• Bangalore Diary

    The World Cup has made cricket fans do some strange things, but this is something else.

    Strolling down the road from the Chinnaswamy Stadium towards Hard Rock Café, you can spot an oddity — a large scoreboard that is not inside a cricket stadium but at a junction on the city's busiest street.

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    New Zealand: Overs 16-20: 83/6

    Finally, a ball that deserved a wicket: Shaun Tait, off the last ball of the 17th over, fired a yorker in on perfect length and fast as you like; Ross Taylor, still to recover from the earlier snorter, had no chance to keep that one out of his stumps; it didn't help that he was in a tangle and playing all around the line of the ball anyway (Taylor 7 off 22; NZ 73 for 6).

    At the 20 over mark, Jamie How and Nathan McCullum have been together for three overs and have added 10 runs. In context of all that has gone before, that seems like a miracle in itself.

    No, seriously -- this kind of self-inflicted misery would have seemed shabby in a team classed in the "minnow" category. From a side like New Zealand, even given its recent run of 'form', this is little short of

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  • Update:

    The rain has gone away and AB has duly completed his 100. This World Cup has already seen a few -- but run for run, AB's knock is up there with the best on view, if only for the sheer scintillating quality of strokeplay on offer.

    The Proteas are at the time of writing this 16 runs away from the target. This game is done, and so am I.

    Back tomorrow, live on the blog, for our first real look at the Aussies as they take on New Zealand. See you then.

    It's raining...

    And the only difference it really makes is to de Villiers, who at the time of writing this, with SA 199/3 in 38, is 3 short of a superlative century. With the Proteas way ahead on the Duckworth-Lewis table, and in actual fact just 24 shy with 12 overs to go, this game is done and dusted.

    There were two moments when it looked like we could have a contest. The first was when Darren Bravo was lighting up the field with his batting; the second, when two Proteas batsmen went back into the hut with startling rapidity.

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