Kohli ton leads India to eight-wicket rout of South Africa

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Kohli ton leads India to eight-wicket rout of South Africa

Captain Virat Kohli smashed his 35th ODI century on Friday as India stormed to a comprehensive eight-wicket win over South Africa in the sixth and final match to take the series 5-1.

The Indian skipper was at his brutal best, finding boundaries with relative ease and stitching – first, a 61-run partnership with Shikhar Dhawan and then an unbeaten 121-run partnership with Ajinkya Rahane.

India lost Rohit Sharma early and at one moment it did seem as if we might finally have a contest in our hands.

But Kohli had other plans, as he went for the weakened South African bowling, who were without their star pacer Kagiso Rabada. Ngidi was the only shining light for the home team, picking up two wickets.

Kohli also broke records, including highest runs scored by a batsman in a bilateral series, highest runs scored by a captain in ODI series and also highest runs scored against South Africa.

Kohli finished on 129 not out as India reached their target in the 33rd over after South Africa had been dismissed for just 204.

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