Kuldeep, Siraj shine as India register thumping 7 wickets win against Proteas; take ODI series 2-1 | INDvSA

Kuldeep Yadav was the pick of Indian bowlers, claiming 4 wickets for just 18 runs against Proteas in the 3rd ODI at Delhi. Image Courtesy: BCCI

Xtra Time Web Desk: A fine display of bowling by Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Siraj saw India register a thumping 7 wickets win against South Africa in the third and final ODI at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Tuesday. Put in to bat, the visitors were bowled out for 99 runs, their lowest ODI total against India. The Men in Blue successfully chased the target in 19.1 overs.

Fast bowler Mohammed Siraj put up another spirited performance and was adjudged Man of the Series. He removed opener Janneman Malan and No. 3 batter Reeza Hendricks. Offspinner Washington Sundar got rid of the other opener, Quinton de Kock as the pitch took spin and turn, reducing Proteas to 26/3.

Heinrich Klaasen top scored with 34 off 42 deliveries, but he was dismissed by left-arm spinner Shahbaz Ahmed.

Kuldeep Yadav’s introduction wreaked havoc in the South Africa lower order. He took four wickets in 4.1 overs and ran through the tail. He finished with 4-18 and South Africa lost its last six wickets for 33 runs to fall to its fourth lowest ODI total.

Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar and Shahbaz Ahmed took two wickets each.

Chasing 100 runs to win, India had a slight hiccup as stand in captain Shikhar Dhawan was run out for 8 runs after a mix-up with Shubman Gill. Ishan Kishan also fell cheaply but Shubman Gill (49 off 57) and Shreyas Iyer (28 off 23) saw the team home.