India wrap up South Africa ODI series 5-1
Its all about being the correct zone with positive people all around you", is what the winning captain said in his post match interview. "No bigger honour than captaining the Indian side and giving it the status it deserves", he added.
Shardul Thakur was the catalyst today as India captured the South African ODI series trophy, winning it emphatically 5-1. The 8 wicket win against South African in the final ODI today has wrapped up a wonderful series for the number one cricket team in the world.
To go to South Africa and win a One Day series is what no Indian cricket side has done till date.
Lets look at the winning sequence:
However, this time it was a welcome and pleasant surprise as the Indian bowlers performed in the most unlikely platforms, that of South African wickets. Both the seamers and more so the spinners contributed in ripping the South African cricketing side apart from. Two of the young spinners with this being their first visit to the South African pitches.
Virat Kohli: 3 hundreds, 551 runs in the series – VIRAT KOHLI (Man of the final match and Man of the Series). “Its all about being the correct zone with positive people all around you”, is what the winning captain said in his post match interview. “No bigger honour than captaining the Indian side and giving it the status it deserves”, he added.
Clever bowling by the Indian feeders is what the audience witnessed and the following figures speak for themselves as Indian bowling performs on foreign soil – as foreign as South African pitches:
The big game changers for India have been the bowlers, with Bumrah and the spinners leading from the front and enabling to set up platforms for the champions of the bat to perform and add runs, fifties and centuries to their kitty.
Hats off to the Indian cricket team – with the Dronacharya standing behind the stumps, telling the bowlers what to do, batsmen by batsmen.