India lost the 3rd ODI Match of Gandhi-Mandela Freedom Series to South Africa by 18 runs as Morne Morkel picks 4 crucial Indian batter’s wicket to lead the series by 2-1.
India Vs South Africa: South Africa defeats India by 18 runs
Team India was back on losing track as India again lost the match from a good winning position. South Africa won the 3rd ODI Match of 5 Match Freedom Series against India by 18 runs and now they lead the series by 2-1 with two matches to be played.
India Vs South Africa ODI Match Report
South Africa won the toss in 3rd ODI Match at Rajkot and opted to bat first which turned into a productive decision as Quinton De Kock made his 7th ODI Hundred and 4th against his favourite India. Faf Du Plessis scored another half century and their combined effort took SA total to 270 runs though Indian bowlers did good job in death overs.
Indian team started chase on a high node as Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma did a decent job for the opening pair as Rohit scored good 65. Virat was back at his favourite number 3 spot and MS Dhoni at 4 joined him for the chase as they scored 77 and 47 respectively but their scoring rate cost the match for India. Once Dhoni and Virat left, the score was too big for the tale and India lost the match by 18 runs.
Morne Morkel was the star performer for Proteas as he picked 4-39 and was man of the match.
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