India continued there fight back from the Test series against the Proteas in the first One Day International (ODI) in Kingsmead in Durban,  beating the home team by six wickets. The Indians cruised home with more than five overs to spare chasing what was thought to be a competitive 269 posted by South Africa.

Captain Faf du Plessis was the mainstay of the Proteas innings with a well played century (120). But it was the Indian captain Virat Kohli (112) that stole the night, with a another century in the series, and together with Ajinkya Rahane (79) took the game away from the Proteas. The two shared a 189 third wicket record partnership.

This was the first ODI win for the Indians at Kingsmead versus the Proteas.  The Indians take a one-nil lead in the six match series.