South Africa completes clean sweep of ODI series against India

Jan 23, 2022: Quenton de Kock’s stunning century helped South Africa to a clean sweep of the three-match ODI series against India in with a tense four-run victory at Newlands on Sunday.

India opted for fielding and restricted South Africa to 287 off just one ball in 50 overs, but the visitors easily failed to chase them as they managed to score 283 off four balls in the innings. Deepak Chahar made an excellent 54 off 33 balls to bring India closer, but he lost his last three wickets on a five-run stand as the home side knocked out the lower order.

De Kock’s 17th ODI century boosted South Africa’s total, scoring 124 off 130 balls, and he added 134 for the fourth wicket with Rassi van der Dussen, who scored 52 off 59 balls.

David Miller weighed in with 39 at the end of the innings, but South Africa may have felt they were 30 runs short having been 214 for three in the 36th over. Prasidh Krishna was the pick of the visiting attack with 3-59.

India were on course in their chase when they reached 116 for one in the 23rd over, but two quick wickets proved a massive setback.

Shikhar Dhawan (61) skied a pull shot to wicketkeeper De Kock off seamer Andile Phehlukwayo (2-38), and off his first ball, the dangerous Rishabh Pant tried to launch the same bowler for six but was caught at deep cover.

After former captain Virat Kohli (65) departed, only the lively 54 from Chahar got India within touching distance.

Meanwhile Seamers Lungi Ngidi (3-58) and Phehlukwayo (3-40) again impressed the hosts and South Africa won the series 3-0.

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