India vs SA – Pyrrhic Victory for India

India has lost the toss and will be forced to bat first.

It’s not enough for India to Win.

India must Β win by a big margin (30-runs??) to get into the semi-finals.

The Indian team is unchanged from its victory over Pakistan.

By the way, Pakistan beat Australia earlier today and has 4 points.

Why do I see mostly White faces in the South African team?

Are the Blacks still relegated to the bush in South Africa?

SI is doing a PIP (picture-in-picture) live-streaming via ESPN-3 and live blogging on the Big Mac.

Not the burger, schmuck, but on the big iMac. πŸ˜‰


South Africa Batting

1:23PM EST – Pyrrhic Victory for India

Final Score India – 152-6; South Africa 151-10

1:23PM EST – India beat SA by 1 Run. Alas, neither will enter Semi-final.

1:22PM EST – A Sixer by Morne Morkel. SA Needs 2 runs from 2 balls

1:19PM EST – Younger Morkel (Morne Morkel) walks in

1:18PM EST – A.Morkel Out. b Balaji SA 145-9

1:18PM EST – 8 Runs needed from 5 balls

1:18PM EST – A sixes by Morkel! πŸ™

1:17PM EST – Last over of match in progress. Balaji bowling

1:17PM EST – Pyrrhic Victory on anvil for India?

1:16PM EST – SA 139-8. Need 14 Runs to win

1:14PM EST – Botha Out! SA 138-8 with 7 balls left. SA needs 15 Runs to win.

1:12PM EST – SA 129-7 after 18 overs

1:10PM EST – Johan Botha is new Batsman in.

1:08PM EST – OUT Robin Petersen out b Zaheer Khan SA 127-7

1:07PM EST – SA needs 26 runs off 16 balls to win

1:05PM EST – Behardien Out c Raina b Zaheer Khan SA 127 -6. Just 2.2 overs left

1:01PM EST – FINITO for India. Even if India wins this match, they’re out of the semi-finals on the run rate basis. Paki fans screaming with Joy. πŸ™

12:58PM EST – God, those Sri Lankan dancers (the three girls) are terrible. Worse than our Bollywood dancers! πŸ™

12:57PM EST – SA 113-5 after 14 overs

12:55PM EST – Petersen Stays & gets a Free Hit! πŸ™

12:55PM EST – Alas, it was a No Ball πŸ™

12:54PM EST – OUT Petersen Out. Hooray! SA 109-6

12:52PM EST – Robin Petersen is new batsman.

12:51PM EST – Is there Hope for india? Probably not!

12:50PM EST – OUT Duminy c Gambhir b Balaji for 16 SA 107-5

12:47PM EST – SHAME! Indian team seems reconciled to its sorry fate!

12:45PM – India staring at Defeat! πŸ™

12:44PM EST – SA 104-4 after 14 overs

12:43PM EST – India, Get ready to pack your bags. You have no hope! πŸ™

12:42PM EST – SA 98-4 after 13 overs

12:41PM EST – No way India can restrict SA to just 26 more runs to qualify for semi-final.

12:40PM EST – du Plessis’s wicket is too late to make a difference for India.

12:39PM EST – du Plessis out c Raina b Yuvi 65 SA 95-4. Great innings by du Plessis

12:36PM EST – du Plessis on Rampage. SA 90-3 after 12 overs.

12:35PM EST – India hasΒ No chance in hell

12:35PM EST – India must restrict SA to 121 to make it semifinal. .

12:33PM EST – Balaji brought in: Too late, even Lord Balaji can’t help at this stage. πŸ™

12:32PM EST – SA 79-3 after 11 overs.

12:30PM EST – Boundary by du Plessis. πŸ™ SA 79-3

12:29PM EST – Yuvi back in 11th over.

12:27PM EST – India will NOT win. They need to show more aggressiveness. Can’t let stoppable singles go by.

12:26PM EST – SA 73-3 after 10 overs

12:24PM EST – Thank you, Dhoni. Ashwin is new bowler.

12:23PM – No Rohit Sharma, please!

