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South Africa beat India by four runs in third ODI, win series 3-0

Dhawan, Kohli and Chahar half-centuries fail to take game home for India

south-africa-cricket-team-ap-1 South Africa celebrate a wicket | AP/PTI

South Africa beat India by four runs in the final ODI to effect a clean sweep in the three-match series here on Sunday.

 Sent into bat, South Africa were bowled out for 287 in the inconsequential final match, with star wicketkeeper-batter Quinton de Kock hitting 124 off 130 balls and the in-form Rassie van der Dussen making 52 in 59 balls.

 David Miller pitched in 39 to take South Africa closer to the 300-mark before the hosts were bowled out with one ball to spare.

 In reply, India were all out for 283 in 49.2 overs despite half-centuries from Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Deepak Chahar.

 For India, Prasidh Krishna (3/59) was the pick of the bowlers, while pacers Jasprit Bumrah (2/52) and Chahar (2/53) took two wickets apiece.

 Brief Scores: 

 South Africa: 287 all out in 49.5 overs (Quinton de Kock 124, Rassie van der Dussen 52; Prasidh Krishna 3/59, Jasprit Bumrah 2/52, Deepak Chahar 2/53)

 India: 283 all out in 49.2 overs

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