SA v IND 2018: Virat Kohli aiming for a 5-1 series win over Proteas

India have already won the series, their first ever in South Africa.

Virat Kohli with Ravi Shastri | GETTY

Indian team is heading towards a perfect revenge of the Test series loss against South Africa. India had lost the series 2-1 and were looking under pressure before limited over series. 

Virat Kohli led Team India has now won the ODI series with 4-1 and skipper Kohli has warned the hosts of another defeat. India thrashed the Proteas in fifth ODI with a margin of 73 runs at St. George’s Park in Port Elizabeth.

Kohli said that the boys want to make it 5-1. “Very pleased. Another convincing win for us and I thought the guys really got stuck in, with the bat, with the ball and on the field as well. It was a complete performance from us which was important to put together after the last game.

"Only one team had the pressure of losing the series right from the start and that was South Africa. We knew that a few mistakes and we'd be right back in the game. Right from the third Test in Jo'burg it has been a great time for us. We've been playing some really good cricket and it has been a collective effort from the team-mates, the support staff and everybody; feels wonderful to be 4-1 up."

“When three guys at the top are playing well and scoring consistently, every now and then you get an opportunity where you might not click, and when this series is wrapped up we'll look to think about what we can do to improve and strengthen as we move forward. Every team has a vision of the 2019 World Cup and that's what we need to plan for, but for now 4-1 seems great and we'll look to wrap it up well. We want to win 5-1 for sure, that doesn't change, but there'll be a chance for others to step in as well. The first priority is to win and we'll do anything to do that again.”

India were relieved to see their opener Rohit Sharma back in form as he hit his 17th ODI ton. The Indian openers -- first time in the series-- gave a cracking start to the team.


By Sihyeu Singh - 14 Feb, 2018

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