Oct 022012

India has lost the toss and will be forced to bat first.

It’s not enough for India to Win.

India must  win by a big margin (30-runs??) to get into the semi-finals.

The Indian team is unchanged from its victory over Pakistan.

By the way, Pakistan beat Australia earlier today and has 4 points.

Why do I see mostly White faces in the South African team?

Are the Blacks still relegated to the bush in South Africa?

SI is doing a PIP (picture-in-picture) live-streaming via ESPN-3 and live blogging on the Big Mac.

Not the burger, schmuck, but on the big iMac. 😉


South Africa Batting

1:23PM EST – Pyrrhic Victory for India

Final Score India – 152-6; South Africa 151-10

1:23PM EST – India beat SA by 1 Run. Alas, neither will enter Semi-final.

1:22PM EST – A Sixer by Morne Morkel. SA Needs 2 runs from 2 balls

1:19PM EST – Younger Morkel (Morne Morkel) walks in

1:18PM EST – A.Morkel Out. b Balaji SA 145-9

1:18PM EST – 8 Runs needed from 5 balls

1:18PM EST – A sixes by Morkel! :(

1:17PM EST – Last over of match in progress. Balaji bowling

1:17PM EST – Pyrrhic Victory on anvil for India?

1:16PM EST – SA 139-8. Need 14 Runs to win

1:14PM EST – Botha Out! SA 138-8 with 7 balls left. SA needs 15 Runs to win.

1:12PM EST – SA 129-7 after 18 overs

1:10PM EST – Johan Botha is new Batsman in.

1:08PM EST – OUT Robin Petersen out b Zaheer Khan SA 127-7

1:07PM EST – SA needs 26 runs off 16 balls to win

1:05PM EST – Behardien Out c Raina b Zaheer Khan SA 127 -6. Just 2.2 overs left

1:01PM EST – FINITO for India. Even if India wins this match, they’re out of the semi-finals on the run rate basis. Paki fans screaming with Joy. :(

12:58PM EST – God, those Sri Lankan dancers (the three girls) are terrible. Worse than our Bollywood dancers! :(

12:57PM EST – SA 113-5 after 14 overs

12:55PM EST – Petersen Stays & gets a Free Hit! :(

12:55PM EST – Alas, it was a No Ball :(

12:54PM EST – OUT Petersen Out. Hooray! SA 109-6

12:52PM EST – Robin Petersen is new batsman.

12:51PM EST – Is there Hope for india? Probably not!

12:50PM EST – OUT Duminy c Gambhir b Balaji for 16 SA 107-5

12:47PM EST – SHAME! Indian team seems reconciled to its sorry fate!

12:45PM – India staring at Defeat! :(

12:44PM EST – SA 104-4 after 14 overs

12:43PM EST – India, Get ready to pack your bags. You have no hope! :(

12:42PM EST – SA 98-4 after 13 overs

12:41PM EST – No way India can restrict SA to just 26 more runs to qualify for semi-final.

12:40PM EST – du Plessis’s wicket is too late to make a difference for India.

12:39PM EST – du Plessis out c Raina b Yuvi 65 SA 95-4. Great innings by du Plessis

12:36PM EST – du Plessis on Rampage. SA 90-3 after 12 overs.

12:35PM EST – India has No chance in hell

12:35PM EST – India must restrict SA to 121 to make it semifinal. .

12:33PM EST – Balaji brought in: Too late, even Lord Balaji can’t help at this stage. :(

12:32PM EST – SA 79-3 after 11 overs.

12:30PM EST – Boundary by du Plessis. :( SA 79-3

12:29PM EST – Yuvi back in 11th over.

12:27PM EST – India will NOT win. They need to show more aggressiveness. Can’t let stoppable singles go by.

12:26PM EST – SA 73-3 after 10 overs

12:24PM EST – Thank you, Dhoni. Ashwin is new bowler.

12:23PM – No Rohit Sharma, please!

12:23PM EST – SA 68-3 after 9 overs

12:18PM EST – Expensive Over by Rohit Sharma  13 Runs, SA 63-3 after 8 overs

12:17PM EST -Rohit Sharma bowling. Let’s see if he has any Luck.

12:15PM EST – SA 50-3 after 7 overs

12:11PM EST – Duminy walks in. What kind of name is Duminy. As bad as Abhishek or Ajith. 😉

12:10PM EST – Allah-o-Akbar – de Villiers out b Yuvraj for 13 SA 46-3 :)

12:09PM  Second boundary by du Plessis. Great stroke. SA 46-2 after 6 overs

12:08PM – Gaaawd, Boundary by du Plessis SA 40-2 after 5.3 overs

12:07PM ET  – Without a Few more quick Wickets, Mera Bharat Mahaan has no hope.

12:06PM EST – SA 32-2 after 5 overs.

12:05PM EST – Disgusting Sixer by du Plessis  SA 31- 2 after 4.5 overs

12:02PM EST – Zaheer Khan’s third over in progress

12PM EST – de Villiers hits a Boundary :( SA 21-2 after 4 overs

11:59AM EST – du Plessis new batsman in

11:58AM EST – Is India still in the game? 😉

11:56AM EST – WOW! South Africa 16-2 Jacques Kallis c Rohit Sharma b Irfan Pathan! :)

11:54AM EST – 6 Runs in 3rd Over. South Africa 16-1

11:49AM – South Africa 10-1 after 2 overs

11:45AM EST – Superb Start by India. Amla OUT. Zaheer Khan claims first wicket. South Africa 2-1 over first over :)

India Batting

11:34AM EST – Poor Batting means India will Lose Badly!

11:31AM EST – India must restrict South Africa to 121 to get into semi-finals. Impossible

11:30AM EST – India finish at 152-6 Suresh Raina is India’s top scorer at 45

11:29AM EST – A boundary at last. India 150-5

11:28AM EST – Terrible last over so far. Just 3 singles :(

11:26AM EST – Last over starts.

11:24AM EST – India 143-5 after 19 overs Run Rate 7.59

11:23AM EST – Another Boundary by Dhoni! Great. India 139-5

11:21 AM EST – Nice Boundary by Dhoni. India 133-5

11:21 AM – 19th Over in progress

11:18AM EST – Close shave for Raina. Dropped catch!  India 129-5 after 18 overs.

11:17AM EST – Singles are no use. We need Sixers and Boundaries now

11:15AM EST – India 119-5 after 17 overs. Pitiful score 

11:14AM EST – 17th over in progress

11:13AM EST – BOUNDARY by Raina. Good India 116-5

11:12AM EST – Captain M.S.Dhoni walks in.

11:11AMEST – Chutias a.k.a. Indian Team has no hope!

11:10AM EST – SHAME. Rohit Sharma Out. India 112-5 after 16 overs :(

11:08AM EST – We need a BIG HIT. Singles just won’t cut it.

11:07AM – It will be a MIRACLE if India wins.

11:04AM EST – India 109-4 after 15 overs. Run rate 7.28

11:03AM – India MUST boost Run Rate soon if they want to Win.

11:02AM – India 103-4 after 14 overs

11:02AM EST – SWEET! Nice boundary by Raina. India 101-4 :)

11AM EST – Yea! Another Boundary. Thank You Rohit Sharma! :)

10:57AM EST – God, where did this Rohit Sharma spring from? :( India 90-4 after 13 overs

10:55AM – Boundary by Raina! India 88-4

10:53AM EST – Looks tough!

10:52AM – India 81-4 after 12 overs. 6.75 Run Rate

10:50AM EST – OMG, close shave

10:49AM – India 71-4 after 11 overs.

10:48AM EST – India taking flight out of Sri Lanka tomorrow! :(

10:47AM – Suresh Raina new batsman

10:46AM EST – No Hope now. India has no hope at all.

10;45AM EST – ROYALLY SCREWED! Yuvi out. India 68-4 after 10 overs :(

10:42AM – At last!  Rohit Sharma finds a gap. Boundary. India 66-3

10:41AM – Mera Bharat Mahaan!

10:40AM EST – India 61-3 after 9 overs. 6.78 Run Rate

10:39AM – Yuvi finds a gap. Boundary! 59-3

10:38AM EST – Come on, Rohit. Find a gap.

10:37AM EST – India MUST boost Run Rate without losing wickets. Can they do it? Doubtful

10:36AM – India 53-3 after 8 overs. Run Rate 6.63

10:35AM EST – Soooooper. Another Six from Yuvi. Bravo! India 52-3

10:32AM EST – India45-3 after 7-overs. Come on Yuvi! Run rate 6.43

10:31AM EST – YAHOOOO! Beautiful 6 by Yuvraj!

10:30AM EST – Shameful

10:28AM EST – BAD. India 36-3 after 6 overs.

10:26AM – India F*CKED! Virendar Sehwag out. Clean bowled. India 36-3 Yuvraj Singh walks in.

10:25EST – A Sixer from Sewhwag. Great!

10:21AM EST – India 30-2 after 5 overs. Run rate 6

10:22AM – Rohit Sharma walks in.


10:20AM EST – SCREWED. Virat Kohli out. India 30-2. :(

10:18AM – Nice Boundary, Sehwag! :)

10:17AM – NOT GOOD. India 25-1 after 4 overs

10:15AM EST – Virat Kohli trots in

10:14AM EST – DISASTER. Gautam Gambhir OUT! b Morkel. India 23-1 :(

10:12AM EST –  4-Leg-byes. 22-0 after 3 overs

10:11AM EST – NOT GOOD. Slow going in Third Over.

10:09AM – Come on, Sehwag. Earn your pay.

10:08AM EST- India 17-0 after 2 overs. Keep going, guys!

10:07AM – India 14-0 after 1.3 overs. Good

10:03AM EST – Great Start. 9 runs after 1 over

10:02AM – Super – 4 more runs . Leg-byes

10:00AM – Lovely. Gautam Gambhir opening for India with a boundary.

9:56AM EST – Mera Bharat Mahaan National Anthem is playing.

  8 Responses to “India vs SA – Pyrrhic Victory for India”

  1. Good that you watch the match… I’ll watch out this commentary rather than watch Dada puke all over himself in the name of commentary..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Does not look good for India.

    Fingers crossed. :(

  2. There’s no better player in this world who finds a path to self-destruction easily than sehwag…. Big match and the dude is throwing his wicket like anything!!!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:


    Pinning my hopes on Yuvi

  3. I think India will go through.. for ratings sake.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    No hope with jokers like Rohit Sharma

  4. Why not give the ball to Raina instead of Rohit and utilize his best day fully…

    Raina is a better part time bowler than Rohit..

    Dhoni is found wanting in captaincy on several occasions this tournament…

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Not India’s day. :(

  5. Where the hell is Ashwin!!! is Dhoni completely out of his mind???

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Too late, baby.

    98-4 after 13 overs! :(

  6. At this rate, they can atleast aim to win the match… forget the semi final berth

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Maybe, but even that will not be easy!

  7. Paki fans screaming with Joy. ….

    Thats the last thing i want to see….

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Paki cries of Zindabad, Zindabad drove me crazy.

    Even if we win, our boys will have to take the plane home tomorrow. :(

  8. Deciding based on technicalities is never the best way to decide knock outs. India has benefitted from the statistcal system a few times and but not this time.

    Now let us do the next best thing…. root against Pakistan!

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