Centurion: Indian bowlers made amends for their poor performance in the first match and skittled out South Africa for 192 to enable their team register a 41 run win in the triangular One-day series here on October 10.
Harbhajan Singh justified his inclusion in the side claiming three wickets while Anil Kumble took two as they ran through the South African middle order after India, electing to bat first, had been bowled out for 233 in 48.4 overs. India's road to victory was not entirely smooth though. All-rounder Lance Klusener and Wicket-keeper Mark Boucher gave India some anxious moments, adding 77 runs for the eighth wicket after the hosts had been sent reeling at 106 for seven in the 25th over. The duo brought their team within 50 runs of the Indian total and seemed to be taking the match away from the visitors before a fine catch by Ajit Agarkar on the mid-wicket fence broke the partnership and paved the way for India's win, the first against the hosts on the South African soil since the 1991-92 series. Klusener, who made 44, and Boucher, with 38, were the only notable contributors for the hosts who surprisingly fell like a pack of cards. Earlier, it was once again a case of missed opportunities for the Indians who were bowled out for 233 after a reasonably good start. They got a couple of partnerships going but got out at crucial junctures to derail the Indian innings. Extras: