SA vs IND, 6th ODI: Twitter Goes Berserk As Virat Kohli's Century Powers India To Thumping Win
Captain Kohli led from the front again (Credits: BCCI)

Red-hot Virat Kohli continued making merry with the bat to lead India to a crushing eight-wicket win over South Africa in the sixth One-Day International. The India skipper scored 129 as the Men in Blue clinched the six-match series 5-1.

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Chasing a modest 205, India were off to a shaky start. Last match’s centurion Rohit Sharma was dismissed by Lungi Ngidi for just 15. Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli then steadied the nerves with a 61-run stand. The stand was broken when Dhawan was sent back by Ngidi for 18.

The dismissal, however, did not affect India’s momentum at all. Kohli never looked at discomfort and scored runs at will. The India skipper reached his fifty off just 36 balls while Ajinkya Rahane looked more than happy to play the second fiddle.

It was a one-man show as Kohli enthralled the cricketing world once again with a gem of an innings. The 29-year old went on to score his 35th ODI century in just 82 balls. It was also Kohli’s third century in the series. The win was a mere formality from there on and the tourists eventually reached the target in the 33rd over.

Earlier in the day, the hosts failed to deliver with the bat in the series once again. Openers Hashim Amla and Aiden Markram were back in the hut with only 43 runs on the board.

AB de Villiers and Khaya Zondo then steadied the ship with a good partnership. But before they could lay the platform for a good total, Yuzvendra Chahal broke the 62-run stand by castling de Villiers.

De Villiers’ dismissal derailed the hosts’ innings as they kept on losing wickets at regular intervals. Zondo (54) was holding firm from one end but lack of support from the other did not let the hosts challenge the tourists. Heinrich Klaasen (22), Farhaan Behardien (1) and Chris Morris failed to contribute much as India kept the hosts under check throughout the innings. The Proteas were eventually all out for 204.

Here is how Twitter reacted to the innings:

 

https://twitter.com/rashi_kakkar/status/964548285158404096

 

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