A fantastic new year gift for Team India’s fans

On Day 5, the Virat Kohli-led Indian team made light work of the remaining six South African wickets. Team India cruised to a 113-run victory over the hosts at the SuperSport Park in Centurion. India took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series against the Proteas, and they are aiming for a historic first series victory in their home country. South Africa had a dismal day on the last day, scoring only 97 runs and losing six wickets in the process.

The cricket community reacted positively to Team India's victory, with many praising them.

Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra thanked the squad and wished them luck in the rest of the series. He wrote in his social media account that the Centurion has been defeated, in 3.5 days, to be exact. Let's turn this start into South Africa's first-ever Test series victory.

Harsha Bhogle, a cricket broadcaster and analyst, praised Virat Kohli and emphasised India's present excellent seam attack. He commented that this is furthermore proof that this is the best seam attack on the market. He added that the bowlers have been fantastic, but Kohli deserves credit for keeping the game moving. India has bowled to win both at home and abroad under his leadership.

Parthiv Patel, a former member of Team India, also expressed his appreciation as this win gives the nation a "new year gift." He posted on his Twitter account that he doesn't recall a South African team pursuing 250 points or more against India, so it was always an issue of rain saving South Africa and he congratulated Team India.

Ayaz Memon, a cricket specialist, praised the visitors' skillful play and their efforts to win a Test match in Centurion. He commented that India did a fantastic job cleaning up after lunch and with Bacuma batting so brilliantly, it was getting close. He wrote that in both innings, Shami and Bumrah put in outstanding efforts and India’s consistent aggressiveness paid off. He also said KL Rahul’s century was the deciding element as well. The second Test begins on January 3 at Johannesburg's Wanderers Stadium.