India vs South Africa Final Scorecard & Match Result - 5th ODI Match

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There was an opportunity to clinch the 2011 one-day series for the first time on South African soil, but India, led then by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, were thwarted by a Protean batting revival and rain later in the evening of January 21.

After winning the toss, South Africa put India to bat.

In his next over he claimed the wicket of the unsafe Shreyas Iyer, caught behind by Heinrich Klaasen for 30, leaving India on 240/6 with 5 overs left in their innings.

The top three of Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Kohli contributed four centuries, three half-centuries and almost 900 runs between them in the five games.

Rohit was named Man of the Match, and said: "A long time coming, had a good time in the middle".

The match seemed in balance when Amla and Aiden Markram were putting on 52 runs for the opening wicket in just 9.4 overs, but Jasprit Bumrah made the breakthrough, getting the South African captain to toe-end a ball to mid-on. The squad: JP Duminy (C), Farhaan Behardien, Junior Dala, AB de Villiers, Reeza Hendricks, Christiaan Jonker, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Chris Morris, Dane Paterson, Aaron Phangiso, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Jon-Jon Smuts.

Indian wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal were effective on a slow pitch, taking four and two wickets respectively.

If India win the series 5-1, they will finish on 123 points, while South Africa will end on 117 points. Virat Kohli celebrated with others by pumping fists.

It was required because the visitors also suffered a mini-collapse, losing four wickets for 29 runs. Rohit's 115 (off 126 balls) carried India to 274 for 7, a total they looked likely to exceed before Lungi Ngidi burst through with four wickets in the last eight overs, including Rohit's.

In fact, in five previous ODI outings in Port Elizabeth, India have never scored 200 runs here as 176 against South Africa in October 2001 is their highest total yet.

All-rounder Hardik Pandya has been having a poor run ever since the first innings of the first Test in the Rainbow Nation.

"The form of Rohit Sharma is a big concern and so is the strike rate and consistency of Dhoni and Pandya".

"I knew I don't have to change a lot and the runs will come".

India ended on 274/7, a few shy of where they perhaps thought they would end up, largely thanks to Ngidi's heroics.

The two teams will then contest in a three-match T20 series, beginning February 18. This makes this venue a fortress for South Africa.

The match starts at 4:30 pm IST.

Live telecast: The match can be seen live on Sony Ten 1 (English commentary) and Sony Ten 3 (Hindi commentary).

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