Live Score: India vs South Africa Super Eight T20
India will be relieved, though concerns over Yuvraj Singh's fitness, despite his impressive show against Pakistan, will remain.
Their fifth bowler - the combination of Yuvraj and Virat Kohli - picked up three wickets, though it remains to be seen if they bring in an extra spinner against South Africa.
South Africa's problems against Xavier Doherty will prompt questions over how their batting will cope against India's slow bowlers.
Their fielding was off the mark and the pressure created by Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel in their early spells proved unsustainable, as the rest of the bowling didn't deliver.
The concerns are multiple, as AB de Villiers has admitted, and the slide in form in the Super Eights has threatened to push them out of another ICC tournament. The right results and the right numbers, though, may yet rescue them.