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.