India equals Australia’s unwanted ODI record on South African soil.© AFP
After narrowly losing the Test series, India failed to finish their South Africa tour on a high as they also lost all three ODIs against the Proteas. South Africa, after convincingly won the first two ODIs in Paarl, cleared the sheet over the Indian team after a narrow four-point win in the third ODI at the Newlands in Cape Town. With this win, South Africa recorded their 25th win over India in ODIs, which is their most joint win over a visiting team. The Proteas have now won 25 ODIs each against India and Australia.
While India has lost 25 of their 37 ODIs (67.57 percent) in South Africa, Australia has lost the same number of matches out of a total of 46 matches (54.35 percent).
In addition, this was the fifth incident in which India has been whitewashed in an ODI series, for the second time against South Africa with a minimum of three matches.
As for South Africa, the Proteas have now registered the combined most whitewashes in an ODI series with at least three games.
South Africa and Pakistan have each completed 20 ODI series of laundering.
The Indian team will now try to bounce back in the upcoming white-ball series against the West Indies on home soil.
The Windies will be in India from February 6-20 to play three ODIs and as many T20Is.
While the ODI series will be played in Ahmedabad, the T20I matches will be held at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
South Africa will also tour India later this year in June to play five T20Is.
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