India clinch maiden series win in South Africa; win 5th ODI by 73 runs

Team India created history as they clinched their first ever bilateral ODI series win on South African soil by beating Proteas by 73 runs in the fifth  ODI at St George’s Park yesterday. India wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal wrecked havoc as the South Africans were skittled for 201 in 42.2 overs after India had posted 274 for seven.

No Indian men’s side since its first tour in South Africa back in 1992 has ever won a series across any format. The team under Kohli achieved which neither Azharuddin, Tendulkar, Ganguly, Dravid or Dhoni could ever accomplish – win a full fledged series in the Rainbow Nation.

India will play their sixth and final ODI on Friday at SuperSport Park in Centurion.

Earlier, opener Rohit Sharma scored his maiden century on South African soil as India posted 274 for seven.