3rd ODI: South Africa beat India by 18 runs to take 2-1 lead
Quinton de Kock hit 103 and Morne Morkel claimed four for 39 as South Africa brushed aside India by 18 runs in the third one-day international in Rajkot on Sunday.
De Kock, the 22-year-old left-handed opener, took advantage of a flat pitch to notch up his seventh one-day century — the fourth against India — that lifted the Proteas to 270-7.
India were restricted to 252-6 in reply, despite half-centuries from Rohit Sharma (65) and Virat Kohli, who returned to form with 77, his first substantial knock after 12 barren one-dayers.
The win handed the tourists a 2-1 lead in the five-match series with the last two games to be played in Chennai (October 22) and Mumbai (October 25).
South Africa had won the opening game in Kanpur by five runs and India drew level at Indore with a 22-run victory. Details