Match Details

IND vs SA 3rd ODI, IND vs SA 2023-24

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SA
218-1045.5
India won by 78 runs ๐Ÿ†
IND
50.0296-8
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N Burger Logo
N Burger Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 0
SR:14.29
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B Hendricks Logo
B Hendricks Jersy
4s: 2
6s: 0
SR:69.23
A Khan Logo
A Khan Jersy

2-45

(7.5)

A Khan

2-45(7.5)
Econ: 5.74
43rd Over:
1
0
0
0
1
W
 
= 2
44th Over:
3
1
1
1
0
0
 
= 6
Last Over:
W
0
0
0
0
0
 
= 0
This Over:
0
1
0
1
W
 
= 2

Player of the Match

Sanju Samson Logo
Sanju Samson Jersy
Sanju Samson
India
108(114)
SASA - 2nd Innings
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10 Over 5262
15 Over 8676
20 Over 9995
25 Over 124135
30 Over 167163
35 Over 189186
INDIND - 1st Innings
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10 Over 5259
20 Over 107102
30 Over 151132
35 Over 162159
40 Over 194203
45 Over 244245
50 Over 298296
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That's all from our coverage of the 3-match one-day international series between South Africa and India. Ninaad Dixit here signing off on behalf of my co-commentators AkshayaKrishna Polya, Akshay Bhide and scorer/analyst Raju Khariya. Stay tuned for more cricketing action from all over the world.
The Indian skipper receives the silverware and invites the teammates for a celebration. Excellent series win for a young Indian side under Rahul's leadership, on to the Test matches now.
KL Rahul (India Captain): "Yes, it's been that way since I have been here in South Africa. Coming back from a disappointing World Cup final, we got some time off before we got back to the cricketing field, which is always a good feeling playing for India. 

The boys play in the IPL together and know a lot of them very well. Nice to be part of this group. It's a good thing to put some performances together and give them good opportunities.

I think, my message is to enjoy the game despite any situation and to give your best and not worry about the results. They are a very young group of players; they have played a lot of cricket but not at the international level. A few of them will have nervous faces. So itโ€™s about giving them some time to adjust. It's about giving them time to have fun and settle down. Itโ€™s about making their roles clear, and they all gave their 100%, so there's nothing more I can ask as a captain. Really good to see them enjoy their time and fight it out alongside having a good time throughout the series.

Very happy for Sanju Samson. He has been performing really well in the IPL over the years. Unfortunately, he didn't get enough chances at the top of the order for various reasons, but nice to see him do well today. There are a lot of players who are not getting enough chances at the top order, with India having a settled batting line-up. Good to see him making full use of the opportunity at number 3.

Yeah, looking forward to the Test series."
Arshdeep Singh (Player of the Series): "There was always something in the wicket throughout the day. Sometimes it was stopping, sometimes gripping. Not very ideal for fast bowlers but the plan was to keep it simple and bowl wicket to wicket and try to get more LBWs and bowleds and I got the reward.

Some loud appeals because when on wickets like this when nothing is happening you need some support from the umpires as well but it was very less.

IPL has been a really good platform for us youngsters as the gap between IPL and international cricket is not that much coz you play with the big players from all the countries and you tend to know their levels and what they think when things are not going right and how their mindset is to perform well. That helps me to perform at this level.

We are all loving the chances we have got coz all the main players are getting ready for the Test series and we got this opportunity and we loved it and in the future as well we would love to give our all, 100% and do well for the team."
Arshdeep Singh is the player of the series!
Sanju Samson (POTM): "Yeah, especially when the series was 1-1, we all wanted to win it. I have been working really hard, well, not to say it, to be honest, I have been working hard for all these years, not only for the last two months. Proud of it, especially considering the result as well.

This format gives you some extra time to understand the wicket and the bowlerโ€™s mindset. Batting at the top of the order gives you those 10-20 extra deliveries.

The whole country is very proud of how Tilak Varma has stepped up, lot more to expect from him. The seniors have set the standards of Indian cricket, and the juniors are coming in and doing the job.

 Itโ€™s not very easy, travelling in between and playing every 2-3 days, but theyโ€™re getting the job done."
PLAYER OF THE MATCH: Sanju Samson
Aiden Markram (South Africa Captain): "We were not up to the mark. Always nice being in a series decider. It was a great day to be playing cricket but unfortunately just not our best skills on display.

We were good in small patches but couldn't stretch those patches to get a firm grip on the game and get momentum on our side. We will reflect on those points tonight before the white ball squad gets a break.

(Should you have opted to bat first?) I don't think the surface changed much throughout the game. We thought 290 was chaseable. Pretty good with the ball, would have ideally liked to do away with some extra 20 runs but still backed our unit to chase that. I am not sure that the toss played a massive factor today.

