New Delhi: Deepak Chahar’s fighting fifty (54 off 34) went in vain as South Africa completed a hat-trick of wins with a four-run victory in the thrilling third and final ODI to seal a 3-0 series whitewash against India, here on Sunday. A fantastic century by Quinton de Kock (124 off 130) helped South Africa post a challenging 287 in 49.5 overs. Apart from de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen (52 off 59) and David Miller (39 off 38) also played vital knocks for the Proteas.

In reply, Shikhar Dhawan (61 off 73) and Virat Kohli (65 off 84) played important knocks but India were in deep trouble at one point after losing quick wickets during middle overs. However, Deepak Chahar’s knock under pressure ignited hopes and kept India in the game till the time he was at the crease.

Twitter has gone into a frenzy after India suffered a whitewash against the Proteas who were incredible under pressure. From Harsha Bhogle to Ayaz Memon everyone reacted sharply to this loss.

India will be looking to make amends against West Indies in the home series which will feature 3 ODI’s and 3 T20’s starting from