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5th ODI: India Thrash SA To Seal The Series

Port Elizabeth (February 13, 2018): India Beat SA by 73 runs to seal the series at St George’s Park Cricket Ground on Tuesday.

South Africa struggled against the Indian bowling attack as they bowled out on 201 while chasing the target of 275 in 42.2 overs. Hashim Amla was leading scorer for South African batting with 71 runs.

Kuldeep Yadav starred with bowl by sending 4 batsmen to the pavilion.

Earlier, Indian hit-man Rohit Sharma smashed 115 (126), whereas the star of the tournament, Indian skipper Virat Kohli got run out for 36 in 54 balls. Shikhar Dhawan made 34; Shreyas Iyer scored 30 of 37 balls.Ajankya Rahane contributed 8 runs while wicketkeeper Batsman Dhoni added only 13 runs in the total.

All-rounder Hardik Pandya went for duck whereas the lower order batsmen Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadaw remained not out for 19* and 2*.

South African bowler Lungi Ngidi disturbed Indian batting line in his spells by getting 4 wickets in 9 Overs. Young fast bowler Kagiso Rabada sent 1 Indian batsman to the pavilion.Earlier, Protease won the toss and elected to bowl against dominant India. South African bowlers get successful in restricting India on a moderate total.

India are leading the series with 4-1.

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