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View Poll Results: Who will win the World Cup 2015 ?
Australia 64 34.04%
England 1 0.53%
India 44 23.40%
New Zealand 31 16.49%
Pakistan 2 1.06%
South Africa 43 22.87%
Sri Lanka 0 0%
West Indies 3 1.60%
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Old 20th March 2015, 11:28   #331
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Boom Boom is batting like only he can... Lets see how long the fun lasts
Gone! There goes all hopes of Pak to post a good total. Aussies on top now!
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Also feel a tad bit pity for PAK. After qualifying finally against all odds, they end up playing Australia in the QF. That is going to be a "LOL" match.
...and it is really turning out a 'LOL' match

Now this is getting interesting, there will be four real tough teams in the semi finals and hope we come to see some nail biting contests in the upcoming matches which hasn't been the case so far in this World Cup xcept few exceptions like Aus-NZ.
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Gone! There goes all hopes of Pak to post a good total. Aussies on top now!
Sometime I question the basic sanity and common sense of people like Afridi. He knew the batting powerplay would start next over. All he had to do was to play that one out and hit out when there are lesser fielders on the boundary, but no....

Sigh.... Is this his last international innings ?
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Sometime I question the basic sanity and common sense of people like Afridi. He knew the batting powerplay would start next over. All he had to do was to play that one out and hit out when there are lesser fielders on the boundary, but no....

Sigh.... Is this his last international innings ?
Exactly. The mandatory power play is in force now...all he had to do was to wait for a few balls. And who knows, it would have been a real treat to watch him bat - and a good match. But this lack of common sense has now put on tail-enders into bat for the power play!

Reg. Afridi, yes, he had announced retirement from ODI format after WC2015. So , this could be his last innings in ODI. But he has done it a few times before as well
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Not sure if any one here received the watsup forwards going around about what Bookies feel - that msg details out scores for each match, and the prediction is it will be an India-NZ final with India retaining the cup. For a change, i would like to go with the bookies.
At the start of the tournament, there was a similar message which said that India will win against SA but lose to Zim.
Seems like they may get the QF results right but will fail to predict the SF and Final result.

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Did anyone else notice Dhoni's complete lack of interest in that nick early in the Bangladeshi innings, inspite of the slip cordon's emphatic appeal?
The bowler, Yadav, was also disinterested. Maybe it had to do with the immense noise in the Stadium.

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Boom Boom is batting like only he can... Lets see how long the fun lasts
Not long enough. The bowlers have to create some sort of magic to win this and set up the India-PAK SF.

Also, do you guys remember that bearded Pakistani Supporter, called Chacha or something, who had said that he will not support Pakistan anymore and is supporting India in this WC. He's in the crowd chanting for Pakistan again
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The bowlers have to create some sort of magic to win this and set up the India-PAK SF.
I really really do not want us to meet a third grade team like Pakistan in the Semis. We should play the best (Aus) and beat the best to win the world cup! Absolutely no point in playing Pakistan again.

My dream is to beat Aus in Semis and then NZ in the final to retain the cup. These are only two big teams we are yet to play so it will be nice to play them instead of Pak or SA.
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Australia would be India's biggest challenge in the WC. If we go past them in the semi finals then I am willing to bet on us winning the cup again.
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I really really do not want us to meet a third grade team like Pakistan in the Semis. We should play the best (Aus) and beat the best to win the world cup! Absolutely no point in playing Pakistan again.

My dream is to beat Aus in Semis and then NZ in the final to retain the cup. These are only two big teams we are yet to play so it will be nice to play them instead of Pak or SA.
Yes, I believe the same. If India have to win the World Cup then they should be able to beat every side in the competition.
But, India-Pakistan seems to be the dream Semi Final for many in the country(and this thread) as they believe that India would easily beat Pakistan and get hammered against Australia.

Although I think if Pakistan are somehow able to get past Australia then they would be tough to beat.
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I saw this thread late. India has to be in the finals and should most likely win it.

If Pak wins today (very likely), then maybe there is a possibility that India maybe kept out of the finals.
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If Pak wins today (very likely),
Seriously, or was that a typo ? Defending 200 against the Aussies will be tough
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Seriously, or was that a typo ? Defending 200 against the Aussies will be tough
Not at all, given all the factors at play, it should not be tough.
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Also, do you guys remember that bearded Pakistani Supporter, called Chacha or something, who had said that he will not support Pakistan anymore and is supporting India in this WC. He's in the crowd chanting for Pakistan again
Looks like he had a meeting with Mr Arvind Kejriwal !

Defending 200 against the Aussies looks difficult but...stranger things have happened. The Aussie batting has Warner and Finch at the top and Maxi down the order - all others havent fired conclusively yet. SO there may be a chance if the pakis bowl with discipline and more importantly keep Akmal away from any catches

Aussies are favorites as of now.
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All out with one delivery remaining of their quota! But must add that Pak has done well to reach 213 from the situation they were throughout the game. No big contribution from anyone, all tidbits from the middle order. To make a game out of this, they must pick up some early Aussie wickets. My patriot heart says that it will be better for us to meet Pak in SF, but then the head says that Ind should be able to beat the best to be real world Champs! And if Ind beat & knock out the Aussies in the SF game, then all the sins of last 3-4 months would be washed! Perfect revenge it would be!

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As I mentioned in my previous post, the least fav teams as per TBhp polls are going out one by one and importantly in one sided games, so we are going to see nerve wrecking Semi-finals between strong teams. So doesn't this format is turning out to be good enough to bring out the best team as the winning team has to win three knockout games in a trot.
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Bow wow wow! 3 wickets down, Australia at 59 for 3 at 10.3 overs!

Boy, are we going to witness a India vs Pak SF?
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