South Africa vs India 3rd Test: Keegan Peterson, Rassie van der Dussen leads SA to win against India by 7 wickets

Rishabh Pant’s heroic century goes in vain, with South Africa clinches the series by 7 wickets.

South Africa won the series by 2-1, winning the series-decider with wickets; Keegan Peterson(82), Rassie van der Dussen(41), and Temba Bavuma(32) dominated the Indian bowling attack. Keegan Peterson scored 50 in both innings showing his incredible form helping South Africa to win the series. He completed a crucial partnership of 78 runs with Dean Elgar and 54 runs with Hassie van der Dussen to take South Africa at the front seat. Van der Dussen and Temba Bavuma showed utter class, putting up a partnership of 57* runs. Indian bowling attack failed with Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Shardul Thakur getting one wicket each.

 

Day 4 started at a score of 101/2, with Elgar’s wicket being the last wicket on Day 3. Keegan Peterson began the day in style by completing his half-century. His score was at 50 off 65 balls with the help of 7 boundaries. Till drinks, South Africa’s score was 148/2 in 43 overs, with Peterson playing at 77 runs and He van der Dussen at 16 runs. They both completed the 50 runs partnership taking South Africa towards victory. Dussen was struck down at the 54.2nd over, and India reviewed it, but the final decision came as umpires call in favor of South Africa.

 

Shardul Thakur came back into the attack and took the crucial wicket of Peterson, knocking off his stumps. Peterson looked upset with his shot selection as he was batting at 82 and was on the verge of his century. Temba Bavuma was the next man in and was batting at a score of 12 till lunch and is looking good. Van der Dussen and Bavuma showed positive intent throughout the match, Completing a partnership of 50 runs and  taking South Africa towards the series win.

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