India vs West Indies; Which Way? India, Of Course

OK, here we come!

Watching the India vs West Indies ICC World Cup Cricket match happening in Chennai from our cozy corner in the U.S.

Having won the toss, India is batting.

Which way will the match go?

Given the strange turns some matches have taken in this World Cup, prediction is a dangerous game.


Final Score

India – 268-10 (49.1 overs)
West Indies – 188-10 (43 overs)

India Meets Australia in Quarter-Finals at Ahmedabad.

Yuvraj Singh is Man of Match. He scored 113 Runs & snagged 2 wickets.

West Indies Batting

12:15PM ET – India WINS by 80 Runs. Ravi Rampaul b Ashwin

12:10PM ET – Feeling Good! India moments from victory. 🙂 Ravi Rampaul last WI batsman in.

12:18PM ET – Fantastic. Sarwan (39) c Ashwin b Zaheer Khan WI 182-9

12:05PM – Devendra Bishoo is new WI batsman in. Ashwin brought back to bowl by Dhoni

12:02PM ET – SUPER – Suleiman Benn out c Munaf Patel B ZaheerKhan. Asking Run Rate 9. WI 179-8. No way WI can make it. 🙂

* BAD LUCK – South Indian actress TRISHA is in the Stadium. At least, it looked like her. 🙁

11:51AM ET – WI 168-7 after 38 Overs.

11:47AM ET – WI Heading for Defeat. 🙂

11:46AM ET – Yuvraj Strikes Again. Andre Russell c Pathan b Yuvraj. WI 165-7. Suliemann Benn is new batsman in.

11:42AM – The tide has turned. India Will Likely Win. 🙂 🙂

11:41AM ET – Wow Ooh Ooh Darren Sammy (2) Run Out. West Indies 162-6. Andre Russell is new WI batsman in.

11:35AM – India now has a good chance to Win this match. 😉

11:32AM ET – FANTASTIC. Devon Thomas stumped b Yuvraj Singh 160-5 after 34.2 overs

11:20AM ET – YAHOOO Kieron Pollard Out going for a big hit c Yusuf Pathan b Harbajan Singh WI 157-4 Devon Thomas new batsman in.

11:12AM ET – Great News. Devon Smith (81) out b Zaheer Khan WI 154-3 Kieron Pollard new batsman in.

11:10AM ET – Devon Smith MUST go. WI 154-2 after 30 overs.

10:54AM ET – Does not look good for India at this stage. 🙁

10:53AM ET – WI Marching Ahead briskly. 139-2 after 26 overs. Run Rate 5.35

10:36AM ET – West Indies sitting pretty. Their batsmen Devon Smith & Ramnaresh Sarwan keep the runs coming.  WI 115- 2 after 21 overs

10:17AM ET – WONDERFUL Darren Bravo OUT. c Harbajan b Suresh Raina. WI 91-2.  Ramnaresh Sarwan new batsman in

10:00AM ET – WI Run Rate Required 5.38 per over. Very doable!

9:53AM ET – WI 46-1 after 10 overs. What India needs is a couple of quick wickets and then WI will be under pressure.

9:40AM ET – SUPER Kirk Edwards lbw Ashwin (17) West Indies 34-1 in 6.2 overs. Darren Bravo new batsman in

9:37AM ET – West Indies 33-0 after 6 overs

9:30AM ET – BAD UMPIRING BY SIMON TEUFEL! Kirk Edwards was RUN OUT. Simon deserves a BIG KICK on his backside.

9:27AM ET – West Indies 14 – 0 after 3 overs.

9:15AM ET – Devon Smith & Kirk Edwards are opening batsmen for West Indies.

India Batting

8:46AM – We are MAD AS HELL! 🙁 How the f*ck can India lose the last 7 wickets for just 50 Runs. We’re beginning to think India’s batting prowess is much overrated. Or is there more than meets the eye? Great bowling by Ravi Rampaul with 5-51.

8:42AM – HOPELESS. Munaf Patel out  b Andre Russell India 268-10.

