India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli’s men reach Port Elizabeth to traditional welcome

Team India have tasted quite a lot of success on their tour of South Africa which is why the players are still in an upbeat mood despite losing the fourth ODI at Johannesburg on Sunday.

Virat Kohli and Co. looked quite relaxed as they reached their hotel in Port Elizabeth today where they were welcomed by a traditional song and dance performance.

The players have had quite a good time in the rainbow nation so far with their family and friends. Jungle safaris, street walks and sightseeing have been part of their itinerary in between the matches.

And the team also has good reason to be cheerful after beating South Africa in the third Test and then they won the first three matches in the ongoing ODI series.

The Men in Blue lost the rain-curtailed fourth ODI at the New Wanders stadium by 5 wickets via DLS method with Heinrich Klaasen and David Millers finally finding some form with the bat for the Proteas.

South Africa continued their perfect record in Pink ODIs, registering their sixth consecutive victory in the jersey.

India opener Shikhar Dhawan scored a century in his 100th One-Day International but scintillating South Africa claimed a five-wicket Duckworth-Lewis victory in a thrilling rain-curtailed clash at the Wanderers.

Dhawan’s brilliant 109 from 105 balls lifted India to 289 for seven in their 50 overs, but after rain intervened in the contest, South Africa were left chasing 202 from 28 overs, a target they passed with 15 balls to spare to stay alive in the six-match series.

The home side had previously had to battle against India’s wrist-spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal in the series, but tore into them with a vicious assault that yielded 119 runs in just 11.3 overs to ease them past their victory target.

India lead the series 3-1 heading into the fifth match, to be played in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday.

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