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3rd SA-Ind ODI abandoned due to rain

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Centurion: The third and final ODI between India and South Africa was abandoned on Wednesday after rain intervened at the innings break to leave the home side with a 2-0 series win.

Rain came after South Africa elected to bat and posted an imposing 301/8 in their allotted 50 overs and continued thereafter. India did not get to face a single ball.

The Indians were left disappointed ahead of the two-match Test series, beginning December 18.

India had suffered embarrassing defeats in the earlier two ODIs of the series, losing by 141 and 134 runs in Johannesburg and Durban respectively.

The 0-2 loss in the three-match contest meant that India have failed to win an ODI series in South Africa in four attempts. India lost their earlier three ODI tours in South Africa – 2-5 in 1992/93, 0-4 in 2006/07 and 2-3 in 2010/11.

Earlier in the day, Quinton de Kock notched up his third successive hundred while captain AB de Villiers also struck a century as South Africa wriggled out of a tight spot.

De Kock smashed nine fours and two sixes for his 101 off 120 balls to become the third South African and fifth overall batsman to hit a century in three successive innings as he helped revive the home side innings after being reduced to 28 for three in the eighth over. (PTI)

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