogged resistance and register a comprehensive 337 run victory in the final cricket Test, winning the four match series by a historic 3 0 margin. Photo AP)
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    Ravichandran Ashwin showed outstanding perseverance to end South Africa's dogged resistance and register a comprehensive 337 run victory in the final cricket Test, winning the four match series by a historic 3 0 margin. Photo AP)

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