India beat South Africa by 130 Runs.

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Feb 22, Melbourne,  World Cup 2015,Pool B

In the last match, India maintained their unbeaten World Cup record against Pakistan. This time, they broke their jinx record against the South Africans in the big event, with a comfortable 130-run victory in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 encounter at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday.

With this win, India topped the Pool B’s Points Table in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

After winning the toss and MS Dhoni  elected to bat first,It started much better, though. AB de Villiers sent Rohit Sharma back for a duck with a direct hit from extra cover. Dhawan and Kohli attacked South Africa with proper attacking shots, they added 127 in 24.2 overs In this crucial match  Dhawan had looked in good touch and scored 137 of 146 balls after that Rahane’s  79 from just 60 deliveries help to india to posted an imposing total of 307 for 7 on the  score board,.

South Africa batting  were never really  during their run chase, losing  wickets at regular time intervals and all out for 177 in 40.2 overs. As a result of this victory, India are now on top of Pool B with 4 points under their belt while South Africa remain on 2 points.

Some intresting facts -1.India have set South Africa a target of 300 or more on 4 occasions in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) until now and have won each one of them.

2. India’s victory by huge margin of 130 runs is their biggest victory in terms of runs against any team in ODIs in Australia.

3.Dhawan’s outstanding knock of 137 is now the highest score against South Africa in a World Cup match, crossing Stephen Fleming’s score of 134 in the 2003 World Cup.
4.India maintained their record of never losing an ODI in Australia after crossing the 300 mark.
MATCH SUMMARY-
India 307 for 7 (Dhawan 137, Rahane 79) beat South Africa 177  (Du Plessis 55, Ashwin 3-41) by 130 runs with 58 balls remaining.
MAN OF THE MATCH- Shikhar Dhawan
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