Port Elizabeth: Rohit Sharma’s century helped India wrap up the One-day International (ODI) series against hosts South Africa with a 73-run victory at St George’s Park on Tuesday.
India took an unassailable 4-1 lead in the six-match series as Rohit Sharma finally came good with the bat, scoring 115 after India were asked to bat first and amassed 274 for seven wickets in their 50 overs.
South Africa, who needed victory to keep alive their hopes of levelling the series, were all out for 201 in response.
India replace South Africa at the top of the International Cricket Council's ODI rankings. India's ODI series victory came after they lost 2-1 in the three Tests played between the two countries last month.
S. Dhawan c A. Phehlukwayo b K. Rabada 34
R. Sharma c H. Klaasen b L. Ngidi 115
Virat Kohli run out JP Duminy 36
A. Rahane run out 8
S. Iyer c H. Klaasen b L. Ngidi 30
H. Pandya c H. Klaasen b L. Ngidi 0
MS Dhoni c A. Markram b L. Ngidi 13
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (not out) 19
Kuldeep Yadav (not out) 2
Extras (b-1, lb-9, w-7) 17
Total (7 wkts, 50.0 overs) 274
Fall of wickets: 1-48, 2-153, 3-176, 4-236, 5-236, 6-238, 7-265.
Did not bat: J. Bumrah, Y. Chahal
Bowling: Morne Morkel 10-2-44-0; Kagiso Rabada 9-0-58-1; Lungi Ngidi 9-1-51-4; Andile Phehlukwayo 8-0-34-0; JP Duminy 4-0-29-0; Tabraiz Shamsi 10-0-48-0.
H. Amla run out 71
A. Markram c V. Kohli b J. Bumrah 32
JP Duminy c R. Sharma b H. Pandya 1
AB de Villiers c MS Dhoni b H. Pandya 6
D. Miller b Y. Chahal 36
H. Klaasen st MS Dhoni b K. Yadav 39
A. Phehlukwayo b K. Yadav 0
K. Rabada c Y. Chahal b K. Yadav 3
M. Morkel lbw Y. Chahal 1
T. Shamsi c H. Pandya b K. Yadav 0
Lungi Ngidi (not out) 4
Extras (lb-6, w-2) 8
Total (all out, 42.2 overs) 201
Fall of wickets: 1-52, 2-55, 3-65, 4-127, 5-166, 6-168, 7-196, 8-197, 9-197.
Bowling: Bhuvneshwar Kumar 7-0-43-0; Jasprit Bumrah 7-0-22-1; Hardik Pandya 9-0-30-2; Kuldeep Yadav 10-0-57-4; Yuzvendra Chahal 9.2-0-43-2.
Umpires: Shaun George, Ian Gould
Video umpire: Aleem Dar
Match Referee: Andrew Pycroft