India won the toss and elected to bat in the 2011 ICC World Cup match against England at Bengaluru today.
By God, what a crowd at the Chinnasamy Stadium on this Sunday.
The Bisi-bele-bath Kannada crowd is on a big high.
Lot of excitement in the air.
*12:238PM EST – Andrew Strauss is Man of the Match. Must have been a tough decision.
* 12:09PM EST -Who’s gonna be Man of the Match? Hard Choice.
* 12:07 PM EST –India TIES. BY GOD, WHAT A MATCH.
* 12:05PM EST – Another Six. 5 Runs needed in 3 balls.
* 11:59AM EST – Chawla Strikes. ENG Loses 8th Wicket. Bresnan bowled for 14. 325-8. Eng Needs 14 Runs from 6 balls.
* 11:59AM AM EST – Another Six. 🙁 Too bad for India. Eng 325-7
* 11:57AM EST – Big Six. Too bad.
* 11:57AM EST – England 310-7. Two overs left
*11:53AM EST – SUPERRRR. Another wicket down. Yardy OUT. England 307-7.
*11:51AM – What a Cliffhanger!
* 11:49AM EST -England 305-6. Needs 34 runs to win. 18 Balls left.
* 11: 47AM EST – England reach 301. 38 required from 21 balls.
* 11:45AM EST – England 298-6, Another 23 balls left.
* 11.41AM EST – YIPEEEEE. One more down! Matt Prior OUT. c Raina b Harbajan
* 11:39AM EST – England 287-5. Match could go either way now.
* 11:37AM – Michael Yardy new England batsman in.
* 11:35AM EST – YAHOOOOOO. Collingwood Bowled by Zaheer England 285-5
* 11:31AM EST -England needs 56 Runs off 36 balls. Can they make it?
* 11:23 AM EST – OMG, Another Wicket down. Andrew Strauss out lbw Zaheer Khan. Eng 281-4
*11:22AM EST – Ian Bell out c Kohli b Zaheer. But too late for India to save match.
11:17AM EST – Spectators are starting to leave the stadium because Indian Defeat is Inevitable.
* 11:11AM EST – Schmucks, go home. India has no chance. Defeat is inevitable. 61 Runs needed off 54 balls.
* 10:37AM EST – Defeat for India seems likely as England batsmen gets aggressive. England 229-2. Just 110 runs needed in 96 balls for England to win.
* 10:26AM EST – England reach 200 milestone in 31 overs. Another 139 runs to win.
* 10:18AM EST – England sitting pretty after 29 overs. 190-2
* 10:12AM – 100 from England captain Andrew Strauss off 99 balls
* 10:02AM – India needs wickets NOW to stay in game. England 163-2 after 25 overs.
* 9:56AM EST – Offbreak Bowler Yusuf Pathan brought in. 7 Runs in the 24th over. England 156-2
* 9:48AM EST – England’s Running Rate 6.57. Good. 138-2 in 21 overs
* 9:33AM EST – Yippeee Jonathan Trout Gone. Baby, Gone. LBW Piyush Chawla England 111-2
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* 9:27AM EST – Willow TV Reception – Good streaming directly to TV (via Roku). England 110-1 after 16 overs.
* 9:25AM EST – We need more wickets NOW.
* 9:18AM EST – England run rate 7.1. Good
* 9:04AM EST – Jonathan Trot new batsman in. Starts off with a Three! England 77-1 after 10 overs
* 9:02AM EST – YAHOOOOO. Pietersen c&b Munaf Patel 68-1. Amazing catch. 🙂
* 9:00AM EST – Great going for England 63-0 after 9 overs.
* 8:39AM EST – Indian fielding sluggish compared to other teams. Must be all that Aloo Paratas these chutias hog.
England 28-0 after 5 overs.
* 8:26AM EST – England off to a SOLID start. England 19-0 in 2 overs
* 7:56AM – Bit disappointed by the collapse in Indian batting toward the end! We were hoping for 350+.
* 7:55AM EST – Zaheer Khan & Piyush Chawla run out. India ends at 339 all out. Decent score. Let’s see what England can do.
* 7:49AM EST – Last over in progress. Anderson is the bowler
* 7:44 AM Idiota. Harbajan falls. Bresnan has 5 wickets so far. India 328-8
*7:43AM EST – Virat Kohli falls to a yorker from Bresnan. 327-7
* 7:41AM EST – Pathan falls going for big hit. India 327-6
* 7:38 AM EST – Yooh. Pathan hits a fine six off Jimmy Anderson.
* 7:35AM EST – India 314-5. Three overs left.
*7:30AM EST F*ck. Dhoni gone c Wright b Bresnan
* 7:28 AM EST- Yuvraj Out. 58 in 50 balls. India 305-4
* 7:23 AM EST – Yuvraj reaches 50. 🙂 India 292-3.
* 6:52AM EST – Disappointed! Sachin out for 120. We were hoping for 200. Caught by Michael Yardy. Anderson is the bowler. India 236-3.
* 6:38AM EST – Wow! Another Six from Sachin. 🙂 India 219-2
* 6:32AM EST – HOORAY. Sachin Tendulkar slams another century. India 204-2
* 6:24AM EST – Waiting for another 100 from the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar
* 6:21AM EST – Wow, a maiden over! Yuvraj playing safe? India 190-2
* 6:11AM EST – Baaad. Gambhir bowled by Swan for 51. Yuvraj Singh is new batsman in.
* 6:07AM – Sachin in great form. On 87 now. India 179-1
* 6:04EST AM – Shifted to watching match on TV. Good reception on TV from Willow on TV via Roku.
* 5:55AM EST – Yipee. Two Consecutive Sixes from Sachin. India 159-1 after 27 overs. Run rate 5.89
* 5:44AM EST – India 133-1 @ end of 24th over. Run Rate 5.54
* 5:34AM EST – Huge six by Sachin, his second in the match. India 126-1 after 22 overs
* 5:32AM EST – India 116-1 after 21 overs
* 5:20AM EST – Superb Six by Sachin. First six of match. India reach 100 milestone in 17.4 overs . India now on 106-1
* 5:15AM EST – Fine boundary by Sachin. India 96-1 after 17 overs.
* 5:10AM EST – India 90-1 after 16 overs
* 5:05AM EST – India 84-1 @ end of 15th over. Run rate – 5.60
* 5AM EST (3:30PM IST) – Aye! Another fine boundary by Gambhir! On 23 now.
* 4:58AM – India 77-1 @ end of 13 overs. Nice boundary by Gambhir in the over.
* 4:51AM EST – Great Boundary by the left-hand batsman Gambhir. 🙂
* 4:50AM EST – India 60-1 @ end of 11th over
* 4:41AM EST – India 54-1 @ end of 9th over.
* 4:34AM EST – Disaster. Virender Sehwag gone for 35 c Matt Prior b Tim Bresnan. India 46-1. Gautam Gambhir is new batsman in.
*4:31AM EST – Wonderful. Sixth boundary by Sehwag! India 44-0
* 4:27AM – India 33-0. Crowd yelling Sachin, Sachin
* 4:22AM EST – Virender Sehwag Delights. 22 from 15 balls. India 28-0 at end of 5th over.
* 4:09 AM EST – India get a few boundaries already, 16-0 at end of 2nd over.
* 4:04AM EST – India 8 for no loss at the end of the first over. Virender Sehwag & Sachin Tendulkar open for India.