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Lungi Ngidi Shines As South Africa Wins The Test Series Thrashing India By 135 Runs In 2nd Match

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| January 17 , 2018 , 17:46 IST

South Africa on Wednesday defeated India by 135 runs to win the three match series. South African bowlers created havoc as Indian battling line collapsed with just 151 runs at the scoreboard.

Lungi Ngidi and Kagiso Rabada together wreaked havoc on the Indian batsmen. While Rabada took 3 wickets, Ngidi took 6 wickets. The Indian batting line crashed in just 50 overs and 2 balls. Rohit Sharma was the top scorer of the Indian Inning with 47 runs.

South Africa began the day needing seven wickets, but won the match even before the lunch break.

It has been a dream debut test debut for the South African bowler Lungi Ngidi. The young fast bowler was named the man of the match.

“The moment hasn't really sunk in. I am very chuffed. Been a quick turnaround for me. I was in good nick in franchise cricket. It's a great moment for me’, said Ngidi after the match.

This is India’s first series defeat after Virat Kohli took over as full-time test captain in 2015. It is worth mentioning that India has never won a test series in South Africa or Australia.