ICC Cricket World Cup, 2nd Semi-Final: India v Pakistan at Mohali, Mar 30, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 2nd semi final
India won by 29 runs
30 March 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
  India innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal V Sehwag lbw b Wahab Riaz 38 32 25 9 0 152.00
5.5 87.9 mph, Taufel has given Sehwag out and he's asked for a review against the lbw decision immediately. He didn't even check with Tendulkar. Brilliant decision from Taufel. That ball pitched just in line with leg stump, short of a length, and skidded on to Sehwag, beating the batsman's attempted flick off the back foot. That ball didn't bounce as much as Sehwag thought it would. He was on his toes playing the shot. The only doubt was whether it pitched in line, it did. Pakistan are ecstatic. 48/1
View dismissal SR Tendulkar c Shahid Afridi b Saeed Ajmal 85 160 115 11 0 73.91
36.6 54.0 mph, finally, they've held one! Sachin falls. And guess who's there to take the catch? Afridi drops to his left to hold onto a stinging drive at short extra cover. 'If you want the job done right, then do it yourself,' he's thinking. Possibly. Relief flows visibly over the Pakistanis as they gather at the fall of the wicket. Plenty of smiles out there now 187/5
View dismissal G Gambhir st †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Hafeez 27 55 32 2 0 84.37
18.5 56.1 mph, Lovely stuff from Hafeez! Beaten in flight and stumped! Gambhir went down the track but couldn't reach the pitch of the ball. Panic. He then tried to stab the ball away but is now beaten by the turn. More panic. The ball has gone past him and he looks back, trying to get back but no luck. Kamran whips off the bails. India two down. 116/2
View dismissal V Kohli c Umar Akmal b Wahab Riaz 9 20 21 0 0 42.85
25.2 86.6 mph, Pakistan have taken a catch! Wahab strikes again! Caught at backward point. It landed on a length around off and angled away, Virat played a strange shot as if he was surprised by how it seamed away - Wahab hardly gets the ball to bend in - and had a weak waft at it. He just stabbed at it. Edge and pouched! 141/3
View dismissal Yuvraj Singh b Wahab Riaz 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
25.3 90.9 mph, Crashing full swinging delivery! Sensational moment! Wahab, who was kept in this game instead of Shoaib, has done the job. What a little big moment. Pakistan huddle is on. It was full, it was pacy and it swung in beautifully past the hurried stab and crashed into the stumps. Clatter! It didn't land at all. He just took the pitch out of the equation 141/4
View dismissal MS Dhoni*† lbw b Wahab Riaz 25 64 42 2 0 59.52
41.4 89.3 mph, well, that's one way to take the faulty catching out of the equation! Dhoni is rapped on the pad as he shuffles to off, huge appeal and Taufel has given him out! Dhoni wants a review though ... but it's not going to help, three reds as it pitches and hits him in line, definitely hitting the stumps and that's gone. India's hopes of making a defendable total are beginning to evaporate here 205/6
SK Raina not out 36 69 39 3 0 92.30
View dismissal Harbhajan Singh st †Kamran Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 12 28 15 2 0 80.00
46.4 57.0 mph, doosra, missed and stumped! Harbhajan jumped down the wicket and aimed for the straight boundary, but ran straight past the ball and is easily stumped by several metres. Ajmal the clear winner in the battle between the two offspinners 236/7
View dismissal Z Khan c †Kamran Akmal b Wahab Riaz 9 14 10 1 0 90.00
49.2 85.7 mph, gone! Caught behind, it was only a matter of time. Another enormous heave, this time he does lay bat on ball but it's a thin edge and safely pouched by Kamran. Five wickets for Wahab Riaz in a World Cup semi-final! 256/8
View dismissal A Nehra run out (Wahab Riaz/†Kamran Akmal) 1 1 2 0 0 50.00
49.5 from Wahab Riaz, Nehra's been watching too much of Zaheer! A big swing, nowhere near it ... but Raina calls him through for one! Kamran throws to Riaz, who runs back and takes the bails off, Nehra doesn't bother to dive, easily run out 258/9
MM Patel not out 0 1 0 0 0 -
Extras (lb 8, w 8, nb 2) 18