2 great venues for 2 Test matches doesn't get better than that. We fly and join the Test squad tomorrow."
Arshdeep Singh's 10 wickets in the three matches is the second most by an Indian pacer in a bilateral ODI series in South Africa, after Munaf Patel's 11 wickets in 2010/11.
Most ODI victories in a calendar year:

30 - Australia in 2003

27 - India in 2023*

26 - Australia in 1999

25 - South Africa in 1996

25 - South Africa in 2000
Most four-plus wicket hauls for India vs South Africa in ODIs:

3 - Yuzvendra Chahal

3 - Kuldeep Yadav

2 - Sunil Joshi

2 - Anil Kumble

2 - Arshdeep Singh
Least Innings taken by Indian batters to hit an ODI Century in SENA countries:

1 - Shikhar Dhawan 

2 - Manish Pandey 

3 - Sanju Samson*


3 - Shreyas Iyer 

6 - Gautam Gambhir 

7 - Yusuf Pathan 

8 - Woorkeri Raman 

9 - Rishabh Pant 

10 - Rahul Dravid 

10 - KL Rahul 

12 - Virat Kohli 

14 - Ajinkya Rahane
100+ Partnerships for fourth wicket or below for India against South Africa in ODIs:

127 - Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina, Chennai, 2015

116 - Sanju Samson and Tilak Varma, Paarl, Today*

110* - Mohammad Kaif and Dinesh Mongia, Dhaka, 2003

105 - Mohammad Azharuddin and Rahul Dravid, Gqeberha, 1997

101* - Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni, Gwalior, 2010

100 - Yusuf Pathan and Zaheer Khan, Centurion, 2011
12:13 AM IST (Friday) and 20:43 Local Time (Thursday): India keep their record of defending all 290+ totals (five times now) in ODIs in South Africa and won their only second ODI series in South Africa as they beat the home side by runs to secure the three-match series 2-1. The victory was set up nicely by Sanju Samson before Arshdeep Singh and Co. were relentless with the ball. 

Earlier in the game, South Africa won the toss and opted to bowl first. The debutant Rajat Patidar got off the blocks pretty quickly, hitting 22 runs in just 16 balls before the impressive Nandre Burger knocked over the right-hander in the 5th over. B Sai Sudharsan was trapped in front by Beuran Hendricks as the Men in Blue were reduced to 49/2 inside the 8th over. Sanju Samson was promoted to number 3 and added a gritty partnership of 52 runs for the third wicket with KL Rahul. Wiaan Mulder broke the stand in the 19th over by removing Rahul for a 35-ball 21. 

Tilak Varma struggled to get going with the pitch getting slower and was battling hard alongside the set batter Samson as the duo put together a crucial 116 runs for the fourth wicket. Both the batters got past their respective fifties. Varma (52 off 77) struck his maiden ODI half-century but threw away his wicket at the wrong time as the southpaw holed out in the deep, trying to take down Keshav Maharaj, who was fantastic in his spell and finished with figures of 10-2-37-1. 

Samson continued his good day with the bat and finally broke the shackles by scoring a sizzling first ODI hundred and was out for a well-made 108 from 114 balls.
South Africa picked a few wickets in the final half of the innings, but Rinku Singhโ€™s cameo of 38 from 27 balls ensured that India posted an above-par total on the board. Washington Sundar (14 off 9) and Arshdeep Singh (7* off 2) also chipped in with the runs as India posted 296/8 in 50 overs.

Beuran Hendricks (9-0-63-3) was the successful bowler for the hosts, while Nandre Burger scalped a couple of wickets. Maharaj, Mulder and Lizaad Williams picked a wicket each.

Hunting down the highest successful run-chase at Boland Park, South Africa were off to a good start with their openers Reeza Hendricks and Tony de Zorzi adding 59 for the opening wicket. Arshdeep Singh found the outside edge of Hendricks in the 9th over and got him dismissed for the third time in this series.

Axar Patel cleaned up Rassie van der Dussen cheaply, but Aiden Markram joined hands with de Zorzi to stitch a partnership of 65 runs for the third wicket. Washington Sundar got rid of Markram (36 off 41) at the right time for India, after which the Proteas team never recovered. de Zorzi (81 off 87) was putting some show at the other end and hammered his second consecutive 50+ score in this format.

When things were looking dangerous for the visitors, the bowlers came together and hunted in pairs to destroy the party of the hosts. KL Rahul got two DRS calls right, and it included the dismissals of the man in form de Zorzi and the all-rounder Wiaan Mulder. The middle and lower order of South Africa failed to soak in the pressure and eventually were bundled out for 218 runs in 45.5 overs. 

For India, everyone who bowled got into the wickets column. Sundar was brilliant, finishing with figures of 10-0-38-2.
Arshdeep was sensational throughout the series and was no different tonight as he finished with figures of 9-1-30-4. Avesh Khan bagged a couple of wickets, while Axar Patel and Mukesh Kumar grabbed one wicket each.

India won by 78 runs and took the 3-match series 2-1. Stay tuned for the post-match presentations...
No fifer for Arshdeep Singh but India take the series home.
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