No excuses please, say India after clinching series

NAGPUR, India, (Reuters) – Captain Virat Kohli said there were no demons in the pitch after his India team beat South Africa inside three days for the second time in the series to take a winning 2-0 lead in the four-match contest yesterday.

In a repeat of the opening game in Mohali, India wrapped up victory in the third test at Nagpur’s VCA Stadium with more than two days to spare after their spinners claimed all 20 South African wickets.

India opener Murali Vijay’s first-innings 40 was the highest individual score in the match but Kohli believed there was nothing wrong with a track that saw 40 wickets tumble in three days.

“It’s a challenging wicket definitely,” he told reporters after the 124-run triumph against the world’s top-ranked test side also secured his first home series win as captain.

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