  Total (9 wickets; 50 overs; 231 mins) 260 (5.20 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  Umar Gul 8 0 69 0 8.62 26 13 0 (2nb, 1w)
  Abdul Razzaq 2 0 14 0 7.00 6 2 0
View wickets Wahab Riaz 10 0 46 5 4.60 38 5 0 (4w)
5.5 to Sehwag, 87.9 mph, Taufel has given Sehwag out and he's asked for a review against the lbw decision immediately. He didn't even check with Tendulkar. Brilliant decision from Taufel. That ball pitched just in line with leg stump, short of a length, and skidded on to Sehwag, beating the batsman's attempted flick off the back foot. That ball didn't bounce as much as Sehwag thought it would. He was on his toes playing the shot. The only doubt was whether it pitched in line, it did. Pakistan are ecstatic. 48/1
25.2 to Kohli, 86.6 mph, Pakistan have taken a catch! Wahab strikes again! Caught at backward point. It landed on a length around off and angled away, Virat played a strange shot as if he was surprised by how it seamed away - Wahab hardly gets the ball to bend in - and had a weak waft at it. He just stabbed at it. Edge and pouched! 141/3
25.3 to Yuvraj Singh, 90.9 mph, Crashing full swinging delivery! Sensational moment! Wahab, who was kept in this game instead of Shoaib, has done the job. What a little big moment. Pakistan huddle is on. It was full, it was pacy and it swung in beautifully past the hurried stab and crashed into the stumps. Clatter! It didn't land at all. He just took the pitch out of the equation 141/4
41.4 to Dhoni, 89.3 mph, well, that's one way to take the faulty catching out of the equation! Dhoni is rapped on the pad as he shuffles to off, huge appeal and Taufel has given him out! Dhoni wants a review though ... but it's not going to help, three reds as it pitches and hits him in line, definitely hitting the stumps and that's gone. India's hopes of making a defendable total are beginning to evaporate here 205/6
49.2 to Khan, 85.7 mph, gone! Caught behind, it was only a matter of time. Another enormous heave, this time he does lay bat on ball but it's a thin edge and safely pouched by Kamran. Five wickets for Wahab Riaz in a World Cup semi-final! 256/8
View wickets Saeed Ajmal 10 0 44 2 4.40 33 4 0 (2w)
36.6 to Tendulkar, 54.0 mph, finally, they've held one! Sachin falls. And guess who's there to take the catch? Afridi drops to his left to hold onto a stinging drive at short extra cover. 'If you want the job done right, then do it yourself,' he's thinking. Possibly. Relief flows visibly over the Pakistanis as they gather at the fall of the wicket. Plenty of smiles out there now 187/5
46.4 to Harbhajan Singh, 57.0 mph, doosra, missed and stumped! Harbhajan jumped down the wicket and aimed for the straight boundary, but ran straight past the ball and is easily stumped by several metres. Ajmal the clear winner in the battle between the two offspinners 236/7
  Shahid Afridi 10 0 45 0 4.50 30 4 0
View wicket Mohammad Hafeez 10 0 34 1 3.40 35 2 0
18.5 to Gambhir, 56.1 mph, Lovely stuff from Hafeez! Beaten in flight and stumped! Gambhir went down the track but couldn't reach the pitch of the ball. Panic. He then tried to stab the ball away but is now beaten by the turn. More panic. The ball has gone past him and he looks back, trying to get back but no luck. Kamran whips off the bails. India two down. 116/2
  Pakistan innings (target: 261 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Kamran Akmal c Yuvraj Singh b Khan 19 40 21 3 0 90.47
8.6 77.0 mph, Done in by the slower one. And also done by his own favourite square drive. It was full and outside off stump, Kamran couldn't resist the temptation and reached out for his square drive. But he ended up slicing it straight to point. 44/1
View dismissal Mohammad Hafeez c †Dhoni b Patel 43 66 59 7 0 72.88
15.3 78.1 mph, What was Hafeez thinking? Again, yet again, a lovely 30 -40 and he has combusted. He went for a paddle sweep, yeah a paddle sweep, to a full delivery outside off stump and edged it to Dhoni. Oh dear. Pressure? or over confidence? 70/2
View dismissal Asad Shafiq b Yuvraj Singh 30 61 39 2 0 76.92
23.5 46.8 mph, whoops! Shafiq's gone. Too straight and a touch too full to cut, Shafiq went back and tried to, he missed and the ball skidded straight past him and hit middle stump, the Indians get into a huddle. He was cramped for room and short of time to play that shot 103/3
