Daily Maverick (Johannesburg)

South Africa: Four Talking Points After SA's Second ODI Victory Over India

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South Africa continued their dominance over India in the one-day series as they crushed the visitors by 134 runs in the second ODI in Durban on Sunday. There was much to talk about and ANTOINETTE MULLER picked four key points.

South Africa beat India by 134 in the second one-day international at Kingsmead in Durban on Sunday. This means the Protes have an unassailable 2-0 lead going into the final match at Centurion.

India won the toss and chose to field yet again and it was Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock who, once again, excelled at the top of the South African batting order. This time, though, the two openers laid the foundation which was wasted by the rest of the batsmen and it's safe to say that their 194-run partnership was match-winning in the end.

No other partnership crossed 34 and there were only two above 20. Despite AB de Villiers being promoted up the order to number three, he was dismissed cheaply and all the rest followed suit. South Africa posted 280-6 in their 49 overs with Mohammed Shami being the stand out of the Indian bowlers, taking three for 48.

India's batting performance was once again...

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