IND vs SA 3rd ODI: Team India won the deciding match by 7 wickets, and captured the trophy 2-1. India won the ODI series at home after beating South Africa after 12 years. For the first time against India, South Africa scored less than 100 runs. Team India broke the dominance of South Africa at home, winning the ODI bilateral ODI series after a long gap of 12 years, with the strong performance of the spinners led by Kuldeep Yadav.
In the deciding match played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium here on Tuesday, hosts India defeated South Africa by 7 wickets to win the three-match ODI series 2-1. Team India was successful in winning the ODI series against South Africa at their home ground after 2009-10. Captain Shikhar Dhawan‘s decision to not bat after winning the toss proved to be correct.
The innings scattered like a pack of cards
The innings of the South African team, who came to bat first, were scattered like a pack of cards. The visiting team was reduced to 99 runs in 27.1 overs. In response, the Indian team scored 105 runs for 3 wickets in 19.1 overs and won the match. Opener Shubman Gill scored 49 runs in 57 balls with the help of eight fours and gave Team India a spectacular victory. Earlier, Mohammad Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, and Washington Sundar did not let the visiting batsmen stand.
South Africa’s lowest score: 117 runs was the first minimum score. The South African team could not even score 100 runs against India in ODI cricket for the first time. Earlier, their minimum score against India was 117 runs, which he scored in Nairobi in 1999.
Only three batsmen could cross the double figure
In front of the havoc of the Indian bowlers, only three batsmen of the visiting team could cross the double figure. Eight batsmen of the team could not even reach 10 runs. Heinrich Klaasen scored the highest 34 runs for the South African team. Apart from him, opener Sweetheart Malan got out after scoring 15 runs and Marco Janssen scored 14 runs.
Indian bowlers dominated
The bowlers dominated in this three-match series. In the third and deciding match, Chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav became the player of the match by taking the maximum of four wickets for 18 runs. On the other hand, fast bowler Mohammad Siraj has been adjudged the Player of the Series. He took 5 wickets.
Sundar and Shahbaz impressed
Washington Sundar and Shahbaz Ahmed joined Team India in the middle of the Series but both have made a mark with their excellent performance. Off-spinner Sundar took 3 wickets in 2 matches. At the same time, left-arm spinner Shahbaz also managed to take 3 wickets.
ICC T20 World Cup: Indian team is among the top contenders for the title
Former Captain Virat Kohli has been a hit in Australia. Rohit Sharma will be captain there for the first time. Now only 5 days are left before the start of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, which is going to be held in Australia for the first time. Team India started practicing after reaching Australia. India will clash with Pakistan on 23 October.
In the first warm-up match, India defeated Western Australia by 13 runs. Team India will start its campaign against Pakistan in the World Cup on 23 October. If we talk about T20 International matches played in Australia, then Virat Kohli’s bat has run fiercely here. At the same time, captain Rohit is going to captain Team India for the first time on Australian soil.
Shami passed the fitness test: Fast bowler Mohammed Shami has passed the fitness test and he will go to Australia with the reserve players. He will join Team India along with Siraj, Shreyas Iyer, and Ravi Bishnoi.
Rohit’s ordeal: Rohit Sharma, who is going to captain Team India for the first time in Australia, will have an ordeal. Although Rohit has been able to score only 181 runs in 9 T20 matches played here at an average of 25.5.