Proteas humiliate India

Proteas beat India by 134 runs and won the ODI series.

Proteas' batsman Hashim Amla at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead in the ODI match against India on 8 December 2013. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - Proteas ODI captain, AB de Villiers, paid a fitting tribute to former president Nelson Mandela before his team took to the field and thrashed India by 134 runs and bagged the ODI series at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead.

Batting first, after a rain delay, South Africa posted 280/6 in the allotted 49 overs.

Quinton de Kock scored staggering back to back centuries with 106.

De Kock and Hashim Amla shared a record breaking day, with a partnership of 190 runs between them.

The partnership was also a ground record, beating the 170 by Matthew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist for Australia in 2002.

Lonwabo Tsotsobe took 4/25 and Dale Steyn 3/17 as they skittled the tourists for 146 to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.

India were bowled out with almost 15 overs to spare, with Suresh Raina's 36 being their top score.

De Kock won his second successive Man-of-the-Match Award.

Cricket South Africa (CSA)'s Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat congratulated the Proteas Castle Lager squad on their series win.

"This is a fantastic performance by any standard, to beat the world champions in such fine style is a top-class achievement and the players and management are to be congratulated on what they have achieved.

"Above all, it has been a wonderful way to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela and deliver his legacy. He has been a huge inspiration to our players and I'm sure today will be a day to be remembered."

The final ODI will be played at Supersport park in Centurion on Wednesday.