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India vs South Africa Shortest Test Match 2024: Why was this Match made an all-time historic victory?

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Why India vs South Africa Shortest Test Match 2024 mad history. India’s victory over South Africa by seven wickets in the second Test at Cape Town on Thursday was the 25th time, dating back to 1882, that a Test match concluded in less than two days. At the Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town, India beat South Africa by 7 wickets in a match that was controlled by pacers. The Test match ended in just five sessions when Indian pacers, led by Mohammed Siraj’s lightning speed, dismantled South Africa’s weak batting order.

With just 642 balls bowled, this is the shortest Test game in cricket history. The record of 656 balls set in 1932 when Australia beat South Africa is broken in the second Test match between India and South Africa. The India vs South Africa Test match in 2024 is considered historic because it was the shortest Test match ever in terms of balls bowled. The match was played at Newlands, Cape Town, and finished in two days. 

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India vs South Africa Shortest Test Match 2024

India’s cricket captain, Rohit Sharma, has aimed at those who criticize Indian pitches after his team defeated South Africa by seven wickets, setting a record for the quickest Test match victory ever. Day 1 saw the conclusion of the first innings for both South Africa and India, while the South African team even lost three wickets in their second innings. There have only been two occasions in the history of Test cricket where 23 wickets were lost in the opening five days of a match.

India vs South Africa Shortest Test Match 2024: Why was this Match made all-time in historic victory?

A similar incident occurred on Day 1 of an Australia vs. England match played at Melbourne Ground in 1902 when both sides lost a total of 25 wickets. This was also India’s third two-day Test game; the other two took place in Ahmedabad, in 2021, against England, and in Bengaluru, in 2018 against Afghanistan. The way Bumrah and Siraj understood the pitch served as a reminder of how the modern generation keeps going in the face of crushing setbacks.

Why this Match made all-time in historic victory?

One of the greatest records of all time was likely broken after a record-breaking Test match. In Cape Town, the second Test match between South Africa and India finished in all but 107 overs (642 balls), the shortest match in history. Not only did India tie the series 1-1 by winning the Newlands Game by seven wickets, but they also broke their record, which had been 842 balls against England in 2021.

The match broke many records, including India being part of a two-day Test match for the third time. Mohammed Siraj was named player of the match, taking six wickets for 15 runs in the first innings. South African team was bowled out for 55 before lunch on the very first day.  India won the match by seven wickets at the Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town, South Africa. The win drew the series 1-1 and made India the first Asian side to win at Newlands. 

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