India wins a series for the first time in South Africa

India wins a series for the first time in South Africa

India has won a ODI  series for the first time in South Africa as  Shikhar Dhawan and  Rohit  got off to a good start for India after a slow beginning. Dhawan was the first to leave for a well-made 34. In form Virat Kohli came in the middle to join Rohit and the two put together 105 for a good partnership.

India was 236/3 in the 43rd over when Ngidi had  a double strike - Rohit and Pandya were out  in successive deliveries. Then he dismissed Shreyas Iyer in his next. With the pitch slowing down, big shots became hard to find for India.  Eventually India ended up with 276.

To  win 277, South Africa had started well with Aiden Markram and Hashim Amla, who made 52 runs for the first wicket partnership . Jasprit Bumrah then got the breakthrough for  India, removing Captain Markram. Hardik Pandya made a double strike and quickly removed JP Duminy and AB de Villiers.  The rest of the South African batsmen were not up to facing the spinning twins and India emerged   a deserving winner.