Proteas whitewash India after a dramatic finish
The home side secured the win in a thrilling game, where they just managed to keep India at bay by 4 runs.
Saif AL Imam ShotaEditor
After losing the first two matches the series was already lost for India. However, today's defeat against South Africa caused a complete whitewash. The home side secured the win in a thrilling game, where they just managed to keep India at bay by 4 runs.
After losing the toss in Cape Town, Quinton de Kock gave the team a great start. At the other end, the batters failed to make an impact but De Kock picked up the 16th century of his career by keeping one end closed. In the fourth wicket, Rassie van der Dussen put on a 144-run partnership.
He hit 12 fours and two sixes in his 124 off 130 balls. With his departure, however, the Proteas lost the plot again. Van der Dussen also returned to the dressing room with 52 off 59 balls. South Africa finished with a total of 287/9 despite Miller's cameo of 38.
Playing for victory, India lost their stand in captain KL Rahul with only 18 on board. Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli put on a 98-run partnership for the second wicket. Dhawan (61 off 63 balls) and Kohli (75 off 64 balls) were dismissed by South Africa to get back into the contest.
In the first ball of the 43rd over, India lost their 7th wicket. However, Suryakumar Yadav's 39 off 32 balls in 4 fours and 1 six and Deepak Chahar's 54 off 34 balls in 5 fours and 2 sixes gave the visitors a strong hope. After their departure, however, that dream was shattered. India needed 6 runs with 1 wicket in hand in the last over. India were bowled out for 283 with 4 balls to spare.