Dhawan, in particular, quickly found the pace of the pitch to his liking and rushed to 34 off just 23 balls, including eight boundaries before he was caught on the square leg boundary by Andile Phehlukwayo off Kagiso Rabada. The one time India have played a non-subcontinental opponent in Harmanpreet's tenure, they were whitewashed 3-0 - at home that too - to West Indies in November 2016. The duo, who had batted so well until then, was involved in their seventh instance of a run out as a pair, with Kohli being caught well short to end his stay on 36. Complete miscommunication between the Mumbaikars on that occasion. And the trick worked as he scored his 17th ODI hundred against the Proteas at the expense of his captain! The right-hander brought up his milestone off the 107th delivery he faced.
All four of Harmanpreet's T20I half-centuries, including two unbeaten 60s in losing causes, have come when she has walked in with 10 or more overs left in the innings. The Mumbaikar has had a horror tour so far, failing in the two Tests and four ODIs he had played before this. In the process, Lungi Ngidi earned a career-best 4/51 in his nine overs.
"We wanted to bowl first as well".
"This obviously hurts the guys a hell of a lot so we're going to look to bounce back and at least end the one-day series on a positive note", South Africa captain Aiden Markram said. They did it with 15 balls still to be bowled. "Nevertheless, it will be a good wicket to play on throughout", Kohli said. We've heard that it's skidding on under lights and that's the reason we want to chase'. He added a crucial 60 runs for the fourth wicket with Shreyas Iyer (30, 37b, 2×4). When he was on 28, there was a tense moment as Heinrich Klaasen whipped the bails off, as Shamsi - playing this game in place of an injured Chris Morris - drew Kohli forward in the 23rd over.More news: Nigeria's Inflation Drops To 15.13 % In January - NBS
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As Kohli-led team created history of becoming the first Indian side to win a series in South Africa - across formats - something that Mohammed Azharuddin, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid or MS Dhoni - could not accomplish, he beamed at the post-match presentation. A victory in Port Elizabeth will ensure them their maiden ODI series triumph on the South African soil.
It was Jasprit Bumrah who dismissed the skipper to give India the first break through.
Hashim Amla made 71 to keep South Africa hoping, but he was run out by a tiny margin with a direct hit from Hardik Pandya at mid-off in the 35th over and South Africa capitulated after that.
Cape Town - A century from Rohit Sharma saw India to a respectable 274/7 after their allotted 50 overs in the 5th ODI at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth.