India thrashes South Africa by 130 runs


MELBOURNE: India trounced South Africa by 130 runs in their Cricket World Cup match at Melbourne on Sunday, ARY Sports reports.

This is the first time that India have beaten South Africa in a World Cup match.

Indian captain M.S. Dhoni won the toss and put his side to bat first. The “Men in Blue” made 307/7 in their allotted 50 overs.

Shikhar Dhawan made 137 runs from 146 runs which comprised of 16 boundaries and four sixes. Ajinkya Rahane scored 79 runs from 60 balls.

Virat Kohli made 46 runs from 60 balls whereas Dhoni made 18 runs from 11 balls.

South African pacer Morne Morkel took two wickets and conceded 59 runs in his 10 overs. Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir and Wayne Parnell grabbed one wicket each.

The Proteas were all out for 177 in 40.2 overs.

Faf du Plessis was the top-scorer for his team as he made 55 runs from 71 balls with the help of four boundaries whereas AB de Villiers defeated scored 30 runs from 38 balls.

David Miller contributed 22 runs with the bat.

Spinner Ravi Ashwin took three wickets in the match whereas Mohammad Shami and Mohit Sharma grabbed two wickets each. Ravindra Jadeja also took a wicket.