Regardless of half centuries by Virat Kohli (65 off 83 balls), Shikhar Dhawan (61 off 73 balls) and Deepak Chahar (54 off 34 balls), India have been on the dropping facet for a 3rd straight time, this time in pursuit of 288, ending a disastrous tour of the ‘Rainbow Nation’.
Requested to take first strike, South Africa have been all out for 287 after Quinton de Kock‘s attacking hundred and Rassie van der Dussen‘s fluent half-century. In reply, India have been all out for 283 in 49.2 overs, fully mis-handling a chase that ought to have been accomplished easily.
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Having taken two wickets with the ball, Chahar blazed away with the bat and hit 5 fours and two sixes, however his effort was not sufficient ultimately.
All in all, the restricted overs sequence turned out to be one of the crucial disappointing outings for India lately, particularly after having blanked the Proteas of their yard in 2018.
They started the tour on a rousing word, successful the opening Check by 113 runs however misplaced the plot thereafter, failing miserably to problem the South Africans. It was particularly for KL Rahul, who misplaced all 4 matches he captained in the course of the tour (one Check and three ODIs).
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Seeking to restore some satisfaction of their final match of the tour, India overhauled their enjoying XI by making as many as 4 modifications, bringing in Suryakumar Yadav, Jayant Yadav, Deepak Chahar and Prasidh Krishna.
Those to overlook out have been Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Venkatesh Iyer and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
The modifications didn’t convey a few change in India’s fortunes as Suryakumar was dismissed for 39 off 32 balls.
India have been final clear swept in an away ODI sequence by New Zealand (0-3) in 2020 beneath Kohli.
By the way, Rohit Sharma was absent from that sequence too, with a hamstring harm.
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On Sunday, Kohli made a 65 off 84 balls, whereas opener Shikhar Dhawan struck a 73-ball 61, each scoring their second fifties of the three-match sequence.
And it ought to have been India’s recreation because it appeared for half however the facet merely bungled it within the closing phases regardless of being nicely forward on the asking price due to Chahar’s blitzkrieg.
Earlier, India rallied to bowl out South Africa beneath 300 after de Kock and van der Dussen’s blazing knocks.
De Kock struck 124 off 130 balls and added 144 runs for the fourth wicket with van der Dussen earlier than India put the brakes on the house staff’s scoring by sending again each the batters in fast succession.
After that, David Miller contributed a 38-ball 39 earlier than the innings ended with a ball to spare.
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<p>Quinton de Kock scored an excellent century as South Africa accomplished a clear sweep of their three-match ODI sequence towards India with a four-run victory at Newlands on Sunday. (Gallo Photographs/Getty Photographs)</p>
Together with his sixth ODI century, de Kock equalled AB de Villiers’ document of scoring essentially the most lots of towards India by a South African.
KL Rahul’s resolution to bowl first labored right away as Deepak Chahar (2/53) had opener Janneman Malan (1) caught behind with simply eight runs on the board at first of the third over.
It was an enormous wicket for the Indians as Malan got here into the inconsequential ultimate ODI on the again of a neat 91-run knock within the Proteas’ series-clinching second ODI win at Paarl.
And credit score for that should go to Chahar who obtained his fullish supply to maneuver away after angling it in, leaving Malan clueless.
A direct hit from India skipper KL Rahul from mid-off, ended his in-form counterpart Temba Bavuma‘s transient keep within the center because the batter failed to achieve the non-striker’s finish in time.
Bavuma making his means again to the dressing room for eight runs was one other huge break for India because the South Africa captain had scored a century within the opening fixture and likewise seemed stable within the second outing.
After bagging two wickets within the powerplay, India appeared to be headed in the precise route when Aiden Markram’s tried pull shot did not clear substitute fielder Ruturaj Gaikwad within the deep sq. leg area, leaving the hosts at 70 for 3 within the 13th over.
Nevertheless, the duo of De Kock and Van der Dussen obtained collectively and solid a superb partnership, mixing warning with aggression to deflate the Indian bowling assault.
De Kock moved into the 90s with two boundaries after which produced a flat-batted six straight over Prasidh Krishna’s (3/59) head.
However he obtained caught on 99 for some time earlier than lastly attending to the three-figure mark by driving Shreyas Iyer to the left of sweeper cowl for 2 runs.
Van der Dussen hit Yuzvendra Chahal by way of mid-wicket for 4, as the 2 upped the ante with their huge vary of strokes on all sides of the wicket.
However simply when it seemed like the 2 batters have been taking the sport away type India, the guests removed each of them.
De Kock obtained out to a Jasprit Bumrah (2/52) brief ball, giving Shikhar Dhawan a easy catch at deep sq. leg, after which, Chahal had van der Dussen brilliantly caught by Iyer within the deep.