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India v South Africa, World Cup 2011, Nagpur

  • The 142-run stand between Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag is the third-highest opening partnership for India in World Cups and the second-highest for this pair behind the 153 against Sri Lanka in Johannesburg in 2003.

  • With Sehwag, Tendulkar and Gautam Gambhir scoring over 50, the match became only the third instance of the top three batsmen scoring over fifty in an innings in a World Cup match. The previous two occasions came in the 1975 World Cup.

  • Tendulkar scored his sixth century and his 19th fifty-plus score in World Cups, both records for any player in World Cups. He also became the first player to score 2000 runs in ODIs against South Africa.

  • Dale Steyn's 5 for 50 is his best bowling performance in ODIs and the sixth five-wicket haul by a South African bowler in World Cups.