Dec 11, 2013
The third One-Day International (ODI) between India and South Africa was called off due to persistent rain. After winning the toss, South Africa elected to bat and AB de Villiers and Quinton de Kock’s tons helped them score 301 for eight. Since the game has been called off, South Africa take the three-match series 2-0.
This series has been ruled by de Kock. In all the three games, he has scored centuries and has walked into an elite league of batsmen who have score three consecutive ODI tons. Ishant Sharma made a good recovery as he delivered a spell of four for 40. It was his initial spell that had left South Africa at 28 for three, before de Villiers and de Kock took it away from India.
India were looking for a consolation victory, but once they conceded 301, it was always going to be difficult although Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel were resting. The rains tarted pelting down before the Indian innings.
The action now shifts to the Tests, the first of which starts on December 18.
South Africa 301 for 8 in 50 overs (Quinton de Kock 101, AB de Villiers 109, David Miller 56; Ishant Sharma 4 for 40) vs India
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