Durban - Batting prodigy Quinton de Kock has hit his second successive century to
set up a convincing, series-clinching 134-run win for South Africa in
the second one-day international against India at Kingsmead on Sunday.
Kock made 106 in a South African total of 280 for six in a match
reduced to 49 overs a side after a late start because of a wet outfield.
lost four early wickets against the South African fast bowlers and
limped to 146 all out, enabling South Africa to clinch the three-match
series with a game to spare.
Lonwabo Tsotsobe took four for 25 and
Dale Steyn three for 17 as India, the world's top-ranked one-day team,
were humiliated for the second time in four days.
They were beaten by 141 runs in the first match in Johannesburg on Thursday.
Amla also hit a century for South Africa, making exactly 100.
and Amla put on 194 for the first wicket to follow up their opening
stand of 152 in the first international in Johannesburg on Thursday.
On both occasions, South Africa were sent in by Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
bowlers did well," said Dhoni.
"They learnt quite a bit from the last
"Batting-wise, the guys played quite a few shots.
selection wasn't the problem, the execution wasn't there."
Dhoni acknowledged the strength of the South African fast bowlers.
"Their pace bowling attack are very accurate.
"They bowl in the same areas for consistent periods of time."
was the third century in 15 one-day internationals for the left-handed
De Kock, who turns 21 on December 17.
He hit nine fours in a 118-ball
His successful partnerships with Amla at the top of the
order have put the one-day international career of Test captain Graeme
Smith in doubt.
Smith was released from the rest of the
three-match series in order to concentrate on his preparation for two
Test matches against India, starting on December 18.
Unlike in the
first match, where there was a torrent of 206 runs in the last 20
overs, with South Africa finishing on 358 for four, India fought back
after breaking the opening stand with the first ball of the 36th over,
the third of the batting power play.
On a slower pitch than that
used at the Wanderers, six wickets fell in the last 14 overs and
produced 86 runs, including 20 in the last over.
India got off to a bad start when Shikhar Dhawan slapped Steyn to backward point and was out without scoring.
Kohli survived some hostile short-pitched bowling from Steyn before
being caught behind off Tsotsobe, also without scoring.
Rahane was caught behind off Morne Morkel for eight and India crashed to
34 for four when Rohit Sharma (19) pulled Tsotsobe powerfully and Amla
held a superb reflex overhead catch at short midwicket.
wore black armbands and the players and crowd stood for a minute's
silence in memory of former South African president Nelson Mandela, who
died on Thursday.
Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, the former Archbishop of Cape Town, said a prayer before the singing of the national anthems.
"It was a very emotional day," said South Africa captain AB de Villiers.
"To get two wins in a row against the number one team in the world is very satisfying."