The Mayans turned out to be wrong; the world can’t end on December 21 of this year because it ended this morning. That’s when a major American newspaper ran a straight story about an international cricket match, written in pure cricketese without benefit of translation or explanation for those benighted few among us who don’t know much about the game.The story ran in the Wall Street Journal and it describes India’s six wicket win over archrival Pakistan at a match played in Bangladesh. The piece contains sentences like this one, whose meaning is obvious to any red-blooded American child: “Kohli amassed his total off 148 balls with 22 boundaries and one six.”In the remote case that any reader of Via Meadia didn’t grow up in an atmosphere of bowlers and overs, a “six” is the cricket equivalent of an over the wall home run and, when used inelegantly and inaccurately as in the Journal piece, a boundary corresponds (roughly) to a ground rule double — though in cricket a home run gets you six points and a double four. Gautam Gambhir, readers will be shocked and disappointed to learn, was lbw for a duck.I always thought that America would embrace the metric system long before our newspapers started offering in-depth cricket reportage. How wrong I was. The Singularity is here, and life as we knew it is toast.