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India vs South Africa, 5th ODI: India beat South Africa by 73 runs to clinch maiden series win

India vs South Africa, 5th ODI: India beat South Africa by 73 runs to clinch maiden series win

India finally won an ODI series in South Africa. The visitors defeated the Proteas by 73 runs in the fifth one-day international at the St George's Park in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday, to take a 4-1 lead in the six-match series.



Scorecard: India vs South Africa 5th ODI 



India bowlers led by Kuldeep Yadav (4/57) and Hardik Pandya (2/30) bowled South Africa out for 201 in 42.2 overs, registering a comprehensive victory, after Rohit Sharma scored a hundred to help India set a challenging 275-run target. South Africa lost their last four wickets for five runs to the spin duo as India claimed a historic maiden series win.

Yuzvendra Chahal (2/43) also took two wickets for India, while Jasprit Bumrah (1/22) chipped in with a wicket. Hashim Amla top-scored for the hosts with 71 off 92 balls.



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After a good start in their chase, South Africa lost three wickets in quick succession - AB de Villiers, JP Duminy and Aiden Markram. Markram was in good nick and scored 32 off 32 balls which included a six and four boundaries. The Proteas skipper also put on 52 runs for the opening wicket with Amla, before giving a simple catch to his counterpart Virat Kohli at mid-off off Bumrah in the tenth over.



Seven balls later, Pandya dismissed Duminy in his first over, before landing the big wicket of de Villiers in the second. South Africa were reduced to 65/3 in 12.5 overs from 52/0 in 9.3. Amla and David Miller then resurrected the South African run chase by adding 62 for the fourth wicket. Miller (36 off 51 balls), while trying to increase the tempo, was clean bowled by Chahal in the 27th over.



But unlike at Wanderers, South African batsmen found it tough to negotiate India's wrist spinners - Yadav and Chahal. The spin duo gave away 100 runs in their 19.2 overs and took six wickets and along with Pandya, they squeezed the runs in the middle overs.

In the one end, Amla continued to keep South Africa in the hunt and scored his 35th ODI fifty off 72 balls, hitting three fours. Amla added 39 for the fifth wicket with Heinrich Klaasen, but his long vigil ended in an unfortunate way beaten by Pandya's direct hit. And it ended South Africa's hopes for a comeback in the match.



Earlier, after a series of dismal performances, scoring just 40 runs in first four ODIs, Rohit roared back to form and scored his 17th ODI hundred as India made 274/7 after sent in to bat. He smashed 11 fours and four sixes to score a classy 115 off 126 balls. Rohit added three crucial partnerships during his innings - 48 with Shikhar Dhawan, 105 with Virat Kohli and 60 with Shreyas Iyer. But his untimely wicket in the 43rd over stopped India from reaching 300-mark.

Pacer Lungi Nigidi triggered a late collapse for India as he took four wickets, including back-to-back wickets in the 43rd. India lost three of those wickets for just two runs and in 12 balls, all caught behind by wicketkeeper Heinrich Klaasen. Ngidi finished with figures of four for 51 in nine overs and restricted India to 55 runs in the final ten overs.

India openers gave India a good start with Dhawan and Rohit adding 48, before Kagiso Rabada got the better of the left-hander in the eighth over. Dhawan hit eight boundaries during his 34-run cameo off 23 balls.



Rohit and Kohli then maintained the early momentum and took India to 100-mark in 17.1 overs. After a cautious start, Rohit opened up by hitting two sixes, one each off Rabada and Ngidi, as he reached his first fifty (off 50 balls) of the series. While Rohit was scoring in good speed, Kohli was uncharacteristically slow hitting just one four in his first 52 balls. And the introduction of spinners, JP Duminy and Tabraiz Shamsi, also slowed down India's scoring rate in the middle overs.

Kohli was not in his elements and his second boundary, at third man, came in the 26th over. But soon, while trying to steal a quick run, a miscommunication between him and Rohit sent the India skipper back to the pavilion. Kohli scored 36 off 54 balls, which included just two boundaries, but added 105 for the second wicket with Rohit in 18.1 overs. It was the seventh time, Kohli and Rohit are involved in a run out and the current skipper was the victim in five occasions.



India lost another wicket to run out when Ajinkya Rahane (8) was sent back by Rohit while going for a quick single. With that, India lost two wickets for 23 runs in 6.2 overs. Along with young Iyer, Rohit stabilised the innings and reached his 17th hundred off 107 balls. The duo added a valuable 60 runs for the fourth wicket in 10.3 overs.

Then Ngidi scalped centurion Rohit and allrounder Hardik Pandya in consecutive balls, in a maiden 43rd over, to put a brake on India's run charge. Ngidi then removed Iyer (30) in his next over, before dismissing Dhoni (13) in the penultimate over of the match.


