Wednesday, March 30, 2011

2nd Semi-Final India vs Pakistan (Mohali) 30th March

ICC World Cup 2011 – 30th March

48th Match – 2nd Semi-Final     (day/night    50-over match)

Played at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh,

India won by 29 runs;

India won the toss and preferred to bat first;

Scoreboard:

India                260/9    (50 over)

India Innings50 over maximumRB4s6sS/R
V Sehwaglbw b Wahab Riaz382590152.00
SR Tendulkarc Shahid Afridi b Saeed Ajmal8511511073.91
G Gambhirst †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Hafeez27322084.37
V Kohlic Umar Akmal b Wahab Riaz9210042.85
Yuvraj Singhb Wahab Riaz01000.00
MS Dhoni*†lbw b Wahab Riaz25422059.52
SK Rainanot out36393092.30
Harbhajan Singhst †Kamran Akmal b Saeed Ajmal12152080.00
Z Khanc †Kamran Akmal b Wahab Riaz9101090.00
A Nehrarun out (Wahab Riaz/†Kamran Akmal)120050.00
MM Patelnot out0000-
Extras(lb 8, w 8, nb 2)18
Total (9 wickets; 50 over) 260 (5.20 runs per over)
Did not bat: All batted;

Fall of wickets:

1-48 (Sehwag, 5.5 over), 2-116 (Gambhir, 18.5 over), 3-141 (Kohli, 25.2 over), 4-141 (Yuvraj Singh, 25.3 over), 5-187 (Tendulkar, 36.6 over), 6-205 (Dhoni, 41.4 over), 7-236 (Harbhajan Singh, 46.4 over), 8-256 (Khan, 49.2 over), 9-258 (Nehra, 49.5 over)

Bowling
O
M
R
W
Econ.
Umar Gul
8
0
69
0
8.62
(2nb, 1w)
Abdul Razzaq
2
0
14
0
7.00
Wahab Riaz
10
0
46
5
4.60
(4w)
Saeed Ajmal
10
0
44
2
4.40
(2w)
Shahid Afridi
10
0
45
0
4.50
Mohammad Hafeez
10
0
34
1
3.40


Pakistan            231/10    (49.5 over)    (lost by 29 runs)

Pakistan Innings(target: 261 runs from 50 overs)RB4s6sS/R
Kamran Akmal†c Yuvraj Singh b Khan19213090.47
Mohammad Hafeezc †Dhoni b Patel43597072.88
Asad Shafiqb Yuvraj Singh30392076.92
Younis Khanc Raina b Yuvraj Singh13320040.62
Misbah-ul-Haqc Kohli b Khan56765173.68
Umar Akmalb Harbhajan Singh292412120.83
Abdul Razzaqb Patel390033.33
Shahid Afridi*c Sehwag b Harbhajan Singh191710111.76
Wahab Riazc Tendulkar b Nehra8141057.14
Umar Gullbw b Nehra230066.66
Saeed Ajmalnot out150020.00
Extras(w 8)8
Total (all out; 49.5 over) 231 (4.63 runs per over)
Did not bat: All batted;

Fall of wickets:

1-44 (Kamran Akmal, 8.6 over), 2-70 (Mohammad Hafeez, 15.3 over), 3-103 (Asad Shafiq, 23.5 over), 4-106 (Younis Khan, 25.4 over), 5-142 (Umar Akmal, 33.1 over), 6-150 (Abdul Razzaq, 36.2 over), 7-184 (Shahid Afridi, 41.5 over), 8-199 (Wahab Riaz, 44.5 over), 9-208 (Umar Gul, 46.1 over), 10-231 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 49.5 over)

Bowling
O
M
R
W
Econ.
Z Khan
9.5
0
58
2
5.89
(2w)
A Nehra
10
0
33
2
3.30
(1w)
MM Patel
10
1
40
2
4.00
(1w)
Harbhajan Singh
10
0
43
2
4.30
Yuvraj Singh
10
1
57
2
5.70


Player of the match:    SR Tendulkar (India)

Umpires:        IJ Gould (England) and SJA Taufel (Australia)

TV umpire:        BF Bowden (New Zealand)

Sachin Tendulkar, Suresh Raina and Munaf Patel celebrate their victory over Pakistan in semi-final, India vs Pakistan, 2nd Semi-Final, ICC World Cup 2011, Mohali, March 30, 2011
India maintained their winning streak against Pakistan in World Cups as they defeated Pakistan by 29 runs in the semi-final in Mohali in a nerve thrilling contest from both the countries. India is now one rung closer to World Cup triumph after their bowlers' destructed frail Pakistan's batting lineup. India made a place in World Cup final which would be held on Saturday in Mumbai with Sri Lanka. It is the first time in World Cup history playing two south Asian teams in World Cup final. Mumbai's contest will decide the battle of the hosts. India were exceptional in all departments of the game and snatched the victory over Pakistan. Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi said in the post match ceremony, "India played better than us".
Yuvraj Singh stunned after a golden duck by Wahab Riaz who got his maiden five-wickets haulIn the end of India's batting, India had finished their innings at 260 for 9 which was a par score on the good-friendly pitch of Mohali as Pakistan bowlers did great job and restricted them to 260. Wahab Riaz was extremely remarkable in gathering five important wickets while spinners had also handy for their side. Umar Gul was proved to expensive one persisted the pressure of World Cup semi-final versus India.
India displayed very much amateur attitude in the fielding which created difference in a match on both sides. They were also very promising regarding their bowling as they did not concede any extra until the 37th over of the innings. All the Indians bowlers got two wickets each to tight the screw around the Pakistan's batsmen. Sachin Tendulkar titled with Player of Match was very luckiest today, he was dropped four times on 27, 45, 70 and 81 and also got the successful Decision review while Ian Gould called him LBW on the ball of Saeed Ajmal of his early spell.

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