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South Africa vs India, 3rd ODI at Cape Town, Jan 23 2022, India tour of South Africa

3rd ODI, Cape Town, January 23, 2022, India tour of South Africa
(49.2/50 ov, T:288) 283

South Africa won by 4 runs

Player Of The Match
124 (130)
Player Of The Series
229 runs
Match centre 
Scores: Chandan Duorah | Comms: Vishal Dikshit
Scorecard summary
South Africa 287/10(49.5 overs)
India 283/10(49.2 overs)

7.20pm Temba Bavuma proudly lifts the trophy, surrounded by his players and there are smiles all around. No crowd in the stands but the photographers are capturing this moment for the South African fans as it will go down in history as one of the most memorable wins. Beating the world No. 1 side 2-1 and then whitewashing them 3-0 in the ODIs. And that when this team is in transition, and was without Anrich Nortje in Tests, and without Rabada in ODIs. Lots of questions to answer for the Indian team management in the coming weeks and months. Hope you enjoyed our coverage of this match and entire tour. It's Vishal Dikshit wishing you good night and good luck, along with Deiva and Chandan. Stay safe as well. Ciao!

Bavuma: Things were a bit crazy at the end. The complacency got to us when we thought we had the game in the bag but we managed to bring things back. A little bit crazy. Very satisfying, it's mission accomplished for us as a team. Not many people gave us much of a chance. I hope we've shown with our performances we've got some more supporters, even with you guys in the commentary box. Quinton's been great, he's shows what a valuable asset he is. Rassie has also been tremendous. The batters as a whole were quite good. The bowling as well, not individually today but yes as a group. This was a big challenge and obstacle in our journey, winning the two series will do good for our confidence. The Test series was the hardest series I was a part of, the Indian bowlers kept asking the hard questions, even the fielding intensity was high. In one-dayers too it wasn't easy, very challenging. Even in these conditions, which were more subcontinent-like, it's another feather in our cap. Very pleasing to contribute to the team, even better when the team wins. I'm enjoying my batting at the moment.

de Kock is the Player of the Match and Series: It wasn't flat at all, I tried to remain positive and that was the key. I like scoring runs against everyone (not just India). Ee had a week of training when I came back after the Tests and the break, there was some time we hadn't played ODIs so I tried to find my feet in the first one.

Rahul: Deepak gave us a real chance. Quite an exciting game, disappointing that we ended up on the losing side. it's quite obvious where we've gone wrong and it's for everyone to see, our shot selection has been really poor as batsmen. Even as bowlers we weren't hitting the good areas consistently. We didn't pressure the opposition for long periods so we ended up losing the series. We need to recognise now how we can get better. what has always stood out for us is the energy and the passion, and the skill and understanding of the game. These kind of mistakes will keep happening, but it's. important we learn and don't keep repeating the mistakes. In the ODIs we repeated some of the mistakes. We need to look at ourselves in the mirror and have some hard conversations. We've had a great time in South Africa, we were looked after really well, thanks to CSA. We had an exciting series, we showed a lot of fight, in patches. We'll go back with learnings and memories, and get better for sure.

6.50pm The South African players come together quickly for hugs and handshakes, there are smiles all around. And why not? What a tour this has been. They lost the first Test in Centurion, and since then they've gone on to win everything. Bavuma has a big smile on his face, Deepak Chahar is equally dejected near the rope, still padded up. The Indian players start coming out of the dressing room for handshakes all around as South Africa soak up this victory in the setting sun. That India came close today, thanks to Chahar, is another story but they will have a lot of reflection to do after this 3-0 loss. Their spinners weren't effective, their middle order didn't rise to the occasion, and they barely clinched any of the decisive moments in the three games. The last time India were whitewashed was two years ago, in New Zealand, and here they are with a different captain, vice-captain, coach, different looking squad, and the result is the same.

South Africa, meanwhile, have plenty to be proud of. Two Test wins to fight back after Centurion, and a clinical win in the ODIs with better work from the spinners, from the batters - many of them contributed - and better defence of their totals too.

What's a close finish without a stat from Sampath? He says it's India's narrowest defeat in ODIs in terms of runs since losing to Australia by three runs in 2009.

Mohneet: "Heartbreaking to see Chahar at the end of the game. But I'm sure he'll learn from it and the next time he's in a similar situation, he'll stay till the end and take the team home. Bright future ahead!"

Pratik : "Who would have thought this start with Dravid coming in as coach"

"I feel dejected not because India lost today, but because you refreshed my memory about the 2009 loss" You know whom to thank, Ravish

Jaspreet Singh: "Very disappointed with the performance of India on this tour where we were considered favorites. Missed Rohit Sharma on this tour"

Rummy: "Even a win here wouldn't have masked the problems India have. The thinking is muddled. Too many chopping and changing. Lots of work for Dravid "

Stoffels: "And SA only won the toss once"

Pretorius to Chahal, OUT

taken at point, South Africa finish the series 3-0! Chahal went back for the pull and swung but the rising ball took a leading edge and hard went anywhere, not even towards the edge of the circle on the off side

Yuzvendra Chahal c Miller b Pretorius 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 12m) SR: 33.33

What a way to finish this tour

Pretorius to Prasidh, 1 run

an offcutter comes in from outside off, Prasidh taps it towards backward point and they scamper across

