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In the end, two days was all it needed for the bubble of Indian batting to burst. Officially, the number one ODI team in the world, India arrived in South Africa on a high, following some tremendous performances in one-dayers at home against Australia and the West Indies.

India crashed to a 134-run defeat to surrender the short ODI Series at Durban. Chasing 281, India were shot out for a paltry 146 in 35.1 overs.

India tour of South Africa: South Africa Vs India 2nd ODI Live scores at Durban - Dec 08, 2013 Match scheduled to begin at 10:00 local time (08:00 GMT)

India may be the number one ODI side in the team, but at Johannesburg it was South Africa who showed how to dominate a game.

The worst fears of the Indian cricket fan came true at Johannesburg. Although India headed to South Africa on a high, there was a definite feeling that it was a false sense of relief.

South Africa crushed India by 141 runs in the First ODI at Johannesburg. The tourists found the pace and bounce off the Johannesburg too difficult to handle.

2013 has been an exceptional year for India. They won the Champions Trophy in England, beat Australia and West Indies at home and also won the ODI series against England earlier in the year after being shocked by Alastair Cook’s men in the Tests

The much-anticipated clash between India and South Africa will kick- off with the opening ODI at Johannesburg on Thursday.

If one were to go by the rankings and the recent record of the two teams against each other, the short series between India and South Africa in South Africa promises to be a close affair.