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South Africa beat India in a thriller by 4 runs to claim ODI series 3-0

South Africa beat India by 4 runs in a thriller at the Newlands in Cape Town to claim a clean sweep over India. Quinton de Kock was the hero of South African win with his 124-run knock in the first innings.

The match went till the final over as India suffered another batting collapse in the chase of 288. Deepak Chahar was the hero for the Indian team in the last game of the tour as he picked two wickets and held the match with the bat after adding 54 runs to his name.

KL Rahul becomes the first Indian captain to lose each of first three ODIs in charge.

India getting whitewashed in a series (3+ ODIs)

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“Deepak gave us a real chance of winning the game. Quite an exciting game, just disappointed we ended up on the losing side. We gave ourselves a real chance, something we can learn from and get better. Quite obvious where we’ve gone wrong. No shying away from it. At times our shot selection has been poor. Even with the ball we haven’t been hitting the right areas consistently. Have played well in patches but haven’t built pressure over a long period. Can’t fault the boys for the passion and effort. In terms of skill and understanding the situation – sometimes we’ve gone wrong. But it happens – we’ve got some new guys in the team. In the one-day series at times we’ve kept doing the same mistakes. It’s early in our journey to the World Cup. We can go back, have some hard conversations. Have had a great time in SA. Have been looked after really well. We’ve shown a lot of fight,” said KL Rahul at post-match presentation.

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