Dhawan’s Ton Goes In Vain As Proteas Win 4th ODI

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Johannesburg: South Africa survived a nail-biting finish to edge out India by five wickets in a rain-curtailed fourth One-Day International (ODI) in Johannesburg on Saturday.

India, who had won the first three ODIs, now have a 3-1 lead in the six-match series. Electing to bat first, India rode on opener Shikhar Dhawan’s 13th ODI century to post 289/7 in their 50 overs.

Dhawan scored 109 runs off 105 balls, and shared a 158-run stand with skipper Virat Kohli who scored 75. Miller, who scored 39 runs off 28 balls with four boundaries and two sixes, had turned the momentum decisively South Africa’s way.

Heinrich Klaasen continued the good work, plundering an unbeaten 43 off 27 deliveries with the help of five boundaries and a six.

Andile Phehlukwayo was also on fire at the other end, smashing three sixes his way to a whirlwind 23 off just five balls as the hosts celebrated a well deserved victory.