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Highlights, India vs South Africa 2018, 3rd ODI at Cape Town, Full Cricket Score: Virat Kohli and Co win by 124 runs

Date: Thursday, 08 February, 2018 00:05 IST

Venue: Newlands, Cape Town

Match Ended

India beat South Africa by 124 runs

303/6 OV : (50.0) RR.(6.06)
South Africa
179/10 OV : (40.0) RR.(4.48)
Match Ended:

India beat South Africa by 124 runs

Man Of the Match:

This over 40.0

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Kagiso Rabada

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar

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Jasprit Bumrah

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Current Partnership Last Wicket

12 ( 1.2 ) R/R: 9

Kagiso Rabada 6(2)

Lungi Ngidi 6(6)

179/10 (40 over)

Lungi Ngidi 6 (6) SR: S.R (100.00)

lbw b Kuldeep Yadav

India in South Africa 6 ODI Series 2018 3rd ODI Match Result India beat South Africa by 124 runs

Highlights, India vs South Africa 2018, 3rd ODI at Cape Town, Full Cricket Score: Virat Kohli and Co win by 124 runs


00:05 (IST)

Right, so another commanding performance from India. They have completely outplayed South Africa in this series, who have been all at sea against India's wrist-spinners. Virat Kohli's men have an unassailable 3-0 lead now, and they will go to Johannesburg for the fourth ODI believing to seal the series. No Indian team has ever won a bilateral series in South Africa, and it will be a golden chance to create history. 

Hope you enjoyed our coverage today. We will be back again on Saturday to bring you live scores and updates. Till then it's goodbye from us.

23:59 (IST)

Virat Kohli is Man of the Match: The tour didn't start off that well and I knew I had to get stuck in for us to compete in every game. Really happy its coming along well and in winning causes. I think the wicket had  good pace and bounce, but after 30-over mark, the wicket got relatively slow. We cut down our target from 330 to 280-290. The wicket got slower as the game progressed. I was struggling with cramps on 95, but I stuck out, These are the times when you are tested. If you lead from the front, it feels better. Few runs with MS and a good partnership with Bhuvi helped us. Our wrist-spinners have been outstanding. This wicket was not supposed to help them. These two back themselves. We have an opportunity to win the series, and we would take the confidence into the fourth game. I think our intensity there will be more than first three games. We would like to close out the series there.

23:52 (IST)

Aiden Markram, South Africa captain: Really disappointing. Yet again not upto scratch. Virat Kohli batted incredibly well. We've got ourselves to blame, we have got to try harder. When we were in the field, we thought that we are in the game. We thought 300 was chaseable but we had to set up a foundation. They (Kuldeep and Chahal) are world class spinners. After three games, the guys are still struggling so you've got to give them the credit. (Will AB de Villiers return in the fourth ODI?) That would be lovely. One of the best in the world, that would boost the guys. It's in our nature to keep fighting and we will do that. 

23:42 (IST)

Last 6 wickets for 50 runs... it is a similar story for the Proteas. 3-0 to India, this series is done and dusted, not only on the park but also in the minds of South African cricketers. 6-0 is on here. India haven't been tested, at all. 

Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Cape Town
23:42 (IST)
23:41 (IST)

Kuldeep Yadav has taken ten wickets in this series so far - the second most by an overseas left-arm spinner in a bilateral ODI series in South Africa. The record is held by Keith Arthurton who picked up 12 wickets in 1998/99.


Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
23:41 (IST)
23:40 (IST)

Chahal has now taken 10 wickets in this series. No South African spinner has taken more wickets than him in a bilateral ODI series anywhere in the world. 
Most for South Africa in a bilateral ODI series: 10 by Imran Tahir against Sri Lanka in 2016/17.

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
23:40 (IST)
23:39 (IST)

The last time before today South Africa lost three consecutive ODIs against an opposition at home was in 2002 when they lost three consecutive ODIs against Australia. This is the first time that India have won three matches in a bilateral ODI series in South Africa. 

India have won three ODIs only thrice in a bilateral ODI series in SENA countries previously. They achieved it in 2007 and 2014 in England and 2009 in New Zealand. This is the fourth instance for them.

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
23:39 (IST)
23:37 (IST)

India win the 3rd ODI by 124 runs. South Africa bowled out for 179. The wrist spinners have picked up eight wickets. The story continues. This has been an abject batting display from South Africa once again. India won't mind it one bit, they cannot lose the series now. Kuldeep Yadav picks up the final wicket. Lungi Ngidi trapped LBW for 6.

23:35 (IST)

After 39 overs,South Africa 173/9 ( Kagiso Rabada 12 , Lungi Ngidi 0)

A debutant and Radada at the centre. Rabada is having a go. 11 off the over. 

