Chasing South Africa's 287 for a consolation win, India managed only 283. And with that India lost the three-match ODI series 0-3. Catch SA vs IND scores and highlights.
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India started their tour of South Africa 2021-22 with a 113-run win in the first Test in December. But, into a new year, they lost the next five matches across formats to end the Safari brutalised. On Sunday at Newlands, India needed 288 runs to deny the Proteas a 3-0 series sweep in the ODIs, but KL Rahul & Co ended up losing the final match of the tour by four runs. Rahul, filling in for absent Rohit Sharma, won the toss and opted to bowl as India made as many as four changes in a bid to stop the slump. But Quinton de Kock produced a batting masterclass to hit his sixth ODI ton (in just 16 innings) to help South Africa post 287 in 49.5 overs. Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli hit 60s then Deepak Chahar played a blinder, hitting 54 off 34, to keep the visitors alive. India needed ten in the last three, then a glory-seeking Chahar departed. He was soon followed by Jasprit Bumrah and it's 6 in 6 with nine down. Last man Yuzvendra Chahal tried to hoick the second ball in the last over, but ended up getting a top edge. India lost by four runs.
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Quinton de Kock is both the player of the match and the player of the series. He hit 124 runs off 130, his sixth ton against India in 16 innings, today and 229 runs in the series.
This was South Africa's closest win over India, by runs. And KL Rahul became the first Indian captain to lose each of first three ODIs in charge.
Yuzvendra Chahal goes for a hoick off the second ball. And catch for David Miller at point. South Africa win by four runs. Proteas take the series 3-0. IND - 283 all out (49.2)
Two runs and a wicket from Andile Phehlukwayo's seventh over. India need 6 runs in 6 balls. Dwaine Pretorius with the final over. IND - 282/9 (49)
Andile Phehlukwayo on with his seventh over. And he gets the wicket of Jasprit Burmah for 12 off 15. Another catch for Temba Bavuma. Prasidh Krishna is the new man. India need 7 runs in 9 balls. IND - 281/9 (48.3)
Lungi Ngidi completes his spell for figures of 3/58. India need 8 runs in 12 balls. IND - 280/8 (48)
Then, Deepak Chahar goes for the glory. And he's back. Caught by a diving Dwaine Pretorius. Chahar goes for 54 off 34. Yuzvendra Chahal is the new man. India need 10. IND - 278/8 (47.1)
Sisanda Magala with his final over. Jasprit Bumrah is given caught behind off the first ball but is saved by review. Deepak Chahar, unbeaten on 49 off 30, gets the strike in the second ball. And a couple to long on for his fifty. Another two and fifty-run stand in 27 balls, with Bumrah's contribution only 7 off 9. Bumrah then gets four, top edge off the last ball. 11 from the over. 25 in the last two overs. India need 10 off 18. IND - 278/7 (47)
Lungi Ngidi returns for his ninth over. Deepak Chahar gets a thick outside edge off the fifth ball and four to the third man. And another one, in the same corridor but this time, Chahar playing deliberately. 14 from the over. India need 21 runs in 24 balls. IND - 267/7 (46)
Deepak Chahar hits Dwaine Pretorius for back-to-back sixes. 16 from the over. India need 41 runs in 36 balls. IND - 247/7 (44)
Lungi Ngidi removes Jayant Yadav for 2 off 6. Another catch for Temba Bavuma at mid-off. Jasprit Bumrah is the new man. India need 65 runs in 47 balls. IND - 223/7 (42.1)
Dwaine Pretorius returns for his seventh over and he gets the wicket of Suryakumar Yadav. Leading edge off the fifth and caught by Temba Bavuma at mid-off. Jayant Yadav is the new man. Still India's match to lose. They need 78 off 60 balls. IND - 210/6 (40)
