India proved too strong for South Africa as the Virat Kohli-led side won the fifth ODI by 73 runs to seal their first-ever series win in South Africa.
Batting first, Rohit Sharma finally came good in the six-ODI series as he scored his 17th century to help India cross the 200-run mark for the first time at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday.
The opener’s solid 115 at the top, which though had an element of luck as he was dropped three short of the milestone, took India to 236 from where the lower order huffed and puffed, dragging the visitors to 274/7 in 50 overs.
South African pacer Lungi Ngidi took four wickets for 51 runs to be the hosts’ best bowler. In reply, South Africa were out for 201. Kuldeep Yadav took four wickets for 57 runs. Follow highlights and full cricket score of the fifth ODI between India vs South Africa here.