International cricket has changed quite a bit over time, and now the target of 300 runs has been chased many times in ODIs. However, if a team scores more than 400 runs while batting first, then its victory is considered almost fixed. The one-day series played between India and South Africa in 2015 was tied 2–2 after 4 matches, and the decisive match was played in Mumbai.
In this match, South Africa batted first and scored 438 runs at the loss of 4 wickets in total. In this, Faf du Plessis scored 133 runs off 115 balls, AB de Villiers scored 119 runs in 61 balls and Quinton de Kock scored 109 runs in 87 balls.
In response to this goal, India needed a good start from Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. However, Rohit returned to the pavilion after scoring just 16 runs. After this, Virat Kohli also got out after scoring only 7 runs.
Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane raised the hopes of victory with a vital partnership of 122 runs for the third wicket. However, those hopes ended with Dhawan and Rahane being dismissed.
In the end, captain MS Dhoni also could score 27 runs in 29 balls. The entire Indian team was all out for 224 runs in 36 overs.
South Africa won the match by 214 runs and won the series 3–2.