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India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli, spinners shine in Chennai, India level series

Virat Kohli scored an ODI hundred after eight months to help India post 299/6 which was ably defended by the bowlers giving India a series levelling win in Chennai.

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South Africa, leading the five-match series 2-1, locked horns with India in the 4th ODI. Electing to bat first, India were reduced to 36/2. (Source: AP)

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Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane then struck a 104-run partnership for the third wicket to bail India out of trouble before the latter was out for 45. (Source: AP)

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Virat Kohli continued his good run scored a ODI hundred after eight months. Kohli was playing in a different on Wednesday in Chennai. (Source: PTI)

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Suresh Raina, who had scores of 3, 0, 0 in the series so far, scored a brilliant 53 on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters)

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Virat Kohli was out in the 45th over after scoring 138 runs. He, with Ajinkya Rahane and Suresh Raina had set a good platform for India to post a big total. (Source: PTI)

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South Africa pulled things back in the last five overs and gave away only 29 runs in the last five overs and picking up 4 wickets. In the end, even MS Dhoni could not produce big shots and India managed only 299/8. (Source: PTI)

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South Africa's chase began on a brisk note with Quinton de Kock attacking the bowlers. But on the other end, Hashim Amla once again fell cheaply. Harbhajan Singh then had De Kock caught at slips to put a break on South Africa's scoring rate. (Source: AP)

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India spinners always had the batsmen in trouble. After Harbhajan Singh, Axar Patel dismissed Faf du Plessis. (Source: Reuters)

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Harbhajan Singh came back and dismissed David Millers and then Amit Mishra had Farhaan Behardien LBW to break South Africa's backbone. (Source: Reuters)

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AB de Villiers, on the other end, was playing with ease. He made the Chepauk pitch look like batting paradise while other batsmen struggled. (Source: Reuters)

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AB de Villiers always kept South Africa in the hunt and complete a 98-ball 100 as well. Bhuvneshwar Kumar ended his 112-run innings to finally give India a win. (Source: Reuters)

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MS Dhoni took the stump with him after India beat South Africa by 35 runs to level the series 2-2. Dhoni handed the stump to Virat Kohli, who was awarded the man-of-the-match. (Source: PTI)

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