Blame the pitch, but the South Africans were warned and could have prepared for it.
Proteas must work the ball into hard-to-reach gaps, no matter where it is bowled by India.
Circumstances forced the team to break away from its winning formula, with a surprising start.
As the game’s longer format sheds TV viewers, it’s useful to look back on five epic SA-India series
Albie Morkel has come back from cricketing purgatory to turn in a match-winning display.
The country has undergone massive changes for the better since South Africa's first tour in 1991.
As odd as the timing of their tour to South Africa may be, New Zealand and the Proteas are seizing the opportunity to play.
The extremely talented youngster has found out that everyone needs to listen to advice.
The absence of Biff, Jakes and new dad AB is being acutely felt on tour, but the squad's young blood gives hope.
Strong batsmen prepared to force the pace on sluggish tracks can be rewarded, but "accumulators" looking for singles in T20 cricket sink quickly.
With Bangladeshi cricket on the rise, victory for the visiting South Africans is by no means assured.
Despite the complaints about quotas, there are definitely enough black players available in cricket.
Though losing in the semis was brutally disappointing, AB and Co proved they certainly aren't chokers.
South African cricket certainly pulled the rabbit out of the hat but they've still got two games to go.
A record unbeaten 256-run fifth wicket partnership laid the foundation for the Proteas' opening victory of the Cricket World Cup.
A record-breaking partnership of 256 between David Miller and JP Duminy led South Africa to a 62-run win over Zimbabwe on Sunday.
The West Indies gained their first win in the five-match cricket ODI series after they looked doomed to defeat several times.
AB de Villiers scored the fastest-ever One Day International century as he led South Africa to a 148-run victory over the West Indies on Sunday.
AB de Villiers led his side to a comfortable 61-run Duckworth-Lewis victory over West Indies in their one-day international match in Durban on Friday.