India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli's Men Receive Unique Welcome At Port Elizabeth

Updated: 12 February 2018 13:11 IST

Virat Kohli-led Team India on Sunday were accorded a warm welcome on their arrival in Port Elizabeth.

India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli
Team India on Sunday were accorded a warm welcome on their arrival in Port Elizabeth. © BCCI

Team India on Sunday was accorded a warm welcome on their arrival in Port Elizabeth. Amidst deafening noise of djembe and drums, Virat Kohli's men reached the venue two days ahead of fifth One-Day International (ODI) against South Africa, scheduled to be played on Tuesday. Kohli was seen entering the team hotel alongside coach Ravi Shastri and other teammates. BCCI uploaded a video of Indian cricket team entering the hotel. "Sample that for a traditional welcome as #TeamIndia arrive at Port Elizabeth for the 5th ODI against South Africa #SAvIND," BCCI's post read.

Since 1992, India and South Africa have played four ODIs at Port Elizabeth's St George's Park. India have lost on all four occasions.

Now in 2018, India will be up against the Proteas in the fifth ODI with a 3-1 lead in the six-match series.

Considering India's current form in the limited-overs, the Men In Blue may turn things in their favour and register their first ever win at the venue. If India manage to win the match on Tuesday, this will also be first ever series win for the Men In Blue on South African soil.

Electing to bat first in the fourth ODI, India rode on opener Shikhar Dhawan's 13th ODI century to post 289/7 in their 50 overs.

South Africa chased down a rain-reduced target of 202 in 28 overs with five wickets and 15 balls to spare to keep alive their hopes of sharing the six-match series after losing the first three games.

Topics : India South Africa Virat Kohli Ravi Shastri Ajinkya Madhukar Rahane Yuzvendra Singh Chahal Kuldeep Yadav South Africa vs India 2018 Cricket
Highlights
  • Team India accorded a warm welcome on their arrival in Port Elizabeth
  • Virat Kohli's men reached the venue two days ahead of fifth ODI
  • Kohli was seen entering the team hotel alongside coach Ravi Shastri
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