South Africa clinched a terrific victory by 3 wickets with two balls to spare as they successfully chased down India's 296 at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur. The visitors needed 13 runs to win from the final over which was bowled by a lackluster Ashish Nehra whose first two balls went for a four and a six taken by Robin Peterson!
With the outstanding bowling of Dale Steyn South Africa finished Indian innings on 296 in the 29th game of ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, at Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur. Sachin Tendulkar scored his 48th One-day hundred. Nine wickets fell with the gap of just 29 runs. Six home batsmen not reached into the double figures.
Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar got India off to a flying start in their crucial Group B game against South Africa at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur on Saturday.
Earlier, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat first.
South African fast bowler Morne Morkel has not done much for his side in the ongoing World Cup but is banking on reverse swing to fetch him wickets during his side's high-profile league match against India on Saturday.
After Bangalore, it was the turn of cricket fans in Nagpur to be baton charged by the police. Hundreds of fans had lined up outside the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium on Tuesday to buy tickets for Saturday's World Cup match between India and South Africa but were caned by the police when they became disorderly.