Yesterday was the curtain raiser of the ICC Twenty20 World Cup. And what a exciting match was the South Africa vs West Indies one. I watched the match live via sopcast ( espn live stream at channel no. 10912) without trouble till about the last phase of the South African Innings. Then I had to switch to the BBC live audio broadcast. It was a feast of runs and butchery of bowlers by the batsmen.
Scott Wickstein aptly puts it:
I remember back in the day when going at 5 runs an over was a fair rate of knots. In this brave new world of Twenty-20, even 10 an over isn’t always enough, as the West Indies found out this morning. Pity Chris Gayle, who scored the first ever International century in this form of the game, 117 off 57, and still ended up on the losing side.Well in case if you missed it don't forget to check the video of highlights of South Africa vs West Indies match. Especially Gayle's innings is a memorable one as one BBC commentator said its worth telling "we were there to witness this".
The Googly accuses the West Indies fielding for their defeat. They dropped crucial catches.
Today we have three matches. Stay tuned to these exciting games.