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South Africa seal historic series win over India with a 7-wicket win in the 3rd Test


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South Africa have won the 3rd Test over India by 7 wickets to secure another home series victory over India. They chased down the target of 212 comfortably in the end losing just three wickets. South Africa's series win means that India's wait for a Test series win in the rainbow nation continues.


South Africa started with their overnight score of 101 for 2 on the morning of day 4. Keegan Petersen was joined by Van der Dussen in the middle and both batsmen took their time to settle in. Bumrah and Shami were making the ball talk and the pitch was also offering some movement.


Petersen didn't waste much time to get to his half-century, his third of the series. Both batters had their outside edge beaten several times but made sure they put away the bad balls.


After much controversy on the previous day on DRS, there was more to come as Virat Kohli challenged a caught behind of Van der Dussen. There was a spike as the ball was close to the bat but there was inconclusive evidence as the bat hit the ground at the same time.


There was more frustration for India as Pujara dropped a straight-forward catch at first slip of Keegan Petersen. After beating the outside edge several times, Bumrah finally drew an edge but Pujara couldn't hold on to it. Petersen was on 59 at that point and went on to add some valuable runs to his tally.


Shardul Thakur provided hope for India as he finally broke through, sending back Peterson for a well made 82. India did create some pressure on Bavuma after the dismissal but it came a bit too late.


After lunch, India completely lost the plot as Bavuma and Van der Dussen played their shots. Ashwin and Umesh Yadav operated after lunch and both bowlers erred in their lines and lengths. South Africa completed the chase without losing further wickets to finish a stunning come from behind series victory.

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