Player of the Match
Player of the Match

No. 7?

19

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

256*

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

Achilles Heel

216

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

Umesh v AB

2

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

Prolific AB

4

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

36/1

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

Awesome Amla

7

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

First, if happens

0

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

Highest!

134*

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

The club

3

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

Brakes

42

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

Half-way in the World Cup

135/1

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

Last time

1/8

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

80.5

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.