MELBOURNE- India today comfortably defeated South Africa , who were bowled out for 177, chasing 308 to win in their Pool B ICC World Cup match in Melbourne. Dhawan contributed 137, Rahane scored 79 and Kohli joined 46, giving South Africa 308 runs target to win in 50 overs.

In reply, South Africa remained way behind with only Du Plessis scoring 55. Ashwin 3-41, Shami 2-30, Mohit 2-31 were prominent figures causing South Africa’s defeat.