3rd ODI: India win by 2 Wickets

India win by 2 Wickets. India beat South Africa by 2 wicket in Third ODI played today. Yusuf Pathan's pyrotechnics helped India recover from a top-order collapse and eke out a thrilling two-wicket win over South Africa in the third cricket one-dayer in Cape Town on Tuesday. Pathan proved that fortune favours the brave during his breezy 50-ball 59-run knock as he took his chances and hammered the South African bowlers, especially the spinners, to all parts of the ground.
Chasing 221 for win, Pathan teamed up with Suresh Raina (37 off 47) to bring India back in contention with less than a run-a-ball 75-run sixth wicket stand after the visitors were reeling at 93 for five at one stage. After Pathan's dismissal in the 40th over, Harbhajan Singh (23 not out) took the onus on him to give India home and with little help from Zaheer Khan (14) and Ashish Nehra (6 not out) surpassed South Africa's score with 10 balls to spare to give the visitors a 2-1 lead in the series. Playing first South africa score 220 in 49 overs.