Chahar's Late Batting Charge Fails To Avoid Whitewash By SA
Hindustan Times|January 24, 2022
Dhawan, Kohli, and later Chahar, raised hopes before Proteas managed a four-run win to sweep series
Vivek Krishnan

NEW DELHI: A miserable tour of South Africa ended for India with the Proteas clinching a pulsating four-run victory in the final ODI at Newlands in Cape Town on Sunday, completing a 3-0 clean sweep. Quinton de Kock set it up once again scoring 124 to propel the hosts to 287. India's chase had twists and turns, but the men in green had the last laugh although the game went into the final over.

If India came as close as they did, it was down to Deepak Chahar's unlikely exploits with the bat. The seamer hit a 34-ball 54 and put together a partnership of 55 for the eighth wicket with Jasprit Bumrah, from a position where they had needed 65 from 47 balls with three wickets in hand. But with 10 needed from 18 balls, Chahar was out attempting another big shot off Lungi Ngidi. In his previous ODI six months ago, Chahar hit an unbeaten 69 to take India over the line against Sri Lanka.

Bumrah still believed he could get India across the line but his dismissal in the penultimate over pretty much sealed their fate. Yuzvendra Chahal was the last man dismissed as India ended on 283 in 49.2 overs.

The spotlight should be on India's specialist batters though.

Rahul goes early

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