Indians have finally broken the jinx and have got lucky the fourth time. This was an ideal kind of a match with India dominating in all the departments. Here are the 5 major reasons of this great victory:
With Rohit Sharma getting out in an unfortunate manner (run out), India were under some pressure at 9 for 1. But the duo of Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli did it again for India as they did in the last match taking their side away from danger. They both absorbed the new ball and stuck together for an important partnership of 127 runs which laid down the platform for a huge score. But the game changer for me was the next partnership between Dhawan and Rahane. After losing Kohli, Rahane had stepped in. India needed acceleration if they had to reach the 300 mark. Rahane did what was required at the moment. He came in carrying the confidence from the warm up matches and started timing the ball sweetly. He scored quickly and took the pressure off Dhawan, who went on to score an amazing 137. This partnership of 115 took the game away from South Africa.