Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

After a humiliating innings defeat in the first Test match against South Africa in Centurion, India made a stunning comeback to beat the hosts in a convincing manner in the second and the final Test on a dangerous Cape Town pitch.

In their pursuit of 79 runs in the second innings, India swiftly concluded the game within 12 overs while still having seven wickets in hand.

With this incredible victory, India captain Rohit Sharma managed to secure a draw in his inaugural series as the captain of the Test side in South Africa. Thus Rohit achieved a remarkable feat, following in the footsteps of former skipper MS Dhoni. Rohit became only the second captain in the history of Indian Test cricket to secure a series draw in South Africa.

The victory against the Proteas marked a significant milestone for India as they put an end to their unfortunate streak of five consecutive Test match losses against SENA countries on foreign soil. This losing streak commenced during the 2021/22 season when India suffered defeats in two matches against South Africa, followed by one loss each against England and Australia in the WTC Final. The fifth Test match loss occurred in the opening match of the current series against South Africa in Centurion.

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