Team India bulldozed South Africa in the third and final One-Day International (ODI) at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi to seal the series on Tuesday, October 11.
Bowling first, India didn’t give any breathing space to South African batters as the tourists struggled for every single run. Kuldeep Yadav led the Indian bowling attack with his sublime performance. The left-armer registered figures of 4 for 18 in 4.1 overs to help India pack South Africa for just 99 runs.
This was the second time in the year 2022 that the Proteas were dismissed under 100 runs. Overall, it was South Africa’s fourth-lowest total in the 50-over format.
Apart from Kuldeep, Washington Sundar (2/15), Shahbaz Ahmed (2/32) and Mohammed Siraj (2/17) also impressed and bagged two wickets each. For the visitors, Heinrich Klaasen was the top scorer with 34 runs from 42 deliveries, including four boundaries.
Lowest totals for South Africa in ODIs:
- 69 vs Australia, Sydney 1993
- 83 vs England, Nottingham 2008
- 83 vs England, Manchester 2022
- 99 vs India, Delhi 2022
- Previous lowest vs India: 117 in Nairobi, 1999
In response, the hosts finished the proceedings in 20.1 overs with seven wickets in hand. Opener Shubman Gill almost carried his bat but fell at the last moment and missed out on his well-earned half-century.
Gill scored 49 from 57 deliveries with the help of eight boundaries. The Men in Blue eventually completed the task, with Shreyas Iyer hitting a humungous six. Iyer remained unbeaten at 28 off 23 deliveries.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
🚨 RESULT | INDIA WIN BY 7 WICKETS
— Proteas Men (@ProteasMenCSA) October 11, 2022
Biggest wins in India-South Africa ODIs (by balls remaining):
185 – IND at Delhi, today
177 – IND at Centurion, 2018
164 – IND at Nairobi, 1999#INDvSA
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) October 11, 2022
Kuldeep yavad’s form and year 2022 just keep getting better. Good for Indian cricket. #INDvsSA
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 11, 2022
How good is Gill! Just exudes different class when he bats. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) October 11, 2022
Kuldeep Yadav is in an absolute mood today 😎 #INDvSA
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) October 11, 2022
A Kuldeep Yadav show in his home IPL ground, 4 wickets for just 18 runs from 4.1 overs – A great return to Kuldeep. pic.twitter.com/WlxfZZwcc6
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 11, 2022
Kuldeep Yadav – 4/18 (4.1 overs) ⚡⚡ pic.twitter.com/KDL6lSiroW
— Subhayan Chakraborty (@CricSubhayan) October 11, 2022
— ICC (@ICC) October 11, 2022
This is the 9th time (by far, the most by any ODI side!), India has won a series 2-1 after losing the opening game!
And since Dec 2017, India has done this on six occasions! #IndvSA #IndvsSA#SAvInd #SAvsInd
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 11, 2022
He came. He saw. He wrapped up. 😉
Kuldeep Yadav ➡️ 4/18 💥
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) October 11, 2022
What a spell by Kuldeep Yadav – 4/18 in just 25 balls. An excellent game for Kuldeep, a tremendous performance. pic.twitter.com/CRbzFumM5N
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 11, 2022
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) October 11, 2022
Cruising to a win 🤩#TeamIndia bag victory in Dilli as well as the series 🏆
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) October 11, 2022
Quite fitting that Shreyas Iyer hits the winning runs as India need only 19.1 overs to win by 7 wickets and win the series 2-1
Poor South Africa, just very poor. India were outstanding #INDvSA
— ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) October 11, 2022
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