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South Africa’s Tour of India: Third ODI, Rajkot

The SA tour so far has had it all.

Rohit Sharma tons. Check.

[Click to watch H/Ls of 106 (66) and 150 (134)]

India’s Rohit Sharma celebrates after completing his century during their first Twenty-20 cricket match against South Africa in the northern Indian hill town of Dharamsala, India, October 2, 2015. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Last over loss. Check.

[1st T20, 1st ODI]


Virat Kohli being an angry young man after being run out. Check (twice).

Pathetic behaviour by an Indian crowd. Check.


[2nd T20, remember the Ghost of Eden?]

Match abandoned due to rain. Check.

[3rd T20, Shaun Pollock and Duckworth-Lewis breathe a sigh of relief]


Bad umpiring. Check.

[This Vineet Kulkarni guy seems fishy!]


Indian team making complaints. Check.

[1st ODI,  remember Brisbane earlier in the year where we lost a test match as the practice wickets were bad?]

No DRS. Check.

[Losing games because we don’t use technology? Bah, the umpires need to get better! Lots of love, BCCI]

Let’s blame MSD for the loss. Check.

[1st ODI, Dhoni needs to go.]


Captain Cool strikes back. Check.

[MSD is the best. Check out the H/Ls of his 92 not out]


South African choke? Check.

[2nd ODI H/Ls here]

India having lost the T20s, the ODI series is tied 1-1. The Indian batting engines (save from our talented opener, Mr. Sharma) have not really been firing yet. We need Virat, Shikhar and Raina to strike form.

The third 3rd ODI at Rajkot should be pretty spectacular. A flat track awaits. Which team will pummel the other into submission?

Side note, sad to hear about Zak’s retirement. Absolute legend and undoubtedly India’s finest fast bowler after Kapil. Graeme Smith can finally come out of hiding. Here are a few choice dismissals:


  1. Had no idea about the DRA situation. Just read your other DRA post as well. Very strange and very interesting. I am very curious to know why. Also surprised this has not been debated more.

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