India won the toss and elected to bat in this match against South Africa at Nagpur.
Huge crowd on this Saturday to watch the local boys.
As usual, India goes in with a strong batting lineup.
It’s 4.04AM on the U.S. East Coast.
Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar are at the crease.
We expect India will win this match. 😉 Not sure now, after India’s batting collapse. 🙁
India – Great Start, Bad End
India had a great start with a Run Rate of over 8 Runs in the initial overs.
Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar were in a punishing mood.
It looked like India would easily reach a minimum of 350 and maybe even higher.
But after the departure of Sehwag and Tendulkar, the Indian batting literally fell apart. India lost 9 wickets for 29 Runs. Can it get any worse, folks?
Alas, India failed to even reach 300, ultimately ending with 296-10.
For their part, South African batsmen kept their cool and despite the loss of wickets kept the runs flowing.
For his superb bowling (5 wickets for 50 Runs), Dale Steyn deservedly got the Man of the Match award.
India 296-10 (48.4 overs)
South Africa 300-7 (in 49.4 overs)
South Africa Batting
12:14AM EST – INDIA DEFEATED 🙁 South Africa 300-7 in 49.4 overs. DISGUSTING.
12:13AM EST – South Africa needs 1 Run to Win.
12:12AM EST – Massive Six by Petersen. SA Needs 3 Runs to Win from4 balls
12:11AM – Bad. Boundary by Petersen. 🙁
12:10AM EST – Last over. 13 Runs to win needed in 6 balls
12:08AM EST – Ashish Nehra bowling last over. Can Ashish Nehra save the Day for India?
12:07AM EST – South Africa 284-7 after 49 overs. 13 Runs needed to win
12:04AM EST -Runout chance missed. 🙁 SA 282-7
12:01PM EST – Very Tense Moments. Two overs left. SA 280-7
11:59AM EST – Can India Win? Maybe! 😉 Robin Petersen new batsmen in
11:58AM EST –YAHOOOO Botha out c Suresh Raina b Munaf Patel. South Africa 279-7
11:57A EST – More BAD. Six by Botha
11:56AM EST – Bad. Johan Botha gets Boundary SA 273-6
11:54AM EST – Tense Situation. South Africa 266-6 after 47 overs. 31 Runs required off 18 balls
11:50AM EST – Bad. Boundary by Johan Botha off Munaf Patel. 10 runs conceded in over. South Africa 261-6 after 46 overs. 36 Runs to win. 🙁
11:45AM EST – South Africa 251- 6. Five overs left, 46 Runs to Win.
11:41AM – SA Under great pressure but still doable. SA Needs 50 Runs off 36 Balls.
11:39AM EST – YIPEEEE Morne van Wyk lbw Munaf Patel. South Africa 247-6. Trying reverse sweep, Morne van Wyk is reverted back to pavilion. 😉 Johan Botha is new batsman in.
11:37AM EST – Missed catch by Gautam Gambhir. 🙁
11:34AM EST -South Africa 240-5. Requires 67 Runs to Win in 42 balls
11:33AM EST – 59 runs needed from 45 balls
11:32AM EST – YAHOOOO Singh Strikes Again. JP Duminy stumped 23. South Africa 238-5. Morne van Wyk is new batsman in.
11:28AM EST – South Africa needs 62 Runs off 48 balls to Win
11:22AM EST – Francois du Plessis is new batsman in.
11:21AM EST – Ha Ha Ha. Singh is King. Singh is King. 🙂
AB de Villiers OUT. c Virat Kohli b Harbajan Singh for 52. South Africa 223-4
11:18AM – South Africa now in Hammering Mode. 218-3 after 40 overs. Very expensive over by Zaheer Khan. 17 Runs conceded in the over. Another 10 overs to go
11:11AM EST -South Africa 201-3 after 39 overs. Needs 96 Runs to win in 11 overs
11:04AM EST – South Africa 190-3 after 38 overs. 107 Runs Needed to Win in 12 overs.
10:55AM EST – South Africa’s Required Run Rate 8.86 per over
10:51AM EST – Pressure Mounts on South Africa. 🙂 JP Duminy new batsman in
10:49AM EST – YAHOOOO Kallis Run out for 69. South Africa 173-3
10:48AM EST – Close shave for Kallis. South Africa 172-2
10:45AM EST – Asking Run rate 8.47 SA 170-2 after 35 overs
10:40 AM EST – South Africa 162-2. Needs 135 Runs to win in 16 overs. Still doable.
10:31 AM EST – South Africa 156-2 after 32 overs
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10:24AM EST – Expensive over from Harbajan Singh. Concedes 11 runs. SA 144-2 after 30 overs.
10:20AM EST – South Africa 133-2 after 29 overs. Asking Run Rate is close to 8. Good.
10:12AM EST – Singh is King. Singh is King. 🙂
Hashim Amla out for 61 c Dhoni b Harbajan Singh. South Africa 127-2. AB de Villiers new SA batsman in.
10:12AM EST – Asking Rate over 7
10:07AM EST – Missed catch by Yuvraj. 121-1 after 26 overs
9:49AM EST – We NEED ANOTHER wicket NOW.
South Africa 89-1 after 20 overs
9:35AM – Match can still go either way. SA 70-1 after 16 overs. Run Rate 4.37
9:25AM EST – 9 runs in last over (i.e. 14th over) Expensive over from Munaf Patel. SA now 62-1
9:19AM EST – South Africa 53-1 after 13 overs.
9:05AM EST – South Africa 43-1 after 10 overs. 🙂
8:57AM EST – HOORAY First South African wicket falls!
