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India equates Australia’s record for most wins in a year post the 2-1 series victory over South Africa

Proteas witnessed their record for lowest-ever total against India.

Shikhar Dhawan-led India defeated the visitors in a low-scoring match to equate Australia’s record for most international victories in a calendar year. The world record of winning a total of 38 matches in a year was held by Australia since 2003, however, the Indian team is on the verge to surpass the Australian record.

Moreover, India clinched the three-match ODI series against South Africa by 2-1 at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. While David Miller-led Proteas witnessed their record for lowest-ever total (99) against India.

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India vs South Africa 3rd ODI highlights

India Playing XI:

Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Avesh Khan, Mohammed Siraj

South Africa Playing XI:

Quinton de Kock, Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Bjorn Fortuin, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi

Shikhar Dhawan won the toss and elected to field. Moreover, bowling first India restricted the visitors to only 99. Kuldeep Yadav’s 4/18 in 4.1 overs and Washington Sundar and Avesh Khan’s two-wicket each helped India breach the South African batting line-up.

For South Africa, only Janneman Malan, Heinrich Klaasen, and Marco Jansen scored in double digits. Moreover, Heinrich Klaasen managed to score the highest of 34 in 42 balls. Putting up a weak target of just 99, Proteas witnessed their record for lowest-ever total against India.

Defending the mere target South Africa never looked to be able to shift the momentum in their favor. Even a world-class bowling line-up, which included Marco Jansen, Anrich Nortje, and Lungi Ngidi couldn’t defend the target.

India vs South Africa 3rd ODI highlights

While chasing a short target India went over the victory rope in just 19.1 overs with 7 wickets to spare. While Indian captain lost his wicket early on in the innings. Shubman Gill scoring 49 off 57 missed out on a well-deserved half-century. Moreover, Shreyas Iyer finished it off in style and scored a quick 28 unbeaten.

Player of the Match & Player of the Series

After winning the T20 series, India couldn’t start the ODI series on a winning note. On the other hand, South Africa finished off the T20 series on a positive note and started the ODI series by winning by 49 runs at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore. However, the hosts showed great character and made an impressive comeback in the 2nd ODI by winning by wickets at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi. Moreover, India managed to seal the series with an even more impressive win in Delhi.

While Kuldeep Yadav for his four-fer received the Player of the Match award in the 3rd ODI. Mohammad Siraj was named the Player of the Series for aggressive and fiery bowling throughout the series.

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Prachi Rajan
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