Virat Kohli slammed an unbeaten 129-run knock off 96 deliveries after a four-wicket haul from Shardul Thakur as India chased down 205 runs against South Africa with ease in 32.1 overs with eight wickets in hand in the sixth and final One-Day International in Centurion to complete a 5-1 series victory.
When Team India boarded the flight for South Africa, they must have had plans to create history. Their hope was substantiated when Bhuvneshwar Kumar ran through the South African top order in the first Test. But consecutive defeats soured the spirits of the Indian cricket fans.
The International Cricket Council has handed a 15 percent of match fee fine to South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada following a misconduct in the recently concluded fifth One-Day International against India in Port Elizabeth.
Rohit Sharma slammed his maiden century in South Africa while Kuldeep Yadav followed it with a four-wicket haul as India went on to defeat Proteas by 73 runs in the fourth One-Day International in Port Elizabeth to register a 4-1 series victory.
Mithali Raj scored an unbeaten half-century as India Women chased down 165 runs in 18.5 overs with seven wickets in hand in the first Twenty20 International in Potchefstroom to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
On the eve of the 4th ODI, the coaches and captains of both teams met. Pleasantries were exchanged and hands shaken. Kohli assured his RCB teammate that his team would pay a tribute to de Villiers in his comeback match. A bond was signed to keep the series alive.
The International Cricket Council has announced a 10 percent fine of match fees for the South African players following their poor over-rate in the recently concluded fourth One-Day International against India in Johannesburg.
Mignon du Preez scored an unbeaten 90 as South Africa Women chased down 241 runs in the final over with seven wickets in hand in the third and final One-Day International against India in Potchefstroom.
Heinrich Klaasen and Andile Phehlukwayo played blistering knocks at the end to help South Africa chase down the revised target of 202 runs from 28 overs with five wickets and 15 deliveries in hand in the fourth One-Day International against India in Johannesburg to keep their chances alive in the series which is poised 3-1 in favour of the visitors.