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India won Paarl ODI by 78 runs and defeated South Africa in the series at home. Sanju is the hero

 India won Paarl ODI by 78 runs and defeated South Africa in the series at home.  Sanju is the hero

Team India defeated South Africa in the ODI series at home. In the final and deciding match of the three-match ODI series, Team India defeated the Proteas by 78 runs. In this match, played at Boland Park, Paarl, India batted first and posted a huge score of 296 runs thanks to Sanju Samson’s century innings. In response, the South African team collapsed for just 218 runs.

In this game, South African captain Aiden Markram won the toss and decided to bowl first. Team India got off to a bright start here, but Rajat Patidar (22) and Sai Sudarshan (10) also gave away wickets in quick succession. The Indian opening pair had returned to the pavilion with a total of 49 runs. From here, there was a 50-run partnership between Sanju Samson and captain KL Rahul (21), and then Sanju and Tilak Verma formed a partnership of 116 runs in 135 balls, taking Team India to over 200.

After Tilak Verma’s dismissal, Sanju Samson scored the first century of his international career. He was eliminated after scoring 108 runs off 114 balls. Sanju’s wicket fell for a total of 246 runs. Rinku Singh (38) and Washington Sundar (14) then tried to take Team India close to 300 with quick runs. However, wickets kept falling during this time.

In this way, the Indian team scored 296 runs after losing 8 wickets in the stipulated 50 overs. For South Africa, Buren Hendricks took three wickets and Nandre Berger took two wickets. Lizard Williams, Vian Mulder and Keshav Maharaj got one wicket each.

Given the nature of the Boland Park pitch, the target of 297 runs seemed high. However, South Africa got off to a strong start here. For the first wicket, there was a lively partnership of 59 runs in 8.2 overs. In this regard, Arshdeep dismissed Reeza Hendricks (19th). Rassie Van der Dussen (2) also returned to the pavilion with a total of 76 runs.

There was a 65-run partnership between Tony DiGeorge and captain Aidan Markram. South Africa appeared to be in a strong position when Markram (36) was caught behind the wicket by Washington Sundar. From then on, the Proteas’ batting order began to unravel and wickets fell at regular intervals.

Tony Di Georgi (81), Heinrich Klaasen (21), Vian Mulder (1) and David Miller (10) returned to the pavilion back to back. Keshav Maharaj (14), Lizaad Williams (2) and Beuran Hendricks (18) were also out cheaply and the entire Proteas team collapsed for 218 runs in 45.5 overs. Here for the Indian team, Arshdeep took four wickets, Avesh and Washington took two wickets each and Mukesh Kumar and Akshar Patel took one wicket each. With this game, Team India also won the three-match series 2-1.

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