Visakhapatnam Test: South Africa all out at 431, Ashwin claims 7

South Africa was all out for 431 against India, conceding a first-innings lead of 71 on the fourth day of the opening test at Visakhapatnam on today. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin picked up seven wickets.

Yesterday, the South Africa opener forged vital partnerships with captain Faf du Plessis (55) and wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock (111), who scored his 5th Test century, to help the visitors reach 385/8 at stumps. Ashwin claimed his 27th five-wicket haul in the longest format of the game. Jadeja claimed his 200th Test wicket, the fastest left-armer to reach the landmark ahead of the likes of Rangana Herath, Wasim Akram, Mitchell Johnson and Mitchell Starc.

Earlier, India declared their first innings on 502/7, studded with brilliant centuries from openers Mayank Agarwal (215) and Rohit Sharma (176). 

The Hindu

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