This was India's first ever bilateral series win in South Africa © AFP
This was India’s first ever bilateral series win in South Africa © AFP

India clinched the fifth ODI against South Africa by 73 runs to win the six-match series 4-1. This was India’s first bilateral ODI series win in South Africa. With this win they have also cemented their place at No.1 spot in ICC ODI Team Rankings. India needed to win the 6-ODI series 4-2 to stake claim at dethrone South Africa from the top of rankings. This was also Kohli’s 37th ODI win from 48 matches as captain.

India now have won 9 successive bilateral ODI series. West Indies have won a record 14 straight wins.

Final ODI of the series will be played on Friday at Centurion.