Wisden

The independent voice of cricket

LIVE SCORES
International Cricket

Ngidi 6-for hands South Africa series-win over India

by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Lungi Ngidi took 6-39 on debut as South Africa beat India by 135 runs in the second Test at Centurion.

The 21-year-old took four wickets on the fifth morning as India’s middle and lower order capitulated to hand South Africa an unassailable 2-0 lead in the the three-match series.

The hosts had set Virat Kohli’s team 287 runs to win on Day 4 on a slowish wicket. They removed both openers and the captain himself – who scored such a magnificent 153 in the first innings – on the fourth evening to leave themselves with seven wickets to take on the final day.

Those wickets came in a hurry as India were eventually bowled out for 151, with Ngidi’s 6-39 coming in 12.2 overs.

This is India’s first series-defeat in nine.

Ngidi was a surprise inclusion for the second Test match following Dale Steyn’s injury in Cape Town but he looks set to retain his place for the third and final Test in Johannesburg.

Have Your Say

Become a Wisden member

  • Exclusive offers and competitions
  • Money-can’t-buy experiences
  • Join the Wisden community
  • Sign up for free
LEARN MORE
Latest maagazine

Get the magazine

12 Issues for just £39.99

SUBSCRIBE