The game is not just about brawn and muscle-power. Touch-players like Ajinkya Rahane, Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis also add value to it
Years after the juggling act of hiding multiple poor fielders <i>and</i> making do with the kind of attacks India have had, this current unit has given MS Dhoni some breathing space
He isn't a particularly big hitter, but as evidenced against South Africa, his impeccable timing makes him an extremely handy weapon to possess in ODIs
The long winless Australian summer might just have given those watching the wrong impression
The MCG packed to the rafters, two top teams, India coming out on top. What's not to like?
Wayne Parnell's batting averate at No. 7 in ODIs; he has scored 57 runs in five innings with a highest of 21.
Runs added together by this pair the last time they batted together - highest fifth-wicket partnership in ODIs
Ashwin's bowling average in ODIs against South Africa, has taken just one wicket in 38 overs before this match.
Number of times Umesh Yadav has dismissed AB de Villiers in 18 balls in ODIs before this match.
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.
India's score at the end of the mandatory Powerplay; South Africa have scored 38 for 1.
Number of fifty-plus scores Hashim Amla has hit against India in 12 ODI innings, averages 57.45.
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.
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.
India's 25-over score against South Africa in the World Cups since 1999. Other matches against them - 108/3
Dhawan v Duminy, the last time in an ODI. Dhawan got a century but got out to Duminy after scoring 8 off 14.
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.