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India win the Semifinal against Pakistan

India v Pakistan 2nd semi-final World Cup 2011
MOHALI: Pakistan lost the World Cup semi final by 29 runs against India on 30 march 2011.
Chasing a Fighting total of 261 runs, Pakistan were dismissed for 231 with a ball to spare after all of India's five bowlers took two wickets apiece.
Misbah-ul-Haq, who top scored for Pakistan with 56, helped take them from 208 for nine to a situation where an unlikely 30 was needed off the last over.
India's 260 for nine after winning the toss against their arch-rivals was built around Sachin Tendulkar's 85.But they might have made considerably less had not the star batsman been dropped four times in an innings that still left him one short of a hundred international hundreds.
Left arm fast bowler Wahab Riaz led Pakistan's attack with career best figures of 5/46.
For Pakistan, openers Kamran Akmal and Mohammad Hafeez provided a good start of 44 runs before Kamran was caught by Yuvraj Singh at point off Zaheer Khan for 19.
Mohammad Hafeez made 43 before he was caught behind after trying to sweep seamer Munaf Patel.The left arm spinner youvraj bowled Asad Shafiq (30) as the batsman made room to cut and then had the experienced Younus Khan (13) caught at cover by Suresh Raina.
Umar Akmal, however, counter-attacked in trademark style, pulling and driving Yuvraj for the first two sixes of the match.Pakistan required 84 off the last 10 overs and needed a big innings from big-hitting skipper Shahid Afridi who only managed 19 before he sliced Harbhajan to Virender Sehwag at cover-point and at 184 for seven the game was almost up for Pakistan.
Earlier, the 25-year-old Wahab Riaz kept his side in the match.
Man of the match : Sachin Tendulkar 85runs.


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