March 30, 2011


What does Mohali look like from outer-space?

Andy Zaltzman


India's batting average against spin in matches against Test opposition in this World Cup. They have also tonked the tweakers to Thwacksville at 6.2 runs per over. Both figures are by far the best of the tournament.

However, Pakistan's multi-prong spin squadron have taken their wickets against Test nations at an average of 21, and conceded a tight-fisted 3.9 per over - which are also both tournament bests.

Roll on Wednesday.

Also: The distance, in millions of miles, from Earth to the furthest point at which the pre-Mohali-semi-final hype can be seen with the naked eye.

Also: The number of times since Friday that AB de Villiers has turned to Faf du Plessis and said: "Er, Faf, erm, what, er, what exactly were you… oh… never mind."

Andy Zaltzman is a stand-up comedian, a regular on the BBC Radio 4, and a writer

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Andy Zaltzman
Andy Zaltzman was born in obscurity in 1974. He has been a sporadically-acclaimed stand-up comedian since 1999, and has appeared regularly on BBC Radio 4. Zaltzman's love of cricket outshone his aptitude for the game by a humiliating margin. He once scored 6 in 75 minutes in an Under-15 match, and failed to hit a six between the ages of 9 and 23. He would have been ideally suited to Tests, had not a congenital defect left him unable to play the game to anything above genuine village standard. He writes the Confectionery Stall blog on ESPNcricinfo.

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