India vs England – We Demand a Huge Victory

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.

England Batting

*12:238PM EST –ย  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.


* 12:05PM 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 Runsย  from 6 balls.

* 11:59AM AM EST – Another Six. ๐Ÿ™ 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.

*ย  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 –ย  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.ย  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 –ย  Yippeee Jonathan Trout Gone. Baby, Gone. LBW Piyush Chawla England 111-2

* Racist Indian Ad for U.S. viewers

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Amy? Gori? (in disapproving tone)

* 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 –ย  YAHOOOOO. Pietersen c&b Munaf Patel 68-1. Amazing catch. ๐Ÿ™‚

* 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


India Batting

* 7:56AM – Bit disappointed by the collapse in Indian batting toward the end! We were hoping for 350+.

* 7:55AM EST –ย  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 –ย  Virat Kohli falls to a yorker from Bresnan. 327-7

* 7:41AM EST –ย  Pathan falls going for big hit. India 327-6

* 7:38 AM EST – Yooh. Pathan hits a fine six offย  Jimmy Anderson.

* 7:35AM EST – India 314-5. Three overs left.

*7:30AM ESTย  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. ๐Ÿ™‚ India 292-3.

* 6:52AM EST – Disappointed!ย  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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.ย  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. ๐Ÿ™‚

* 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.

32 Responses to "India vs England – We Demand a Huge Victory"

  1. rakeshbaba   February 27, 2011 at 4:49 am

    greatest cricketing moment in bangalore in 1996 world cup quarter final
    pakistan boo boo Responds:

    Howdu Swamy (yes, sir).

  2. kd36939   February 27, 2011 at 4:49 am

    Morning SI! I smell a really competitive game… lets wait and see! Responds:

    A Very Good Morning from DE.

    We’ll kill ourselves if India loses. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Are you watching on TV or PC? How’s the reception?

    We’re on PC now and will shift to TV in the second half.

  3. kd36939   February 27, 2011 at 5:09 am

    Watching on PC. According to an email from Willow TV support, streaming on WII will be available only after 10 days ๐Ÿ™

    Reception is above average. Had couple of buffering issues so far… not sure if its Willow TV streaming problem or my slow internet connection. What about you? Responds:

    No buffering on Comcast. Smooth.

    Dunno how it’ll be on Roku later.

  4. kd36939   February 27, 2011 at 5:40 am

    Had problems with sync between video and sound. There was a dilation of a second or so… changed the streaming source and everything is fine now. Responds:

    Seeing some slight video issues here too.

  5. kd36939   February 27, 2011 at 6:15 am

    Gambhir Out. Only Sreesanth can bring bad omen even off the field. ๐Ÿ˜ Responds:

    Hoping for 200 from Sachin. Won’t that be something! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. curiousboy   February 27, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Had Breakfast?? ๐Ÿ™‚ Responds:

    Yes, Sweetie!

    Masala Vada with Starbucks Coffee. Great Combination.

  7. Aswin_Kini   February 27, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Let’s wait for India’s bowlers to shine. So far, the inadequacies of Indian bowling attack has been masked superbly by the Indian Batsmen. I am just waiting to see if Indian bowlers are good enough to restrict England to 250. Hope they defend the total easily atleast. Responds:

    We have an eerie feeling that India will lose this match. ๐Ÿ™

    England’s batsmen are off to a nice start.

    You are right, our bowling lineup is not that impressive.

    • เฎฎเฏเฎฉเฎฟAndy   February 27, 2011 at 11:02 am

      good prediction! India is going to lose this meaningless game (they are going to move to QF regardless of the outcome). Watched Sachin’s ton and slept. The Bell LBW non-decision was terrible. Responds:

      You write: The Bell LBW non-decision was terrible.

      All part of the game.

      What about Harbajan missing the Andrew Strauss catch in the 6th over?. That was REAL BAD & REAL COSTLY.

      • เฎฎเฏเฎฉเฎฟAndy   February 27, 2011 at 11:15 am

        Symon?? You need sleep.. Unfortunately tonight is Oscar night.. Hope your eyes can take it. Responds:

        Fixed it. BEFORE your comment. Really.

      • เฎฎเฏเฎฉเฎฟAndy   February 27, 2011 at 11:34 am

        hee hee, we jinxed England Responds:

        Looks like it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Aswin_Kini   February 27, 2011 at 8:58 am

    SI: “We have an eerie feeling that India will lose this match.”

