Team India emerged victorious in the deciding third and final ODI against South Africa at Boland Park on Thursday. With that the KL Rahul-led young Indian side also clinched the series 2-1.

Sanju Samson shines with a brilliant century

Sanju Samson was the standout performer for India, smashing a sensational century. Samson scored a brilliant 108 runs off 114 balls, including 6 fours and 3 sixes. Tilak Varma contributed a crucial 52 runs, while Rajat Patidar and Rinku Singh played handy cameos of 22 and 38 runs respectively. India posted a competitive total of 296/8 in their allotted 50 overs. Beuran Hendricks was the pick of the South African bowlers, taking 3 wickets for 63 runs in his 9 overs.

Arshdeep Singh sizzles with the ball

In response, South Africa struggled to chase down the target, managing to score only 218 runs in 45.5 overs. Tony de Zorzi was the top scorer for South Africa, posting 81 runs off 87 balls. However, the rest of the batting lineup couldn’t provide substantial contributions. Arshdeep Singh was the star with the ball for India, claiming 4 wickets for 30 runs in his 9 overs, while Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan, Washington Sundar, and Axar Patel also chipped in with wickets.

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India emerged victorious by 78 runs, clinching the third ODI and taking the series 2-1. The win showcased a strong all-around performance from the Indian team, bouncing back after South Africa’s victory in the second ODI. The Player of the Match award went to Samson for his splendid century, playing a crucial role in India’s innings.

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