Sisanda Magala breaks the 39-run stand in 33 balls. Shreyas Iyer hooks the first ball only to find Andile Phehlukwayo waiting at long leg. Iyer goes for 26 off 34. Deepak Chahar joins Suryakumar Yadav (29 off 22) in the middle. India need 93 runs in 77 balls. IND - 195/5 (37.1)
Andile Phehlukwayo returns for his fifth over. Shreyas Iyer hits the last ball for a four, through point. Eight from the over. India need 108 runs in 90 balls. IND - 180/4 (35)
Keshav Maharaj on with his final over and he gets the big wicket of Virat Kohli. The former India captain tries to work the fourth ball on the on side, but the ball stops and gets a leading edge. Temba Bavuma takes the catch. Kohli goes for 65 off 84. Suryakumar Yadav is the new man. 1/39 for Marahaj. India need 131 runs. IND - 157/4 (32)
Part-timer Aiden Markram on with his right-arm spin. Virat Kohli (60 off 74) hits the fifth ball for a four. India need 141 runs. IND - 147/3 (29)
Double for Andile Phehlukwayo. Flambouyant Rishabh Pant doesn't last long. Goes for a first ball duck. He charges down and hits straight to sweeper cover. Shreyas Iyer is the new man. India need 170 runs. IND - 118/3 (23)
Andile Phehlukwayo removes Shikhar Dhawan (62 off 73). Top egde and easy take for Quinton de Kock. 98-run stand broken. India need another 172 runs. Rishabh Pant joins Virat Kohli (42 off 52) in the middle. IND - 116/2 (22.2)
Andile Phehlukwayo with his first over. Six runs. Shikhar Dhawan (59 off 68) and Virat Kohli (41 off 49) added 95 runs in 102 balls fort he second wicket. India need 175 more runs. IND - 113/1 (21)
Sisanda Magala on with his third over. Shikhar Dhawan gets a streaky four, edges to third man, off the fifth. Five from the over. In the previous over, Dhawan hit Keshav Maharaj for a four off the second. India need 213 runs. Dhawan and Virat Kohli's stand now worth 57 in 66. IND -75/1 (15)
Sisanda Magala continues. Busy over. Six runs, including a couple off a no ball. Shikhar Dhawan (32 off 41) and Virat Kohli (17 off 28) in a 43-run stand off 54. India need 227 runs. IND - 61/1 (13)
Dwaine Pretorius on with his five overs. Shikhar Dhawan hits the fourth ball for a four, through extra cover. Seven from the over and 26 in the last five. India need 238 runs. IND - 50/1 (10)
Dwaine Pretorius bowling in tandem with Lungi Ngidi. Two singles from his third over. Virat Kohli on 6 off 8 and Shikhar Dhawan 10 off 19, with one four each. India need 262 runs. IND - 26/1 (6)
KL Rahul edges one and is gone. Caught at first slip by Janneman Malan off Lungi Ngidi. Easy. India captain made 9 off 10. Former captain Virat Kohli is the new man. IND - 18/1 (4.1)
Lungi Ngidi continues. Two singles from his second over. In the previous over, Dwaine Pretorius leaked two runs. India need another 276 runs. IND - 12/0 (3)
Lungi Ngidi with the first over. KL Rahul hits the second ball for a four, through cover. A dot, then a four to fine leg. Eight from the over. Shikhar Dhawan is KL Rahul's opening partner. Target - 288
31 runs and four wickets in the last five overs. India did well to restrict the Proteas to 287 after that century (144 off 143) stand from Quinton de Kock (124 off 130) and Rassie van der Dussen (52 off 59). Then, David Miller (39 off 38) and Dwaine Pretorius (20 off 25) tried to increase the scoring rate but India pulled things back. Prasidh Krishna was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets. Deepak Chahar and Jasprit Bumrah got a brace each.
Prasidh Krishna gets his third. Sisanda Magala goes for a mighty heave but finds a leaping KL Rahul at the edge of the circle. He goes for a two-ball duck. South Africa all out for 287 in 49.5 overs.
Prasidh Krishna with the final over of the innings. David Miller gets a streaky four off the first, over short third man. A dot, then another nice catch from Virat Kohli at straight boundary. Miller goes for 39 off 38. FoW - 287/9 (49.3). Lungi Ngidi is the last man.
