Centurion: Virat Kohli slammed yet another hundred as Indian team defeated South Africa in the sixth and the final match of the one day series. India’s dominance has continued in the limited format of the game as an amalgam of young and experienced players led to a comprehensive series win in African soil after 25 years.
Disciplined bowling and unbeaten century by skipper Virat Kohli helped India outplay South Africa by eight wickets in the sixth and final One-day International (ODI) at the Supersport Park here on Friday.
After a disciplined performance by the bowlers which helped India restrict South Africa to a modest 204, Kohli (129 in 96 balls), who slammed his 35th ODI ton, anchored the innings perfectly and helped his team to wrap up the six match series 5-1.
After Indian openers were sent back to the pavilion inside 15 overs, Kohli along with middle-order batsmen Ajinkya Rahane (34 not out) forged a 126-run partnership for the third wicket to hand a comfortable victory.
Rohit Sharma (15) and Shikhar Dhawan (18) started the proceeding on a steady note but in the fourth over, pacer Lungi Ngidi dismissed the former with wicket-keeper Heinrich Klaasen taking a brilliant catch to make it 19/1.