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Shikhar Dhawan century inspires India to win

Shikhar Dhawan's century led India to a comprehensive 130-run win over South Africa in World Cup Pool B.

Dhawan put on 127 with Virat Kohli and 125 with Ajinkya Rahane as India reached 307 for seven in Melbourne.

Shikhar Dhawan hits a shot. Credit: PA

That total looked as though it could have been even higher but it proved quite sufficient as, despite a third-wicket stand of 68 between AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis, South Africa lost wickets at regular intervals on their way to 177 all out.

Almost 10 overs were left unused as what had been billed as a blockbuster match-up petered out into a one-sided contest.

India's fans were loving life in Melbourne today. Credit: PA

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