Melbourne, Feb 22: Indian fans started arriving very early on Sunday at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) for the World Cup game between India and South Africa. They walked home happy after India's crushing win.
A crowd of over 80,000 is expected to witness this Pool B game. India captain MS Dhoni won the toss and opted to bat in this big Pool B encounter. India posted 307/7 and later bowled the opposition out for 177 for a 130-run easy win.
Ramjanam Raghunath, one of the Indian supporters, is at MCG and sent us these images from the ground.
As every cricket fan, he too was excited to be at the iconic ground, which will also host the final on March 29. And he wants to be there on that day too, hoping for India to lift the trophy again as they did 4 years ago in Mumbai.
Here are the pictures taken by Ramjanam Raghunath
Huge support for India
Fans were happy to see an Indian victory at the MCG, that too convincing one
Waving the Tri-colour
Many Indian fans were seen wearing the blue jersey and waving the Tri-colour
Fans arrive early
Indian fans arrived early at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Over 80,000 spectators are expected
Ravindra Jadeja throws a ball as he prepares for the match
Players warming up
Indian players are seen warming up before play at MCG
Pitch is getting ready. Former India captain Sourav Ganguly said it is a good wicket to bat
More Indian fans
A picture of Indian fans cheering from one of the stands at MCG
South African fans wait in the queue
At Gate 7 of MCG, there are South African fans (green shirts) waiting to enter
Indian flag flying high
Indian flag is flying high at MCG
An Indian fan spotted at MCG beating a drum
This fan is celebrating already
This fan is already celebrating before the start of the match.