New Delhi [India], Feb 14: Men in Blue written history on Tuesday after they claimed their first ODI series win against Proteas in South Africa after beating the hosts by 73 runs in the fourth ODI of six-match series in Port Elizabeth.
After skipper Virat Kohli and co set up a target of 275 for the Proteas to chase, the hosts were bundled out for a modest 201 with the duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav rocking the opposition batting. The Indian wrist spinner duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal has been instrumental in their team's historic first-ever One-day International (ODI) bilateral series victory over South Africa in that country. The Virat Kohli-led team, after easing past the South Africans by 73 runs in the fifth ODI, not only have an unassailable 4-1 lead in the series but also sit atop of the ICC ODI team rankings. The Indian spin duo has shared 30 wickets between them so far. Chahal, taking his chemistry with Kuldeep a step further, took to Twitter and uploaded a photo, renaming themselves 'Kulcha’
While Port Elizabeth in the past hasn't been a favourable ground for the Indian side, this year's Indian team proved otherwise as they completely outclassed the home side. The spin twins also broke the record for most number of wickets by an overseas spinner in a bilateral ODI series in South Africa, surpassing West Indies all-rounder Keith Arthurton's 12 wickets in 1998-99. Chahal was the first to achieve the feat when he claimed his 13th wicket in the form of David Miller, Kuldeep (16 wickets) followed suit as he ended the match with figures of four wickets for 57 runs.
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