Twitter erupts as Team India wins their first bilateral ODI series in South Africa

Team India led by Virat Kohli clinched the ongoing six-match ODI series against South Africa by registering a thumping 73-run victory in the fifth ODI at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth on Tuesday.

Earlier, South Africa stand-in Proteas skipper Aiden Markram won the toss and elected to bowl. At first, India’s opening duo of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan forged a 48-run stand before Rohit shared a 105-run partnership for the second wicket with skipper Virat Kohli.


Just like the last two ODIs, Team India experienced yet another collapse in the middle order with Ajinkya Rahane and Hardik Pandya falling in quick succession.

Struggling for form throughout the South Africa tour, Rohit Sharma was the stand out batsman for India, scoring his 17th ODI century (115 off 126 balls) with the help of 11 fours and 4 sixes. Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s 20-ball 19 at the last stage propelled the visitors to a decent total of 274/7 in their 50 overs.

In reply, the Proteas batsmen once again struggled against the Indian wrist spinners. The duo of Kuldeep and Chahal claimed 6 wickets while bowling in tandem as the hosts got bundled out for 201 in 42.2 overs and consequently handed India their maiden bilateral ODI series victory on the South African soil.


Seeing yet another stellar show from the Men in Blue in South Africa, Twitteratis were in full of praise for Virat Kohli & Co.

Here are some of the best Twitter reactions:

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