12:23PM EST – SA 68-3 after 9 overs

12:18PM EST – Expensive Over by Rohit Sharma Β 13 Runs, SA 63-3 after 8 overs

12:17PM EST -Rohit Sharma bowling. Let’s see if he has any Luck.

12:15PM EST – SA 50-3 after 7 overs

12:11PM EST – Duminy walks in. What kind of name is Duminy. As bad as Abhishek or Ajith. πŸ˜‰

12:10PM EST – Allah-o-Akbar – de Villiers out b Yuvraj for 13 SA 46-3 πŸ™‚

12:09PM Β Second boundary by du Plessis. Great stroke. SA 46-2 after 6 overs

12:08PM – Gaaawd, Boundary by du Plessis SA 40-2 after 5.3 overs

12:07PM ET Β – Without a Few more quick Wickets, Mera Bharat Mahaan has no hope.

12:06PM EST –Β SA 32-2 after 5 overs.

12:05PM EST – Disgusting Sixer by du Plessis Β SA 31- 2 after 4.5 overs

12:02PM EST – Zaheer Khan’s third over in progress

12PM EST – de Villiers hits a Boundary πŸ™ SA 21-2 after 4 overs

11:59AM EST – du Plessis new batsman in

11:58AM EST – Is India still in the game? πŸ˜‰

11:56AM EST – WOW! South Africa 16-2 Jacques Kallis c Rohit Sharma b Irfan Pathan! πŸ™‚

11:54AM EST – 6 Runs in 3rd Over. South Africa 16-1

11:49AM – South Africa 10-1 after 2 overs

11:45AM EST – Superb Start by India. Amla OUT. Zaheer Khan claims first wicket. South Africa 2-1 over first over πŸ™‚

India Batting

11:34AM EST – Poor Batting means India will Lose Badly!

11:31AM EST – India must restrict South Africa to 121 to get into semi-finals. Impossible

11:30AM EST – India finish at 152-6 Suresh Raina is India’s top scorer at 45

11:29AM EST – A boundary at last. India 150-5

11:28AM EST – Terrible last over so far. Just 3 singles πŸ™

11:26AM EST – Last over starts.

11:24AM EST – India 143-5 after 19 overs Run Rate 7.59

11:23AM EST – Another Boundary by Dhoni! Great. India 139-5

11:21 AM EST – Nice Boundary by Dhoni. India 133-5

11:21 AM – 19th Over in progress

11:18AM EST – Close shave for Raina. Dropped catch! Β India 129-5 after 18 overs.

11:17AM EST – Singles are no use. We need Sixers and Boundaries now

11:15AM EST – India 119-5 after 17 overs. Pitiful scoreΒ 

11:14AM EST – 17th over in progress

11:13AM EST – BOUNDARY by Raina. Good India 116-5

11:12AM EST – Captain M.S.Dhoni walks in.

11:11AMEST – Chutias a.k.a. Indian Team has no hope!

11:10AM EST – SHAME. Rohit Sharma Out. India 112-5 after 16 overs πŸ™

11:08AM EST – We need a BIG HIT. Singles just won’t cut it.

11:07AM – It will be a MIRACLE if India wins.

11:04AM EST – India 109-4 after 15 overs. Run rate 7.28

11:03AM – India MUST boost Run Rate soon if they want to Win.

11:02AM – India 103-4 after 14 overs

11:02AM EST – SWEET! Nice boundary by Raina. India 101-4 πŸ™‚

11AM EST – Yea! Another Boundary. Thank You Rohit Sharma! πŸ™‚

10:57AM EST – God, where did this Rohit Sharma spring from? πŸ™ India 90-4 after 13 overs

10:55AM – Boundary by Raina! India 88-4

10:53AM EST – Looks tough!

10:52AM – India 81-4 after 12 overs. 6.75 Run Rate

10:50AM EST – OMG, close shave

10:49AM – India 71-4 after 11 overs.

10:48AM EST – India taking flight out of Sri Lanka tomorrow! πŸ™

10:47AM – Suresh Raina new batsman

10:46AM EST – No Hope now. India has no hope at all.

