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WC 2015 IND vs SA: Shikhar Dhawan leads from front, 'chokes' South Africa
Shikhar Dhawan's 137 is his highest score in ODIs and he is now the second cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar to score a ton against the Proteas in a World Cup match. (Photo: AP)
Shikhar Dhawan's 137 is his highest score in ODIs and he is now the second cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar to score a ton against the Proteas in a World Cup match. (Photo: AP)
Fans seemed to look anxious after Virat Kohli’s untimely exit but Ajinkya Rahane played a gem of an innings scoring a quick 60-ball 79 to accelerate India’s run-rate. (Photo: AP)
Fans seemed to look anxious after Virat Kohli’s untimely exit but Ajinkya Rahane played a gem of an innings scoring a quick 60-ball 79 to accelerate India’s run-rate. (Photo: AP)
Rahane and Dhawan added 125 runs for the third wicket. (Photo: AP)
Rahane and Dhawan added 125 runs for the third wicket. (Photo: AP)
The 90,000-odd crowd at the MCG made it look like a home game for India. Fans seemed to enjoy every bit of the action. (Photo: AP)
The 90,000-odd crowd at the MCG made it look like a home game for India. Fans seemed to enjoy every bit of the action. (Photo: AP)
Talking about fans and one cannot miss Sudhir Kumar Chaudhury. This die-hard Indian fan made it a point to travel Down Under to lead fans as they cheered for Team India. His trip was to Australia was instrumental mainly because of        Sachin
Talking about fans and one cannot miss Sudhir Kumar Chaudhury. This die-hard Indian fan made it a point to travel Down Under to lead fans as they cheered for Team India. His trip was to Australia was instrumental mainly because of Sachin
Meanwhile, the legendary Sachin Tendulkar was seen taking selfies from the stands. He could be India's good luck charm. (Photo: Facebook)
Meanwhile, the legendary Sachin Tendulkar was seen taking selfies from the stands. He could be India's good luck charm. (Photo: Facebook)
Captain Cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni came and played a good hand (18 of 11) and helped the team reach 300. (Photo: AP)
Captain Cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni came and played a good hand (18 of 11) and helped the team reach 300. (Photo: AP)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Umesh Yadav dismiss David Miller, spectacular throw from the speedster. (Photo: AP)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Umesh Yadav dismiss David Miller, spectacular throw from the speedster. (Photo: AP)
The team appeals for the run out in ecstacy as they know it could be the turning point of the match. (Photo: AP)
The team appeals for the run out in ecstacy as they know it could be the turning point of the match. (Photo: AP)
It was quite an enthralling crowd at the MCG with only the Indian flag seen flying high. South African supporters could hardly be spotted. (Photo: AP)
It was quite an enthralling crowd at the MCG with only the Indian flag seen flying high. South African supporters could hardly be spotted. (Photo: AP)
South African skipper AB de Villiers, who is one batsman every bowler dreads looked quite dangerous as he along with Faf du Plessis tried to resurrect the Proteas' ship. But a good throw from Mohit Sharma left MS Dhoni do his work best at the stumps
South African skipper AB de Villiers, who is one batsman every bowler dreads looked quite dangerous as he along with Faf du Plessis tried to resurrect the Proteas' ship. But a good throw from Mohit Sharma left MS Dhoni do his work best at the stumps
Celebrations in frames after the dangerous AB de Villiers was run out by Mohit Sharma. (Photo: AP)
Celebrations in frames after the dangerous AB de Villiers was run out by Mohit Sharma. (Photo: AP)
Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates the wicket of JP Duminy. (Photo: AP)
Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates the wicket of JP Duminy. (Photo: AP)
The Little Master Sachin Tendulkar also reciprocated to the huge applause he got once fans heard he entered the MCG. (Photo: AP)
The Little Master Sachin Tendulkar also reciprocated to the huge applause he got once fans heard he entered the MCG. (Photo: AP)