India vs South Africa; Shame, India LOSES

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. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Not sure now, after India’s batting collapse. ๐Ÿ™

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 ๐Ÿ™ 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. ๐Ÿ™

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. ๐Ÿ™ SA 282-7

12:01PM EST – Very Tense Moments. Two overs left. SA 280-7

11:59AM EST – Can India Win? Maybe! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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.ย  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. ๐Ÿ™

11:45AM EST – South Africa 251- 6. Five overs left, 46 Runs to Win.

11:41AM –ย  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. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Johan Botha is new batsman in.

11:37AM EST – Missed catch by Gautam Gambhir. ๐Ÿ™

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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

10:27AM EST – Japan Up Shit Nuclear Creek. Radiation Leaks After Explosion at Quake-Damaged Nuclear Plant

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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.ย  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? ๐Ÿ™

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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

7:44AM EST -We’re feeling MISERABLE

7:42AM EST – Pitiful Another wicket fallsย  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 ๐Ÿ™

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 ๐Ÿ™

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! ๐Ÿ™ 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 ๐Ÿ™ 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

21 Responses to "India vs South Africa; Shame, India LOSES"

  1. logu   March 12, 2011 at 5:18 am

    Have at look at this in between the overs Responds:

    Scary. Was just reading about it on NYT.

    Should be a warning to all those who advocate Nuclear Power.

  2. rakeshbaba   March 12, 2011 at 7:57 am

    wow india wat a performance,from 267 for1 to 296 all out,and one more thing this is dhoni worstest performance as a batsmen,even though gambhir scored 69 runs,he wasted to many balls,sachin and sehwag played brilliantly,still have hopes ,296 not a bad score,lets see wat happens

    SearchIndia,com Responds:

    We’re worried. Very worried. ๐Ÿ™

    • rakeshbaba   March 12, 2011 at 8:05 am

      wat do you think about gambhir’s shitty selfish innings,when gambhir came in india’s runrate was 8.5,after ten overs it dips down to 6.5,gambhir didn’t gave much strike to sachin, he puts pressure on all other batsmen,gambhir boo boo Responds:

      Well, at least Gambhir scored some runs (69 from 75 balls), slow as it was initially. He managed some nice Sixers too.

      Others were worse, failing to score any runs.

      • rakeshbaba   March 12, 2011 at 8:11 am

        India should have taken the batting powerplay when they were 128 for 0 after 15 overs,poor decision

      • Aswin_Kini   March 13, 2011 at 2:38 am

        @Rakesh: I am not sure we can blame Gambhir. But I do blame Dhoni for promoting himself ahead of the in-form Kohli in the order. He also did the same against England and we all know what happened. Dhoni, I think either too much of his batting capabilities or is very self-centered. First, he slows down the batting tempo, 12 in 27 balls when the team needed him the worst.

        @SI: Dhoni is perhaps making the worst decisions when India needs him the most. I feel he has many personal agendas. First, he used to always recommend Ravindra Jadeja inspite of his pathetic performances. Then, he tried to underline Sehwag which lead to Media rumors of a rift in the team. Then, he prevents Aswin from getting World Cup exposure citing Trivial reasons. To top it all, he promotes himself ahead of Kohli up the order inspite of knowing that the situation required someone who could manipulate the strike.

        I am sorry to say this, I thought Dhoni was supposed to the next Indian hope, but he is turning out to be another self-centered Indian captain like Azharuddin.

        If you don;t believe me, look at the Indian XI since Dhoni has come. How many stars did he create? How many youngsters made into the team? When ganguly was at the helm, he gave chances to many youngsters and backed them to perform. if you look at Dhoni’s side, Yuvraj, Kaif, Nehra, Gambhir, and even Dhoni himself all became stars only because Ganguly backed them up.
        Dhoni, unlike Ganguly, relies too much of the regular players and doesn;t back up youngsters. I am sorry to say this, he is an overhyped hope. If he continues in this rein, India will come out of the WC in the quarters itself. Responds:

        Interesting points.

        But we hope you are wrong about Dhoni’s decision-making skills because if you are right then it’s bye-bye World Cup.

  3. logu   March 12, 2011 at 8:01 am

    That was a horrendous display by the middle order similar to the horror show pakistan put up against NZ the other day..
    From 267/1 to 296 all out with 2 more overs to go… That’s fuckin ridiculous. Dont have words to vent my anger.
    One of the worst batting display by our captain who’s hailed as the greatest ever .. who the f*ck would take a single of the first ball and expose ur tail to a lethal fast bowler bowling with a lot of fire… Steyn displayed what you call “The mother of all comebacks” after a disastrous start… Responds:

    India will likely lose.

    And India deserves to lose after the disgusting batting collapse. ๐Ÿ™

    • logu   March 12, 2011 at 1:42 pm

      . First of all, congrats to SA for holding their nerves and putting one across India. Yes, they did deserved to lose after a horrid display of batting combined with poor piece of captaincy. Did you notice in the last few overs each player from different corners of the field came in to say something which shows that normally cool dhoni was choking under pressure and didn’t have any enough control to marshal his men.

