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.
According to details Indian captain MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat first. Openers Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar played aggressive strokes all around the ground from the beginning and built up an opening stand of 142 runs. On the individual score of 73, Sehwag was clean bowled by Faf du Plessis. On this time Gautam Gambhir came to join the crease along with little master. Both players played sensible cricket and added 125 runs the second wicket partnership during which Tendulkar completed his 48th ODI hundred while Gambhir completed his half century on this stage it seems that India will easily post a 350 plus total on the scoreboard.
The shinning innings of Tendulkar ended on the total of 267 when Duminy took his easy catch on the ball of Morkal on mid off. He scored 111 with the help of 8 boundaries and three massive sixes. Soon after, Gambhir was dismissed by Steyn on 65. Yusuf Pathan failed to show his magic today and goes back on a duck. Aggressive looking Yuvraj Singh was taken by Kallis on 12. The sixth Indian wicket fell on 286 when Virat Kohli turned back to pavilion after scoring just 1 run. Harbhajan Singh (3), Zaheer Khan (0), Ashish Nehra (0), and Munaf Patel (0) also not showed any resistance against Proteas bowlers. After losing all wickets the final score of home side was 296 in 48.3 overs.
Dale Steyn was the most successful bowler from the African side who picked 5 wickets for 50 runs.
South Africa now needs 297 runs to win in 50 overs at 5. 95 runs per over.