India Vs South Africa Pune Test: Virat Kohli Record 254 Decimates Proteas

India Vs South Africa Pune Test: Virat Kohli Record 254 Decimates Proteas

India continued their dominant run in the ICC World Test Championships as they thrashed South Africa by an innings and 137 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Virat Kohli led from the front with a fantastic, unbeaten 254 and he was well supported by Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja as India won emphatically at the MCA stadium in Pune. (Image credit: PTI)

India Vs South Africa Pune Test: Virat Kohli Record 254 Decimates Proteas

India won the toss and chose to bat but South Africa struck early when Kagiso Rabada removed Rohit Sharma for 14. (Image credit: PTI)

India Vs South Africa Pune Test: Virat Kohli Record 254 Decimates Proteas

Mayank Agarwal held firm and he notched up a century and shared a superb stand with Cheteshwar Pujara. However, both fell to Rabada. (Image credit: PTI)

India Vs South Africa Pune Test: Virat Kohli Record 254 Decimates Proteas

Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane then proceeded to deflate the South Africa bowling and the Proteas bowlers wilted. (Image credit: PTI)

India Vs South Africa Pune Test: Virat Kohli Record 254 Decimates Proteas

Ajinkya Rahane scored a gritty fifty and shared a partnership in excess of 150 with Kohli. (Image credit: PTI)

India Vs South Africa Pune Test: Virat Kohli Record 254 Decimates Proteas

Virat Kohli notched up his century and he proceeded to dismantle the South Africa bowling along with Ravindra Jadeja. (Image credit: PTI)

India Vs South Africa Pune Test: Virat Kohli Record 254 Decimates Proteas

Kohli notched up his seventh double ton and this was the most double centuries by an Indian. He also went past 7000 runs and 1000 runs against South Africa. His 254* was his highest individual score and India delcared on 601/5, with Ravindra Jadeja missing his ton by nine runs. (Image credit: PTI)

India Vs South Africa Pune Test: Virat Kohli Record 254 Decimates Proteas

Umesh Yadav trapped Aiden Markram LBW as South Africa started poorly. (Image credit: PTI)

India Vs South Africa Pune Test: Virat Kohli Record 254 Decimates Proteas

Mohammed Shami also chipped in at regular intervals as South Africa struggled. (Image credit: PTI)

India Vs South Africa Pune Test: Virat Kohli Record 254 Decimates Proteas

India continued to take wickets at regular intervals and they eyed a massive lead. (Image credit: PTI)

India Vs South Africa Pune Test: Virat Kohli Record 254 Decimates Proteas

Ravichandran Ashwin took four wickets and despite a record ninth wicket stand between Vernon Philander and Keshav Maharaj, India were armed with a lead of 326 runs.

India Vs South Africa Pune Test: Virat Kohli Record 254 Decimates Proteas

Asked to follow on for the first time since 2008, South Africa were once again in big trouble with Ravindra Jadeja and Ashwin causing havoc. (Image credit: PTI)

India Vs South Africa Pune Test: Virat Kohli Record 254 Decimates Proteas

India continued to take regular wickets and this time, there was no fightback as the Proteas tumbled. (Image credit: PTI)

India Vs South Africa Pune Test: Virat Kohli Record 254 Decimates Proteas

Umesh Yadav also took three wickets as India registered a massive win and won their 11th consecutive home series. This was also Virat Kohli's 13th series win as captain. (Image credit: PTI)

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