View dismissal Younis Khan c Raina b Yuvraj Singh 13 44 32 0 0 40.62
25.4 48.9 mph, caught at cover! A slow ball on a good length outside off, inviting Younis forward and into the drive. He takes the bait and spoons the ball towards Raina who leaps and takes the catch at head height. India are back in this ... 106/4
View dismissal Misbah-ul-Haq c Kohli b Khan 56 134 76 5 1 73.68
49.5 72.7 mph, there's the game! Misbah swings, the ball goes miles up in the air and lands safely in Kohli's hands at long-on 231/10
View dismissal Umar Akmal b Harbhajan Singh 29 35 24 1 2 120.83
33.1 53.7 mph, bowled 'im! Bhajji strikes straight away, it wasn't the doosra - more of an arm ball - but Umar played it horribly, neither forward nor back and swishing hopefully through the line of the ball. It nipped past the bat and clattered into the off stump 142/5
View dismissal Abdul Razzaq b Patel 3 12 9 0 0 33.33
36.2 72.2 mph, gone! Bowled! Munaf sends down a slower ball, another legcutter, and Razzaq plays down completely the wrong line to lose his off stump. India surge ahead with that wicket, they've got control now. 150/6
View dismissal Shahid Afridi* c Sehwag b Harbhajan Singh 19 25 17 1 0 111.76
41.5 61.3 mph, gone! Harbhajan sends down a high full toss, Afridi attempts to smash it baseball-style down the ground but the ball takes the top edge and swirls up for cover to take an easy catch. The captain departs, he had to go for his shots but couldn't execute that one too well. This is India's game now 184/7
View dismissal Wahab Riaz c Tendulkar b Nehra 8 16 14 1 0 57.14
44.5 79.1 mph, there's another one! Full and straight, Riaz swings mightily across the line but all he can do is send the ball straight up in the air, an easy catch for Tendulkar at cover. India are just two wickets away from a World Cup final. Pakistan are still alive, but only just. The pressure really told on Riaz there, all those dot balls made him feel as though he absolutely had to hit the boundary 199/8
View dismissal Umar Gul lbw b Nehra 2 9 3 0 0 66.66
46.1 81.0 mph, gone! Full, swinging, and Gul is struck flush on the foot as he swipes across the line. He asks for a review but to no avail, that's stone dead. Gul's unhappy day comes to an end. India are just one wicket away from a dream final 208/9
Saeed Ajmal not out 1 18 5 0 0 20.00
Extras (w 8) 8
  Total (all out; 49.5 overs; 239 mins) 231 (4.63 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Z Khan 9.5 0 58 2 5.89 31 6 0 (2w)
8.6 to Kamran Akmal, 77.0 mph, Done in by the slower one. And also done by his own favourite square drive. It was full and outside off stump, Kamran couldn't resist the temptation and reached out for his square drive. But he ended up slicing it straight to point. 44/1
49.5 to Misbah-ul-Haq, 72.7 mph, there's the game! Misbah swings, the ball goes miles up in the air and lands safely in Kohli's hands at long-on 231/10
View wickets A Nehra 10 0 33 2 3.30 39 3 0 (1w)
44.5 to Wahab Riaz, 79.1 mph, there's another one! Full and straight, Riaz swings mightily across the line but all he can do is send the ball straight up in the air, an easy catch for Tendulkar at cover. India are just two wickets away from a World Cup final. Pakistan are still alive, but only just. The pressure really told on Riaz there, all those dot balls made him feel as though he absolutely had to hit the boundary 199/8
46.1 to Umar Gul, 81.0 mph, gone! Full, swinging, and Gul is struck flush on the foot as he swipes across the line. He asks for a review but to no avail, that's stone dead. Gul's unhappy day comes to an end. India are just one wicket away from a dream final 208/9
View wickets MM Patel 10 1 40 2 4.00 43 5 1 (1w)
15.3 to Mohammad Hafeez, 78.1 mph, What was Hafeez thinking? Again, yet again, a lovely 30 -40 and he has combusted. He went for a paddle sweep, yeah a paddle sweep, to a full delivery outside off stump and edged it to Dhoni. Oh dear. Pressure? or over confidence? 70/2
36.2 to Abdul Razzaq, 72.2 mph, gone! Bowled! Munaf sends down a slower ball, another legcutter, and Razzaq plays down completely the wrong line to lose his off stump. India surge ahead with that wicket, they've got control now. 150/6
