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 ODI to take a 4-1 lead in the six-match series
- India bowlers, led by Kuldeep Yadav (4/57), bundle out South Africa for 201
- Rohit Sharma scored his 17th ODI hundred to help India post 274/7
NEW DELHI: 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.
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.