South Africa defeats India by 214 runs to clinch series 3-2

MUMBAI: Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis and captain A. B. de Villiers smashed centuries on Sunday as South Africa crushed India by 214 runs in the fifth and final one-day international to clinch its first ever bilateral series victory in India.

It was only the second instance of three batsmen getting centuries in an ODI innings as South Africa amassed a mammoth 438-4. It then bowled India out for only 224 in 35.5 overs and sealed the series 3-2.

De Villiers capped South Africa's innings with 119 off 61 deliveries after left-handed opener De Kock set the platform with 109 and Twenty20 captain Du Plessis dominated the middle overs with 133.

For India, Ajinkya Rahane top-scored with 87 while South Africa pace bowlers Kagiso Rabada and Dale Steyn shared seven wickets.

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