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Members of Team India celebrate a South African wicket in the fifth ODI on Tuesday. India won by 73 runs to clinch the series

The visitors now have an unassailable 4-1 lead, and will look to drive home their superiority with another victory at SuperSport Park, which will ensure that Virat Kohli's side maintain the No 1 ICC ODI ranking.

There was an opportunity to clinch the 2011 one-day series for the first time on South African soil, but India, led then by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, were thwarted by a Protean batting revival and rain later in the evening of January 21. With this win, India has also snatched number one chair from South Africa.

Kohli (393 runs) and Shikhar Dhawan (271 runs) have scored almost thrice the number of runs put together by the remaining batsmen (239) while other Indian batsman are struggling which is a cause of worry for the team management. India were cruising at 197/2 in 34 overs when lightning disrupted the play when Dhawan had just got to his 13th hundred.

In response, Aiden Markram and Hashim Amla got off to a good start scoring 52 for the first wicket before Markram departed for 32 off the bowling of Bumrah.

But his dismissal, for India's fourth wicket, precipitated a mini collapse as 21-year-old fast bowler Lungisani Ngidi took four wickets in quick succession to finish with figures of 4-51. Expressive as always on the field, he was a plethora of emotions as India registered a historic bilateral ODI series win over the Proteas. St George's Park in Port Elizabeth hasn't been a good hunting ground for the Indian team as the Men in Blue have lost all of their ODI matches in Port Elizabeth including a humiliating defeat against Kenya as well. It was riddled with fine shots, edged boundaries and more frustratingly for the dressing room - run outs of Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane. Eventually, it was Rohit Sharma's 115 which took India to 274-7.

Rohit's 17th one-day worldwide century ended a run of low scores in South Africa.

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Hardik Pandya was out the very first ball to Lungi Ngidi. Tabrez Shamsi, Kuldeep did not open the account and gave South Africa the ninth blow.

Ottis Gibson wants the Proteas to front up with a greater appetite for the fight as they attempt to salvage pride against India in Centurion on Friday night.

A cameo 39 from wicketkeeper Heinrich Klaasen, who had been the hero of South Africa's victory in the last match, could not stem the inevitable.

The match starts at 4:30 pm IST. Sony Ten 1 and Sony Ten 1 HD will provide the coverage live in English commentary.

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