SAvIND, 5th ODI | Match Report: Rohit Sharma powers India to maiden series win in South Africa
Virat Kohli’s men created history by handing India its first ever ODI series victory in South Africa. Coming into Tuesday’s clash with a 3-1 lead in the six-match series, the visitors won by 73 runs to claim the series.
The win was achieved on the back of healthy contributions from the likes of Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav.
Set a target of 275 at the St. Georges Park in Port Elizabeth, the hosts were bowled out for 201, with chinaman Kuldeep claiming four wickets. For the Proteas, Hshim Amla (71) and Heinrich Klaasen (39) played fighting knocks but got little help in the chase from their team-mates.
Pandya, though, took the vital wickets of AB de Villiers and JP Duminy. Bumrah too was brilliant, giving away just 22 runs from his seven overs with a wicket to go with it.
Earlier, India got to 274/7 on the back of a Rohit Sharma century. Put in to bat, openers Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan gave India a flying start at the St. Georges Park in Port Elizabeth. Dhawan, however, fell after a quick-fire 34 to Kagiso Rabada.
Rohit then stitched what looked like an ominous partnership with skipper Virat Kohli. But …read more