SA Captain Graeme Smith Out c Tendulkar b Zaheer Khan SA 41-1. Easy catch for Tendulkar. 41.3 overs to go. Jacques Kallis is new batsman in.
8:27AM EST – South Africa 11-0 from 2 overs
8:19AM EST – First South African Boundary (by Hashim Amla).
BTW, Hashim Amla is of Indian origin. His grandparents hailed from Surat, Gujarat and migrated to South Africa long years back (Source: Wiki)
8:18AM EST – Hashim Amla (on strike) and Graeme Smith opening batsmen for South Africa. Zaheer Khan is opening bowler for India.
South Africa needs 297 Runs to Win
7:52AM EST – BURN IN HELL India Lose 9 wickets for just 29 Runs. Folks, can it get any worse? 🙁
The highlight of India’s batting was Sachin Tendulkar’s 111 off 101 balls
7:50 AM – HORRIBLE. Munaf Patel Out in opening delivery b Dale Steyn. India 296-10 Dale Steyn gets 5 wickets for 50 Runs
7:47AM EST – DISGUSTING Ashish Mehra Out c Smith b Steyn India 296-9 in 48.3 overs
7:46AM EST – UPMA-fying for breakfast with Almond Chutney. Yummy! 😉
7:44AM EST -We’re feeling MISERABLE
7:42AM EST – Pitiful Another wicket falls Zaheer Khan Out for ZERO c Morkel b Petersen. India 294-8 in 47.4 overs
7:40AM EST – Disgusting, the collapse of Indian batting. India 293-7 after 47 overs
7:39AM – MORE BAD NEWS. Harbajan Singh bowled Steyn India 293-7. 6 wickets in 43 balls 🙁
7:38AM EST – India struggling for Runs
7:36AM EST – Unhappy! India just 292-6 after 46 overs.
7:28AM EST – BLOODY HELL. Virat Kohli c & b Petersen for just 1. India 286-6 in 44 overs 🙁
7:26AM EST – What a shame. Indian batting has collapsed in the last 4 overs. Virat Kohli is new batsman in.
7:25AM EST – DISASTER. Yuvraj Singh Out for 12 c Botha b Kallis. India 283-5 in 43 overs
7:20AM EST – India 280-4 after 42 overs
7:11AM EST – Indian batsmen dropping like flies! 🙁 Indian captain M.S. Dhoni is new batsman in
7:10AM EST – DISASTER Yusuf Pathan out for ZERO c Smith b Steyn. India 268-4
7:08AM EST – SHAME Gautam Gambhir out for 69 c Kallis b Steyn. India 268-3. Yuvraj Singh is new batsman in
7:04AM EST – Baaaad. Tendulkar out. c Dumminy b Morkel for 111. India 267-2 in 39.4 overs. Run Rate 6.73 Yusuf Pathan new Batsman in
6:48AM EST – India 243-1 after 37 overs. Tendulkar on 101. Gambhir on 55
6:40AM EST – Hooray! Another century by Tendulkar India 236-1. This is Sachin’s 99th century in international cricket. 48 in ODI and 51 in Test Matches. Sachin has Six 100s in World Cups, the maximum by any cricketer.
6:35AM EST – Crowd eagerly waiting for Tendulkar’s century
6:34AM EST – India 230-1 after 34 overs Tendulkar on 97
6:09AM EST – Run Rate slows down. 6.89 🙁 India 192-1 after 28 overs
5:59AM EST – Magnificent six from Sachin Tendulkar (79). India 181-1. 26th over in progress.
5:55AM EST – These Commentators are such boring schmucks! Blah blah blah. Is Sourav Ganguly the worst?
5:53AM EST – India 173-1 @ end of 24th over. Tendulkar on 72
5:46AM EST – India 164-1 after 22 overs. Tendulkar on 68 (52 balls)
5:28AM EST – Tragedy Sehwag (73) bowled by du Plessis in 18th over. India 142-1 Gautam Gambhir new batsman in.
5:18AM EST – Fine Six from Sachin. India 128-0 after 15 overs
5:09AM EST – India 119-0 after 14 overs.
5:04AM EST – SA Struggling to contain India 111-0 after 13 overs
Sehwag on 59. Sachin 43 Run Rate 8.54
4:58AM EST – Fastest 100 of World Cup. India 100-0 after 11.4 overs
4:47AM EST – Super! First Six of match from Sachin. India 84-0 after 9.3 overs
4:39AM EST – Pretty. India 70-0 after 8 overs
4:34AM EST – Cool! Sachin hits a boundary. SA under pressure. India 57-0 after 7 overs. Run Rate a pretty 8.14
4:33AM EST – Another Sehwag (36) boundary. India 52-0 after 6.4 overs
4:28AM – Wow. 3rd Boundary of over. Sehwag India 46-0 after 6 overs
4:27AM EST – Second boundary of over from Sehwag (25) India 41-0
4:27AM EST – Nice, another boundary from Sehwag (21). India 37-0 after 5.1 overs
4:22AM EST – Cool. Nice boundary from Sehwag (16). India 32-0
4:20AM EST – Good start. India 27-0 after 4 overs. Sehwag on 12 and Tendulkar on 9
4:13AM EST – Another boundary India 23-0 after 3 overs
4:12AM EST – Nice boundary by Sehwag, his third. India 18-0 in the 3rd over.
4:10AM EST – Overthrow gives Sachin 5 runs. India 14-0
4:08AM EST – 9-0 after 2 overs