Virat Kohli was pleased after Rohit Sharma, the spinners and Hardik Pandya combined to give India their first bilateral ODI series win in South Africa. India claimed the series by virtue of their 73-run triumph over the hosts at Port Elizabeth.
“Very pleased. Another convincing win for us and I thought the guys really got stuck in, with the bat, with the ball and on the field as well. It was a complete performance from us which was important to put together after the last game. Only one team had the pressure of losing the series right from the start and that was South Africa,” Kohli said in the post-match conference.
“We knew that a few mistakes and we’d be right back in the game. Right from the third Test in Johannesburg, it has been a great time for us. We’ve been playing some really good cricket and it has been a collective effort from the team-mates, the support staff, and everybody; feels wonderful to be 4-1 up,” he added.
On the middle order not clicking, he stated, “When three guys at the top are playing well and scoring consistently, every now and then you get an opportunity where you might not click, and when this series is wrapped up we’ll look to think about what we can do to improve and strengthen as we move forward.”
--By A Cricket Correspondent