Rohit’s Century, and wrist spinners magic seal series-win against South Africa
Posted February 14, 2018, 12:57 pm at 12:57
If there is one India batsman who is delighted more than anyone last evening in South Africa, it is Rohit Sharma. After a poor show in the test series, and in the last 4 ODIs, Rohit has become the target of Twitter trolls and hard editorials. Many people questioned his ability to score quick runs on overseas pitches; that is fast, bouncy and have some movement for the quickies. By scoring a century, he not answered his bullies, but also came up with a series-winning knock. After being put into bat, India scored 274 for 5 in their 50 overs. Despite having a great start, the middle order once again failed to keep up with the tempo and failed when tried to increase the scoring rate.
South Africa had a good start with the 50-run opening stand between Markram and Amla. In a span of 19 balls, South Africa lost 3 wickets (Markram, JP Duminy, and AB de Villiers) for just 13 balls.
DA Miller and Amla steadied the ship for a while. Things looked even between both the team when SA was at 127 for 3 in 27th over. From there, the Proteas lost wickets at regular intervals. In the 42nd over bowled by Kuldeep, the wrist spinner took 3 wickets, including Klaasen, as the 8th wicket, bringing South Africa hopes to an end. South Africa was all-out for 201 runs in 42.2 overs.
India won the Momentum ODI Series with 4-1, with last ODI to be played on February 16th. This is the first series win for India across all formats in South Africa.
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