Run chase, set a target, tough conditions there is always one name in common in all these conditions and that is Virat Kohli.
South Africa is always testing for all visiting teams. India is far better ODI team as compared to other and the result of first three ODIs of the series tell you this story.
The third ODI of the series won by India by 124 runs and Virat Kohli is the man who scripts this famous win for India with his brilliant 160 not out.
South Africa won the toss and decided to bowl first. Start for India was not so good as Rohit Sharma gone for zero in the first over of the inning. Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan then hold both ends and start scoring runs and put on 140 runs partnership for the second wicket. Dhawan then dismissed by Duminy. After Dhawan, India loses 4 wickets in quick time but Virat Kohli holds the other end and it was he because of which India go past 300 runs mark.
Chasing 300 plus score is always difficult especially in South Africa. Indian spinners once again proved their worth in the match. Both Chahal and Kuldeep take 4 wickets each and South Africa bowled out on 179 runs.
Virat Kohli also happy with his performance,”I knew I had to come in and get stuck in for us to give ourselves a good chance. I take that kind of mentality into every game. Another pleasing day, individually and as a team as well.”
This was also the first time India won three matches in a series against South Africa in South Africa.
Now one thing is sure that India did not lose the series as they are 3-0 up in the 6 match series.