India have cemented their number-one ranking in the ICC ODI team rankings after victory in Tuesday’s match in Port Elizabeth, which confirmed that they will finish the series on top of the table irrespective of how the final match in Centurion pans out.
Rohit Sharma hit his 17th career ODI century to set India up for a 73-run victory in the fifth ODI in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday and an historic 4-1 series victory with one match still to be played in Centurion on Friday.
India great Sunil Gavaskar slammed leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal for the no-ball that he bowled to David Miller in South Africa’s five-wicket victory at the Wanderers on Saturday, saying it was the turning point in the game.
India spinner Yuzvendra Chahal says he and fellow wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav are only thinking about taking wickets after the duo completed yet another impressive performance against South Africa in the second ODI in Centurion on Sunday.
South Africa were humiliated by the mighty India at Centurion on Sunday where the visitors claimed a massive nine-wicket victory to take a two-nil lead in the six-match ODI series after bowling the Proteas out for a miserable 118 runs, which they went on to chase in just more than 20 overs.
India captain Virat Kohli has praised the contribution of his bowling attack, especially spin duo Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, as the visitors beat South Africa by six wickets in the first ODI in Durban on Thursday.