bowls three maiden overs and then removes Taranga - c Sehwag b Zaheer !
Sreeshant bowls fast at 145 kph but then Dilshan hit him for two fours and now
SL are 22/1 off 7.4 overs !
There was some controversy regarding the toss and it was called twice.
This is a solid start by SL. 39/1 off 12 overs.
Sanga lofts Sreeshant for four and now SL are 44/1!
Dilshan sweeps Bajji and is clean bowled. SL 60/2!
Now Mahela has joined Sanga. Next will be Samaraweera and next Kapugedara. Then
Thissara Pereira and then the tail !
Mahela and Sanga are playing well and SL's score crosses 100 runs. They are now
Sanga slashes Yuvraj and is caught behind. SL 122/3 !
Now they have progressed to 154/3 off 33.5 overs.
Samaraweera sweeps Yuvraj and is ruled not out. Then India went for DRS and he
is given out !
Dhoni brings in Zaheer and Kapugedra lobbs one onto Raina and SL are 184/5.
SL are now 205/5 off 44 overs ! Mahela is now 78 no off 75 balls !
Thissara Pereira hit the last ball of Zaheer for six and SL finish with 274/6,
setting India 275 to win in the final ! Well batted, Sri Lanka !
Sehwag is out for the second ball, lbw to Malinga ! India 0/1 ! Now Sachin has
hit a couple of fours and now India are 26/1!
Sachin slashes at one from Malinga and is caught behind. India 60/2. Young Kohli
builds a partnership with Gambhir. Kohli tries to loft Dilshan and is caught and
Dhoni comes in at No 5 and now India are 183/3, needing 92 off 89 balls.
Gambhir tries to hit a four and is bowled by Pereira for 97. Dhoni came in at No
5 and played a match winning innings of 91 not out. Yuvraj was 21 not out.
4 runs were needed, when Dhoni lofted one into the stands. India became the
World Champions !
This win put an end to the worries of one billion people. One billion were
worried that Sachin may score a century and India may lose, they were worried
their batting will collapse, and even when 50 runs were needed with six wickets
in hand, they were worried !
India were reeling at 31/2, losing Sehwag and Sachin to Malinga. Then Kohli and
Gambhir played superbly, before Kohli was caught and bowled. Then Dhoni promoted
himself ahead of Yuvraj. The reason was both Yuvraj and Raina are southpaws and
SL has two offspinners. The left right combination of Gambhir and Dhoni worked,
as India clawed their way to 223, when Gambhir lost his patience and was bowled.
Then Yuvraj came to partner Dhoni. Malinga was dangerous and both played him
carefully. Dhoni hit two mighty sixes. One was a helicopter shot and the last
shot into the stands was mighty ! India had won the World Cup !
All planets favourable for India created a great win ! Yesterday Moon moved from
the adverse 8th to the favourable Ninth. No wonder such an auspicious event -
winning the WC - took place when all the Nine Revolving Heavens were benign !
Dhoni was Adjudged Man of the Match, for his magnificent 91 not out. You should
see the way he flicked the formidable Slinga Malinga for fours and lofted
Kulasekhara into the stands.
Yuvraj was adjudged Man of the Tournament. Yuvraj took 15 wickets and scored 362
runs in the tournament and played a vital role in India's bumpy ride to the top
Adverse Jupiter lets Sanga down !
Sanga's 12th Jupiter deprived him of the World Cup. We knew that the twelfth
transit of Jupiter is negative (Dwadase
Sanga was born with Aries Moon and his Saturn is favourable in the 6th. Because
of a favourable Saturn, he could amass more than 400 runs. He was on his way to
another hundred, when Bajji bowled him around his legs !
SL put in a great performance in scoring 274, which is considered good on the
Mumbai track. But then he later confessed that anything less than 350 is not
safe with India !
When we surveyed SL's horoscope, their indications were powerful. SL was running
the second Elarata Saturn, known as Pongum Shani and Jupiter is in the
favourable seventh. She is running Jupiter minor in Jupiter major and Jupiter is
well posited in Sagittarius in his own house. So SL has a powerful chart and
matched with India's.
So the clue was the 12th negative transit of Sanga. We knew that it is
impossible to lift the WC, with the 12th Jupiterian transit.
Jup Sun Mar
We wrote about the formidable five planetary configuration in Pisces. This is
for all nations. In India's horoscope, it was in the benign 9th, the House of
Fortune and in SL's, it was in the favourable 7th. But when reckoned from the
Ascendant, it was in the 11th or the favorable House of Gains in India's
horoscope and in the adverse 8th in the SL's. Again India scored in points.
Another factor was the Varabala. Saturday is ruled by Saturn and Saturn is
more powerful in India's chart than in SL's.
Another factor was the Tarabala. Utharabhadra or Uthrattathi was ruling Sat
evening and is ruled also by Saturn.
Hence, comparing both horoscopes, it was clear that India had the edge and
hence we were confident of the Indian victory !
It was Jupiter, in the House of Fortune, which brought home the bacon for
India. Saturn in the benign Third is the Wearer of the Crown (moonnil
shani mudi vechu vazhum ).
When we analysed the horoscopes of the cricket playing nations, only two
nations had Jupiter and Saturn favourable - Sri Lanka and India. The bookies,
without the knowledge of the heavens, had correctly given 4/1 and 3/1 odds to
So then it was a comparative study of the horoscopes of both nations and India
scored in astro points !
The Tenth negative Jovian transit did Pak in. The Twelth J transit did Aus in.
While SL's luck was on the cards, the horoscope of her skipper, Sanga had a
negative 12th Jovian transit and this did him in.
On the other hand, the Indian skipper's horoscope has a favourable Jupiterian
( Jove's favourable seventh transit ) and Saturnine ( second Elarata Saturn )
transit. He has Jupiter in the Ascendant or Lagna, which bestowed Divine Grace
and made him intuitive. He is Mr Cool and is calm like a Yogi !