Mera Bharat Mahan – India Cricket Champions
Aha, the big day – the Cricket World Cup Finals – has arrived.
And commentators Nasser Hussain and Sourav Ganguly are going blah, blah.
It’s 4:45AM ET here in the U.S. and from our convenient perch in front of the TV, we see a huge crowd at the stadium.
SL just won the toss and opted to bat.
Kumar Sangakkara is an eloquent fella, smooth English. SL is going in with Six batsmen and five bowlers.
For India, Sreesanth is in, in place of the injured Ashish Nehra.
Sri Lanka 274-6 in 50 overs
India 277-4 in 48.2 overs
M.S.Dhoni is Man of the Match
Yuvraj Singh is Man of the Series
1:19PM ET – India is the 2011 World Cup Cricket Champion
Dhoni wraps up game with magnificent Six. India 277-4
1:12PM ET – Open the Bottles. Get Ready for the Party. India needs 16 Runs to win from 3 overs
1:01PM ET – Batting Powerplay Starts. Will we see Fireworks Now?
12:58PM ET – Yuvraj survives lbw Review. 33 Runs needed from 33 balls
12:55PM ET – Close shave for Dhoni on Run Out.
12:53PM – Nice Six from Dhoni 😛 India 240-4 after 44 overs
12:43 PM – Much Needed boundary. 227-4
12:40PM ET – Holy Christ! Gautam Gambhir (97) out b Thisara Perera. Needless shot. India 223-4
12:28PM ET – Rajinikanth’s presence working magic. India 210-3 after 39 overs
12:21PM ET – Folks, are we looking at an Indian Victory? India 204-3 after 38 overs
12:06PM ET – Keep going, guys! India 183-3 after 35 overs.
11:46AM ET – Wow, at last Dhoni hits a Boundary. Is it the Rajinikanth magnetic waves? India 157-3 after 31 overs.
11:44AM ET – India Safe as long as Rajinikanth is in the stadium 😉
11:43AM ET – India 151-3 after 30 overs.
11:13AM – Indian captain MS Dhoni walks in.
11:12AM ET – Holy Christ. Virat Kohli c & b Dilshan. Awesome catch. India 114-3
11:08AM ET – After 20 overs, India 105-2; SL were 83-2 after 20 overs
11:02AM ET – India close to 100 milestone. 99-2 after 19 overs
10:52AM ET – 16 overs up. India 86-2
10:39AM ET – The spinners come on. Suraj Randiv is the bowler.
10:37AM ET – 13 overs up. Mercifully no more wickets down. India 68-2. Run Rate 5.23
10:15AM ET – India 35-2 after 9 overs.
10:10AM ET – Is India F*cked?
10:08AM ET – India in trouble. 32-2 Wicket Maiden over from Malinga.
10:02AM ET – Holy Christ. Sachin Tendulkar Out c Kumar Sangakkara b Lalisth Malinga India 31-2 in 6.1 overs. Virat Kohli walks in
10:00AM ET – India 31-1 after 6 overs
9:52AM ET – Couple of nice boundaries by Sachin. India 26-1 after 4 overs. 😛
9:47AM ET – Nice fielding by SL. India 15-1 after 3 overs
9:37AM ET – Not a Good start. India 4-1 at the end of first over
9:34AM ET – Gautam Gambhir walks in.
9:31 AM – Holy Christ! Virender Sehwag Out lbw Lasith Malinga India 0-1
9:29AM ET – Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar have walked in. A lot rides on these top-order batsmen if India wants to lift the cup. Lasith Malinga is their opening bowler.
Sri Lanka Batting:
**** 9:13AM ET – If we were the betting kind, we’d wager India has only a 40% chance of victory given SL’s solid score and the unpredictability of our batsmen lately. 🙁
9:11AM ET – Feeling very nervous! This one’s gonna be very tough for India.
9:08AM ET – SL Sets a tough target for India 274-6. Shame, 63 Runs come from the Powerplay. 🙁
9:02AM ET – 1 over left. SL 256-6 🙁
8:57 AM ET – Jai Hanuman. Kulasekara run out SL heading to a Decent Total. After 48 overs, SL 248-6 Superb innings by Mahela Jayawardena 100 NO
8:52AM ET – 3 overs left & SL 231-5
8:33AM ET – Eating Poori for breakfast. Poori always works for Indian victory. No kidding. If India wins today, remember our Poori played a role. 😉 SL 205-5 after 44 overs.
