Telangana99.com: South Africa won the one day series against India, in 5th ODI south africa beat India 214 runs, Chasing total of 438 runs, India just made 224 runs. Rahane 87 and Dhawan 60 runs.
In a series full of fluctuating fortunes, it was South Africa who held their nerve to emerge victorious. In fact, the visitors started on a good note by winning a humdinger in Kanpur. The hosts came from behind in Indore and overcame the Proteas. Fine performances from the pace duo of Morne Morkel and Rabada then put the Rainbow Nation back in the lead in Rajkot. Kohli’s splendid ton brought it back to parity in the sweltering heat of Chennai. It was the tourists though, who won in Mumbai and clinched the series 3-2.
If we look back at individual performances, de Villiers was in supreme touch. He notched up three hundreds. du Plessis was ultra-consistent. de Kock too was in prime form and ended up with two hundreds to his name. Rabada, Steyn, Tahir and Morkel were all among the wickets. As for India, Rohit Sharma was in stellar form in the first game. MS Dhoni played a pugnacious knock in Indore. Kohli came into his own with a well-measured century in the 4th ODI. Rahane was in good touch as well. Harbhajan Singh was the best of the bowlers on show for the home team
Among the Indian batsmen, Ajinkya Rahane showcased his fluid run-making ability by unfurling a series of shots. But he had too much to do. Once he fell, the glimmer of hope India had of making a match out of it was snuffed out. Kyle Abbott was good in his introductory spell. Kagiso Rabada again impressed and troubled all the Indian batsmen. He picked up four wickets. In short, South Africa registered a well-deserved win.