Sunday, February 22, 2015

India beats South Africa first time in Cricket World Cup

Beating South Africa by 130-run, defending champion India maintained their unbeaten streak in the World Cup 2015 tournament. They could put up 307 for 7 in the score card thanks to Shikhar Dhawan’s 137 off 146 balls, Ajinkya Rahane’s 60-ball 79 and Virat Kohli’s 46 runs innings.
South Africa lost all wickets collecting 177 runs with 9.4 overs left at hand after coming to chase India’s target. Faf du Plessis was the top run scorer of his side with 55, but after his departure the Proteas lost the remaining six wickets for 44 runs. It was South Africa’s worst defeat in the World Cup history.
India will face the United Arab Emirates in Perth on Sunday in their third game in Pool B. If they win the match, their place in the quarter-finals will be secured. On the other hand, fifth-placed South Africa will take on the West Indies in Sydney on Friday. South Africa will have to try their level best to win the match if they want to secure their place in the next round.
It was India’s first victory of their fourth meeting in the World Cup tournament. Winning two matches back to back with big margins, India is now placed top of Pool B.