Indian Cricket Team created history last night when defeated by 73 runs in the fifth ODI match which was played at Port Elizabeth. By winning the match they wrapped up the series 4 -1 in the six-match series and by winning their first ever ODI series in South Africa. In all the last encounter India has lost the series to for the home side. With this victory India would remain on top of the ODI rankings.
In this series Wrist spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have been lethal throughout the series and it was the pair who got the goods for India. Rohit Sharma once again came to India defence and went on to score 115 off 126 balls. MS Dhoni’s 17-ball 42 and Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s 20-ball 19 at the last stage propelled the visitors to a decent total of 274/7 in their 50 overs.
In reply, the Proteas batsmen once again got found out against the Indian wrist spinners. The duo of Kuldeep and Chahal claimed 6 wickets while bowling in tandem as the hosts got bundled out for 201 in 42.2 overs and consequently handed India their maiden bilateral ODI series victory on South African soil.
Seeing yet another stellar show from the Men in Blue, Twitteratis were in full of praise for Virat Kohli and company. Here are some of the tweets lauding India’s maiden ODI series win in South Africa:
T 2614 – BADUMMBA !! India wins ODI series in SoAf.. outplays, outsmarts, outshines South Africa .. creates history .. silences bias critics and commentators .. You are just a SUPERIOR TEAM ! CONGRATULATIONS to the men in blue .. मार मार के नीला कर दिया साउथ अफ़्रीका को pic.twitter.com/S2yTbOclHh
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) February 13, 2018
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) February 13, 2018
— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) February 13, 2018
— Manveer Gurjar (@imanveergurjar) February 13, 2018
— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) February 13, 2018
Man of the Match… Well deserved Rohit Sharma.. Our black Horse.. People made joke for him.. But he proved with his last laugh.. Way to go @ImRo45
Himmat Karne waalon ki Kabhi Haar Nahin hoti..@imkuldeep18 Kuldeep you are future of 🇮🇳 Crick team. 🤘#IndVSA#RjAlok
— RJ ALOK (@OYERJALOK) February 13, 2018
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) February 13, 2018