10;45AM EST – ROYALLY SCREWED! Yuvi out. India 68-4 after 10 overs πŸ™

10:42AM – At last! Β Rohit Sharma finds a gap. Boundary. India 66-3

10:41AM – Mera Bharat Mahaan!

10:40AM EST – India 61-3 after 9 overs. 6.78 Run Rate

10:39AM – Yuvi finds a gap. Boundary! 59-3

10:38AM EST – Come on, Rohit. Find a gap.

10:37AM EST – India MUST boost Run Rate without losing wickets. Can they do it? Doubtful

10:36AM – India 53-3 after 8 overs. Run Rate 6.63

10:35AM EST – Soooooper. Another Six from Yuvi. Bravo! India 52-3

10:32AM EST – India45-3 after 7-overs. Come on Yuvi! Run rate 6.43

10:31AM EST – YAHOOOO! Beautiful 6 by Yuvraj!

10:30AM EST – Shameful

10:28AM EST – BAD. India 36-3 after 6 overs.

10:26AM – India F*CKED! Virendar Sehwag out. Clean bowled. India 36-3 Yuvraj Singh walks in.

10:25EST – A Sixer from Sewhwag. Great!

10:21AM EST – India 30-2 after 5 overs. Run rate 6

10:22AM – Rohit Sharma walks in.


10:20AM EST – SCREWED. Virat Kohli out. India 30-2. πŸ™

10:18AM – Nice Boundary, Sehwag! πŸ™‚

10:17AM – NOT GOOD. India 25-1 after 4 overs

10:15AM EST – Virat Kohli trots in

10:14AM EST – DISASTER. Gautam Gambhir OUT! b Morkel. India 23-1 πŸ™

10:12AM EST – Β 4-Leg-byes. 22-0 after 3 overs

10:11AM EST – NOT GOOD. Slow going in Third Over.

10:09AM – Come on, Sehwag. Earn your pay.

10:08AM EST- India 17-0 after 2 overs. Keep going, guys!

10:07AM – India 14-0 after 1.3 overs. Good

10:03AM EST – Great Start. 9 runs after 1 over

10:02AM – Super – 4 more runs . Leg-byes

10:00AM – Lovely. Gautam Gambhir opening for India with a boundary.

9:56AM EST – Mera Bharat Mahaan National Anthem is playing.

8 Responses to "India vs SA – Pyrrhic Victory for India"

  1. Dr.Logu   October 2, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Good that you watch the match… I’ll watch out this commentary rather than watch Dada puke all over himself in the name of commentary.. Responds:

    Does not look good for India.

    Fingers crossed. πŸ™

  2. Dr.Logu   October 2, 2012 at 10:32 am

    There’s no better player in this world who finds a path to self-destruction easily than sehwag…. Big match and the dude is throwing his wicket like anything!!! Responds:


    Pinning my hopes on Yuvi

  3. gandhiji   October 2, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    I think India will go through.. for ratings sake. Responds:

    No hope with jokers like Rohit Sharma

  4. Dr.Logu   October 2, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Why not give the ball to Raina instead of Rohit and utilize his best day fully…

    Raina is a better part time bowler than Rohit..

    Dhoni is found wanting in captaincy on several occasions this tournament… Responds:

    Not India’s day. πŸ™

  5. Dr.Logu   October 2, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Where the hell is Ashwin!!! is Dhoni completely out of his mind??? Responds:

    Too late, baby.

    98-4 after 13 overs! πŸ™

  6. Dr.Logu   October 2, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    At this rate, they can atleast aim to win the match… forget the semi final berth Responds:

    Maybe, but even that will not be easy!

  7. Dr.Logu   October 2, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Paki fans screaming with Joy. ….

    Thats the last thing i want to see…. Responds:

    Paki cries of Zindabad, Zindabad drove me crazy.

    Even if we win, our boys will have to take the plane home tomorrow. πŸ™

  8. Naveen   October 2, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Deciding based on technicalities is never the best way to decide knock outs. India has benefitted from the statistcal system a few times and but not this time.

    Now let us do the next best thing…. root against Pakistan!

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