Sisanda Magala is the new man. Jasprit Bumrah's figures: 2/52. Proteas have scored 30 runs in the last five.
Jasprit Bumrah with his final over. A well-measured take from Virat Kohli at long off to end Keshav Maharaj's knock. He goes for 6 off 5. SA - 282/8 (48.5)
Prasidh Krishna breaks the stand. Dwaine Pretorius (20 off 25) holes out. Suryakumar Yadav completes the rite at deep midwicket. First wicket for Krishna. Keshav Maharaj joins David Miller (30 off 30) in the middle. SA - 272/7 (47.2)
Jasprit Bumrah on with his ninth over. Dwaine Pretorius creams the third ball for a four, over cover. Seven from the over. 37 runs in the last five and 43 runs in 41 balls for the seventh wicket. SA - 271/6 (47)
Jasprit Bumrah (1/37 in seven overs) returns. A shout for caught behind off the fourth ball, and India take the review. Ball beats the defence of David Miller (20 off 22). No bat involved and the third umpire also checks for LBW. Very high. Wickets missing. Four singles. 29 runs and one wicket in the last five overs. SA - 257/6 (45)
Second run out in the innings. Andile Phehlukwayo (4 off 11) is back in the hut. Good work from Shreyas Iyer to relay the ball to Rishabh Pant from midwicket. Dwaine Pretorius is the new man. 14 runs for three wickets. SA - 228/6 (40.1)
Jayant Yadav completes his spell. Two singles from his final over for figures of 0/53. 16 runs and two wickets in the last five overs. SA - 228/5 (40)
Yuzvendra Chahal strikes. Rassie van der Dussen goes big but manages to find a diving Shreyas Iyer in the deep. Rassie goes for 52 off 59. Andile Phehlukwayo is the new man. SA - 218/5 (36.5).
Two balls earlier, David Miller got a life. Saved by umpire's call as India took a review for LBW.
Jasprit Bumrah breaks a 144-run stand in 143 balls. Applause for departing Quinton de Kock (124 off 130) from the Indians. De Kock goes for a pull shot but finds Shikhar Dhawan at deep. David Miller is the new man. SA - 214/4 (35.4)
A couple more fours for Quinton de Kock, off the second and third balls. 15 from the over. Deepak Chahar's figures - 2/53 in 8 overs. 42 runs in the last five. SA - 212/3 (35)
Deepak Chahar returns for his 8th over. Rassie van der Dussen takes a single off the first ball and fifty in 53 balls. His stand with Quinton de Kock (111 off 122) is now worth 128 off 133. SA - 198/3 (34.1)
KL Rahul brings in Shreyas Iyer, the leg-break bowler. Sixth bowler for India. Rassie van der Dussen takes a single off the first. And another dot to Quinton de Kock. But the Protea opener finally reaches his hundred with a cover drive for a couple, in 108 balls. Nine fours and two sixes. His 17th ODI ton and six against India in 16 innings, which is only behind Sanath Jayasuriya (7 in 85 innings). SA - 173/3 (30.3)
Yuzvendra Chahal on with his fifth over. Rassie van der Dussen hits the first ball for a four, through midwicket. And a single to rotate the strike. One leg by to fine leg. Quinton de Kock still on 99, in 105 balls. A single off the fifth and 100-run stand in 107 balls. And a dot to end the over. Chahal's figures - 0/28. SA - 170/3 (30)
Prasidh Krishna continues. Quinton de Kock stands back and smashes the third ball over the bowler's head for a six, and on 99. Three dots. Krishna's figures - 0/33 in six overs. SA - 163/3 (29)
Yuzvendra Chahal on with his fourth over. Quinton de Kock hits his for fours off the second and fourth balls and 150 up for South Africa. De Kock (92 off 99) and Rassie van der Dussen (32 off 38) in an 84-run stand off 95. SA - 154/3 (28)
ICC has named Janneman Malan the men's emerging player of the year 2021. 715 runs in 17 matches at 47.66 Average and 101.85 strike-rate, including two centuries and three fifties. Indeed, a breakthrough year for the Protea.
