Player of the Match
Player of the Match
, play 02:52
Dhoni pleased with bowlers' discipline

India captain MS Dhoni says he was pleased with his team's performance and particularly with the lengths his bowlers bowled

, play 03:18
Insights: Dhawan's impressive ODI record overseas

Ajit Agarkar and Michael Holding on Shikhar Dhawan's consistent performance overseas in ODIs

, play 05:32
Is the 2015 World Cup format good for the game?

At the MCG, Melinda Farrell finds out what the fans think about the World Cup format

, play 04:55
'Going to be like playing India in India' - du Plessis

South Africa batsman speaks exclusively to ESPN ahead of South Africa's match against India.

, play 01:45
Can India break their South Africa duck?

Will MS Dhoni's India make it 4th time lucky against South Africa in the World Cup or will the power of the Proteas shine through?

, play 01:36
Kohli on de Villiers, Steyn test facing India

India batsman looks forward to performing on the big stage at the MCG.

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.