India vs South Africa Scores, runs, results
We are sharing you the India vs South Africa scores, runs, results in detail information. India won the match from Africa by defeating them with 130 runs. M.S. Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat. Shikar Dhawan won the man of the match in the sports game of cricket played on 22nd February 2015. This is the first match won by India against S.A. from all the past World Cup. Dhawan scored 137 runs in this match. The way he played the match was brilliant and commendable. Shikhar and Ajinkya Rahane were the two players who played best in the match. If we talk about the bowler side, Mohit Sharma played an important role in bowling field that was successful in taking 2 wickets of important players of S.A. Shikhar after reaching runs till 99 he was really scared and escaped from getting run out. He took nearly 4 to 5 balls to complete 1 run which made him do century. In the mid of the match, Shikhar slowed down in batting but after the entry of Ajinkya Rahane who played really fast and well which increased the confidence of other players. India scored 183/2 after 35 overs. They scored around 41 runs in the power play of 5 overs. This was the most critical time the Indian players went through.
After the wicket of Shikhar, the entire players went one by one that is Suresh Raina in 4 to 5 balls then M.S. Dhoni making 20 runs. In last two overs, they only made 7 runs. The last 49 overs 3 balls were dot, no single run was made. Later on, the other team came to bat, where on 30 runs they lose 1 wicket by playing 9 overs and then after 5 overs again the other wicket. After reaching near 30 overs they were only able to make near 120 runs.
Kohli was not able to create his batting magic in this match. He got out at 48 runs by having a catch. S.A. made 153 runs on 7 wickets after 34 overs. Here, the team got confidence as all the batsmen were gone and now only bowlers were left. On 40.2 overs S.A. got all out after making 177 runs.
This was the 13th match of Pool B in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. The Venue of the match was at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne. After the result declared Sachin Tendulkar took a selfie picture and placed on Twitter.
Also read 2015 World Cup Schedule