Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    10.2 gone! The short ball's done the trick. Again it was outside off, not the easiest line to pull from. Amla top-edged it and Shami took it brilliantly at long leg, over his head with both hands, moving backwards but ensuring he stopped well short of the rope 40/2
    3.3 gone! That's the first time de Kock hasn't scored a century against India. It's a bit fuller but nowhere near full enough to drive. Goes hard at it and scoops a low catch to Kohli, tumbling forward from mid-off 12/1
    28.1 got him! Came down the track and looked to flat-bat it down the ground. Wasn't the right ball for it, it was shorter than ideal, and it hit high on his bat and popped straight into mid-off's hands 133/4
    22.5 driven to sweeper cover and India are convinced there's a run-out. Good throw in from Mohit, right next to the stumps, and Dhoni did the rest even as AB stretched to complete the second. They go up to the third umpire, and he's a good couple of inches short when the bails light up. Massive moment for India 108/3
    33.4 another run-out! Sweeps, finds Umesh at deep square leg, and they try to take on his arm again. Excellent throw, and Dhoni doesn't have too much work to do - in fact, he's flicked it into the stumps. They go to the third umpire, and the bails light up with the sliding Miller's bat in the air. 153/6
    31.3 and that is that for JP. Goes for the reverse sweep, and it goes with the angle again, hits his glove, and pops up to present the slip fielder an absolute dolly 147/5
    not out
    33.6 loud, sustained lbw appeal, given. Goes on the back foot and it turns in sharply and hits him on the back pad. Not sure if it hit in line. He's reviewed. No inside-edge on it, Snicko confirms. Hit the back pad on the knee roll, just in line with off stump, and then hits the top of middle stump according to Hawkeye. Two umpire's calls, and that means he's a goner 153/7
    36.2 short on off stump, tried to make room to cut, can only pop it straight into the hands of cover point 158/8
    37.2 a bit of air now, angling in towards middle and leg, and he clears his front leg to slog-sweep, misses it completely and it straightens to clatter into the stumps 161/9
    40.2 and that is that. Round-arm, angled in, goes with the arm and hits him on the front pad, halfway forward to defend, and it's lbw even before he appealed 177/10
    7 (lb 1, w 6)
    177 all out (40.2 Overs, RR: 4.38)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Q de Kock, 3.3 ov), 2-40 (HM Amla, 10.2 ov), 3-108 (AB de Villiers, 22.5 ov), 4-133 (F du Plessis, 28.1 ov), 5-147 (JP Duminy, 31.3 ov), 6-153 (DA Miller, 33.4 ov), 7-153 (VD Philander, 33.6 ov), 8-158 (DW Steyn, 36.2 ov), 9-161 (M Morkel, 37.2 ov), 10-177 (Imran Tahir, 40.2 ov)
    UT Yadav6.003405.66204010
    Mohammed Shami8.013023.75302020
    MM Sharma7.003124.42253020
    RA Jadeja8.203714.44222010
    R Ashwin10.004134.10344000
    SK Raina1.00303.0030000

Match Notes

No. 7?


Wayne Parnell's batting averate at No. 7 in ODIs; he has scored 57 runs in five innings with a highest of 21.

Last time


Runs added together by this pair the last time they batted together - highest fifth-wicket partnership in ODIs

Achilles Heel


Ashwin's bowling average in ODIs against South Africa, has taken just one wicket in 38 overs before this match.

Umesh v AB


Number of times Umesh Yadav has dismissed AB de Villiers in 18 balls in ODIs before this match.

Prolific AB


No. of fifty-plus scores AB de Villiers has hit in his last-five innings against India. He has scores of 109, 3, 77, 70 and 52.

Close Race


India's score at the end of the mandatory Powerplay; South Africa have scored 38 for 1.

Awesome Amla


Number of fifty-plus scores Hashim Amla has hit against India in 12 ODI innings, averages 57.45.

First, if happens


Number of times targets of 300 or more have been chased at the MCG out of nine.



Highest score against South Africa in the World Cup - by Stephen Fleming in 2003 - Dhawan has beaten that.

The club


India openers to start World Cups with back-to-back fifty-plus scores - Tendulkar, Ganguly and now Dhawan.



Runs India scored in five overs before Kohli got out; next five produced 23 runs.

Half-way in the World Cup


India's 25-over score against South Africa in the World Cups since 1999. Other matches against them - 108/3

Last time


Dhawan v Duminy, the last time in an ODI. Dhawan got a century but got out to Duminy after scoring 8 off 14.

Tough opposition


Parnell's bowling average in ODIs against India before this game - his worst against any team. He's taken 4 for 322 in 6 inns.