23:34 (IST)

SIX! Rabada has picked the bones out of that. Kneels down and slogs it over midwicket. 

23:33 (IST)

OUT! One shot too many for Imran Tahir. He opts for the slog sweep and it takes the leading edge. Kohli completes another simple catch.

Tahir c Kohli b Chahal 8(6)

23:32 (IST)

FOUR! Tahir comes down the ground and launches this over the bowler's head for a boundary.

23:31 (IST)

After 38 overs,South Africa 162/8 ( Kagiso Rabada 5 , Imran Tahir 4)

Tahir and Rabada at the crease. The result is inevitable now. The question is: when will it get over? Six come in the over. 

23:28 (IST)

FOUR! Kuldeep gets greedy. Tempts Tahir with a very full delivery, outside off, Tahir drives it through cover. 

23:28 (IST)

OUT! Phehlukwayo opts for a slog sweep and the ball lobs high up in the air. Kohli grabs it safely near cover. 

Phehlukwayo c Kohli b Kuldeep Yadav 3(8)

23:26 (IST)

After 37 overs,South Africa 156/7 ( Andile Phehlukwayo 1 , Kagiso Rabada 5)

A wicket, two runs and a streaky boundary in Chahal's eighth over. 

23:21 (IST)

OUT! If one wants this series to be fair, India would've to drop their wrist spinners because South Africa have failed to pick them. Zondo comes down the ground and tries to go big only to miscue one. Pandey, the substitute fielder, gets under it and pouches it safely. 

Zondo c Manish Pandey b Chahal 17(38)

23:17 (IST)

After 36 overs,South Africa 150/6 ( Khaya Zondo 17 , Andile Phehlukwayo 0)

Kuldeep Yadav is back. And a wicket is too. Morris departs. Phehlukwayo is the new man in. Kuldeep begins with a googly against him and he fails to read it and leaves it dangerously. Kuldeep tries to tempt Phehlukwayo by flighting one but the southpaw mistimes his drive. Pushes Phehlukwayo back on the final delivery and beats him on the outside edge. 

23:15 (IST)

OUT! Wrist spin and South Africa. South Africa and wrist spin. What do we do now? Their woes seem are uninterrupted. Chris Morris tries to sweep-pull but manages neither and gets struck on the back pad. The finger goes up and off walks Morris. He is dismissed for 14. 

Chris Morris lbw b Kuldeep Yadav 14(10)

23:12 (IST)

After 35 overs,South Africa 149/5 ( Khaya Zondo 16 , Chris Morris 14)

162 runs needed off 96 balls. The match is heading only one way as of now. Decent start for South Africa after drinks. They collect three successie singles and a double. Morris runs a single to long on on the penultimate delivery. Zondo pulls the sixth ball to fine leg. One run taken. Seven off it. 

23:06 (IST)

Since Jasprit Bumrah's ODI debut, only three bowlers have taken more wickets than him in ODIs - Adil Rashid (65), Trent Boult (64) and Hasan Ali (62). Bumrah has picked up 60 wickets from 34 ODIs.

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
23:06 (IST)
23:05 (IST)

After 34 overs,South Africa 142/5 ( Khaya Zondo 13 , Chris Morris 10)

Zondo tucks one behind square for a single. Morris scores his first boundary. He clips the third delivery behind square and runs two. Cuts the fifth ball through cover-point. One run taken. Zondo blocks the final delivery towards the off side and instantly sets off for a run; Morris responds positively and they complete it comfortably. 

23:03 (IST)

Meanwhile, five-down for South Africa... Virat said on stump mic that he is taking off spinners because they were defending against the duo... getting Pandya and Bumrah to bowl has worked. Pandya has been wonderful with the ball today. Miller was Bumrah's wicket though. RR required is at 10/over now. You know which way this game is going. 

Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Cape Town
23:03 (IST)
23:03 (IST)

FOUR! Chris Morris leans into the drive and drills it past mid off and cover for a boundary.

23:03 (IST)

After 33 overs,South Africa 133/5 ( Khaya Zondo 11 , Chris Morris 3)

Zondo tries to dab the first ball past point but finds the fielder. Khaya misses his clip and the ball hits his pad and goes towards the on side. Leg bye taken. Miller perishes on the next ball. Morris gets off the mark with three runs and Zondo retains the strike with a run. 

23:01 (IST)

OUT! David Miller charges down the track eyeing to go over midwicket but inside-edges it to Dhoni. Miller goes back for 25.

Miller c Dhoni b Bumrah 25(42)

23:00 (IST)

Left knee pain for Kedar Jadhav, says team management. Nothing serious, although he is being assessed. Manish Pandey on for him. 

Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Cape Town
23:00 (IST)
22:56 (IST)

After 32 overs,South Africa 128/4 ( David Miller 25 , Khaya Zondo 10)

Bhuvneshwar replaces Hardik in the attack and keeps it tight. Three runs come off it. 

22:51 (IST)

After 31 overs,South Africa 125/4 ( David Miller 23 , Khaya Zondo 9)

Miller tucks ball one to the leg side and calls Zondo across. Zondo shuffles across and tries to glance one but the ball goes down the leg side. A single is taken on the following ball. Four dots to end the innings. Have South Africa already given up? 

22:47 (IST)

After 30 overs,South Africa 122/4 ( David Miller 22 , Khaya Zondo 8)

Hardik hits the deck hard. Miller tries to punch and misses. He works the second ball to deep square leg for a single. His third ball is a wide. Opts for the short ball and keeps it wide, Zondo cuts it over point and Manish Pandey cuts it off. South Africa settle with two runs. Hardik then doesn't allow Zondo to score a run off the next two balls and a has a go at him. Four come in the over. South Africa need 182 off 120 balls. 

22:41 (IST)

After 29 overs,South Africa 118/4 ( David Miller 21 , Khaya Zondo 6)

Changes from both ends. Jasprit Bumrah reintroduced. South Africa taking their own time to settle down. The asking run rate is almost 8.82. It reduces a touch after the boundary. He immediately rotates the strike after it. Bumrah finishes the over by bowling two consecutive dots to Zondo.  

22:39 (IST)

FOUR! Short and around leg, Miller pulls it to fine leg.

22:36 (IST)

After 28 overs,South Africa 111/4 ( David Miller 14 , Khaya Zondo 6)

Hardik Pandya is back into the attack. Miller clips the first ball to fine leg. Single taken. Zondo tries to defend but inside edges it to square leg and calls Miller across. Two dots follow. Make it three. Three off the over. 

22:34 (IST)

After 27 overs,South Africa 108/4 ( David Miller 12 , Khaya Zondo 5)

Kuldeep to Miller. The southpaw doesn't score a run off the first four balls. Tickles the fifth ball to short fine leg. Zondo wants a single, Miller refuses. The final ball is eased down to long off for a single. 

22:30 (IST)

After 26 overs,South Africa 107/4 ( David Miller 11 , Khaya Zondo 5)

Chahal to Miller. The southpaw tucks one towards square leg for one run. A leg slip in place. Tries to flight this one too much, Zondo uses his feet and drives it to long on for a single. Bowls this too full, Miller bunts it through mid off for another run. Miller sweeps the final delivery to deep square leg. One run taken. 

22:26 (IST)

After 25 overs,South Africa 102/4 ( David Miller 8 , Khaya Zondo 3)

Kuldeep to Zondo. Single to long-off on the first ball. Lot of air on the next ball draws Miller out for a drive, and they take a single to deep cover. Four dots to end the over. The asking-rate is over 8 now. 

22:23 (IST)

After 24 overs,South Africa 100/4 ( David Miller 7 , Khaya Zondo 2)

Chahal to Miller. Loopy and spinning away. Takes Miller's thigh pad to short-third. A  bit shorter on middle and off, and Miller waits for the turn and defends. Lot of flight on that one, and reasonably fuller as well. Miller plays it to square leg for a couple. That's interesting...Miller plays a reverse sweep to point! They take a single and Kohli gets two slips for right-hander Zondo. Single on the last ball gets South Africa to 100.

22:19 (IST)

After 23 overs,South Africa 96/4 ( David Miller 4 , Khaya Zondo 1)

Kuldeep to Zondo. Maiden over. The pressure is building. The top-order is gone and the asking rate is nearing 8 runs per over.

22:19 (IST)

Just when you think Duminy will do something special... He's gone. Almost similar dismissal to Centurion. Duminy didn't have a review there, he had one here... But wasted. South Africa in trouble. 

Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Cape Town
22:19 (IST)
22:18 (IST)

Indian spinners have taken 16 wickets in this series - the most that they have taken in a bilateral ODI series in South Africa. They took 14 wickets in 2010/11.


Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
22:18 (IST)
22:18 (IST)

After 22 overs,South Africa 96/4 ( David Miller 4 , Khaya Zondo 1)

Chahal to Duminy. Slices the first ball to point for no run and steps out on the second. Chahal throes this wide of his leg-stump but the batsman adjusts. Gets a single to mid-wicket. Miller takes a couple to square-leg and employs a sweep to take a single. Big appeal agagisnt Duminy, and given! They go upstairs and he is out. Khaya Zondo arrives. He is off the mark.

