Team India is in its element winning most of the matches after losing the first two test matches to South Africa. This is Virat Kohli’s 7th win on an overseas tour after the winning spree started in the third test against South Africa. The victory march was temporarily stopped with Proteas winning the fourth match by D/L method. After that team India could achieve facile wins in the fifth and sixth ODIs and went on to win the first T-20 match by 28 runs. Kohli is having an experienced side, whereas South Africa was failing to have the bench strength to counter the winning onslaught of Indians. With three stars out of action, SA side is just reduced as push overs with no resistance to last 50 overs in ODI or put up a big score batting first. They could make first use of the wicket and failed to get scores below 200 and finish without much fight.
Jayanthy S. Maniam
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