India, who have taken over from South Africa as the world's top-ranked ODI team, were 206 for two wickets in reply in another dominant performance with captain Kohli again leading from the front. He scored 129 not out to set a new record for the most runs in a six-match ODI series.
REPORT & HIGHLIGHTS: Virat Kohli struck 129no to propel India to an eight-wicket win over South Africa in the final #SAvIND ODI, setting a new record for the most individual runs in a six-match ODI series in the process: https://t.co/u57VfVhmTc India win the series 5-1. pic.twitter.com/DlgyqjST4p— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) February 16, 2018
"It's all about being in a good zone," Kohli said after being named man of the series. "On the day I felt good and my timing was right. I want to lead from the front with my performances." India, who lost the three-match test series 2-1, now play South Africa in three Twenty20 internationals at end of their two-month tour.
T 2616 - South Africa THRASHED !! win 6th ODI by 8 wickets !!.. hahahaha !! BUCK UP INDIA .. and @imVkohliVirat you are just simply extraordinary ! Thank you India ODI eleven for giving us the pride of being Champions of the World !!??????????? series win 5-1 pic.twitter.com/oIyq4VZ4JD— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) February 16, 2018