The third and last ODI between South Africa and India turned out to be a thriller the place the hosts managed to carry nerves and defeat the visitors. With the victory, South Africa accomplished a whitewash over India.
Chasing 288, India misplaced captain KL Rahul (9) early, however Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli partnered to take India heading in the right direction. The duo stitched an important partnership of 98 runs for the second wicket earlier than Andile Phehlukwayo despatched again Shikhar Dhawan for a properly made 61.
Quickly, Rishabh Pant threw his wicket away as India have been lowered at 118/3 in 23 overs. Kohli, nonetheless, continued his good run with the bat and was seeking to cruise by way of the much-awaited century, however one other smooth dismissal ended the hopes of many followers. The previous India skipper top-scored for India with 65 off 84 deliveries.
Shreyas Iyer (26) and Suryakumar Yadav (39) made some contributions, nevertheless it wasn’t sufficient to efficiently assist India chase down the goal. At one second, it seemed as if South Africa would win the sport fairly simply, however Deepak Chahar virtually did the unimaginable down the order. The precise-handed batter scored an excellent 54 off 34 balls however did not take his workforce over the end line.
Earlier, Quinton de Kock shined with the bat for the Proteas, smashing an amazing century. De Kock scored 124 off 130 deliveries with the assistance of 14 boundaries.
Other than de Kock, middle-order batter Rassie van der Dussen chipped in with a precious 52 off 59 as South Africa posted 287/10 in 49.5 overs.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
🚨 RESULT | #PROTEAS WON BY 4 RUNS
An absolute nail-biter to finish a incredible #BetwayODISeries and tour🤩
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) January 23, 2022
— Anrich Nortje (@AnrichNortje02) January 23, 2022
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) January 23, 2022
Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur are the form of gamers India must be in search of. Individuals who genuinely contribute two methods.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 23, 2022
This SA tour started with India at 117/0 straightaway, and from there it was a totally completely different tour.
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) January 23, 2022
Chahar was solely a few hits away from profitable the match and the Participant of the Match award. He’s proven that batting isn’t simply concerning the capability to play pictures however concerning the temperament to grasp and play the state of affairs. By no means say die perspective stands out each time…
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 23, 2022
India is but to win a cricket match in 2022!
At present was their fifth successive loss, throughout all codecs, on this tour in Jan 2022- Check, Check, ODI, ODI, ODI
The final time this occurred was in New Zealand in Feb 2020 – ODI, ODI, ODI, Check, Check#IndvSA #INDvsSA #SAvIND #SAvsIND
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 23, 2022
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) January 23, 2022
🇿🇦 have snatched victory from the jaws of defeat 😞💔
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) January 23, 2022
Throughout at Cape City! 😢😭
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) January 23, 2022
That is that from the ultimate ODI. South Africa win by 4 runs and take the collection 3-0.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 23, 2022
India’s tour of South Africa 2021-22 abstract. pic.twitter.com/beigQv24Bl
— Foolish Level (@FarziCricketer) January 23, 2022