The curious and casual fans who don't know where to watch ..ESPN3 is streaming all World Twenty20 games live in the US in good quality. ESPN2 will have the final on October 7 (the first cricket game ever I'll get to watch on cable TV)! The sport in North America is slowly moving in the right direction.
The only team that could have beaten Australia out there today was probably Australia. They put on a clinic. Field conditions didn't help India too much, either. Looked like it had been raining quite a bit, and the ball just died whenever it was struck.
I've also filtered the schedule search result to ESPN2 only and it still showed two back-to-back telecasts.
Then, during the broadcast they've edited out the very first wicket and 5 balls (plus cut few more overs including a wicket in the middle of the first inning). That probably didn't help any curious American trying to get an understanding of the sport (they probably had no idea the numbers didn't make sense because ESPN edited out some parts of the game). I know the network tried to fit the game to a 3-hour window but surely they could have cut some of the long interviews of many players from the 35 minute long post-game show instead.
I also wish they showed the hawk-eye trajectory of one of the LBW outs which would've explained the out to those Americans. More replays of some of the notable plays in general (possibly from different angles) also would have been more useful than repeatedly showing the faces of players standing around or switching field during the over break. I was underwhelmed by ESPN's handling of the first ever cricket game on the network.
The unusually slow beginning of the game itself didn't help either. How often do you see a test team with a run rate of under 3.00 after 8 overs in a T20 game (I haven't in 5 years)? Oh well, the ending wasn't bad .. congratulations to the West Indies!