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India beat South Africa by innings and 202 runs to sweep series

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NEWDELHI (Reuters) – India beat South Africa by an innings and 202 runs in the third and final test to complete a 3-0 series sweep in Ranchi on Tuesday.

Debutant spinner Shahbaz Nadeem claimed the last two South African wickets in successive deliveries as the visitors, asked to follow on after conceding a 335-run first innings lead, were all out for 133 in their second innings, bringing the match to an early end on the fourth day.

Theunis de Bruyn, playing as concussion substitute for Dean Elgar, topscored for the tourists with 30.

Mohammed Shami (3-10) was pick of the Indian bowlers wrecking South Africa’s top order with a three-wicket burst while Umesh Yadav and Nadeem claimed two apiece.

(Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)

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