Mohammed Shami (5/35) and Ravindra Jadeja (4/87) starred for the hosts on the final day as India registered a big 203 win against Proteas in Vizag to go 1-0 in the three match series.
It was a match that India dominated from the start with centuries from Dean Elgar and Quinton de Kock that helped Proteas being a minor blip.
Rohit Sharma hit twin centuries on his first match as Test opener while Mayank Agarwal converted his maiden century into a double hundred. Ravichandran Ashwin picked up his 27th 5-wicket haul while also becoming the joint-fastest bowler to claim 350 Test scalps.
Proteas will be looking for a better performance come the second Test match in Pune which begins on October 10.
Shami takes the final wicket – his fifth of the innings – and closes out a big win for India. That's 40 more ICC World Test Championship points in their kitty!#INDvSA SCORECARD ?https://t.co/dCGJ4Pcug5 pic.twitter.com/HlTk4dU3Kz— ICC (@ICC) October 6, 2019