Hindustan Times – To call India’s one-day international series win against South Africa historic will be no exaggeration.
- To call India’s one-day international series win against South Africa historic will be no exaggeration.
- This is the first time that India has won a bilateral series in South Africa.
- The victories were crushing; India emphatically dominated the series (but for one rain-curtailed match in which, as the fielding side after the interruptions, conditions made it hard for the bowlers to grip the ball); and the measure of India’s control over the proceedings is evident from the 4-1 score line with one game still left to play.
- They have accounted for 30 of the 41 wickets India have taken in the five games of the series.
- But what most leaves the lingering aftertaste of feeling underwhelmed is that, had Kohli not been stubborn and misguided, had he got his team selection right in the Test series before this, had he not dropped Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the second Test and Ajinkya Rahane in the first two Tests, India might have won the Test series.