India's loss to South Africa has raised a lot of questions (most of them are FAQs that have been doing the rounds for ages and are naturally the irate reactions of the fanatic cricket fan). However, in the overall perspective of the competition, barring an upset in the next match against the West Indies, India should still comfortably make it to the quarter-finals.
However, given the format of this World cup, the India-SA match was critical. Given that the top team in each group will face the bottom team of the other one, it was imperative that India win crucial games and pursue that top spot and perhaps earn a simpler fight in the Quarter-finals against the no. 4 team of Group A (which would most likely have been New