However, the hosts were bowled out for 130 runs in 41.2 overs. de Villiers made 35 off 50 with 2 fours and 2 sixes. Shami and Jasprit Bumrah took three wickets each. Bhuvneshwar Kumar got two. All eight wickets fell in the first session.
India were set a target of 208 runs to win. Openers Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan made a solid start. Vijay luckily survived twice on DRS. But as soon he got out, Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara also departed which put the pressure back on India.
He got Ashwin for 37 on the first ball with keeper Quinton de Kock coming up the stumps to take the catch. Shami hit a four on the next ball and fell on the third ball which gave Philander his 8th five-wicket haul. Bumrah also nicked to slips on his first delivery that ended India’s innings for 135 in 42.4 overs.
It took only four balls to end the game. Philander scalped career-best 6/42. Rabada and Morne Morkel took two wickets each. South Africa handed a 72-run defeat to India. It’s the fourth-lowest total defended by South Africa since 1993.
South Africa 286 and 130 (de Villiers 35; Shami 3/28, Bumrah 3/39, Pandya 2/27)
India 209 and 135 (Ashwin 37; Philander 6/42, Morkel 2/39, Rabada 2/41)
South Africa won by 72 runs
Man of the Match: Vernon Philander (3/33 & 6/42)
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com