THE Standard Bank Proteas had no answer to the skills and guile of the Indian wrist spinners as they lost 9 wickets for 67 runs to succumb to a 9-wicket defeat in the second Momentum ODI at SuperSport Park on Sunday.
The entire match lasted less than 53 overs as the Proteas were bowled out for 118 runs – the lowest ever total in an ODI at this venue – and India then cantered to victory with the match only going a couple of overs past the lunch interval.
Man of the Match Yuzvendra Chahal took 5/22 in 8.2 overs and he was well backed up by Kuldeep Yadav (3/20 in 6 overs).
The only partnerships of any note for the Proteas came from Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock who put on 39 for the first wicket and JP Duminy and new cap Khaya Zondo who added 48 for the fifth wicket.
When it came to India’s turn to bat Shikhar Dhawan (51 not out for 56 balls, 9 fours) and Virat Kohli (46 not out off 50 balls, 4 fours and a six) shared an unbroken stand of 93 for the second wicket to take their side to victory.
The third ODI takes place at PPC Newlands on Wednesday.