In the end though, it all turned out ok, thanks to some smart playing by Mathews. Watching Murali bowl his last over in epic style with that final wicket, and Malinga clean-bowling Guptil, and Sanga playing a superb knock and finally, watching the team celebrate and walk their victory lap around the grounds was well worth the hassle and crappy non-seats we had. We were basically sitting right behind a column that split the pitch in half. So we'd lean to the right to watch the bowler, then left to watch the shot. LOL. But all's well that end's well.
I hope today's India-Pak semi will be as epic. I was initially rooting for Pakistan to go through to the finals but after some thought, given their erratic and unpredictable performance and that manic gleam in Afridi's eye, I think it might be safer to play India in the final. (If you haven't read this espn article, read it now) All I do know is that if our middle order slows down like it did yesterday, either team will be merciless in capitalizing on it in the finals. Do I think we have what it takes to win the final? Maybe. We sure want it enough.
Murali's last over
a standing ovation
celebrations on the street