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SA vs IND Fantasy Prediction: South Africa vs India on Thursday, Check Fantasy team, Playing XIs, Injury Updates & Pitch Report for the 3rd ODI

India will take on South Africa in the third ODI at Boland Park in Paarl on 21 December at 4.30 PM IST. 

In the first ODI, India clinched victory with eight wickets remaining. South Africa, choosing to bowl after winning the toss, scored a meagre 116 runs—a record low against India in ODIs. Only three South African batters reached double digits, with Andile Phehlukwayo leading at 33 runs from 49 deliveries. Arshdeep Singh, who was named the Player of the Match, excelled with the ball, securing five wickets for 37 runs. Avesh Khan also delivered a standout performance, claiming four wickets for 27 runs in eight overs. Despite an early setback with Ruturaj Gaikwad’s dismissal for 23 runs, Sai Sudarshan and Shreyas Iyer’s partnership of 88 runs for the second wicket steadied India’s innings and took them to a win.

However, India lost the second ODI by eight wickets. Batting first, India posted a total of 211 runs on the board, with a half century each from Sai Sudharshan and KL Rahul. But India’s bowling was inefficient, as the hosts chased down the target comfortably. Reeza Hendricks and Tony de Zorzi scored 130 runs for the first wicket, with Zorzi scoring a century and Hendricks walking back on a half century. South Africa wrapped up the game with more than six overs to spare.

India have won only one ODI series in seven attempts in the rainbow nation, and this will be their best chance to win their second series. Ahead of the third and final ODI between South Africa and India, here is all you need to know.

South Africa vs India injury update 

Spin may play an important role at this venue, so South Africa might play both Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj. For India, Shreyas Iyer has left the team to prepare for the Test series.

South Africa vs India predicted XI

South Africa:  1 Reeza Hendricks, 2 Tony de Zorzi, 3 Rassie van der Dussen, 4 Aiden Markram (c), 5 Heinrich Klaasen (wk), 6 David Miller, 7 Andile Phehlukwayo, 8 Wiaan Mulder, 9 Nandre Burger, 10 Keshav Maharaj, 11 Tabraiz Shamsi

India: 1 Ruturaj Gaikwad, 2 B Sai Sudharsan, 3 Tilak Varma, 4 KL Rahul (c & wk), 5 Sanju Samson, 6. Rinku Singh, 7 Axar Patel, 8 Arshdeep Singh, 9 Avesh Khan, 10 Kuldeep Yadav, 11 Mukesh Kumar

South Africa vs India Match Details

Match: South Africa vs India

Date & Time: December 21, 4.30 PM IST

Venue: Boland Park in Paarl

South Africa vs India Fantasy Team

Wicket-keepers: KL Rahul, H Klaasen

Batters: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Reeza Hendricks, Sai Sudharshan, Tony de Zorzi, Rinku Singh

All-rounders: Aiden Markram, Axar Patel

Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Nandre Burger

South Africa vs India: Paarl Weather and Pitch Report

A high-scoring game is unlikely on the cards. It is a slow pitch where spinners will get assistance.

The weather will be mostly sunny with no rain forecast.

South Africa vs India, ODI series Broadcast details

The match between South Africa and India will be live on the Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.

South Africa vs India Live Streaming

Disney + Hotstar has picked up streaming rights of the India vs South Africa match. The toss will take place at 4.00 PM IST.

South Africa vs India ODI matches Head-to-Head

Matches Played93
Matches won by India39
Matches won by South Africa51
No Result2
Matches Tied0

South Africa vs India match prediction

The senior players from both teams are not a part of this game. It will be up to the youngsters to put up a good and entertaining fight in the final ODI. India could win this match. 



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