Pretorius for the last one, the keeper comes up. Ngidi and Magala are done. Six from six, let's go

end of over 492 runs • 1 wicket
IND: 282/9CRR: 5.75 RRR: 6.00 • Need 6 from 6b
Yuzvendra Chahal2 (5b)
Prasidh Krishna1 (2b)
Andile Phehlukwayo 7-0-40-3
Lungi Ngidi 10-0-58-3
Phehlukwayo to Chahal, no run

slower ball outside off, as expected, Chahal helps it to point and looks at Krishna. But they can't run for this

Phehlukwayo to Prasidh, 1 run

slower length ball well outside off, he drives it to deep point for an easy single

Lwazi: "Drama at last in this ODI series. Yay!!! "

Phehlukwayo to Prasidh, no run

covers the stumps and defends patiently. Can't run for this

Seven runs. Eight balls. One wicket

Ganesh B: "Seriously, How many Bavuma playing today."

Phehlukwayo to Bumrah, OUT

Bumrah wants to go over the top, but guess who takes the catch - Temba Bavuma! Bumrah thinks of taking India closer to victory with a boundary because singles are hard to come by now. Tries to loft the fuller delivery from outside off but he can't clear mid-off

Jasprit Bumrah c Bavuma b Phehlukwayo 12 (15b 2x4 0x6 39m) SR: 80
Phehlukwayo to Chahal, 1 run

gets one in the slot outside off, he drives into the covers just wide of mid-off, Bavuma gets to it and wants to run Chahal out at the non-striker's end but misses

Phehlukwayo to Chahal, no run

slow, full and wide, Chahal barely uses his feet and reaches out a long way to push it down to mid-off

Phehlukwayo for the 49th. Just eight required from 12

end of over 482 runs • 1 wicket
IND: 280/8CRR: 5.83 RRR: 4.00 • Need 8 from 12b
Jasprit Bumrah12 (14b 2x4)
Yuzvendra Chahal1 (2b)
Lungi Ngidi 10-0-58-3
Sisanda Magala 10-0-69-1
Ngidi to Bumrah, no run

excellent ball from Ngidi to end the over, a rising short and slow ball, and it cuts in as well from back of length towards Bumrah. He tries to get bat on it so they can run, but doesn't

Ngidi to Bumrah, no run

114kmh, it's a slow and wide offcutter as Bumrah expected. He was ready to run it down to third man, but misses

Ngidi to Chahal, 1 run

brings it closer to the stumps, Chahal covers the stumps and tucks it to the right of midwicket for a quick one

Ngidi to Chahal, no run

the offcutter outside off, Chahal pushes away from the body and it comes in sharply to beat the inside edge

Bumrah tells Chahal Ngidi is going to bowl it wide

Ngidi to Bumrah, 1 run

full and wide, Bumrah taps it to third man for one

They crossed over, India can do it in singles now. South Africa need wickets

Ngidi to Chahar, OUT

Chahar falls, this is another twist in the tale! Slower ball wide outside off, Chahar goes after it with a big drive, doesn't middle it at all, and Pretorius goes back towards the edge of the circle, dives backwards and gets under it nicely

Deepak Chahar c Pretorius b Ngidi 54 (34b 5x4 2x6 57m) SR: 158.82

Three overs to go, only 10 to get

end of over 4711 runs
IND: 278/7CRR: 5.91 RRR: 3.33 • Need 10 from 18b
Jasprit Bumrah11 (11b 2x4)
Deepak Chahar54 (33b 5x4 2x6)
Sisanda Magala 10-0-69-1
Lungi Ngidi 9-0-56-2
Magala to Bumrah, FOUR runs

another edge, another four over the keeper! Bumrah gets into the act now, he wasn't looking for the single anyway as it was the last ball. He shuffled across a bit, went for the pull against the bouncer, and got enough bat to send that flying over de Kock's head

Magala to Bumrah, no run

132kmh, quick and outside off, Bumrah pushes it back and Magala stops

Lavish Bhateja : "Love the way chahar is batting. Pushing the ball in gaps and taking it deep. Perfect replacement for bhuvi who is out of form for long now."

Magala to Chahar, 1 run

fuller and wider, he drives it away from the body to deep point for one

Magala to Chahar, 2 runs

hops back for the ball angling in, uses soft hands to tuck it towards midwicket again, and they come back for the second again. Clever stuff from Chahar

Magala to Chahar, 2 runs

slow and low in the block hole on middle, Chahar pushes it away to long-on but without much power so that they can come back for the second. An excellent counter-attacking fifty from Chahar

Magala has overstepped, so Free Hit coming up. Only 19 to go, Chahar on 49

Magala to Bumrah, (no ball) 1 run

nicely bowled in the block hole, Bumrah is happy to dig it out near the pitch and hand over the strike

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
Q de Kock
124 runs (130)
12 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
26 runs
2 fours0 six
V Kohli
65 runs (84)
5 fours0 six
Productive shot
20 runs
1 four0 six
Best performances - bowlers
AL Phehlukwayo
L Ngidi
Match details
Newlands, Cape Town
TossIndia, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultSouth Africa won the 3-match series 3-0
Match numberODI no. 4349
Match days23 January 2022 - day (50-over match)
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