This is the second biggest margin of victory by the South Africans against India in the ODIs played between the two teams.

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After hammering the Indian bowlers into submission with a massive score of 358 for four, the five-pronged South African pace attack came out all guns blazing to bowl out the visitors for 217 in 41 overs. It was thorough professional performance by South Africa as Indians were outplayed in all departments.


Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni fought gamely scoring 65 off 71 balls (8x4, 1x6) as most of the top-order batsmen found it difficult to counter the pace of Dale Steyn (3/25 from 8 overs), bounce generated by Morne Morkel (1/29 from 8 overs) and the controlled swing bowling by Ryan McLaren (3/49 from 8 overs).

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The South African pace attack once again exposed Indian batsmen's inability to cope with pace, swing and bounce in adverse conditions after the trio of Quinton de Kock (135), AB De Villiers (77) and JP Duminy (59 no) pulverized the young Indian bowlers hitting them all around the park.


From the onset, Indian openers Rohit Sharma (18, 43 balls) and Shikhar Dhawan (12) found it difficult to score runs as Steyn and Morkel swung the ball at a great pace making life difficult for the batsmen.
Rohit, in fact played and missed a lot of deliveries as got off the mark only in the 17th delivery that he faced. Dhawan on the otherhand hit three boundaries but when a Morkel delivery kicked up, the Delhi lad mistimed a pull-shot which was taken by wicketkeeper de Kock running backwards.
Rohit and Virat Kohli (31, 35 balls, 5x4) batted for nearly 10 overs adding 46 runs in the process. Steyn and Morkel bowled with controlled aggression as they gave away very little.
Morkel was unlucky not to dismiss Kohli batting on two, when he got one to kick from short of good length but de Kock in his bid to engage in premature celebrations dropped the nick.

Kohli in fact took a blow on the rib cage but played some lovely drives including a forward defensive push off Steyn that raced through extra cover while another on-drive off the very next delivery also fetched him a boundary.
A cover drive off Morkel and a pull shot from a McLaren delivery had touch of class.
However McLaren had the last laugh when he bowled one in the off-stump channel that moved away with Kohli dabbing at it and Kallis at first-slip took the resultant edge.
The lanky fast-medium bowler then rattled Yuvraj Singh with short ball followed by a fuller delivery that swung in to the left-hander hitting the middle-stump.
India lost their fourth wicket when David Miller at short cover effected a brilliant run-out with a direct throw that found Rohit short of his crease.
At 65 for four, Dhoni and Raina (14) had a partnership of 43 runs but a magnificent throw by Dale Steyn from deep square leg boundary saw Raina being run-out despite a desperate dive.
At 109 for five, the chances of an Indian win became bleak although Dhoni tried his best in company of Jadeja (29) adding 50 runs before Kallis castled the Saurashtra all-rounder. Dhoni lofted McLaren for a six to complete his 51st international half-century but ran out of partners.
Dhoni was the ninth batsman to get dismissed as he dragged one onto his stumps off Steyn's bowling as world's premier speedster ended the match when Shami offered a tame return catch.
Earlier, opener de Kock's century and significant contributions from skipper AB de Villiers and senior pro JP Duminy helped the Proteas reach 358 for four in 50 overs.
Young de Kock batted splendidly upfront scoring a 121-ball-135 studded with 18 fours and three sixes as he added 152 runs for the opening stand with Hashim Amla, who scored a patient 65.
The foundation laid by de Kock helped De Villiers and Duminy to launch a furious assault on the Indian attack as 135 runs were scored of the last 10 overs of the innings.
De Villiers smashed his way to a 47-bal-77 that had six fours and four sixes while Duminy clobbered five sixes in his 29-ball-54 that also had a couple of boundaries. The duo added a whopping 105 runs in 7.4 overs to take the total beyond 350-run mark.

The Indians lost control from the start of the final 10 overs as Ravindra Jadeja (0/58 in 8 overs) leaked 17 runs.
The inexperience of new ball bowlers Mohit Sharma (0/82 in 10 overs) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (0/68 in 9 overs) was evident as the South African batsmen played them with consummate ease.


India: MS Dhoni (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohd. Shami, Mohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
South Africa: AB de Villiers (c), Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, JP Duminy, DA Miller, Ryan McLaren, Wayne Parnell, Dale Steyn, L Tsotsobe, Morne Morkel.


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