Proteas inflict huge defeat on India, clinch ODI series


Newsgram Staff Writer

Mumbai: Powered by centuries from Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers and Quinton de Kock, South Africa registered a mammoth 214-run win over India in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) match at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday to clinch the series 3-2.

While Faf du Plessis struck 133 off 115 balls, de Villiers smashed 119 off 61, and opener de Kock hit 109 off 87 balls to put the visitors in the driving seat in decider to set up a massive total of 438/4 in the stipulated 50 overs.

Rahane’s 58-ball 87 and 59-ball 60 from Shikhar Dhawan were the only notable contributions as India managed 224 in 35.5 overs.

Young pacer Kagiso Rabada (4-41) and experienced seamer Dale Steyn (3-38) were also pivotal in the huge victory.

(With inputs from IANS)