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
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.
10:21AM EST – DISGUSTING
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.