4th ODI: South Africa beat India by 5 wickets
(3 months ago)
Johannesburg [South Africa] Feb. 11 : South Africa today won the fourth One Day International (ODI) of the six-match series beating India by 5 wickets at the Wanderers here, where the latter is leading the series by 3-1.
A stupendous partnership of 72 off 42 between David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen, made South Africa bag the victory.
Contribution of Ab de Villiers and Andile Phehlukwayo with respective scores of 26 and 23 hugely helped this victory.
When the match finally resumed after the rain, South Africa was chasing a revised target of 202 in 28 overs against India.
Earlier, India had set a 290-run target for South Africa with the help of Shikhar Dhawan's 13th hundred.
Opting to bat first, India lost opener Rohit Sharma on just 5, once again becoming the victim of Kagiso Rabada.
Skipper Virat Kohli, who has scored two hundreds and one fifty in the series, then added valuable 158 runs along with Dhawan. He smashed a six and seven fours in his 75-run score from 83 balls.
As India piled up runs at the scoreboard, Dhawan hit his 13th hundred in his 100th ODI appearance to become the first Indian to do so.
Dhawan struck the ton off 99 balls, which included two sixes and ten fours.
Dhoni remained unbeaten on 42 to take India to 289 in 50 overs.
For South Africa, Rabada and Lungi Ngidi claimed two wickets each while Morkel and Chris Morris shared one wicket each.