The only jarring note in the Indian innings was not related to the cricket itself!
The decision delayed India's inevitable nine-wicket victory by 40 minutes, emptied the stadium and left the commentators completely baffled.
Cape Town: India will have their sights set on an unprecedented 3-0 lead when they take on a South African team, which has quite literally fallen apart due to injury blows, in the third ODI of the six-match series, here on Wednesday.
In response, India lost just one wicket and completed the chase in 20.3 overs.
The packed Supersport Park was forced into silence for majority of the morning as Chahal-Yadav ripped apart the Proteas' batting line-up. It happens to be South Africa lowest total at home. During the post-match press conference, Kohli reckoned that his side made the most of South Africa's lesser experienced middle-order.
At the same time, after Ashish Nehra in South Africa, Chahal became the second Indian player who took five wickets in South Africa. Yuzvendra Chahal was the pick of the bowlers for India with figures of 5 for 22, while Kuldeep Yadav (3/20) accounted for three wickets.
But, by all means, the next two wickets by Kuldeep totally derailed South Africa. England and India have the most balanced teams as of now.
Yet, Markram - in his first outing as skipper - belied those words and picked both Imran Tahir and Tabraiz Shamsi at Centurion.
In 8 innings across the Tests matches and the ODIs, de Kock averages 15.62 and has registered scores of 43, 8, 0, 12, 8, 0, 34 & 20. As for the pacers, Bhuvi and Bumrah took a wicket each, but the latter was more economical with his spells.
The duo almost negotiated the first 10 overs safely, as Hardik Pandya (0/34) once again proved to be expensive in his opening spell.
South Africa had made a cautious if decent start before Hashim Amla (23) got himself in an terrible position to play Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/19) to leg. "Lunch ke baad aana", Sehwag mocked on Twitter. As it transpired, the Indians simply had too much class throughout the team for the South Africans to handle. His fifth was tossed up, inviting the drive from David Miller, who came forward as the ball dipped in and edged to slip. Zondo miscued one off Chahal in the 27th over and was caught at midwicket, with Pandya latching on second attempt.
Then came the awesome skill. Kuldeep trapped Kagiso Rabada lbw after Rabada failed to pick the wrong 'un, and he had Morne Morkel dropped at mid-on the next ball. After creaming Bhuvneshwar through the covers, Amla edged one behind to the wicketkeeper when the bowler shortened his length and cramped the batsman for room.