Brief scores: India 274/7 (Rohit Sharma 115; Lungi Ngidi 4/51) beat South Africa 201 all out (Hashim Amla 71; Kuldeep Yadav 4/57) by 73 runs

India vs South Africa, 5th ODI: Virat Kohli's Team India first to win an ODI series in SA

India vs South Africa, 5th ODI: Virat Kohli's Team India first to win an ODI series in SA


Rohit Sharma ended a personal South African hoodoo and set up a series win for India. The Mumbai batsman's115 was his first major innings in three tours of South Africa.

India captain Virat Kohli described his team's 73 runs win in the 5th ODI against South Africa as a "complete performance". The win enabled India to take a winning 4-1 lead in the six-match series, their first success in seven bilateral or multi-team series in South Africa. Kohli, however, vowed no let ups in the final ODI of the series. "We want to win 5-1 but there might be a scenario to give a few (other) guys a chance." Kohli said with the series won using only 12 of India's 17-man squad. "It's a wonderful feeling to have created some history. The guys really got stuck in, with the bat and the ball and in the field as well." Kohli said praising the effort of his team.
Rohit Sharma ended a personal South African hoodoo and set up a series win for India. The Mumbai batsman's 115 was his first major innings in three tours of South Africa.

South Africa's chances of overhauling India's 274 for seven plummeted when they lost their first three wickets inside the first 13 overs. Hardik Pandya struck crucial blows by dismissing JP Duminy and AB de Villiers.
Hashim Amla played a measured innings of 71 and shared partnerships of 62 with David Miller and 39 with Heinrich Klaasen. He was run out by a direct hit from Pandya, effectively ending the home team's hopes.
Indian wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal were effective on a slow pitch, taking four and two wickets respectively.
Rohit's 17th one-day international century ended a run of low scores in South Africa. In 19 previous innings across both Tests and one-day internationals, his previous highest score was 47 and he had scored only 249 runs at an average of 13.11.
He said he had ensured that he stayed in a good frame of mind despite not making big scores.
"I have been enjoying South Africa. It's a good place to play cricket. I knew I didn't have to change a lot and the runs would come," he said.
With the series won, using only 12 of India's 17-man squad, Kohli said: "We want to win 5-1 but there might be a scenario to give a few (other) guys a chance."
Although he was the mainstay of the innings, Sharma was at least partially complicit in two run-outs, both of which happened after he sent his batting partner back.
The first run-out accounted for captain Kohli, who made 36 -- his lowest score of the series -- in a second wicket stand of 105 with Rohit. Kohli called Sharma through for a risky single, then could not beat JP Duminy's direct hit at the bowler's end.
Ajinkya Rahane was the second run-out victim, playing a ball to mid-on and almost reaching the other end of the pitch before realizing Sharma was refusing a run.
Rohit hit 11 fours and four sixes in his 126-ball innings but should have been caught on 96 when Tabraiz Shamsi dropped a straightforward offering at third man off Kagiso Rabada.
Rohit's 17th one-day international century ended a run of low scores in South Africa. In 19 previous innings across both Tests and one-day internationals, his previous highest score was 47 and he had scored only 249 runs at an average of 13.11.

South Africa vs India, 2018: 5th ODI – Statistical Preview

South Africa vs India, 2018: 5th ODI – Statistical Preview

All the stats and numbers to be looked out ahead of the 5th ODI game.



South Africa kept their unbeaten record in the games they played with Pink Jersey to stay alive in the 6-match ODI series against India. The hosts are currently behind in the series by a 1-3 margin and will need to win both the remaining matches to draw the series. The return of  AB De Villiers will boost the South Africans in their process of 3-3 while the Indian wrist spinners will be looking to bounce back after having an off day in the Johannesburg ODI to help their team to seal the series.

All the stats and numbers to be looked out ahead of the 5th ODI game:

5 – Number of matches India played in Port Elizabeth in the ODI format losing in all of them. This is the only venue where India played more than two ODIs without winning a game.

5 – Number of consecutive ODI innings without a fifty-plus score for Rohit Sharma This is his longest ODI streak without a fifty-plus score in the last four years.
12 – Number of wickets for Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav in this series. No other spinner took more wickets in an ODI series in South Africa than these two.

80 – Ajinkya Rahane needs another 80 runs to complete 3000 runs in the ODI format. He scored 98 runs in the three innings he batted in this series.

87* – Virat Kohliscored an unbeaten 87 off 92 balls in a rain-affected ODI in 2011 at the Port Elizabeth. India lost the game which was decided by the DL method. It is also the highest individual by an Indian in their five ODIs at this venue.

266 – Highest team total in the last five ODI matches in Port Elizabeth. This is the 2nd lowest ‘highest total’ at a venue that hosted five and more ODIs since the start of 2012. South Africa lost three of those five matches.

598 – Number of catches by MS Dhoni in International cricket so far. He needs two more catches to become the 4th wicketkeeper with 600 catches in International cricket.

679 – Virat Kohli’s 679 runs across formats on this tour are the most for an Indian captain in an away tour and also the most for a visiting captain in a South Africa tour.

9954 – Runs MS Dhoni aggregated so far in the ODI format. He needs another 46 runs to complete 10000 ODI runs and become the 12th player and the 4th Indian to achieve the milestone.