India register first-ever ODI Series win in South Africa

India jump to top position

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Kohli is likely to go with the same playing XI, as Kedar Jadhav continues to struggle with a hamstring injury. "Had fun in the middle and it is always a good feeling when you score a hundred and your team wins the match", Rohit said.

India's Port Elizabeth record is up against them.

When one looks at the Test series, it is surely disappointing as India had the best chance to win in South Africa this time. Kohli did that with two of his hundreds while Dhawan was the anchor around whom the batting revolved in Johannesburg. On Tuesday, he nearly doubled that at St. George's Park. With the ball nipping around under overcast skies, there was a rationale behind a circumspect beginning. Bumrah bowled a peach of a delivery to Hashim Amla as the ball came in sharply to miss the opener's bat and hit the pad before going straight into the wicketkeeper's gloves. There was a slow start as he sussed out the conditions. The South Africans leveled the series 2-2.

In-form Shikhar Dhawan however stroked his way to 34 off 23 balls, with eight boundaries.

On the tour so far, Rohit had tallied 118 runs in eight innings across two Tests and four ODIs.On Tuesday, he nearly doubled that at St. George's Park. In fact, in his short innings', Rohit has even looked authoritative. They lead 3-1 after winning the first match in Durban by six wickets, the second in Centurion by nine wickets and the third in Cape Town by 124 runs. But a close call was decided in the batsman's favour by Aleem Dar, but Kohli's luck ran out soon. India hasn't been regular visitors to South Africa for ODI series, but had waited since 1992 to win one here.

"A lot of credit must go to India‚" he said.

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"It augurs well for the team". In the last game, they had played Chris Morris, making it a five-pronged pace attack. It's been the hallmark of our team that once you get in, you make it count at the top 3. They waited for more than 25 years to achieve the glory. We knew that a few mistakes and we'd be right back in the game. The hosts were helped by some lower order hitting from Johan Botha (44 off 59 balls) and Robin Petersen (31 off 35 balls).

India have suffered a big blow as fast bowler Jhulan Goswami has been ruled out of the series with a foot injury.

Earlier, Rohit notched up his 17th ODI century. In Port Elizabeth, it came down to millimetres again on a stumping decision.

"To be bowled out in 42 overs is very disappointing from a batting point of view".

At 203/3 in the 36th over, India were well set for a score of close to or over 300.

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