22:17 (IST)

OUT! Chahal strikes! JP Duminy departs after a good hand. Nothing devilish in the pitch or the ball, he just misread the length. They go upstairs, but that doesn't help.

Duminy lbw b Chahal 51(67)

22:13 (IST)

Half-century for Duminy... his first in 21 ODIs... his last half-century too had come at Newlands. He holds the key for this South African innings... Has looked very good so far and made this promotion to No 3 count. The job is not done though. 

Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Cape Town
22:13 (IST)
22:12 (IST)

The last time before today JP Duminy scored an ODI fifty was against Australia at Cape Town in October, 2016.


Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
22:12 (IST)
22:11 (IST)

After 21 overs,South Africa 91/3 ( JP Duminy 50 , David Miller 1)

Here's Kuldeep. Starts with two dots to Duminy who takes a single on the third ball to bring up his fifty. Good innings, this from the left-hander. Dot to Miller. Ends the over with two full balls to Miller, who keeps them out. 

22:10 (IST)

Klaasen gone now. LBW... almost what Chahal bowled to Duminy at Centurion. Good call not to take the review too, all three reds. 

Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Cape Town
22:10 (IST)
22:08 (IST)

After 20 overs,South Africa 90/3 ( JP Duminy 49 , David Miller 1)

Chahal returns. Tossed up to Klaasen, who drives it back to the bowler. He is trapped next ball. Fails to read the turn and it hits him on back leg. Beats him with a conventional leg-break. Two more singles and Miller tries a sweep on last ball. Beaten, but under-edge saves him. Lovely bowling. 

22:06 (IST)

David Miller is next.

22:05 (IST)

OUT! Chahal strikes! Beats Klaasen with turn and hits him on the back foot. They don't review, he is gone. 

Klaasen lbw b Chahal 6(12)

22:03 (IST)

After 19 overs,South Africa 88/2 ( JP Duminy 48 , Heinrich Klaasen (W) 6)

Good over this from Yadav. He has looked in control all through. Just five off it. 

India vs South Africa, 3rd ODI at Cape Town, latest update: A debutant and Radada at the centre. Rabada is having a go. 11 off the over.

Preview: Buoyed by the convincing wins in the opening two ODIs, India will fancy their chances to take an unprecedented 3-0 lead when they take on a depleted South African team, plagued by injuries, in the third One-day International of the six-match series at Newlands on Wednesday.

The Virat Kohli-led tourists outclassed the hosts in the first couple of games in Durban and Centurion by six and nine wickets, respectively.

Highlights, India vs South Africa 2018, 3rd ODI at Cape Town, Full Cricket Score: Virat Kohli and Co win by 124 runs

India look to take an unassailable lead in the third ODI. Agencies

Previously, India have managed to win two ODIs in a bilateral series in South Africa – in 1992-93 and in 2010-11, only to lose 2-5 and 2-3, respectively.

But given the circumstances in the ongoing series, with the hosts losing their top three players – skipper Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers and Quinton de Kock – to various injuries, the men-in-blue have a bright chance to better their record on South African soil.

Going into the third game, India is unlikely to tinker with the winning combination, which has excelled in all the departments.

Barring opener Rohit Sharma, the top order batting comprising Shikhar Dhawan, Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane have been in impressive form while in the bowling department, the wrist spin twins – leggie Yuzvendra Chahal and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav – have literally been the reason behind India's two victories so far, sharing 13 wickets between them.

The pace trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and all-rounder Hardik Pandya, have complemented the spin duo well by getting the early breakthrough and also keeping the pressure in the death overs.

South Africa, on the other hand, will need to revisit their strategy if they are to pose a threat to the confident rivals.

While the hosts didn't rename a replacement for de Kock, young keeper Heinrich Klaasen, who finished as the third highest run-getter in South Africa's domestic one-day tournament, is expected to make his ODI debut.

The hosts will be hoping for a better and fast-paced start from Klaasen, if he is asked to open along with Hashim Amla.

De Kock and Amla put on 30 and 39 runs for the opening stand in Durban and Centurion, after which the remaining batting line-up – barring du Plessis' hundred in the opener – wilted against leg spin.

The Proteas could also include the more experienced Ferhaan Behardien to bolster the middle-order and leave out Khayelihle Zondo after his mixed debut outing on Sunday.

It will be interesting to see if stand-in-skipper Aiden Markram still persists with the wrist spin duo of Imran Tahir and Tabraiz Shamsi in the third game.


India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur.

South Africa
: Aiden Markram (Captain), Hashim Amla, Jean Paul Duminy, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Lungisani Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Khayelihle Zondo, Farhaan Behardien, Heinrich Klaasen (WK).

Updated Date: Feb 08, 2018