Sports: Ashwin stars again as India wins big against South Africa
Offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin finished with 5-61 Monday as India scored a comprehensive 337-run win over South Africa in the fourth and final test to complete a 3-0 victory.
Ashwin’s haul included the prize wicket of a defiant A.B. de Villiers as South Africa was bowled out for 143 after fighting bravely to salvage a draw batting 143.1 overs.
Ashwin finished with 7-87 in the match and 31 wickets in the series dominated by Indian spinners.
Pace bowler Umesh Yadav also made his presence felt as he chipped in with 3-9 to rip through the lower order.
For South Africa, de Villiers faced 297 deliveries for his 43 and captain Hashim Amla 244 for his 25 but playing out over five sessions was always a big challenge.