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3rd ODI Predictions: India vs South Africa

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Both teams are eying to win the trophy in the decider as the series is levelled at 1-1.


India and South Africa will cross swords in the 3rd and final match of the ODI series on 11th October.

The Proteas took an early lead by winning the first game, but India bounced back strongly in the second ODI to level the series. 

In the previous match, India registered a convincing victory over South Africa to stay alive in the series.

After electing to bat first, South Africa posted a good total of 278 runs on the board from their 50 overs.

Hendricks scored 74(76) while Markram scored 79(89) runs for their team.

Mohammed Siraj was superb with the ball for India as he picked up 3 wickets and gave away just 38 runs from his 10 overs. 

After losing Dhawan and Gill early on, Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer led the chase with their outstanding partnership of 161 runs for the third wicket.

Ishan Kishan failed to complete his well-deserved hundred and got out after scoring 93 runs off just 84 balls.

But Shreyas Iyer finished the job and scored his 2nd ODI hundred.

Iyer and Samson remained unbeaten on 113 and 30 runs respectively as India chased down the total with 3 overs to spare. 

Match Details:

Teams – India vs South Africa 

Date – 11th October 2022

Time – 1:30 PM IST

Venue – Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

Average 1st innings total 

The average 1st innings score at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi is 260 runs. 

Head-to-Head record in ODIs:

Here is the head-to-head record between India and South Africa in One-Day Internationals. 

Total Matches Played – 88

India won – 35

South Africa Zealand won – 50

Tie/ No Result – 3

Pitch Report:

The pitch at Arun Jaitley Stadium is expected to help the batters and a high-scoring game is expected on Tuesday.

The pace bowlers will get help early on while the spinners can play a big role in the middle overs.

There are some chances of dew in the second innings so both teams will like to chase on this pitch. 

Weather Report:

The temperature in Delhi on Tuesday is expected to hover around 25°C to 29°C. There are chances of rain and thunderstorm during the match. 

Possible Playing XI:

Here are the possible playing XIs of both teams, 


Shikhar Dhawan ©, Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson (wk), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, and Avesh Khan.

South Africa:

Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma ©, Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, and Tabraiz Shamsi.

Who will win? 

The Proteas won the first game to take a 1-0 lead in the series but India made an excellent comeback in the next game to level the series.

The Men in Blue have a strong batting lineup and they will enter the decider as the favorite to claim another home series victory. 

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