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Test in History’s Fewest Balls Decided: India Clinches Victory

History-Making Victory for India in Cape Town

January 05, 2024: In a spectacular display of cricket prowess, India secured a resounding victory against South Africa in the 2nd Test at Cape Town, winning by 7 wickets. The match concluded in just 642 balls, marking the fewest balls in history to decide a Test. Captain Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer played pivotal roles in India’s triumph, achieving the target of 79 runs set on the second day with ease. This win levels the two-match Test series at 1-1, after India faced an innings defeat in the Centurion Test.

In a jaw-dropping start to the Test, South Africa, after winning the toss and opting to bat first, faced an exceptional bowling performance by Mohammed Siraj. The African team was bundled out for a mere 55 runs in the first innings, with Siraj claiming an impressive 6 wickets for just 15 runs. Mukesh Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah also made significant contributions with two wickets each. David Bedingham and Kyle Vereen were the only players from South Africa to reach double figures, posting scores of 12 and 15, respectively.

As the dust settles on this historic encounter, India celebrates a momentous victory, rewriting the records in Cape Town and setting the stage for an exciting future in the world of Test cricket.


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