South Africa‬ won ODI series by 3-2

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It was a great match for a cricket lover.  Everyone was expecting a tough fight for the title but at the end it was a terrible defeat for India at home.

South Africa started well and they kept the momentum high till end of the first innings by making 438/4. du Plessis, de Villiers and De Kock made centuries.

India lost their two wickets Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in the first 8 overs of the reply but Shikhar Dhawan, who had been middling well, and Ajinkya Rahane kept them in the match . Rahane was particularly severe on Dale Steyn and Imran Tahir but neither of batsmen targeted South Africa’s 5th  bowler, Behardien, as much as they should have. Still, they applied pressure, forced mistakes from South Africa in the field and were on track despite the length of the journey. India lost their last five wickets for 29 runs and South Africa secured a second limited-overs series on their longest-ever visit to India.

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