After the third ODI between India and South Africa at Newlands, India registered third consecutive win, thereby preventing its defeat in the series. With 3 more matches lined up, the Indian team has secured its position with the help of phenomenal performances by Captain Kohli and others. The series could either end up in a draw or would lead India to a series win.
India all set to Create History
Although every victory is special, this one is quite special for India because with this match, India is all set to create History. For the first time in the last 26 years, India is not going to lose the series against South Africa outside the home ground. Earlier, India had faced defeat against SA in 6 consecutive series.
Phenomenal Performances India Vs South Africa
The third ODI between India and South Africa was a treat for the fans as there were many records set during the match. First of all, Indian Skipper Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 160 off 159 balls helped India to set a huge score of 303/6 and then the superb bowling performances by Yadav and Chahal limited South Africa to 179/10.
Virat Kohli’s unbeaten Century India Vs South Africa
With this unbeaten century, Virat Kohli’s average has reached to 57.34, the highest by any player in the history of cricket to have played more than 35 innings. Besides, this was his 34th Century in overall ODI career and 12th century as the captain. Also, the unbeaten innings by Kohli is the longest ever innings for India outside the opening position.
With 318 runs in the series so far, Kohli has the highest runs for a visiting batsman in the bilateral ODI series against South Africa in the latter’s home ground. The earlier record was held by Ricky Ponting who scored 283 runs in 2001-02. India Vs South Africa
MS Dhoni’s Stumping Record India Vs South Africa
Moreover, MS Dhoni also made a remarkable feat with the match as he dismissed the right-hand batsman of South Africa, Markram. Dhoni became the first Indian wicketkeeper to effect 400 dismissals in his ODI career. He also holds the record of most stumpings of 106, maximum by any wicketkeeper so far. India Vs South Africa
The fourth match is scheduled to take place on Saturday at the Wanderers in Johannesburg. If the Indian team wins this one, it will win the series against South Africa, which will create History. India Vs South Africa