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Adam Williams, Justin Goulding and Marc Higginson

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  1. Thanks for stopping by

    India celebrate their win against South Africa

    And that is that for another action-packed day at the Cricket World Cup.

    Wins for both Sri Lanka and India in their respective groups have thrown up some more magnificent performances from the game's big names.

    Don't forget - the action down under continues as soon as this evening. It's the Battle of Britain from 21:30 GMT.

    England against Scotland from Christchurch in Pool A. You definitely don't want to miss that.

    Thanks for all your contributions and see you again soon.

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    Shikhar Dhawan

    Shikhar Dhawan led the way with a superb 137 as made 307-7 from their 50 overs.

    The bowlers and the fielders then put in an almost faultless shift for their captain and South Africa surprisingly surrendered for 177 in just over 40 overs to give India the win by 130 runs.

    Read our report right here.

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    Barry Richards

    Ex-South Africa batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Don't discount South Africa, I think they'll still come good in this tournament. The fifth bowler is a worry and if Miller doesn't come good, there's quite a long tail. But, India against Australia could be a mouth-watering encounter on the evidence both of those sides have shown so far."

  4. Captain's view

    More from India captain MS Dhoni: "A couple of run outs made things even more impressive. Once the batsmen took us on and we got them in the field with some great work, that was the real turning point.

    "After two games, we've shown we're able to execute our plans well. There's an improvement in each and every game."

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    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "India look like the team from this group who can go on and challenge New Zealand and Australia. Shikhar Dhawan was magnificent but so was Ajinkya Rahane - he's a small man in stature but he just smashed it."

  6. Captain's view

    MS Dhoni and Shikhar Dhawan

    India captain MS Dhoni: "I think it's more than just the result that pleases me today. It was a back-to-back good performance from both the bowling and batting unit, which is why we can enjoy it.

    "South Africa are such a good side, so I think that makes it an even more satisfying win. I felt the bowlers bowled well, the right areas, the spinners varied their pace and that was some of the reason for our success."

  7. Captain's view

    AB De Villiers

    South Africa captain AB de Villiers: "The run-outs cost us dearly, coming just when we got started with the bat in hand. That's where we lost the game. The bowlers fought back well because we were staring at 350. It was a 270-280 par wicket although to restrict India to 307 was a good effort.

    "It was not a good enough performance as a batting unit and now we have to regroup. The wicket didn't change, but I still think it was a good toss to win. You can put pressure on the fielding team if you have them out there in the afternoon heat.

    "Playing six batsmen actually ended up being a good decision because we lost Vernon Philander to injury. If I didn't have Wayne Parnell, I might have had to bowl myself."

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    Nitin Srivastava

    BBC Hindi in Melbourne

    India fans at the MCG

    MCG has erupted with Vande Matram (the national song of India) and Chak De India (Go India!) slogans in the air! And there's no age barrier for cricket fans who came and enjoyed the match.

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    Barry Richards

    Ex-South Africa batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "The two things that always worry me about India cricket are running between the wickets and their ability to defend a target up front with their opening bowlers. They've dispelled both of those myths tonight. I thought their running was exceptional and their out-fielding incredible."

  10. Man of the match

    Shikhar Dhawan reaches 100

    India's Shikhar Dhawan, who hit 137 runs off 146 balls: "It was very important to score a century, it's a great feeling. More than that, it was important that we put on big partnerships for the team. We lost an early wicket today but we just wanted to stay there and respect the good balls and cash in on the bad deliveries. I knew I could pick up the run-rate, I was relaxed."

  11. India win by 130 runs

    Well, that was not what I was expecting to see at the halfway stage.

    Yet another side fails to chase down a target at this World Cup and by our calculations, only five teams have won batting second in the first 13 matches.

    Stay with us, we'll have the reaction from the man of the match and both captains to come shortly.

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    Kalika Mehta

    BBC Sport in Melbourne

    "The crowd erupts both in jubilation and slight disbelief - at India's immense bowling display - as the boys in blue complete a day of domination.

    "The colourful celebrations, which are a mixture of singing, dancing, chanting and cheering have spilled out of the MCG and onto Batman Avenue and are likely to go on well into early hours in Melbourne.

