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Twitter Reactions: Sanju Samson’s century, Arshdeep’s bowlling script; India’s second ODI series win

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India staged an impressive comeback in the three-match ODI series, securing a victory against South Africa by a margin of 78 runs on Thursday, December 21 at Boland Park, Paarl. Having been opted to bat first, India posted a total of 296/8. In response, South Africa was dismissed for 218 in 45.5 overs. Consequently, India won their second ODI series triumph in South Africa, securing a 2-1 victory. The Proteas initiated their chase strongly with openers Reeza Hendricks (19) and Tony de Zorzi (81) contributing 59 runs for the first wicket. India’s Arshdeep Singh claimed the initial breakthrough by dismissing Hendricks in the ninth over, while Axar Patel eliminated van der Dussen (2), leaving South Africa at 76/2.

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Earlier in the day, India faced setbacks as both their opening batsmen, Rajat Patidar (22) and Sai Sudharsan (10), fell early, leaving the team at 49 runs in 7.3 overs. The departure of Captain KL Rahul (21) further added to the challenge, as he left the field after contributing 52 runs for the third wicket with Tilak Varma.

However, the fifth batsman, Sanju Samson, played a crucial role in turning the tide. He formed a substantial partnership of 116 runs with Varma (52 off 77) in 136 balls, rescuing India from a precarious situation. Samson achieved a milestone by scoring his first ODI century, reaching 108 off 114 balls, featuring six fours and three sixes. In the later stages of the innings, contributions from Rinku Singh (38 off 27), Washington Sundar (14 off 9), and Arshdeep Singh (7 off 2) propelled India’s total to 296/8 by the end of their allotted 50 overs.

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Shikhar Dhawan, Wasim Jaffer and Sheldon Jackson congratulated Team India with a twitter post.

Twitter Reactions on India’s Victory over South Africa in ODIs

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