8:30AM ET – SL 199-5 after 43 overs
8:25AM ET – Good News. SL unlikely to go beyond 225-235.
8:20AM ET – After 41 overs, SL 186-5
8:16AM ET – Jai Hanuman Chamara Kapugedara Out c Suresh Raina b Zaheer Khan SL 182-5
8:12 AM ET – How did we manage all these years without the review system.
8:08AM ET – Jai Hanuman Samaraweera (21) Out lbw Yuvraj Singh. SL 179-4
****8:05AM ET – Thank You looks like another of Akshay Kumar’s Leave Your Brains at Home movies.
8:00AM ET – Kinda getting boring now. No fireworks. SL 171-3 after 37 overs
7:48AM ET – SL 155-3 after 34 overs
7:41AM ET – Cricket Legend (don’t ask who, there’s only one) comes in to bowl.
7:39AM ET – Close shave for Samaraweera! Hard decision to make. SL 143-3
7:35AM ET – Hang Sreesanth. Hang Sreesanth. Hang Sreesanth. 8-0-52-0
7:29AM ET – After 30 overs, SL 132-3
7:15AM ET – Jai Hanuman.Kumar Sangakkara (48) c Dhoni b Yuvraj. SL 122-3. Samaraweera walks in.
7:06AM ET – SL 105-2 after 25 overs
6:50AM ET – Worried. Yuvraj Singh comes in to bowl. 🙁 SL 86-2 after 21 overs.
6:45AM ET – Sreesanth MUST go. Look at the figures below:
Sreesanth – 6-0-39-0
Zaheer Khan 5-3-6-1
Harbajan Singh 3-0-17-1
6:37AM ET – How Blessed we are. Saw Indian Movie stars Rajinikanth aka GOD, Ranbhir Kapoor, Saif Ali Kkan, Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan in the stadium. Did we miss any one?
6:34AM ET – Indian Hanumans creating chaos in Sri Lankan fortress
6:33AM ET – Can India retain the momentum? That is the BIG question. Mahela Jayawardena is new batsman in.
6:29AM ET – Jai Hanuman. Dilshan bowled Harbajan Singh. SL 60-2 in 16.3 overs. Singh is King. 😛
6:27AM ET – Another wicket would be nice. SL 60-1 after 16 overs
6:20AM ET – Singh is here. Harbajan Singh to bowl his first over.
6:12AM ET – SL 54-1 after 13 overs. Very Expensive over from Sreesanth. Was it 15 runs conceded? 🙁
****6:05AM ET – God exists! Just saw God in the stadium oops Rajinikanth 😉
5:52AM ET – After 10 overs, SL 31-1
****5:50AM ET – Willow TV good reception so far. Watching on TV today.
5:46AM ET – Just saw Presidents of India & SL in the stadium. Can Pratiba Patil even spell kirkett? 😉
5:38AM ET – India sitting pretty. 19-1 after 7 overs.
5:33AM ET – SL Captain Kumar Sangakkara walks in.
5:32AM ET – Jai Hanuman. Tharanga is chow c Sehwag b Zaheer SL 17-1. Nice diving catch.
5:28AM ET – Sreesanth is beginning to worry us. 2 boundaries in 3 balls. SL 17-0 after 6 overs.
5:25AM ET – Wonderpool, Wonderpool; Another Maiden Over from Zaheer Khan. SL 9-0 after 5 overs.
5:17AM ET – Wonderful. A maiden over from Zaheer Khan. Need more such overs. 😛
5:14AM – Suresh Raina is the Eknath Solkar of our era. Any of you schmucks heard of Eknath Solkar?
****5:13AM ET -The Stupid “My Name is Maya…husband Kamal stupid Sri Lanka matrimony ad again. 🙁 🙁
5:12AM ET -2 Overs up & SL are 7-0
5:07AM ET – Sreesanth bowling. Hope he’s not expensive.
5:02AM ET – Zaheer Khan is opening bowler. Tharanga and Dilshan are the batsmen.