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5 year old Sharjah record broken in India vs South Africa test

India vs South Africa, Visakhapatnam, India, 203 runs, Sharjah, world record, 35 sixes, New Zealand, Pakistan, 2014, 2019,
Indian bowler Mohammed Shami, with out cap, celebrates by showing broken wicket after dismissing South Africa's Dane Piedt.- AP

Visakhapatnam, India - Rohit Sharma also put India in a commanding position with a century in each innings on his debut as a Test opener.


Published: Sun 6 Oct 2019, 2:00 PM

Last updated: Sun 6 Oct 2019, 4:32 PM

Mohammed Shami took 5-35 as India beat South Africa by 203 runs in the first test on Sunday, October 6.
According to report by the Times of India, the match also set a world record for the maximum number of sixes that have been hit in a Test match.
It was Dane Piedt, who hit the 36th sixer of the match. It was the New Zealand vs Pakistan Test in Sharjah in 2014 that had set the previous record of 35 sixes being hit during a match.
Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja took nine wickets between them as India outplayed South Africa, winning by 203 runs on the final day of the first Test on Sunday.
Set a daunting target of 395, the South Africans were bundled out for 191 in the second session in Visakhapatnam, giving India a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Shami returned figures of 5-35 while Jadeja took four wickets to help current leaders India grab 40 points in the World Test Championship.
Dane Piedt (56) and debutant Senuran Muthusamy (49 not out) put on 91 runs for the ninth wicket to frustrate the Indian bowlers after the visitors had slipped to 70 for eight.
Shami got last man Kagiso Rabada caught behind for 18 to trigger celebrations in the Indian camp.
Rohit Sharma put India in a commanding position with a century in each innings on his debut as a Test opener - a first by any batsman in Test history.

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