8:41AM ET – Munaf Patel new batsman in.

8:40AM ET – DISGUSTING! Zaheer Khan b Ravi Rampaul India 267-9 🙁

8:37AM ET – What’s wrong with our batsmen? They suddenly collapse like flies. 5 Wickets gone for just 41 Runs 🙁

8:35AM ET – Pathetic. Harbajan Singh (3) out c Pollard b Andre Russell India 259-8 Zaheer Khan is new batsman in.

8:30AM ET – Disgusting. Indian batting collapses again

8:29AM ET – SICK. Yusuf Pathan (11) b Ravi Rampaul. India 251-7 Nice bowling by Ravi Rampaul – 4 wickets so far!

8:25AM ET – Not a great score. India 247-6 after 46 overs.

8:18AM ET – HELL. Yuvraj Singh ((113) out c & b Kieron Pollard. India 240-6 Harbajan Singh is new batsman in.

8:10AM ET – STUPID Shot. Suresh Raina (4) Out c Ravi Rampaul b Darren Sammy . India 232-5 Yusuf Pathan is new batsman in.

7:56AM ET – Suresh Raina new batsman in

7:55AM ET – BAAD. M.S.Dhoni (22) Out st Thomas b Bishoo India 218-4

7:50AM ET – Great Century by Yuvraj. His first in a World Cup match. India 213-3 Thank you Darren Sammy for dropping 2 catches. 😉

7:25AM ET – Where are the boundaries and the Sixes? India 180-3 after 34 overs. Run Rate 5.29

7:17AM ET – Indian captain M.S. Dhoni is new Indian batsman in. Yuvraj Singh is feeling sick. Perhaps, the heat is getting to him.

7:13AM ET – Baaad. Virat Kohli (59) b Ravi Rampaul. India 173-3 in 32.2 overs. All 3 wickets for Ravi Rampaul

7:10AM ET – Nice play. India 173-2 after 32 overs

6:47AM ET – Good going. India 137-2 after 27 overs. Run Rate 5.07 Virat Kohli 46. Yuvraj Singh 57

6:10AM ET – Not bad. India’s Run Rate 5.23. India 89-2 after 17 overs. Virat Kohli on 33 and Yuvraj Singh on 22

6:04AM ET – India 81-2 after 15 overs. Run Rate 5.40

5:51AM – India 67-2 after 12 overs. Darren Sammy drops  Kohli catch. 😉

5:37AM ET – NOT looking Good. Two Indian batsmen out in just 9 overs, both scalped by Ravi Rampaul (obviously of Indian descent)

5:36 AM ET – Yuvraj Singh new batsman in.

5:34 AM ET – TROUBLE. Gautam Gambhir Out. EZ catch by Andre Russell b Ravi Rampaul. India 51-2.

5:32AM ET – Despite loss of Tendulkar, India is forging ahead at a brisk pace. India 50-1 after 8 overs. Run Rate is more than decent at 6.25

5:16M ET – India 22-1 after 4 overs. Gambhir on 11. Virat Kohli on 4

5:06AM ET – Virat Kohli new batsman in

Stupid Ad – Though she’s born here, she’s Pure Punjabi. Sick Ad!

5:04AM – Tragedy.  Sachin Tendulkar Out c Devon Thomas b Ravi Rampaul in first over. India 8-1 in last ball of first over

5:02AM ET – Gautam Gambhir  and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar have opened for India.

13 Responses to "India vs West Indies; Which Way? India, Of Course"

  1. curiousboy   March 20, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Yuvraj Singh is in top form in this World Cup! 🙂 Responds:

    He’d probably be playing better if he were not feeling a little sick because of the intense heat in Chennai.

  2. முனிAndy   March 20, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Ass win! Dunno if India were shielding him from the other teams’ computer analysts.. But he is definitely a better player than Chawla.. at least in limited overs cricket. Responds:

    Crazy sudden collapse of our batting after a decent start, yet again. 🙁

    • முனிAndy   March 20, 2011 at 9:49 am

      Aus / SL – both are equally dangerous.. so this game doesn’t really matter.

