PHOTOS: India Vs South Africa World Cup match at MCG

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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.

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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

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 preparations

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

Drum beating

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.

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