Jubilent scenes at Nagpur today as South Africa won the world cup by beating India. The South Africans players rightly invaded the pitch celebrating winning the competition, you could clearly see the release of the years of frustration.
Graeme Smith looked especially pleased, he was running around like a schoolboy at the end, he was clearly delighted to have finally hit the ‘chokers’ tag for 6 (what a cricketing pun that is).
They really do need to shorten this tournament though, some of those Indian fielders looked dead on their feet out their today, particularly on the run out chance in Zaheer’s last over.
How can Robin Peterson run 15 yards in less time than it takes someone to field and throw a ball about 10?
South Africa looked like they had blown it when Zaheer bowled an excellent 49th over. It looked like two different games were taking place.
For some reason or another, the SA batsmen decided to play Zaheer’s final over with their bat handles, rather than the blade, resulting in the scoring of just 4 lucky runs.
Normal service was resumed as Robin Peterson turned his bat around and held the handle and started using the blade in the 50th over. The results were immediate as Ashish Nehra’s first 4 balls disappeared for 16 runs.
So from all of us here at cricket betting blog (erm, just me), congratulations to South Africa on winning your first world cup. You deserved your victory today.
Now that the world cup marathon is finally over I can cancel my Sky subscription as I’m skint and look forward to Coventry City getting relegated from the Championship and to the start of the County Championship.
Come on you bears.