South Africa waltzed past India in fine style to seal a comprehensive 141-run victory in the first ODI at the New Wanderers Cricket Stadium in Johannesburg on Thursday. India's bowlers faced heavy punishment, most severely from opening batsman Quinton de Kock, who went on to score an impressive 135 and help the Proteas post 358-4 after their 50 overs. India were bowled out for 217 in reply, and were unable to seriously threaten South Africa's dominance at any stage of the first ODI.
The second of the three ODI matches is scheduled to take place on Sunday at Durban. There was the possibility of rescinding the remainder of the tour, following the passing away of former South African President Nelson Mandela late Thursday night. However, Cricket South Africa (CSA) Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat confirmed in a press release the tour will carry on ahead as scheduled, further adding "We will, of course, appropriately mark the passing away of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the father of our nation and one of the world's greatest icons."