View wickets Harbhajan Singh 10 0 43 2 4.30 28 3 0
33.1 to Umar Akmal, 53.7 mph, bowled 'im! Bhajji strikes straight away, it wasn't the doosra - more of an arm ball - but Umar played it horribly, neither forward nor back and swishing hopefully through the line of the ball. It nipped past the bat and clattered into the off stump 142/5
41.5 to Shahid Afridi, 61.3 mph, gone! Harbhajan sends down a high full toss, Afridi attempts to smash it baseball-style down the ground but the ball takes the top edge and swirls up for cover to take an easy catch. The captain departs, he had to go for his shots but couldn't execute that one too well. This is India's game now 184/7
View wickets Yuvraj Singh 10 1 57 2 5.70 27 3 2
23.5 to Asad Shafiq, 46.8 mph, whoops! Shafiq's gone. Too straight and a touch too full to cut, Shafiq went back and tried to, he missed and the ball skidded straight past him and hit middle stump, the Indians get into a huddle. He was cramped for room and short of time to play that shot 103/3
25.4 to Younis Khan, 48.9 mph, caught at cover! A slow ball on a good length outside off, inviting Younis forward and into the drive. He takes the bait and spoons the ball towards Raina who leaps and takes the catch at head height. India are back in this ... 106/4

Match details


Toss - India, who chose to bat
Series - India advanced
Player of the match - SR Tendulkar (India)
Umpires - IJ Gould (England) and SJA Taufel (Australia)
TV umpire - BF Bowden (New Zealand)
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - RJ Tucker (Australia)

Match Notes


    • India innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 73 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Over 5.5: Review by India (Batting), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - V Sehwag (Struck down)
    • India: 50 runs in 6.2 overs (39 balls), Extras 2
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0 (Bowling side - 26 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Over 10.4: Review by India (Batting), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - SR Tendulkar (Upheld)
    • Drinks: India - 90/1 in 14.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 29, G Gambhir 16)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 55 balls (SR Tendulkar 29, G Gambhir 17, Ex 5)
    • India: 100 runs in 15.2 overs (93 balls), Extras 7
    • SR Tendulkar: 50 off 67 balls (8 x 4)
    • India: 150 runs in 26.2 overs (159 balls), Extras 7
    • Drinks: India - 173/4 in 33.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 76, MS Dhoni 14)
    • Over 39.5: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - MS Dhoni (Struck down)
    • India: 200 runs in 39.6 overs (242 balls), Extras 11
    • Over 41.4: Review by India (Batting), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - MS Dhoni (Struck down)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 44.1 - 49.0 (Batting side - 43 runs, 1 wicket)
    • India: 250 runs in 48.4 overs (294 balls), Extras 18
    • Innings Break: India - 260/9 in 50.0 overs (SK Raina 36, MM Patel 0)
    • Pakistan innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 52 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 9.6 overs (60 balls), Extras 0
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0 (Bowling side - 18 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 70/2 in 15.3 overs (Asad Shafiq 8)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 22.5 overs (137 balls), Extras 0
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 142/4 in 33.0 overs (Misbah-ul-Haq 8, Umar Akmal 29)
    • Pakistan: 150 runs in 36.1 overs (217 balls), Extras 1
    • Pakistan: 200 runs in 44.6 overs (270 balls), Extras 3
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 45.1 - 50.0 (Batting side - 31 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Over 46.1: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - Umar Gul (Struck down)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq: 50 off 68 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Attendance - 35,000
 
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