Battle of two hemispheres
I guess bestwriter is still too nervous to write about it so I thought I will.
The second semi final of the ICC Cricket World Cup, 2015 is being played between Australia (southern hemisphere) and India (northern hemisphere) at the moment at Sydney Cricket Ground.
Australia won the toss and elected to bat and have reached quite an imposing total of 328 for loss of 7 wickets. Personally I think India have done a great job of keeping Australia below 350.
It seemed to me earlier that given the strong foundation, Australian batsmen will score at a much faster pace but regular wickets by Indian bowlers checked the Australian onslaught.
So India now need 329 runs to win from 50 overs. India are great at chasing runs but World Cup matches can cause nerves to go astray. Given the Indian batting line-up, I think we, the cricket fans. are in for a great match though a billion people will be chewing their nails for the next 3 hours or so.
The first semi-final between New Zealand and South Africa was also a treat to watch with both teams fighting for victory till the last ball. New Zealand won the first semi-final and went into a world cup final for the first time (congrats valmnz ) and will now play the winner of this match.
Good luck teams.
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