    Hmmmm…possible, but very difficult. Unless one of the England batsman plays a blinder of a knock or the Indian bowlers spray the ball around to leak runs, India will definitely win.

    My guess is that England may get close and lose by 14-20 runs. If India bowl well, maybe by 30-40.
    But if India bowl badly, I won;tbe surprised to see England win by a slender margin (1-3 wickets) Responds:

    We need to get some quick wickets to apply pressure like England did in the latter half of India’s batting innings.

  9. boopalanj   February 27, 2011 at 10:52 am

    England remains unmoved. Responds:

    No way Indian can win now! ๐Ÿ™

  10. Aswin_Kini   February 27, 2011 at 10:55 am

    As I type, England are easily trodding towards India’s total. I am terribly disappointed with Dhoni. He has been persisting with Yuvraj despite the fact that he was giving easy runs. A smart captain would have brought his main bowlers to apply pressure. Guess the hype about Dhoni is gonna die soon.

    Congrats Dhoni! You are on the way to gain the ignominious record of losing despite setting a huge score of 339.

    So much for smart thinking…. Responds:

    England might as well keep the Champagne on ice now.

    • Aswin_Kini   February 27, 2011 at 11:16 am

      “England might as well keep the Champagne on ice now.”

      As they say, “It ain’t all over till the Fat Lady sings”…… But as of now, Indian team is bowling like a set of rank amateurs against Strauss and Bell.

      Reminds me of the 1987 Semi-Final Match between India and England where the then-England Captain, Graham Gooch, SWEPT the Indian Spinners away to lead England to a fine win…… Responds:

      You write: As they say, “It ain’t all over till the Fat Lady sings”……

      Ha ha ha. What are you smoking?

      If India wins this match, we’ll change our name to Aswin Kini. ๐Ÿ™

      • Aswin_Kini   February 27, 2011 at 12:09 pm

        Lol, India have tied this match, or should I say England tied it for themselves ๐Ÿ˜›

        So, change your name to Aswin instead of Aswin Kini ๐Ÿ˜‰ Responds:

        Thank Allah!, the glorious SI name is saved.

        Imagine blogging with the name Ashwin Kini! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. boopalanj   February 27, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Show of “Real’ India!!! Responds:

    Show of Incredible India. ๐Ÿ™

  12. boopalanj   February 27, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Think of the giants – Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, West indies, Pakistan, Srilanka…

    Head is whirling ๐Ÿ˜

  13. boopalanj   February 27, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Yep, Strauss is out. No hope yet. Responds:

    Little bit of hope for India now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. STG   February 27, 2011 at 11:42 am

    I am not a big cricket fan but still I guess if India wins… Zaheer Khan could become Man of the Match…for changing the path of the game with 2/2 ๐Ÿ˜‰ Responds:

    Howdy Sweetie. Long time no Hear.

    Yes, Zaheer Deserves it IF India wins. Otherwise Andrew Strauss.

    • boopalanj   February 27, 2011 at 11:53 am

      Aswin Kini: “My guess is that England may get close and lose by 14-20 runs. If India bowl well, maybe by 30-40.
      But if India bowl badly, I won;tbe surprised to see England win by a slender margin (1-3 wickets)”

      Now SI, either of these statements may come true. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Also, If India wins, you would change your name to Aswin Kini for sure? Responds:


      • boopalanj   February 27, 2011 at 12:16 pm

        My god, now none of these statements is true ๐Ÿ˜€

        God was watching? Responds:

        Andrew Strauss is Man of the Match.

        Must have been a really, really tough decision considering the other equally worthy contenders – Tim Bresnan (5-48) and Zaheer Khan.

  15. เฎฎเฏเฎฉเฎฟAndy   February 27, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Bresnan is in the reckoning too.. if he manages to get 20 odd runs + 5 wkt.. if Eng wins. Responds:

    True. True!

  16. STG   February 27, 2011 at 11:51 am

    yeah…i was lil busy finding/shifting/settling home. hope you are doing well with Angry Bastard ๐Ÿ™‚ . surprised to see you registering cricket. i never thought you would do that ๐Ÿ˜‰ . lil disappointed to see you haven’t watched new Tamil movies (after Diwali)…missing your sweet bashes ๐Ÿ™‚ Responds:

    We’ll watch an old MGR film today and dedicate it to you – Ulagam Sutrum Valiban. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. STG   February 27, 2011 at 11:59 am

    I am honored :)…I guess match is getting more interesting. Lets sync up with Oscar count down tonight (tomorrow morning for me)…

  18. boopalanj   February 27, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Oh Goddddddddddd, SI, you escape!!! Match tied!!

