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ICC Cricket World Cup - 2nd semi final

India v Pakistan

India won by 29 runs

36.3

Patel to Shahid Afridi, no run, full on off stump, cutting away and keeping low. Afridi taps to cover and looks for a single - but there is none

36.4

Patel to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, flicked uppishly down to long-on, and he's off the mark. Plenty of bottom hand in the shot

Pakistan 151/6   Shahid Afridi 1* (2b)

37.4

Yuvraj Singh to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, thrashed through cover! Immense power in the shot, it was pitched up and Afridi scythed through the line to send the ball screaming to the cover boundary

37.5

Yuvraj Singh to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, full and on the toes, whipped through midwicket

37.6

Yuvraj Singh to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, again this one goes on with the arm from round the wicket, Afridi steps back in his crease and works to midwicket ... he's initially hesitant about a second run, but some slovenly fielding allows it

Pakistan 163/6   Shahid Afridi 9* (5b 1x4)

38.4

Khan to Shahid Afridi, 1 wide, Zaheer is going to attack Afridi's stumps here. This one is slightly off line, but the intent is there

38.4

Khan to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, slammed down the ground, but the fielder on the boundary sprints round to cut it off

38.5

Khan to Shahid Afridi, no run, slower ball, the cutter, and it's chopped to cover point with little timing

38.6

Khan to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, another slower ball, this time Afridi finds a gap on the off side for a single

Pakistan 168/6   Shahid Afridi 12* (8b 1x4)

39.1

Yuvraj Singh to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, Afridi jumps down the track, hitting the ball on the full toss down to long-on

39.4

Yuvraj Singh to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, Is that out? If it is it is a stunning piece of fielding from Ashish Nehra! Afridi pulled in the air out to deep midwicket, he charged across and leapt ... India celebrate, but Ashish immediately says he's not sure. And they go upstairs ... Yep, that's bounced just in front of him. Still a wonderful effort in the field from someone who's not usually known for it

39.6

Yuvraj Singh to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, Nehra again! Afridi slashes, the ball flies off a thick edge and bounces away towards third man ... but Nehra dives across at short third man and keeps them to one

Pakistan 177/6   Shahid Afridi 15* (11b 1x4)

40.1

Khan to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, inswinging yorker! Well, not quite, a touch too full, and is whipped behind square on the leg side. Definite movement through the air though, back in to the right-hander

40.3

Khan to Shahid Afridi, no run, again Nehra does the job in the field! Afridi slams a length delivery to mid-on, Nehra has a split second to move to his left and does so, stopping it. The ball is following him around!

40.4

Khan to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, low full toss, Afridi chips it up and over midwicket, and it falls safely in front of the fielder out there

Pakistan 180/6   Shahid Afridi 17* (14b 1x4)

41.3

Harbhajan Singh to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, Bhajji switches to over the wicket for Afridi, who dances down the track and slaps a full toss down to wide long-on

41.4

Harbhajan Singh to Shahid Afridi, no run, fired down full and flat outside off, Afridi leaves alone, perhaps hoping for a wide ... that was well within the line though

41.5

Harbhajan Singh to Shahid Afridi, OUT, 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

Shahid Afridi c Sehwag b Harbhajan Singh 19 (25m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 111.76

Pakistan 184/7   Shahid Afridi 19 (17b 1x4)

Match Coverage

Peter Roebuck - An encounter to stop a subcontinent
News - News channels granted semi-final access
Chatterbox - India v Pakistan, 2nd semi-final, Mohali
News - Shoaib misses marquee semi-final
Report - India scrap their way into World Cup final
Features - Fielding clangers and Wahab's big day
Stats Analysis - The crucial first 15 overs, and mysterious Misbah
News - Shahid Afridi proud of Pakistan's performance
News - India well prepared for pressure games - Dhoni
Analysis - Pakistan let it slip through their fingers, literally
Features - Every fan an actor on the biggest stage
Analysis - Bit-part players come to India's aid
Fan Following - Full house, fully entertained
Kamran Abbasi - Crushed but not broken
The Heavy Ball - Victory in Basel
Aakash Chopra - Is this really patriotism?
News - Ajmal still baffled by Tendulkar lbw reversal
News - Three sleepless nights before semi-final - Riaz
News - Hawk-Eye dismisses doubts over Tendulkar lbw
Video Running Between the Cricket - Small city, big match
Video Running Between the Cricket - Meeting Rahul Bhattacharya
Video Press Conference - Shahid Afridi: Proud of my boys
Audio Match Analysis - 'India strong favourites for title'
Audio Match Analysis - 'Pakistan batting lacked character'
Video Harsha's World Cup Daily - Sad end to a promising campaign
Video Press Conference - MS Dhoni: Team unity has been the highlight
Audio Switch Hit - The Last Hurrah
Video Running Between the Cricket - Mohali's moment in the sun
Gallery - Nerveless India scrap into final
Gallery - Cricket is in the air

Photos

Mar 30, 2011

Pakistan fans cheer for their team, India v Pakistan, World Cup semi-final, Mohali, March 30, 2011

Pakistan fans cheer for their team

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Mar 30, 2011

Shahid Afridi and Sachin Tendulkar share a laugh, India v Pakistan, 2nd semi-final, World Cup 2011, Mohali, March 30, 2011

Shahid Afridi and Sachin Tendulkar share a laugh

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