Port Elizabeth: Virat Kohli-led Team India received a warm, traditional welcome on Sunday when they arrived here ahead of the fifth ODI against South Africa on Tuesday.
The official Twitter account of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) posted a video about their arrival, and Team India members can be seen arriving to the rythms of some drums.
The caption of the post reads, “Sample that for a traditional welcome as #TeamIndia arrive at Port Elizabeth for the 5th ODI against South Africa #SAvIND”.
The Men in Blue are coming on the back of a five-wicket defeat to the hosts in the fourth ODI, and will look to seal the series in their very next opportunity.
Shikhar Dhawan’s knock of 109 went in vain in the previous match as Henrich Klaasen top-scored with 43 to see the Proteas home, having successfully chased a revised target of 202 from 25.3 overs.
The fourth ODI was marred by rain. While India finished at 289-7 from 50 overs, the hosts’ target was revised to 202 from 28 overs, as lightning stopped play in the second half of the match.
The fifth ODI will be played here on Tuesday....