Melbourne, Feb 22: Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan hit 137 off 146 balls against South Africa in his team's second match of the 2015 Cricket World Cup. Dhawan not only became India's highest scorer against the Proteas in the World Cup, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar's 111 scored at Nagpur in 2011, but he also became the highest scorer for any team against South Africa in the World Cup.
The previous highest individual score against the Proteas in a World Cup match was 134 not out, scored by former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming at Johannesburg in the 2003 edition.
India scored 307 for the loss of 7 wickets against South Africa, their highest total against the latter in the history of the World Cup. Ajinkya Rahane, who was playing in his second World Cup match, scored 79 off 60 balls while Virat Kohli made 46 off 60 balls. Another opener Rohit Sharma got run out for a duck.
India have never beaten South Africa in a World Cup match and trail 0-3 in the statistician's book.