South Africa are conquering over hosts India in their own den. In the third game of the five-match ODI series, South Africa beat India by 18 runs, snatching victory away from India’s hands. In what appeared to be an exceptional comeback after a great start by South Africa in the first innings, the Indian side wasn’t quite sure as to when to accelerate the innings.
South Africa were cruising after opting to bat first, thanks to a valiant knock by opener Quinton de Kock, Indian spinners brought the team back into the game by keeping things very tight for the Proteas batsmen and scalping wickets at regular intervals. India restricted South Africa to 270 runs, what looked to be a comfortable 300-310 plus target initially. While chasing, Rohit Sharma shined yet again with a beautiful half century, but the duo of Kohli and Dhoni, although well-set, made a mess of the chase. EssentiallySports brings to you the talking points from the third encounter: