India faced South Africa in Melbourne in the biggest game of their Group in the 2015 World Cup on February 22, 2015. The game was made for India. Between the burgeoning diaspora and the new wealth at the upper end of India’s wealth distribution, nearly 70,000 of the 86,000 spectators at the MCG wore blue. The game was schedule to begin at 9 am on Sunday morning in India. The drop-in pitch at the MCG,…"India v South Africa at Melbourne: Match Review"
The last play of Australia’s World Cup opener at the MCG ended that contest prematurely because Umpires Dharmasena and Dar got a decision plainly wrong. Here is what happened. Umpire Dar upheld an LBW appeal by Josh Hazlewood against James Taylor. As the ball trickled towards cover point, Taylor and his partner James Anderson set off for a quick single. Even though Umpire Dar gave the batsman Out, James Anderson who was running away from…"Dharmasena, Dar Wrong To Give Anderson Run Out"