South Africa vs India One Day Series results are out and India lost the series 3-0. Quniton D Kock may have quit Test cricket in a huff, and his batting in the first ODI seemed to have been affected by the sudden exit, but all that changed in the second ODI between South Africa India Series.
An attacking 66-ball 78 brought de Kock back on track. The 29-year-old continued his form in the final one-dayer in Cape Town on Sunday, smashing his sixth century against India and 17th overall.
De Kock’s sublime 124 (off 130b; 12×4, 2×6) laid the platform for ’s eventual total of 287, which proved to be four runs more than what India could manage.
The win meant an emphatic 3-0 clean sweep for the hosts at the South Africa India ODI Series 2022.
At one stage, things looked grim for India but (54 off 34b; 5×4, 2×6) and Jasprit Bumrah almost pulled it off with an exhilarating 55-run partnership. Chahar brought Team India back to life from an almost dead situation with some daredevil strokeplay, after the team was staring at defeat at 223/7.
Chahar, for the second time in his short international career, showed his genuine batting ability and almost got India home. But a miscue off Lungi Ngidi in the 48th over ended his stay at the crease and India’s chase came unstuck in the ensuing overs.
Along with Shardul, Chahar has thrown his hat into the allrounder’s cauldron that Team India is looking for.