India crush Proteas

2015-02-22 13:30

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India claimed their first World Cup win over South Africa after confidently defending a Shikhar Dhawan-led target of 308-7 for a 130-run victory in their Pool B match today.

After Dhawan crafted a stylish century to set the platform for a big total, India stifled South Africa’s batsmen with some tight bowling paired with sharp fielding.

India are now undefeated in two pool matches at the World Cup after a 76-run win over archrival Pakistan last week.

Offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin had India’s best figures of 3-41, while Mohammed Shami (2-30) and Mohit Sharma (2-31) took two wickets each in an assured bowling display.

Faf du Plessis made 55 to provide the only highlight for South Africa.

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