SA Vs IND: India has had a good tour of South Africa till now. The men in blue side have levelled the three-match series of the T20 International format to one all and they have also won the series of the fifty overs format yesterday at Boland Park in Paarl. KL Rahul and his men won the ODI series after 2017 and 2018 tour of the Proteas Nation.
Virat Kohli was the first Indian skipper to win the one-day international series in South Africa. King Kohli did this magic in 2017/2018 tour.
KL Rahul is the only second Indian to achieve this feat for the men in blue side. India had won the first ODI match of this current series quite comprehensively at Wanders Stadium in Johannesburg.
But the visitors lost the second match of the three-match series at St. George’s Park. In the 3rd and final match of this one-day international series, India gave a good performance.
KL and his men posted a decent score on the board and defended that target superbly. India got to 296 runs because of the maiden ODI ton scored by Sanju Samson. Sanju scored 108 runs and he is the 8th Indian batter to smash an ODI ton in South Africa.
Arshadeep Singh had a good ODI series against the Proteas nation. He did well in the first one-day international match as well. At Johannesburg, Singh picked up a five-wicket haul to his name. That five fer was the maiden one for Arshdeep.
In the series-deciding match, the 3rd ODI, Singh was on song again as he picked up four wickets to his name which allowed India to defend that score and win that match and the three-match series by 78 runs.
Now the men in blue side will head to the red ball format. After a good series in the white ball format, India will want to do well in the Test format as well.
India has never won a red ball series in South Africa. This is the best chance for the Blues to create history in Proteas nation. Virat, Rohit, Siraj, Gill and Bumrah will be back for the 2 match series of the red ball format which starts from 26th December 2023.
In this segment, today we will make a list of the Indian batters who have scored an ODI Ton in South Africa. Here are the names of the 8 Indian Batsmen who have achieved this spectacular feat in the Proteas nation –
WV Raman: 114 Runs in 1992 in Centurion.
Sourav Ganguly: 127 Runs in Johannesburg in 2001.
Sachin Tendulkar: 101 Runs in Johannesburg in 2001.
Yusuf Pathan: 105 Runs in Centurion in 2011.
Virat Kohli: 112 Runs in Durban, 160 Runs in Cape Town and 129 not out in Centurtion. All these 3 tons came in a single ODI series when India won their first-ever fifty overs series on their tour of 2017 and 2018.
Shikhar Dhawan 109 Runs in Johannesburg in 2018.
Rohit Sharma 115 Runs in 2018 in Port Elizabeth.
Sanju Samson 108 Runs in 2023 at Boland Park in Paarl.