      Anyway, this worldcup has produced the most nerve wracking of games and the WC could not have asked for more. We enjoyed it thoroughly and we are sure you did too.

  4. เฎฎเฏเฎฉเฎฟAndy   March 12, 2011 at 9:11 am

    What Sachin and Sehwag did was probably was unfair for the rest of the batsmen.. made them look like fools trying to emulate the masters.. this looks like a difficult pitch to bat on. Those two are muchhhhhhhh more talented than the rest of the Indian batsmen. Responds:

    Forget, trying to emulate the masters.

    The rest of the crew made asses of themselves! ๐Ÿ™

    BTW, isn’t the Nagpur pitch better suited for batsmen. We think so.

    • Aswin_Kini   March 13, 2011 at 2:44 am

      India wasted a good start by Sachin and Sehwag yet again. As SI said, the rest of the Indian batting made asses of themselves, thanks to Dhoni, who caused the mini collapse by batting slow and promoting himself of the talented Kohli.

  5. sam   March 12, 2011 at 10:22 am

    India can easily go on to lose their 1 st match of the W/C from here on.
    Hope they win. Responds:

    Can still go either way!

  6. rakeshbaba   March 12, 2011 at 10:42 am

    pretty interesting match!!!!!! Responds:

    Yes, SA still has a chance although the asking Run Rate is climbing.

    • rakeshbaba   March 12, 2011 at 12:19 pm

      nehra wins for south africa Responds:

      No, that’s unfair.

      South Africa would have tried to hammer anyone in the last over.

      The Real Culprit is collapse of Indian batting after Tendulkar’s exit.

      • rakeshbaba   March 12, 2011 at 12:27 pm

        yeah,dhoni played very badly by giving bowlers to play in the end,but one good thing is that,indias fielding is some what better today,lets see how india will play in semis

        • เฎฎเฏเฎฉเฎฟAndy   March 12, 2011 at 1:25 pm

          err… don’t they have to win the QF before playing in the semis.

          If they are 2nd in B, they’ll face 3rd in group A – that is currently Pakistan. Maybe they threw this game to face Pak in the QF. I am totally desensitized to India’s losses after watching the 2003 final nightmare.

  7. kd36939   March 12, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Morning SI. What a disaster. This is unacceptable performance. Even more unacceptable is the whiners whining that “Tendulkar is not a match winner..blah blah”. Responds:

    Belated Good Morning.

    But for the batting collapse, we’d have had a solid chance of victory.

    Do you think they deliberately threw their wickets? Bookies involved? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • kd36939   March 12, 2011 at 11:15 pm

      Considering the rigid guidelines set forth by ICC on players and the popularity of the game (lots of eyes and ears on this one), I doubt bookies could pull off such a thing. But who knows, as you say, anything is possible in “humara bharat mahan” ๐Ÿ˜‰ Responds:

      Match fixing does have rewards in India – Azharaduddin is a ‘respected‘ Congress MP now.

  8. logu   March 12, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    People pointing fingers at sachin or gambhir must realize that, if not them India’s total would have been miserable and the match would have ended like a 20/20. I firmly believe these two are the technically sound batsmen in the present line up and others should take a cue out of them on how to build an innings. Responds:

    But for Sachin & Gambhir, we’d have barely made three-figures.

    Off-topic: National Treasure is playing on USA channel. Rubbish, the last 20 or 30 minutes we’ve seen…starting from the library and now into the caves.

    • Aswin_Kini   March 13, 2011 at 2:48 am

      Off topic, I watched the film, She-Creature, a low-budget, horror film, starring the talented actress Carla Gugino and Rya Kihlstedt.

      At first sight, I thought that this was yet another cheap hollywood film with cliches galore, but then I was wrong. The film is built on a wafer thin story, but supported well by good screenplay, decent acting, and a gory climax.

      Try watching it. But i must warn you that the film is very slow in pace, but a decent watch anyways. Responds:

      She Creature is currently not available on Netflix but the movie has several positive reviews from members (so, Netflix must have carried the DVD at one time). BTW, we like mermaid films (but not horror). Have seen one or two in the distant past.

  9. Twig   March 13, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    I think this guy JP makes absolute sense. Responds:


    An interesting personality, doubtless.

    We’ve listened to a little bit of the video so far and intend to listen to the complete presentation.

  10. Twig   March 14, 2011 at 6:10 am

    On a funnier note, I don’t know why this reminded me of you! ๐Ÿ™‚'s_law Responds:

    That’s what we’d refer to as a Gobbelsian tactic. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. sunnysonu   March 16, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Any thoughts of India progessing beyond QF with such a weak bowling and pathetic fielding ? Responds:

    These matches are hard to predict.

    But after the last match (against South Africa) even our batting looks shaky. We lost like 9 wickets for 26 something runs. ๐Ÿ™

    Not that optimistic lately of India lifting the World Cup.

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