IND vs SA: India made a thumping comeback in the three-match ODI series against South Africa with a comprehensive 7-wicket win on Sunday. The hosts completed a tricky chase quite comfortably at JSCA Stadium, Ranchi, to level the series at 1-1. Both teams will lock horns in the series decider on Tuesday in Delhi. For India, Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan were the stars with the bat. Iyer scored his second ODI century and remained unbeaten on 113* off 111 unbeaten, including 15 boundaries.

The right-hander also won the “Man of the Match” award. On the other hand, Ishan Kishan was unfortunate and got out seven short of a well-deserved century. He made 93 runs off 84 balls, with four boundaries and seven sixes. Apart from the Indian batting, the bowlers did a really good job. In particular, Mohammed Siraj, who bowled exceptionally well and ended with a figure of 3/38 in his 10 overs. 

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IND vs SA: Mohammed Siraj concedes 4-byes, trying to run out Miller at bowler’s end Watch

It was the 48th bowler of the first innings. It was the third ball of the over. Keshav Maharaj missed the ball and keeper Sanju Samson threw the ball back to the bowler. Siraj collected the ball and threw it to the stumps at the bowler’s end to run out Miller, who had stepped out of his crease. But the ball missed the stumps and went to long on the boundary. It was given as four byes by the on-field umpires. The bowler was seen having a few words with the umpire.

In the first innings, South Africa made 278/7 in their 50 overs. Reeza Hendricks, who got his first chance on this tour, scored an excellent half-century. He made 74 off 76 balls. Aiden Markram also scored a fifty. He scored 79 off 89 balls. In the end, David Miller remained out on 35* off 34 balls to take his team to the 278-run mark.

It looked like a difficult chase and India lost skipper Shikhar Dhawan (13). Shubman Gill looked good for his 26-ball 28, but he too perished. But after that, Shreyas and Kishan added 161 runs for the third wicket to put India in the driver’s seat. In the end, the hosts won the match by 7 wickets with 25 balls to spare.

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