Earlier, Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan and England's Tammy Beaumont were named ICC T20 Cricketers Of The Year 2021.
Yuzvendra Chahal gets his first over. Five runs from it and a fifty-run stand between Quinton de Kock (73) and Rassie van der Dussen (17) in 59 balls. 30 runs in the last five. In the previous over, Quinton de Kock hit Jayant Yadav for a six and four. SA - 120/3 (22)
Jasprit Bumrah returns for his fifth over. And fifty in 59 balls for Quinton de Kock, with the help of five fours. SA - 93/3 (18)
Prasidh Krishna on with his fourth over. Rassie van der Dussen hits the first ball for a four, through extra cover, for his first in 12 balls. Seven from the over. In the previous over, Jayant Yadav leaked six runs in his first. Quinton de Kock (45 off 50) is one hit away from his fifty. SA - 86/3 (16)
Deepak Chahar continues with his 7th over. A single off the first and Aiden Markram finds the sub fielder Ruturaj Gaikwad at the deep. Markram goes for 15 off 14. And with that, the 36-run stand is broken. Rassie van der Dussen will join Quinton de Kock, who is on run-a-ball 43, in the middle. SA - 70/3 (12.2)
Prasidh Krishna gets his first over. Quinton de Kock hits back the fourth ball for a four. Straight and perfectly timed. A couple to square leg to end the over. SA - 53/2 (10)
A direct hit. Temba Bavuma plays to mid-off and off for a quick single. But he is caught short at the bowler's end. KL Rahul with the throw. Bullseye. Bavuma goes for 8 off 12. Aiden Markram is the new man. SA - 34/2 (6.3)
Deepak Chahar continues. Six from the over, including a couple of doubles. 23 runs in 17 balls for the second wicket as the Proteas continue to rebuild. SA - 31/5 (5)
Quinton de Kock plays a delicate cover drive off the third. Umpire Marais Erasmus not happy with the shape of the ball. Summons new ball. And another four, off the 6th, to backward point. 11 from the over. SA - 19/1 (3)
Deepak Chahar gets Janneman Malan for 1 off 6. Caught behind. Edge and easy for Rishabh Pant behind the wickets. Skipper Temba Bavuma is the new man for the Proteas. He joins Quinton de Kock in the middle. SA - 8/1 (2.1)
A wide then a single off the fourth as Deepak Chahar conceded two off the first over. Janneman Malan survives an edge off the fifth. Ball falls short of the first slip. Jasprit Bumrah to share the new ball.
National anthems done. South Africans took the knee. Quinton de Kock to face the first ball. Janneman Malan is his opening partner. Deepak Chahar with the new ball.
South Africa: Janneman Malan, Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Dwaine Pretorius, Lungi Ngidi, Sisanda Magala.
India: KL Rahul (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Jayant Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.
India captain KL Rahul said 'four changes'. Here they are - Suryakumar Yadav, Jayant Yadav, Prasaidh Krishna and Deepak Chahar for Venkatesh Iyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
One for the Proteas. Dwaine Pretorius in for Tabraiz Shamsi.
KL Rahul wins the toss and India will bowl first in Cape Town.
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The defeats in both the Test and ODI series should serve as an eyeopener for the national selectors and of course, the BCCI bigwigs. Not just skills, the health of the team needs greater introspection. Even seniors like Virat Kohli needs to get their confidence back. The former captain has not scored a century in his last 64 innings!
India have been beaten in all departments of the game in this ODI series. South Africa rode nice partnerships in both batting and bowling and the absence of pace twins Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje was not felt at all.
With the big IPL auction 2022 beckoning, young Indian players like Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer and Shardul Thakur will do well to fly out of South Africa with some good memories. India's ODI performance has been below par and for a fancied team, three defeats in their last four overseas ODI series is perhaps a reflection of the team management's priorities.