Sanju Samson and Arshdeep Singh Lead India to Victory Over South Africa, Sealing Series Win

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KL Rahul led India to a bilateral ODI series victory in South Africa, following in Virat Kohli’s footsteps in 2018. Sanju Samson’s century and Arshdeep Singh’s bowling effort propelled India to victory in the ODI series decider at Boland Park in Paarl on December 21. India posted 296 runs and successfully defended it to win the series 2-1, marking only the second time India emerged triumphant in a bilateral series in South Africa. This victory served as redemption for Rahul, who had suffered a 3-0 defeat in his first assignment as ODI captain during India’s previous tour of South Africa in 2022. KL Rahul accomplished the task with a second-string side, as young talents Arshdeep Singh and Sai Sudharsan stepped up throughout the three matches. India managed to put a negative result behind them and focused on the task at hand with a clinical performance at Boland Park, with debutant Rajat Patidar opening the innings alongside Sai. Sanju Samson played a mature innings, scoring 108 runs off 114 balls.