India vs South Africa 5th ODI: India win historic ODI series in South Africa

India vs South Africa 5th ODI: India win historic ODI series in South Africa

India win fifth ODI by 73 runs and seal first ever series win in South Africa.

India beat South Africa by 73 runs in the fifth ODI. With this win, India have sealed a 4-1 lead in the six-match series, thus confirming a first-ever ODI series win in a bilateral series in South Africa. Rohit Sharma, who has had a rather terrible tour so far, came good with a century but India went through a mini-collapse towards the end and ended up putting 274 for South Africa to chase. Though the Proteas looked like they could take the image in pockets, they never really got their chase together and ended up being dismissed for 201. Kuldeep Yadav took four wickets. (Source: BCCI)

Rohit Sharma scored 115 and shared crucial partnerships with Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli. (Source: AP)

Sharma was also partly responsible for Kohli and Rahane not being able to make a bigger impact on the Indian scorecard with two rather clumsy run outs. (Source: BCCI)

Lungi Ngidi was the one who brought Rohit's innings to an end. Ngidi went on to take three more wickets. (Source: BCCI)

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South Africa got off to a solid start with Hashim Amla and captain Aiden Markram putting up a 52-run partnership. Amla would turn out to be the chief source of resistance for South Africa. He scored 71 off 92. (Source: AP)

Hardik Pandya took the wickets of JP Duminy and AB De Villiers to bring India into the game. (Source: BCCI)

After that, it was the wrist-spin shpw. Chahal took two wickets towards the end of the match while Kuldeep took four, three of which came within one disastrous over for South Africa. (Source: BCCI)