HISTORY created! Men in Blue win first bilateral ODI series in SA

Feb 14 2018 09:08 AM
HISTORY created!  Men in Blue win first bilateral ODI series in SA

 

Indian Cricket team led by a rousing Virat Kohli created history by winning its first ever series across formats on the South African soil as they packed down South Africa by 73 runs in 5th ODI, thus taking an impregnable 4-1 lead in the six-match ODI series.

No Indian men's side from the time when they played in South Africa back in 1992, have ever succeeded to mark a series- win across any format. Men in Blue did win a one-off T20 match in 2006 -- their first ever shortest format although it was a single match experience.

Team Kohli achieved which neither among former Skippers like Mohammed Azharuddin, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid or Mahendra Singh Dhoni could achieve; Register a fully fledged series win in SA.

After low scores, Rohit Sharma scored ultimately mattered 115 ton so that in India's respectable total had been of 274 for 7 on a slow St George's Park wicket.

SA did put up a hard struggle before wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav (4/57 in 10 overs) and Yuzvendra Chahal (2/43 in 9.2 overs) found their postures following a rare off-day to polish off the lower-order in a tick.

Expressing greetings BCCI tweeted, “#TeamIndia's first bilateral ODI series win in South Africa! An unassailable 4-1 lead now with just one more to play”.

 

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