South Africa v/s India 3rd ODI - SuperSport Park Centurion

After being walloped in the first two One-Day Internationals (ODIs) of the series, the Indian team take on the pillaging South Africans in the final game of the series at Centurion in South Africa.
As South Africa have already clinched the series 2-0, the last match virtually turns into a dead-rubber contest. It is a day-and-night fixture, and the toss at Centurion may not play a key role as it usually does.
India’s young guns have been struggling to score runs on trampoline South African wickets. On the other end of the spectrum, South African pacers have hunted down Indian batsmen with copious pace. Most of the Indian batsmen have tried to pull South African pacers even on the front-foot on pacy tracks. It has been certainly a tough baptism by fire for the batsmen. The bowlers too have let down Indian captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
South African batsmen, though, especially Quinton de Kock has been in superb touch. His resplendent performances combined with Hashim Amla’s solidarity at top of the order has helped them to erect large edifices for the middle-order to come to the fore.

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FIXTURES
  • 1st odi
    • India

    • South Africa

    Wanderers Stadium (Johannesburg)

    Thur, Dec 5, 2013, 4:30pm
  • 2nd odi
    • India

    • South Africa

    Kingsmead (Durban)

    Sun, Dec 8, 2013, 1:30pm
  • 3rd odi
    • India

    • South Africa

    SuperSport Park Centurion

    Wed, Dec 11, 2013, 4:30pm
  • 1st Test
    • India

    • South Africa

    Wanderers Stadium (Johannesburg)

    Wed,Dec 18 - Sun Dec 22,2013
  • 2nd Test
    • India

    • South Africa

    Kingsmead (Durban)

    Thur,Dec 26 - Mon Dec 30,2013