The 3rd and the last match of the ODI series between India and South Africa held today Feb 27th at Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad. Already India leading the series 2-0 and won the series.
South Africa won the toss and decided to bat first.
South Africa's Squad:
L Bosman, H Amla, J Kallis, AB de Villers, H Gibbs, M Boucher, J Botha, RE van der Merwe, D Steyn, M Morkel and L Tsotsobe.
D Karthik, M Vijay, V Kohli, R Sharma, MS Dhoni, S Raina, Y Pathan, R Jadeja, S Sreesanth, A Mithun and S Tyagi.
South Africa won the match by 90 runs and AB de Villers was named as the player of the match for his 102 runs from 59 balls with 11-4's & 3-6's.
India won the series as 2-1. Sachin Tendulkar was named as the player of the series.
L Bosman and H Amla started South Africa's innings and it was really a good batting performance from South Africans who scored 365 runs by just losing 2 wicket. For South Africa J Kallis scored 104* runs off 94 balls with 5-4's & 3-6's, AB de Villers scored 102* runs off just 59 balls with 11-4's & 3-6's, H Amla scored 87 runs off 103 balls with 8-4's and L Bosman scored 68 runs off 46 balls with 7-4's & 4-6's. Both Kallis and de Villers remained not out. For India Pathan and Jadeja each took 1 wicket.
With the target 366 runs India started their innings with D Karthik and M Vijay. South African bowlers too came well with their bowling attack and restricted India to 275 runs. India was not able to complete their full 50 over play and lost their wickets in 44.3 overs and lost the game by 90 runs. For India V Kohli scored 57 runs off 71 balls with 4-4's & 1-6, S Raina scored 49 runs off 30 balls with 5-4's & 1-6, R Sharma scored 48 runs off 61 balls with 3-4's. For South Africa D Steyn & L Tsotsobe each took 3 wickets and RE van der Merwe & J Botha each took 2 wickets.