A formidable Indian team ticked all boxes with ease as they deservingly completed a 3-0 rout of an out of sorts South Africa with a comprehensive innings and 202 runs victory in the third and final Test here on Tuesday. With another 120 points, India now sit pretty on top of the points table with 240 points as the formalities were completed within the first two overs of the day.
The scoreline was not only an indicator of India's absolute dominance but also the decline in standard of South African cricket as they couldn't handle the might of India's batting and the fiery India pace attack lead by Mohammed Shami (13 wickets in the series).
Resuming the day at 132-8, South Africa's last two wickets were picked up by Debutant Shahbaz Nadeem (2/18 in 6 overs) in the second over of the day as South Africa were all-out for 133 in their second innings, 30 runs short of their dismal first innings score of 162.
Theunis de Bruyn was the first to go as he edged a ball that kept low to wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha. On the very next ball, Lungi Ngidi went for a shot that unfortunately hit the non-striker Anrich Nortje's wrist and went straight to the bowler in a bizarre fashion, and sealing India's win by an innings and 202 runs.
India register a series cleansweep, winning the series 3-0. This is 11th straight home series win for India. Their last home series defeat in the longest format was against England in 2012-13. This is India's sixth clean sweep at home in a three-Test series and India didn't put a foot wrong during the three-match series winning the first Test by 203 runs and the second one by an innings and 137 runs.