India Beats South Africa by a huge margin at MCG!

India 307/7 (50 ov)

South Africa 177 (40.2 ov)

India’s superstar batsman Kohli went cheaply but opener Dhawan’s flawless hundred steered India towards a huge score. Winning the Toss Dhoni chose to bat first. Although Rohit Sharma got out on a duck, but Kohli Dhawan partnership of 127 runs and later Dhawan Rahane partnership of 125 runs recovered India from that early breakthrough.

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At one point India was 266 for 3 but later in the innings they lost 4 wickets for 41 runs which prevented them from scoring 320+. At the end India was able to score 307 runs for 7 in stipulated 50 overs.

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In reply, South Africa lost both Amla and De Kock very early in the innings. 3rd wicket partnership between Di Villiers and Du Plessis of 68 runs couldnt resist the defeat. India got their biggest breakthrough at 108 runs when Di Villiers got run out on 30. Later none of Duminy, Miller couldnt do much to rescue South Africa out of misery. At the end They were all out for 177 runs.

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As usual Ashwin was star bowler for India. He earned 3 wickets for 41 runs.

India 307/7 (50 ov)
South Africa 177 (40.2 ov)
India won by 130 runs
ICC Cricket World Cup – 13th Match, Pool B
Played at Melbourne Cricket Ground(neutral venue)
22 February 2015 – day/night match (50-over match)
India innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
RG Sharma run out (de Villiers) 0 13 6 0 0 0.00
S Dhawan c Amla b Parnell 137 199 146 16 2 93.83
V Kohli c du Plessis b Imran Tahir 46 106 60 3 0 76.66
AM Rahane lbw b Steyn 79 90 60 7 3 131.66
SK Raina c sub (RR Rossouw) b Morkel 6 6 5 1 0 120.00
MS Dhoni*† c †de Kock b Morkel 18 22 11 3 0 163.63
RA Jadeja run out (de Villiers) 2 4 4 0 0 50.00
R Ashwin not out 5 14 5 0 0 100.00
Mohammed Shami not out 4 5 5 1 0 80.00
Extras (lb 2, w 6, nb 2) 10
Total (7 wickets; 50 overs) 307 (6.14 runs per over)

Did not bat: UT YadavMM Sharma


Fall of wickets 1-9 (RG Sharma, 2.5 ov), 2-136 (Kohli, 27.1 ov), 3-261 (Dhawan, 43.4 ov), 4-269 (Raina, 44.5 ov), 5-278 (Rahane, 45.6 ov), 6-284 (Jadeja, 47.2 ov), 7-302 (Dhoni, 48.5 ov)

Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
DW Steyn 10 1 55 1 5.50 36 6 2
VD Philander 4 1 19 0 4.75 15 3 0
JP Duminy 7 0 39 0 5.57 17 3 0 (1w)
M Morkel 10 0 59 2 5.90 29 6 1
Imran Tahir 10 0 48 1 4.80 26 2 1 (1w)
WD Parnell 9 0 85 1 9.44 21 11 1 (2nb, 4w)

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South Africa innings (target: 308 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
HM Amla c Mohammed Shami b MM Sharma 22 50 28 2 0 78.57
Q de Kock† c Kohli b Mohammed Shami 7 15 15 1 0 46.66
F du Plessis c Dhawan b MM Sharma 55 98 71 5 0 77.46
AB de Villiers* run out (MM Sharma/†Dhoni) 30 47 38 3 0 78.94
DA Miller run out (Yadav/†Dhoni) 22 45 23 2 0 95.65
JP Duminy c Raina b Ashwin 6 16 15 0 0 40.00
WD Parnell not out 17 41 28 1 0 60.71
VD Philander lbw b Ashwin 0 4 2 0 0 0.00
DW Steyn c Dhawan b Mohammed Shami 1 8 7 0 0 14.28
M Morkel b Ashwin 2 3 5 0 0 40.00
Imran Tahir lbw b Jadeja 8 11 10 1 0 80.00
Extras (lb 1, w 6) 7
Total (all out; 40.2 overs) 177 (4.38 runs per over)

Fall of wickets 1-12 (de Kock, 3.3 ov), 2-40 (Amla, 10.2 ov), 3-108 (de Villiers, 22.5 ov), 4-133 (du Plessis, 28.1 ov), 5-147 (Duminy, 31.3 ov), 6-153 (Miller, 33.4 ov), 7-153 (Philander, 33.6 ov), 8-158 (Steyn, 36.2 ov), 9-161 (Morkel, 37.2 ov), 10-177 (Imran Tahir, 40.2 ov)

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Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
UT Yadav 6 0 34 0 5.66 20 4 0 (1w)
View wickets Mohammed Shami 8 1 30 2 3.75 30 2 0 (2w)
View wickets MM Sharma 7 0 31 2 4.42 25 3 0 (2w)
View wicket RA Jadeja 8.2 0 37 1 4.44 22 2 0 (1w)
View wickets R Ashwin 10 0 41 3 4.10 34 4 0
SK Raina 1 0 3 0 3.00 3 0 0

MATCH DETAILS


Toss – India, who chose to bat
Points – India 2, South Africa 0
Player of the match – S Dhawan (India)
Umpires – Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and RA Kettleborough (England)
TV umpire – SJ Davis
Match referee – JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire – JS Wilson (West Indies)

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