At Jamshedpur, March 12. India won by six wickets. Toss: South Africa.
Keenan Stadium's reputation for being a high-scoring ground did not daunt the Indian bowlers, backed by run-saving ground fielding and improved close catching. South Africa could not even bat through their full quota of overs and only Cronje, staying for 27 overs, managed a substantial contribution. India's reply was completely dominated by Ganguly's 12th one-day international hundred. Severe on the spinners, he hit four sixes and ten fours in a delightful exhibition that put his team 2-0 ahead in the series and gave India their first win in their six one-day internationals at this venue.
Man of the Match: S. C. Ganguly.