  19. STG   February 27, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    A Tie…could be an easy win for India…but you see…we always like being sensational ๐Ÿ˜‰ Responds:

    Awesome Match!

    Worth the $129 we paid to Willow.

    Now, we’re going to get DRUNK. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  20. Aswin_Kini   February 27, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Thanks to Zaheer Khan, India pull off tie. If not for STUPID DHoni (Who failed to run out Bresnan in the penultimate over), England have tied. Responds:

    In our not so humble opinion, Harbajan dropping the Andrew Strauss catch in the 6th over was the big killer.

  21. Aswin_Kini   February 27, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    “In our not so humble opinion, Harbajan dropping the Andrew Strauss catch in the 6th over was the big killer.”

    Yeah, did he drop the catch, I didn’t know it. If so, disappointing.

    I thought India lost their way when Dhoni choose to persist with Yuvraj despite the fact that Strauss and Bell were easily playing him. In fact, I thought that Strauss and Bell were doing NET PRACTICE. No intelligent captain would allow batsmen to settle down so easily. DHONI is a bit too cocky about his tactics. Somebody needs to tell him that NO TEAM HAS WON A WORLD CUP WITH JUST 3 MAIN BOWLERS???????? (Yes, I don’t consider Harbhajan as a Main bowler, he is not a very capable wicket taker).

    If India desire to go anywhere near the Semis, they have to play 4 main bowlers and stop relying on “pie chucker” Yuvraj. I sincerely play that Nehra gets some form and starts bowling like his old self (2002-03). Else, bye bye India Responds:

    Haven’t seen such a thrilling match in eons.

    Let’s hope the coming matches end in a better result for India.

    India certainly needs to tighten up on the fielding. Our boys are just not as agile on the ground as the Terrorists aka Pakis.

    • boopalanj   February 27, 2011 at 1:29 pm

      Last ball, My heart was about to explode. Such a tension prevailed. Only if India won by 1 run, it would have been a great match!!! Responds:

      Definitely, it’d have been nicer had India won.

      But still it was a great nail-biting thriller of a match.

      Paisa Vasool!

    • logu   February 28, 2011 at 3:59 am

      Ya definitely pakistan oops terroristan displayed tremendous killer instincts right from the word go.. it was surprising to see usually drugged shoaib Akhtar bowling with lot of firepower and Shahid Afridi may not be the person you turn to if you want a book on ethics, but he plays his cricket with passion and with a fierce will to win Even he was disappointed with the way his team fielded He quoted ” if we fielded the way we did today, we’ll soon headback to pakistan”.
      He was appealing for everything under the sun day before yesterday, but our fearless leader went amnesic about the art of appealing. He was content to let events take their own course, and he got incredibly lucky that England seemed to be as intent in losing as he was.
      .. India needs to pick up lessons from Afridi to play with such a passion and exhibit firepower that could burn your opponents .. Munaf always looks like a unwilling husband after a lengthy session in the bed.. Couldn’t imagine a tailender hitting his first ball for a six by one of our premier bowlers. India’s batting looks rock solid but they need to tighten the screws in the bowling dept. if they dream of going any further Responds:

      You write: but our fearless leader went amnesic about the art of appealing.

      We were also surprised by his reluctance to do so. Come on, what do you lose by yelling Howzat?

  22. kd36939   February 27, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    What a match SI!! What a match!

    Now I can sleep in peace.

    I am sure you guys must be tired too… sleep tight! Responds:

    We have the Oscars tonight!

    Desperately need a drink now. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  23. 1012900   February 28, 2011 at 9:45 am

    The last over of India’s innings could have been better.
    I guess they were over confident that India would surely win as they have scored so high. They ended the match in 49.5 overs. They should have played that last ball. BTW, there were some major blunders in our fielding. Andrew Strauss should have been out early in the game. I guess it was an inside edge. In the replay that they showed, you can clearly hear the sound of the ball hitting the edge of the bat before Dhoni catches it. Had he appealed, it would have been an out. It’s a surprise that he didn’t. Even if he wasn’t sure, he could have just tried. Responds:

    As to why Dhoni didn’t appeal is one of the great mysteries of this match. The commentators also went on and on about the incident.

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