Ind v SA, 3rd ODI: Yadav, Siraj & Co flatten Proteas to take series
India claimed the three-match ODI series against South Africa with a seven-wicket win in the third and final ODI at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Earlier, South Africa after being asked to bat were shot out for a mere 99 in 27.1 overs and in response India chased down the target in 19.1 overs to finish on 105 for three.
South Africa lost wickets at regular intervals. Quinton de Kock was the first to fall and then the innings slipped to 26 for three. Only Heinrich Klaasen (34) held the innings together. Wickets fell around Klaasen even as India tightened the screws. None of the other batters provided any kind of support or contribution. From 66 for four South Africa slipped to 99 all out in 27.1 overs. For India the best bowlers were Kuldeep Yadav (4-18), Washington Sundar (2-15), Mohammed Siraj (2-17) and Shahbaz Ahmed (2-32).
In their response, India got off to a brisk start as captain Shikhar Dhawan (8) and Shubman Gill added 42 for the opening wicket. After Dhawan fell, Gill then took charge of the chase. Once Gill fell for 49, the finishing touches to the win was provided by Shreyas Iyer (28 n.o.) and Sanju Samson. In the end India chased down the target in 19.1 overs to finish on 105 for three.
Siraj was named player of the series whereas Yadav was named player of the match.
South Africa: 99 (27.1)
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Quinton de Kock-2.5 ov), 2-25 (Janneman Malan-7.5 ov), 3-26 (Reeza Hendricks-9.6 ov), 4-43 (Aiden Markram-15.3 ov), 5-66 (David Miller-18.5 ov), 6-71 (Andile Phehlukwayo-19.4 ov), 7-93 (Heinrich Klaasen-24.3 ov), 8-94 (Bjorn Fortuin-25.3 ov), 9-94 (Anrich Nortje-25.4 ov), 10-99 (Marco Jansen-27.1 ov)
India: 105-3 (19.1)
Fall of wickets: 1-42 (Shikhar Dhawan-6.1 ov), 2-58 (Ishan Kishan-10.4 ov), 3-97 (Shubman Gill-18.2 ov)
Result: India won by seven wickets, claim series 2-1
India: Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Avesh Khan
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper), Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller (captain), Marco Jansen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Bjorn Fortuin, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje
Toss: India, elect to field
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Start Time: 00900 hrs GMT
Match officials: Anil Chaudhary, Jayaraman Madanagopal (On-field Umpires); Virender Sharma (TV Umpire); Karumanaseri Ananthapadmanabhan (Reserve Umpire); Javagal Srinath (Match-referee)
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