      • முனிAndy   March 20, 2011 at 10:03 am

        but for people paying 150 bucks, a win does matter, I suppose 😉 Responds:

        A Win is a Win and a Loss is a Loss. 😉


        A kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh.
        The fundamental things apply
        As time goes by.

        And when two lovers woo
        They still say, “I love you.”
        On that you can rely
        No matter what the future brings
        As time goes by.

        – From the Hollywood classic Casablanca (Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman)

        • முனிAndy   March 20, 2011 at 10:21 am

          I remember the days when I was so passionate about cricket.. I went to the MAC stadium(I think the ticket price was 10 Rs. or so) for all 5 days of a one-sided Ranji Trophy final.. Tamil Nadu won.

          Now the only time I watch is the closing minutes of a close match or when Tendulkar/Sehwag bat. I do let the commentary run in the background.


          Never seen a live match.

          Where do you get the commentary?

          Would be nice to get it on iPhone!

          • முனிAndy   March 20, 2011 at 10:27 am

            it is actually an audio commentary from the free video stream running on one of the browser tabs. I switch to that tab when a wicket falls.


            Is there no such thing as a Radio Commentary at all now?

  3. முனிAndy   March 20, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Yuvi was almost not selected.. now he is looking like the MVP. Best spin bowler and probably the second best batsman in the team.. Sehwag being of out-of-form. Responds

    Bad Luck. Trisha in stadium. Looked like her. 🙁

    • முனிAndy   March 20, 2011 at 12:15 pm

      Was she sitting next to Dhoni’s wife? They showed 3 nice looking aunties(one of them was Mrs. Dhoni.. who shied away from the camera).. one of them did look like Trisha.. sort of.. Responds:

      Trisha was on the extreme left of the three girls grandmas. She would be on the extreme right, if you are looking from TV viewers perspective.

  4. rakeshbaba   March 20, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    its india vs aussies in quarters

  5. curiousboy   March 20, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Now… Its time to PARTY!!! 🙂 Responds:

    Scary! What kids listen to these days.

    We fear for India’s future! 😉

    BTW, is there a suffix missing to the word ‘blow’….. 😉

    • curiousboy   March 20, 2011 at 12:51 pm

      I am not a kid! I am a 22 year old man! 8). Here comes the proof for that!

      Blow jooo ooo ooo, blow jooo ooo ooo, blow jooo ooo ooo. 😀 Responds:

      Boys will be boys.

  6. Aswin_Kini   March 20, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    This win’s no big deal (Except for the fact that Dhoni finally woke up and gave Raina and Ashwin a game to play).

    The real test begins now dudes. The action now shifts to Motera at Ahmedabad. No matter who wins, it is gonna be a tearful farewell and heartbreak for teams. 1) Australia, if they manage to lose this QF, will get knocked out of the Worldcup without reaching the Semis for the first time since 1992(Almost 20 fucking years).
    2) If Australia do get defeated, it will certainly be the end of Ricky Ponting’s glorious ODI career (He deserves a sad ending, let’s pray so)
    3) On the other end, if India do lose (Let’s hope they don’t, atleast for all the bloody hype they did), BYE BYE SACHIN. I am afraid that Sachin needs to bid farewell to his ODI career irrespective of his form. India need to move on. With all due respect to the centuries and the wonderful 50s he scored, Sachin needs to go. He has nothing more to achieve (except a WORLD CUp win, which I am afraid he may never win…..well almost)

    Whoever wins, we are gonna see some great fireworks. Boy!!! and they said ODIs are boring……

  7. curiousboy   March 20, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Aaaaarrrgghhh. Grrrrrrrrr. This is embarassing! I’m going. Good Night. One day i will take my REVENGE! But how?

    Reminds me of a funny dialogue from a Bollywood movie, ‘Dhamaal’.

    “Agar ek baar… ek baar woh muche mil jayeee, then i will choppp hisss… LLLLLLLL… LLLLLLLL… LLLLLLLL…

    LEGSSSS!!!” 😉

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