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Finals day

Submitted by rickeyre on April 28, 2007 - 12:23pm

For the first time since 1983, the Cricket World Cup Final is on a Saturday. I think that's fabulous, especially as the game will be played overnight Australian time (11.30pm to about 7am).

Seeing my pre-tournament prediction of South Africa fall in a screaming heap in the semi-final, I would be very doubtful of anything other than a decisive Australian victory tonight. Sri Lanka, while they'll be the popular favourite and will no doubt have all of South Asia behind them, would in reality have to pull off an upset to win this time around.

Not much for me to add to that, really, except to link to Elmo Rodrigopulle's preview in today's Daily News. I have a genuine admiration for Elmo, even if I disagree with much of what he says.