India, world no1 ODI team Humiliated : Quinton De Kock helped SA clich the series


Durban: India, the world's top-ranked one-day team, were humiliated for the second time in four days as South Africa clinch the series with their second successive win over India.

Batting prodigy Quinton de Kock 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.

De 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.

India 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.

Hashim Amla also hit a century for South Africa, making exactly 100. De Kock and Amla put on 194 for the first wicket.

It 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 innings.

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, India fought back after breaking the opening stand with the first ball of the 36th over, the third of the batting power play. 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.

Virat Kohli survived some hostile short-pitched bowling from Steyn before being caught behind off Tsotsobe, also without scoring.

Ajinkya 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.

Both teams 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.