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IND vs SA: KL Rahul becomes 1st to lose 3 consecutive matches on India captaincy debut

Before this, no captain in Indian history has lost his first three ODIs on captaincy debut.

India TV Sports Desk Written by: India TV Sports Desk
New Delhi Updated on: January 23, 2022 23:30 IST
KL Rahul
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File photo of KL Rahul.

Highlights

  • The last time India lost all matches in a series was against New Zealand in 2020 (0-3)
  • India have now all lost their last three bilateral series away from home
  • This was also South Africa's smallest ODI win against India in terms of runs

KL Rahul on Sunday had a shameful record registered his name after hosts South Africa defeated India by four runs in the 3rd and final ODI of the series in Cape Town. With this defeat of India, Rahul has become the first Indian to lose the first three ODIs as a captain. 

Before this, no captain in Indian history has lost his first three ODIs. 

A glance at some other records in the match

India's last three ODI series outside home

Lost 3-0 vs New Zealand.

Lost 2-1 against Australia Lost
3-0 against South Africa

Most runs in an ODI in which all 20 wickets fell

642 AFG (338) vs IRE (304) 2017

573 Aus (307) vs Pak (266) 2019
570 Ind (315) vs Aus (255) 2001
570 SA (287) vs Ind (283) 2022 *

S.Africa's smallest ODI win against India in terms of runs

4 runs Cape Town 2022*
5 runs Kanpur 2015
10 runs Nagpur 2000

Talking about the match, South Africa scored 287 runs while batting first with the help of Quinton de Kock's brilliant century. During this, de Kock faced 130 balls and played a wonderful innings of 124 runs with the help of 12 fours and two sixes. During his innings, de Kock also shared a brilliant 144 runs for the fourth wicket with Van der Dussen. Krishna, famous for India, took the most three wickets.

Team India, chasing the target, had a very poor start. Captain KL Rahul returned to the pavilion after scoring just 9 runs. After this Shikhar Dhawan (61) along with Virat Kohli (65) took over Team India and there was a partnership of 98 runs between the two players. After these two players returned to the pavilion, it seemed that Team India would lose this match easily, but at one point, Deepak Chahar (54) raised hopes of victory by playing a half-century. But with his wicket in the 48th over, this hope was also shattered. The Indian innings was reduced to 49.2 overs.