Team India with high-five series win against Proteas
Team India with high-five series win against Proteas


Team India beats South Africa by 8 wickets in the final encounter. It completed a crushing 5-1 series victory for India, who started the series second behind South Africa in the one-day rankings but finished as the undisputed number one side. It was skipper Virat Kohli who keeps boost himself against Proteas bowling line-up. The series was a personal triumph for Kohli, who hit three centuries and became the first player to score more than 500 runs in a bilateral series.

"You want to lead from the front with your performances," said Kohli. "When they come off so well, along with the effort of the whole team, it's very pleasing." The platform for Kohli was set by India's bowlers, who bowled out the hosts for a inferior 204. Fast bowler Shardul Thakur took advantage of his only start of the series to take four big wickets for 52 runs.

Indian skipper scored 129 not out to set a new record for the most runs in a six-match ODI series. Kohli reached his 35th ODI ton in just 82 balls, was dropped on 103 and India skipper finished with massive scores of 558 runs at an average of 186, easily eclipsing the previous mark of 491 runs achieved by teammate Rohit Sharma against Australia in the 2013-14 season.

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