Now the 'real' World Cup Begins, as West Indies, the Once-Upon-A-Time Lions of the Game take on the perennial underachievers, the South Africans. After days of mediocre games featuring hapless Kenya and Canada, the real show might just have begun. The minnow community had something to cheer about when the Netherlands almost caused an upset against England. Full marks to the Dutch side for showing great temperament and resolve! Even Zimbabwe did reasonably well against the mighty Aussies. (I still rate them mighty!)
As far as today's match is concerned, we have already seen some lusty blows from 'Lara's clone' Darren Bravo. However, the windies might just have lost the plot as wickets kept falling at regular interval. The much-talked about 'Spin Sensation' Imran Tahir' has made an impressive debut by picking up 4 wickets already!
And yes, Pollard is scalped by fiery Dale Steyn on the very first ball. West Indies tottering at 213 for 9 with almost 5 overs to go. South Africans are grinning ear-to-ear!