Bengaluru, Feb 21: A message on WhatsApp smartphone messenger, has gone viral, which says all 49 matches of ICC World Cup 2015 matches are "fixed". And to everyone's shock, the results predicted in the message have come true!
With the title "World Cup 2015 fixed winners!", the message is doing the rounds. According to it, South Africa will "win" the World Cup this year beating co-hosts Australia in the final. The Proteas have never won the 50-over cricket's biggest trophy.
It says India will reach the semi-final but lose to Australia while South Africa will beat Sri Lanka in the other last-four game. The predicted 8 quarter-finalists are - New Zealand, India, Australia, Zimbabwe, England, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
About tomorrow's (February 22) India-South Africa clash, it is "victory" for the Proteas at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Till Friday (February 20), all 9 winners from the message are right, including the shock victory of Ireland over West Indies.
This could just be a coincidence. Whether the rest of the predictions come true are not, we have to wait and watch.
The right results from the message so far (till February 22)
Match 1: New Zealand beat Sri Lanka
Match 2: Australia beat England
Match 3: South Africa beat Zimbabwe
Match 4: India won against Pakistan
Match 5: Ireland beat West Indies
Match 6: New Zealand beat Scotland
Match 7: Bangladesh beat Afghanistan
Match 8: Zimbabwe beat United Arab Emirates
Match 9: New Zealand beat England
Match 10: West Indies beat Pakistan by 150 runs
Match 13: India beat South Africa by 130 runs
Note: Australia-Bangladesh game washed out on February 21