Quinton De Kock scores third consecutive win

Last updated 07:46 12/12/2013

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South African Quinton de Kock became the fifth player in one-day international history to score centuries in three consecutive matches, but rain had the final say as the third one-dayer against India was abandoned in Pretoria on Wednesday.

Opener De Kock scored 101 from 120 balls for his third ton of the series against an Indian attack that has had no answers to the skilful 20-year-old left-hander.

He and captain AB de Villiers (109 from 101 balls) catapulted South Africa to 301 for eight in their 50 overs, boosted by a fine cameo from David Miller who made 56 not out from 34 balls.

De Kock joined Pakistanis Zaheer Abbas and Saeed Anwar as well as compatriots Herschelle Gibbs and De Villiers as the only men to have scored hundreds in three consecutive one-day internationals.

Ishant Sharma was the best of the Indian bowlers with figures of four for 40 in 10 overs.

The rain arrived at the change of innings, though, and the umpires called off play without a ball being bowled in the Indian reply.

South Africa had already claimed the three-match series after winning the first two matches in Johannesburg and Durban.

The teams will now switch focus to a two-match test series starting at The Wanderers in Johannesburg on Dec. 18.

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