India beat South Africa in first Test

Shukriya Pakistan

India defeated South Africa by 108 runs in the first Test in Mohali on Saturday to take the lead in the four-match series.

The tourists, who were set a victory target of 218 runs, crumbled for 109 in the final session of the third day’s play at the I. S. Bindra stadium.

Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja grabbed five wickets for 21 runs and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took three for 39. Both bowlers finished with eight wickets in the match.

Stiaan van Zyl top-scored for the tourists with 36, but seven batsmen failed to reach double figures.

The second Test starts in Bangalore on November 14.

Brief scores: India 201 and 200; South Africa 184 and 109.