India and South Africa have completed their third One Day International match out of the six-match series. The match was played in Newlands in Cape Town.
The South African team won the toss, and elected to bowl first. India set a total of 304. When South Africa was up to bat, the team simply were not up to reaching the guest’s total. South Africa managed 179 runs in the chase before the team was bowled out. India won by 124 runs, and has now won the first three ODIs.
The Indian team has been particularly successful on the bowling side in the current ODI series. The two wrist-spinners, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have kept the momentum going. The bowling duo are getting better and better with each match played.
MSK Prasad, the Indian team’s Chief Selector, commented: “When they were picked, it led to criticisms but with all due respect to everyone, we wanted to bring in variety in the spin bowling department. We wanted to increase the pool of spinners, as in the base, like we have done with the batting and seam bowling department.”
He further noted: “It is a process, and they are doing well with every game against all teams. I am glad that it paid off, and I am looking forward to seeing them perform consistently against the best sides.”
Another Century for Kohli
Virat Kohli had a 160-run knock in the third ODI in South Africa. This century means that Kohli has broken yet another record. He is now the first Indian cricket team captain to have hit the most centuries in ODIs. This was Kohli’s 12th ODI century.
Fourth ODI Coming Soon
The fourth One Day International is set for 10th February 2018. The match will be played at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.