The India versus South Africa series is over with a morally booting win for South Africa. The match was absolutely amazing. Both teams have their own targets in the series. India was aiming for a clean sweep, while South Africa was hoping for a moral victory.
So India won the toss and chose to bowl and couldn’t handle the South African batsmen as they put up a huge target for India. South Africa set a target of 227 and, in response, India was all-out at a score of just 178 runs, resulting in a victory for South Africa by 49 runs.
The openers of the team take the ground looking for a big total, but during the process, South African captain Temba Bavuma is caught by Rohit Sharma, and bowled by Umesh Yadav.
The score was 30 with the loss of one wicket. From there, Quinton de Kock and Rilee Rossouw formed a partnership of 90 runs.
The partnership broke with the wicket of Quinton de Kock. With a spectacular throw from Shreyas Iyer, Quinton de Kock was declared out. Quinton de Kock scored 68 runs off 43, including 6 fours and 4 sixes, with a strike rate of 158.14.
After the second wicket fell for the third time, Rille Rossouw and Tristan Stubbs put on an 87-run partnership. The partnership ended in the 20th over when Tristan was caught by Ravichandran Ashwin, and bowled by Deepak Chahar.
After that, in-form David Miller entered the field and smashed three sixes in the final four balls of the inning. Rilee completed his century and ended the inning with a score of 100 off 48 balls, including 7 fours and 8 sixes, with a strike rate of 208.
Ashwin was the economical bowler of the innings, and Deepak Chahar and Umesh Yadav picked one wicket each. All bowlers were treated the same by South African batsmen.
As openers, Rishab Pant was on the ground with Rohit Sharma as KL Rahul was given a rest for this match. The Indian start was as terrible as it could be team lost their captain at the score of 2 runs and lost their second wicket in the form of Shreyas Iyer at the score of 4 runs.
Then Rishab Pant and Dinesh Kartik handled the inning, but not for long as Rishab Pant got out. At the score of 45, India lost their third wicket. Rishab Pant scored 27 runs off 14 balls, including 3 fours and 2 sixes.
After the wicket of Rishab Pant, Danish Kartik was also bowled for 78 runs. He scored 46 runs off 21 balls, including 4 fours and 4 sixes. The Indian team fell continuously, and India was far from winning the game. South Africa tightened the grip on the game and didn’t loosen it for a minute.
The Indian players got pressured by the situation, leading to the all-out of the Indian team at a score of 178 runs. The team was even able to complete their 20 overs. The team went all-out in the 19th over.
The South African bowlers have done a spectacular job by stopping the Indian team at a score of 178 runs and have regained their reputation in international cricket.
Dwaine Pretorius picked up 3 wickets with an economy of 7.5. Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, and Wayne Parnell each took two wickets, while Kagiso Rabada only took one but was economically the best bowler for the South African team.
The series is over, and India has already won the series in the second game. South Africa is going for the World Cup with a big win and India is going with 2 continuous series wins. Indian players will leave on October 6 for Australia for the World Cup starting on October 16.
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