South Africa got their plan right against India in the first ODI at the Kingsmead Stadium in Durban on Wednesday.First their skipper Graeme Smith won the toss then their batsmen put a mammoth 289 on board. Later their bowlers struck thick and fast to fast-track India’s fall.AB de Villiers on way to his 76 against India. APThe end result – India were all out for 154 losing by a massive 135-run margin.South Africa bowlers couldn’t have asked a better start to their innings as Lonwabo Tsotsobe got the better of Sachin Tendulkar in the fourth over of the innings when India total was 13/2. The ball was short of length and Tendulkar tried to work it down the leg but instead top-edged it to Dale Steyn at fine leg. He could only score seven runs. Tsotsobe finished with a four-wicket haul and the Man-of-the-Match award. This was after India lost their out-of-form opener Murali Vijay to Steyn in the very first over.Following Tendulkar’s fall, Morne Morkel claimed two wickets in the space of four balls to heighten India’s plight.Starting his spell during the Bowling Powerpaly, Morkel first accounted for Rohit Sharma and then sent Yuvraj Singh home as India score was a dismal 43/4.He deceived Rohit Sharma with a high bounce. Sharma tried to play it down with a straight bat but an inside edge landed in stumper AB de Villiers’s gloves. He fell for 11.Four balls later, Morkel sent Yuvraj Singh back with an away moving delivery on two. Yuvraj could have left it but decided to play and ended up giving a catch to the opposition captain in the slips cordon.advertisementIndia skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli tried hard to bail India out after Morkel’s quick wickets had left them reeling. The duo put on 52 runs for the fifth wicket to arrest the wicket-fall for sometime but Dhoni threw his wicket getting run out on 25.Then Dale Steyn struck again to remove top-scorer Kohli on 54 and India were 128/6. Looking to utilise the Batting Powerplay to the maximum, Kohli went for a big hit but failed to clear Graeme Smith at mid-wicket.Soon Tsotsobe removed Suresh Raina on 32 and rest was easy.Earlier, Rohit Sharma helped India restrict a rampaging South Africa to 289. He scalped AB de Villiers on 76 and in the process broke a 131-run fourth wicket stand between him and J.P. Duminy. Later, he sent Duminy home on 73 with LWB written against his name.On both occasions it was an odd ball that brought about the desired result. De Villiers had attempted a pull-shot on a ball that could have crossed the park had he not miscued it to Harbhajan Singh in the deep. And Duminy changed his stance late to reverse sweep the ball that was coming straight at him. He failed to connect and the ball bumped against his pads.Munaf Patel celebrates the wicket of Hashim Amla. APThe two had got on with a partnership post Hashim Amla’s dismissal on 82/3. Munaf Patel had dispatched Amla just when he was beginning to settle down and go after the India bowlers. He fell on 50.He had got busy resurrecting the innings after early assaults by India.Patel had got rid of Colin Ingram on 5 with a short ball that he pulled away only to find Ashish Nehra at mid-on.Nehra struck early to send Smith back on 11. Smith charged down to go for a big shot but Nehra deceived him and a top edge was taken by Sharma in the slips.Smith’s wicket was the only high point in Nehra’s bowling as he went for 61 runs in the 6 overs that he bowled on the day.The second ODI will be played at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday.