Sharma ton helps India secure ODI series victory

India win maiden ODI at Port Elizabeth to clinch first-ever series in South Africa

Complete miscommunication between the Mumbaikars on that occasion.

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. Rohit more than made up with a fluent knock which saw its own action. The Mumbaikar has had a horror tour so far, failing in the two Tests and four ODIs he had played before this.

Rohit Sharma and Kuldeep Yadav were the stars of India's historic victory in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday, which signalled first ever bilateral ODI series win for the Indians on South African soil in 25 years. After making an impressive global debut in the Test series last month, the tall right-arm fast-bowler continued his good form with returns of four for 51 from his nine overs.

South Africa's stand-in captain Aiden Markram won the toss and opted to bowl against India in the fifth ODI of the six-match rubber at the St George's Park here on Tuesday.

"We wanted to bowl first as well". "It's a must-win game for them, we have the lead and the advantage so we would like to put some decent runs on the board for them to chase down".

India win maiden ODI at Port Elizabeth to clinch first-ever series in South Africa

While all of them are quick bowlers, with the exception of Phehlukwayo, and can lift the ball, they do not bring about variety that is needed on these kind of surfaces, which are good for batting. "It feels wonderful to create some history. But the ultimate priority is to win and we'll do anything we can to win", the Delhi batsman said.

South Africa Women: Dane van Niekerk (C), Marizanne Kapp, Trisha Chetty, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Sune Luus, Odine Kirsten, Mignon du Preez, Lizelle Lee, Chloe Tryon, Nadine de Klerk, Raisibe Ntozakhe, Moseline Daniels.

The hosts have made one change, as Tabraiz Shamsi replaces Chris Morris. Going in the fifth ODI, the Indian team is on the brink of making history as they are only a win away in clinching their maiden ODI series in South Africa. "There's still a lot of pride to play for now and we're gonna look to bounce back and end the series on a positive note".

The teams (from): India: Virat Kohli (Capt.), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, M.S. Dhoni (wk), Ajinkya Rahane, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur and Axar Patel. Seasoned opener Hashim Amla kept South Africa in the hunt with a 71 off 92 balls.

Sharma struck a classy 115 off 126 balls (11x4, 4x6) that set up India's winning total.


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