In the end, South Africa were no match for India, as the spin duo of Chahal and Yadav were too good for the Proteas batsmen.
The pair picked up four wickets each, as India bundled out South Africa for 179. Virat Kohli’s smile told the entire story, as India comprehensively beat their hosts to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series.
Earlier in the day, Virat Kohli scored a wonderful 160, as the Indian skipper was in imperious form. Kohli smashed the bowlers to all parts of the ground, as he took India past 300.
Eventually it was far too much for South Africa, as India won by 124 runs.
Here are the best Twitter reactions,
What joy to watch @imkuldeep18 and @yuzi_chahal bowl! Just shows even in age of big bats, spin can still be king. To use a word from the Mumbai maidan, South African batsman are doing a 'jhanba tukaram' ! #IndVsSA
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) February 7, 2018
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 7, 2018
Dominating the ODIs is our #TeamIndia!
Congrats @imkuldeep18 and @yuzi_chahal on once again bamboozling the batsmen. Brilliant work. @msdhoni bhai congrats on crossing 400 dismissals in ODI cricket! 🧤 🧤 👍👌🇮🇳👌✌️
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) February 7, 2018
— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) February 7, 2018
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) February 7, 2018
Chahal + Kuldeep – 21 wickets
All other bowlers – 16 wickets#SAvInd
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) February 7, 2018
— Rajat Sharma (@RajatSharmaLive) February 7, 2018
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) February 7, 2018
Chahal's 11 wickets have come at an average of 10.27. Kuldeep's 10 have come at an average 7.70. These are crazy numbers. #SAvInd
— Ashish Magotra (@clutchplay) February 7, 2018
35.2 – Kuldeep gets Morris
36.1 – Chahal gets Zondo
37.3 – Kuldeep gets Phehlukwayo
38.4 – Chahal gets Tahir
39.6 – Kuldeep gets Ngidi#SAvIND, 3rd ODI Live: https://t.co/KFMi0pLTIG pic.twitter.com/12EwzNYTTU
— The Field (@thefield_in) February 7, 2018
In trying to decipher the wrist spin of Yadav and Chahal, SA batsmen seem as clued in as little Bo-Peep trying to find her sheep
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) February 7, 2018