Cape Town, Feb 7: India beat South Africa by 124 runs in the third One-day International (ODI) of the six-match series in Cape Town’s Newlands Stadium, taking 3-0 lead in the series. JP Duminy scored the highest of 51 runs from South Africa.
The Indians rode on skipper Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 160 to post a total of 303/6 in their allotted 50 overs.
Left-arm spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav then ran through the South African batting line-up with four wickets each as the hosts folded up for 179 runs in 40 overs. While Jasprit Bumrah bagged two wickets.
India now lead the six-match series 3-0.
Apart from Jean-Paul Duminy, who scored 51 runs off 67 balls, the other South African batsmen were unable to cope with the Indian bowling.
South Africa: 179 runs in 40 overs (Jean-Paul Duminy 51; Kuldeep Yadav 4/23, Yuzvendra Chahal 4/46) vs India: 303/6 (Virat Kohli 160 not out, Shikhar Dhawan 76, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 16 not out; Duminy 2/60).