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Dec 22, 2023

Sanju Samson's maiden ODI ton takes India to series win in South Africa


India win ODI series

Sanju Samson hit a maiden international century and set up a series-deciding win for India against South Africa in the third ODI in Paarl on Thursday.

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India 296/8

Samson made 108 in an Indian total of 296/8 on a slow pitch on a hot afternoon at Boland Park.

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Patient batting

Samson summed up the conditions well, batting patiently as stroke-making became challenging when the two white balls lost their hardness.

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Match-winning stand

Samson and Tilak Varma (52) took 88 balls to post a fifty partnership for the fourth wicket but they picked up the pace and eventually added 116 off 136 balls.

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Sanju Samson

Samson made his runs off 114 balls with six fours and three sixes.

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Axar Patel

India's lower order batsmen scored rapidly towards the end of the innings, with 51 runs scored off the last five overs.

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The toss

South African captain Aiden Markram's decision to send India in to bat backfired as the hosts were bowled out for 218.

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​South Africa

South Africa were well-placed when Tony de Zorzi (87) and Markram (36) put on 65 for the third wicket to take the total to 141 in the 26th over.

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Washington Sundar

Then Markram gloved an attempted reverse sweep off Washington Sundar to wicketkeeper KL Rahul and De Zorzi was leg before wicket to Arshdeep 20 runs later.

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Arshdeep Singh

This is the second time India have claimed an ODI series win in South Africa and Arshdeep Singh was named player of the series for taking 10 wickets in the series.

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