DURBAN (Agencies) - India powers back into cricket series with South Africa Harbhajan Singh spun India back into contention on day two of the second test against South Africa in Durban on Monday, taking 4-10 as the Proteas were bowled out for 131 - 74 runs behind India's 205. Off-spinner Harbhajan and fit-again fast bowler Zaheer Khan (3-36) shared seven wickets to give top-ranked India an unlikely lead as South Africa slumped to its lowest first-innings total at Kingsmead in 71 years, and second-lowest ever at the Durban venue. Hashim Amla top-scored for the Proteas with 33 at his home ground but his departure, lbw to Harbhajan, began South Africa's 12 over collapse after lunch where it lost six wickets for 35 runs. Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and Ishant Sharma had one wicket each, with Sharma also involved in the run out of Jacques Kallis. South Africa had bowled India out for 205 early on day two, with Dale Steyn claiming 6-50 and his 15th career five-wicket haul, before the home team folded in just 37.2 overs. India bowled and caught superbly in the afternoon, finally justifying its No. 1 ranking, to claw its way back into the three-match series. South Africa leads the series 1-0. Fourteen wickets had fallen in just over 46 overs on day two at Kingsmead when tea was taken early at the end of South Africa's innings. Resuming after lunch and already struggling on 74-4, Amla and Ashwell Prince shared a 22-run partnership for the Proteas before Harbhajan struck with the first ball of his second over, trapping the inform Amla lbw trying to sweep. It ended Amla's run of four successive centuries against India. Prince then chopped a Zaheer delivery on to his stumps and Dale Steyn and Paul Harris fell to brilliant catches in the same Harbhajan over. Rahul David snapped up a Steyn edge one-handed and diving to his left at slip for a memorable 200th test catch. Cheteshwar Pujara then held on to a tough close chance at short leg to dismiss Harris for a duck five balls later. Mark Boucher (16 not out) and Morne Morkel (10) dragged South Africa limping to 127 with a 24-run partnership, the best of the innings, before Morkel holed out to a fine catch on the boundary by the all-action Harbhajan to give Sharma his lone wicket. Last-man Lonwabo Tsotsobe then gave Harbhajan his fourth wicket four balls later. The spinner finished with his 4-10 off just 7.2 overs to inspire India's bowling effort. India had already battled back before lunch in a test it must win to have any chance of taking the series. Left-arm paceman Khan, back to boost India's attack after he missed the first test with injury, had Graeme Smith caught by wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for nine and bowled the other opener Alviro Petersen for 24 - the ball had clipped the right-hander's pad and then bounced onto his leg stump. The second-ranked South Africa lost Kallis for 10 to an unfortunate run out when a drive from batting partner Amla clipped bowler Sharma's right hand and thumped into the stumps at the non-striker's end, with Kallis just out of his crease. Sreesanth continued India's fightback when his last ball before lunch lifted off a good length and had De Villiers caught behind without scoring to put South Africa under real pressure. SCORECARD India, first innings: 205 South Africa, first innings: A Petersen b Zaheer 24 G Smith c Dhoni b Zaheer 9 H Amla lbw b Harbhajan 33 J Kallis run out 10 De Villiers c Dhoni b Sreesanth 0 A Prince b Zaheer 13 M Boucher not out 16 Steyn c Dravid b Harbhajan 1 P Harris c Pujara b Harbhajan 0 M Morkel c Harbhajan b Ishant 10 L Tsotsobe c Vijay b Harbhajan 0 EXTRAS: (lb-2, w-1, nb-12) 15 TOTAL: (all out, 37.2 overs) 131 Fall of wickets: 1-23 2-46 3-67 4-74 5-96 6-100 7-103 8-103 9-127 10-131. BOWLING: Zaheer, 13-2-36-3, Sreesanth 8-0-41-1 (5-nb, 1-w), Ishant 9-2-42-1 (7-nb), Harbhajan, 7.2-2-10-4. INDIA, second innings: V Sehwag c Boucher b Tsotsobe 32 M Vijay c Amla b Morkel 9 R Dravid c Boucher b Tsotsobe 2 Tendulkar c De Villiers b Steyn 6 V Laxman not out 23 C Pujara not out 10 EXTRAS (b-2, lb-4, w-4) 10 TOTAL: (four wickets, 30.5 overs) 92 Fall of wickets: 1-42 2-44 3-48 4-56. BOWLING: Steyn, 7-1-27-1 (1-w), Morkel 7-1-17-1 (1-w), Tsotsobe, 6.5-2-16-2 (1-w), Kallis, 6-1-18-0 (1-w), Harris, 4-1-8-0.