India comfortably defeated South Africa in the second ODI at Centurion by 9 wickets, after the Proteas team crumbled to 118 runs in the heat of the Indian spinners.
After winning the toss and asking South Africa to bat first, Bhuvneshwar Kumar removed Hashim Amla early and Quinton De Kock went to a spinner again.
The South Africa batting crumbled under the mastery of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal.
Chahal picked his first five-wicket haul in ODIs – 5/22 and Kuldeep picked 3/20. South Africa was dismissed to their lowest ODI total (118) in the absence of experienced players AB De Villiers and Faf Du Plessis.
India chased down the target comfortably with 9 wickets in hand as Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli added 93 runs for the second wicket; Dhawan remained unbeaten on 51 and Kohli on 46.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the second ODI:
‘Two’ minutes of silence for your Sunday evening plans. #INDvSA
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) February 4, 2018
This is a special win. This is what you call, Raund daala. South Africa might find it difficult to heal from the manner of today’s defeat. Well done Chahal. Best wishes for the remaining 4 matches. #INDvSA
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 4, 2018
This is the only 2nd time India have managed to win successive ODI games against the home side in South Africa, since winning their ODI games @ Jo'burg and Cape Town in January 2011.#SAvInd
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) February 4, 2018
So India have now won more games than South Africa on this tour #SAvIND
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) February 4, 2018
India win the second ODI. Chahal might have to share his Man of The Match award with Cricket’s Quirky Laws 🙏🏏 #SAvIND
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) February 4, 2018
India beat South Africa with 177 balls to spare – their biggest ODI win ever vs a Test-playing side outside India.
Also, South Africa's biggest ever defeat at home (in terms of balls to spare).#SAvIND #INDvSA
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) February 4, 2018
Its official 2-0 India.
Never happened before in SA. This is a great chance for India now to win a first ever ODI series in SA. #INDvSA
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) February 4, 2018
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) February 4, 2018
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) February 4, 2018
GABBAR Is BACK! Brilliant Half Century To Ensure A Comfortable Victory For Team India. Shabbash Gabbar! Shikhar Dhawan 51* (50). 💪🙏🇮🇳#INDvSA #INDvsSA #SAvIND #SAvsIND 2nd ODI pic.twitter.com/9wewZxBmdz
— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) February 4, 2018
India inspired by India U-19 it seems. #savind
— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) February 4, 2018
The best South African performance in the match is from the DJ at SuperSport Park.
Played 'Piano Man' and 'Buffalo Soldier'. #SAvIND
— Saurabh Somani (@saurabh_42) February 4, 2018
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) February 4, 2018