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South Africa vs. India: Tourists win the historic Newlands Test in a day and a half to even the series

Set 79 to win, the tourists crossed the finish line midway through the afternoon session on day two at Newlands to cap off an incredible match.

South Africa were bowled out for 55 on day one and were all out for 176 at the conclusion of the second morning, despite Aiden Markram’s brilliant 106.

The series is now tied at 1-1 after to India’s victory.

The previous shortest Test also included South Africa, who were defeated by Australia in Melbourne in 656 balls in 1932.

line Shortest tests required to produce a winner
South Africa against. India, January 2024, Cape Town – 642 balls
Australia against. South Africa, February 1932, Melbourne – 656 balls
West Indies vs. England, January 1935, Bridgetown – 672 balls
England vs. Australia, August 1888, Old Trafford – 788 balls
Lord’s, July 1888, England vs. Australia – 792 balls
After losing 23 wickets on the first day in Cape Town, India resumed their innings with Jasprit Bumrah dismissing South Africa right-hander David Bedingham in the first over of day two.


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