    "86, 876 people watched the dominant display and it wouldn't be an exaggeration to believe at least 85.000 of those were Indian supporters. They came expecting an India victory, as they always do, and their side did not disappoint them. Led by Shikhar Dhawan and Ravi Ashwin, India showed that they won't be letting the World Cup trophy go easily."

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    Gerard Whateley

    BBC Test Match Special

    "India have laid down a marker and it's been a supremely underwhelming performance by one of the pre-tournament favourites South Africa."

  14. India win by 130 runs

    Imran Tahir lbw b Raina 8 (SA 177)

    India celebrate

    And that is that. Imran Tahir prods forward to Suresh Raina and he is right in front of all three stumps. No hesitation from Aleem Dar who raises the finger. The last seven South Africa wickets have fallen for just 44 runs and India have won by 130 runs at the MCG.

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    Prashant Srivastava: India really playing like the defending champions. Ruthless display.

  16. SA 175-9 (Ashwin 10-0-41-3)

    More boundary joy for Parnell late-on as he flashes outside off to a full ball from Ashwin and gets a thick edge down to third man for four.

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    Barry Richards

    Ex-South Africa batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "There's a lot of talk about Wayne Parnell in South Africa and whether he can produce in the big games. There was no X-Factor today. He went for nine an over - that's a pummelling. Jacques Kallis has left a big hole in this team."

  18. SA 170-9 (Shami 8-1-30-2)

    Parnell clobbers a pull shot for four off Shami, but there's hardly a flicker of emotion on his face as you sense this has little time left to run its course.

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    Ozayr Colossus: India's bowling and fielding has matched their batting thus far - we're not accustomed to this.

    Parm Bilkhu: South Africa appear to have a very long tail. They will need to sort that if they want to win this World Cup.

  20. SA 162-9 (Ashwin 9-0-36-3)

    Imran Tahir brings up the rear of this South Africa reply. Ashwin has three wickets to his name and in double quick time too. Easy to forget we've actually been in the batting powerplay for the last three overs. It might not last its full five.

  21. WICKET

    Morkel b Ashwin 2 (SA 161-9)

    Start the car. Morne Morkel takes a huge hack at a floaty ball from Ashwin. He swings, he misses, the stumps flash once again and another man in green and yellow makes his way off the park.

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    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC Test Match Special

    "I wouldn't mind seeing a speed gun on Mohammed Shami, he's steaming in and getting good bounce against Morne Morkel who is a very tall man."

    Shami's fastest ball today was registered at 89.3mph

  23. SA 161-8 (Shami 7-1-22-2)

    Mohammed Shami's fully justified his selection today and has a couple of wickets to his name plus a catch. Morne Morkel's the latest man in as South Africa look to restore some pride.

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    Amod: Indian fielding today reminds me of the South Africa of the 90s, the way South Africa are batting reminds me of India from 90s.

  25. WICKET

    Steyn c Dhawan b Shami 1 (SA 158-8)

    Steyn walks off

    And they're up on their feet once again as Dale Steyn is the latest South Africa batsman to come and go. Banged in short outside off by Shami and Steyn cuts it straight to the waiting Shikhar Dhawan at cover point.

  26. 'The end is nigh'

    Kalika Mehta

    BBC Sport in Melbourne

    "The crowd are on their feet and can sense the end is nigh as fans' favourite Ashwin's over accounts for two more South African wickets. The dhol's are beating along to sound of cheers and whistles."

    MCG
  27. SA 157-7 (Ashwin 8-0-35-2)

    Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith is among those despondent supporters I just mentioned. Wonder what difference he might have made today if he'd still been playing. Just the one off another tidy over from Ashwin.

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    Harsha Bhogle

    BBC Test Match Special

    "There was quite a bit riding on this game if you consider that whoever wins is likely to finish top of the group. They will then avoid having to face Australia or New Zealand... and play England. Or possibly Bangladesh or Afghanistan!"

  29. SA 156-7 (Req rate 10.13)

    Suresh Raina comes on as the sixth different bowler for India. Dale Steyn is out in the middle to join Parnell. There's some glum looking faces in the crowd among the South African contingent as they know what's coming.

  30. WICKET

    Philander lbw b Ashwin 0 (SA 153-7)