Evening, a dimly lit street in Hauz Khas, Delhi. I walk past P2 or P3 when Innocent appears from the dark and asks Guard:
I: Match may kya hua?
G: Har gaye
I: Kitne run se hare?
G: Run se nahin, 6 wicket se
I: Run se nahin hare?
I walked back again, and dubbed in English
I: Who won the match?
G: We lost
I: By how many runs did we lose?
G: Not runs, they won by 6 wickets
I: We didn’t lose by runs?
I’ve replayed the scene in my head a few times. In hindsight I could have waited for the rest of their chat, but what the hell.
Innocent has a point though, we should have lost by runs. Even he couldn't believe we batted first @8.30 am. Indians are late starters after all.