They then lost the first three One Day Internationals. So, it was time for former midfielder Delron Buckley to rub some of his good luck onto the Proteas.
Together with his co-writer Myan Subrayan and coach Malibongwe "Mali" Maketa, Buckley met up with SA batsman JP Duminy.
Together with Hashim Amla he tried to steady the Proteas, but Duminy was out LBW for just 10 runs.
However the rest of the team pulled through as South Africa beat India by five wickets, and they're now 3-1 down in the ODI series.
It's time for Buckley to give the Proteas a visit again.