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Pune Test: Kohli, bowlers hand India unassailable 2-0 lead in series

Virat Kohli scored a record-breaking double hundred, which was his career-best score in the game’s longest format, while the bowlers fired in unison as an all-round India outmuscled South Africa in every department to win the second Test by an innings and 137 runs on Day 4 here on Sunday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

India, thus, recorded their 11th consecutive Test series win at home, the most by any side eclipsing Australia, who had held the record with 10 straight series wins in their own backyard as Kohli and Co. kicked off their home leg of the World Test Championship with a bang.

The Proteas were skittled out for 189 after being asked to follow-on as they were all out for 275 at the end of Day 3, replying to India”s mammoth 601/5 in the first essay.

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