South Africa's fast bowlers addled aboriginal to set up a absolute 135-run win in the aboriginal one-day all-embracing adjoin India at Kingsmead on Wednesday.
Chasing a ambition of 290, India's hopes were finer concluded back they were bargain to 43 for four in the 11th over. Despite a half- aeon by Virat Kohli they were bowled out for 154.
"We were outplayed completely," accepted Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
"We are a ancillary that banks on a acceptable alpha and accepting wickets in duke to hunt eight or nine runs an over . . . it never happened."
Dhoni said the one-day specialists in his aggregation had been belted in their convenance opportunities because of rain.
"As we go into the alternation we will get acclimatised added and hopefully accomplish the alternation added interesting."
South African captain Graeme Smith, meanwhile, hailed 'a appealing complete' achievement in the aperture bout of a five-game series, with accurate acclaim for the bowlers.
"We were superb with the ball," he said.
Dale Steyn absolved Murali Vijay in the aboriginal over and left-arm bowler and man of the bout Lonwabo Tsotsobe best up the key wicket of Sachin Tendulkar three overs later.
Morne Morkel, who came on as aboriginal change, took two wickets in one over as the Indian batsmen bootless to appear to agreement with the clip and animation of a Kingsmead angle with a acceptability for actuality added active in the additional innings of day-night games.
Tsotsobe went on to affirmation four wickets for 31 runs, while adolescent pacemen Steyn and Morkel took two anniversary and left-arm fast bowler Wayne Parnell took one.
Hashim Amla got the South African innings off to a fast start, scoring 50 off 36 assurance with eight fours but the home side's absolute of 289 for nine was congenital about a 131-run fourth wicket affiliation amid AB de Villiers and JP Duminy.
In a abandonment from their accustomed tactics, South Africa took the batting powerplay afterwards 27 overs and it seemed to pay off as De Villiers and Duminy added 45 runs in bristles overs and affected India to use some of their more good bowlers early.
But De Villiers holed out to abysmal midwicket and Duminy was leg afore wicket back he absent an attempted about-face sweep, abrogation South Africa after a specialist batsman for the aftermost eight overs in which they were belted to 45 runs while accident four wickets.
Opening bowler Zaheer Khan took two for 44, with both his wickets advancing in the aftermost over of the innings, while Sharma's seven overs brought him two for 30.