India clinch maiden series win in South Africa

After over 25 years of touring South Africa, an Indian cricket team has managed to beat South Africa in an ODI series.

After victories in Durban (by six wickets), Centurion (by nine wickets) and Cape Town (by 124 runs), India were beaten on Saturday in a rain-hit fourth ODI, but stormed back to claim the series with a 73-run victory over South Africa at Port Elizabeth.

Virat thus became the first Indian captain to win an ODI series in South Africa. His contributions have been exemplary – 429 runs in five innings, with two centuries and a half-century.

Leading the bowling and totally flummoxing South Africa’s batsmen in four of five matches have been the wrist-spinning pair of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal with 16 and 14 wickets respectively.

(Agencies)

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