SA vs IND: KL Rahul hits the bull’s eye with his excellent throw to dismiss Temba Bavuma
India made four changes to their playing XI ahead of the third ODI.
Updated - Jan 23, 2022 5:40 pm
The third and final game of the South African tour for India has got underway as the Indian skipper KL Rahul’s splendid fielding efforts led to the dismissal of the Proteas skipper. The home side pulled out yet another massive chase in the second ODI and raised a lot of questions on the Indian bowling attack with their excellent display with the bat to take an unassailable lead of 2-0. However, the Indian side was determined to do well in the third ODI and finish the tour on a high.
Earlier on the day, Rahul won the toss and opted to bowl first at the Newlands in Cape Town. India made four changes to their lineup while the South African side made just one change. Deepak Chahar bowled a peach of a delivery to account for the dismissal of Janneman Malan and the skipper was in the crease in the 3rd over with just 8 runs on board. Quinton de Kock accelerated the batting with some quickfire runs from the other end while Bavuma was looking for the singles.
Here’s the video of KL Rahul’s bullet throw in the 3rd ODI
Bavuma in the seventh over of the innings had played an off drive and straightway was happy to take the quick single which looked very risky. The Proteas skipper is one of the quickest runners between the wickets but even he could not complete the run as Rahul was so quick in releasing the ball and hitting the stumps from a difficult angle to dismiss Bavuma. It was a stunning effort from the 29-year-old who has been facing a lot of criticism of late for his captaincy tactics and this run out will do him a world of good as a leader as well.
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Meanwhile, South Africa lost three early wickets but made an excellent comeback with a strong partnership between Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen. The former was dismissed after a brilliant inning of 120 while the latter is still unbeaten at the crease just after bringing up his half-century.