Sehwag credited Chahal and Kuldeep for series win
By Aditya Pratap - Feb 15, 2018 5:32 pm
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Former Indian batsman Virender Sehwag reasoned Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal’s success behind Team India’s historic One-Day International series win in South Africa. India registered their first-ever ODI series win in South Africa after winning the fifth match at the St. George’s Park, Port Elizabeth.

Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav

Indian wrist spinners have been instrumental in this series win, where they have troubled Proteas batsmen regularly. Together they have taken 30 wickets in first five matches, which has shattered several records.

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The 30 wickets scalped by the spin duo is the most by India‘s spinners in a bilateral ODI series. While Kuldeep picked up 16 wickets, Chahal has bagged 14. The previous post was 27 against England in the. six-match series at home in 2006. Thanks to their terrific bowling, this was South Africa’s first loss at home in nine series since losing 1-2 to Pakistan in 2013.

“It is not an easy task to beat South Africa in South Africa. It is a big achievement for India. Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are the biggest positives for India in the ODI series. What Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh couldn’t do, Kuldeep and Chahal have done it,” Sehwag said on “Cricket Ki Baat” show.

“This is probably the first time where India have found two match-winning bowlers out of an ODI series. Earlier, we used to discover new batsmen. Kuldeep and Chahal should definitely get the credit,” he further added.

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The final One-Day International at Centurion, although, is a dead rubber but both teams will be eyeing to win this contest in order to carry the momentum through T20I series. The three-match T20I series will commence from this Sunday at Cape Town.

The sixth ODI will be played on Friday where Virat Kohli can give a go to the bench strength. Despite winning the series India’s middle-order is a question mark and Team will try to figure the right balance out before reaching to the World Cup 2019 England.