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Who Won Man of the Match (MOM) in IND vs SA 3rd ODI, Today?

Indian Cricket Team’s year started on a not-so-good note. They first lost the Test Series against South Africa, and now the ODI too. India had a 1-0 lead in the Tests and now they’ve lost the One-Day Series with a game to go. The skipper Rahul said there are a few things they need to fix. India definitely wanted it to not be a whitewash. However, they could not make that happen. South Africa won the match by 4 runs, and the ODI series by 3-0. We’ll see who won the Man of the Match in Ind Vs SA 3rd ODI.

Indian skipper KL Rahul won the toss and decided to bowl first. The third ODI saw various changes in the Indian Playing XI. Suryakumar Yadav, Jayant Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, and Deepak Chahar were brought in, in place of Ashwin, Bhuvi, Shardul, and Venkatesh Iyer. India having already lost the series, gave chance to four other players. On the other hand, South Africa made only one change. They brought in Dwaine Pretorius in place of Tabraiz Shamsi.

Who Won Man Of The Match (MOM) In IND Vs SA 3rd ODI?

Man Of The Match (MOM) In IND Vs SA 3rd ODI

Quinton de Kock was conferred with the Man of the Match for the 3rd ODI. He smashed a powerful 124 off 130 deliveries. He had hit lofty shots. Quinton had hit a total of 12 fours and 2 sixes. Indian bowlers were struggling hard to get his wicket, which they subsequently did. But he had already done his job, leading to South Africa’s win. Not only did he play a huge role in today’s match, but also the entire series. Quinton de Kock is also the Player of the series for the India vs South Africa, ODI series. He scored 78 off 66 deliveries in the 2nd ODI, being the Man of the Match then as well.

Wasn’t flat at all (the pitch). Was a wicket where you’re never quite in. Came back, had a week of training in Paarl. First game – just trying to find some rhythm. Was still trying to find my feet and then in the second ODI found my rhythm. Get home now for some daddy duties.

Quinton de Kock after the match

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First Innings

Who Won Man Of The Match (MOM) In IND Vs SA 3rd ODI

South Africa lost an early wicket as Malan was caught behind on Chahar’s ball. Temba Bavuma also went back to the pavilion early in the innings. Not running straight cost him his wicket, as KL Rahul had hit the wicket, just in time. The first powerplay ended at 53/2. Substitute Gaikwad caught a brilliant catch, ending Aiden Markram’s innings. This slowed down SA, but the opener Quinton de Kock was rock solid in the innings. A few misfields on Jayant Yadav’s bowling made it easy for SA. He created chances for both the in-form players-de Kock and Van Der Dussen. Quinton de Kock scored his 6th ODI ton against India.

India’s star bowler, Bumrah, got them relief from Quinton’s wrath, Dhawan caught the ball, sending him back at 124 of 130. Van der Dussen quickly followed 52 of 59, caught by Shreyas on Chahal’s delivery. Miller and Dwaine Pretorius made the final touches scoring 39 and 20 respectively. South Africa had put a competitive total of 287 in 49.5 overs.

Second Innings

Who Won Man Of The Match (MOM) In IND Vs SA 3rd ODI

India had a good start despite skipper KL Rahul’s early wicket. Virat and Shikhar were hitting well. The match was going slightly in India’s favor. Shikhar completed his fifty in 18 overs. Even Kohli was smashing the balls. South Africa got the wicket they were desperately looking for in the 23rd over. Shikhar Dhawan was caught behind on Phehlukwayo’s delivery, going back In the 25th over, scoring 61 off 73 balls. Virat Kohli completed his fifty in 24.5 overs, he did a cradle celebration, dedicating it to his daughter. Just as Shreyas Iyer and Virat were trying to establish a partnership, SA was successful in sending Kohli back to the pavilion. Virat scored 65 off 84 deliveries. Shreyas and Suryakumar played their small contributions scoring 26 and 39 respectively.

Indian fans still have a lot of hope until Surya and Chahar were batting. Deepak Chahar was really good with the bat as well. He single-handedly had the capacity to make the final runs, had somebody just supported him. Bumrah played that role in the best way possible. Deepak Chahar added 54 off 34 balls to the country’s total. It was against Ngidi’s brilliant bowling that ended Chahar’s innings. Bumrah tried his best to make the few final runs. However, even he could not continue till the last over. Prasidh Krishna and Yuzvendra Chahal could not manage to score the remaining runs. India lost the match by 4 runs.

Also read: Who Won Man Of The Match (MOM) In IND VS SA 2nd ODI, Today?

Match Summary

India VS South Africa, 3rd ODI, Newlands, Cape Town, 23 January 2022

South Africa: 287-10 (Quinton de Kock 124, Van der Dussen 52; Prasidh Krishna 59/3)

India: 283/10 (Shikhar Dhawan 61, Virat Kohli 65; Lungi Ngidi 58/3)

South Africa won by 4 runs.

Sanskruti Yadav
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