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ICC Cricket World Cup - 2nd semi final

India v Pakistan

India won by 29 runs

46.5

Saeed Ajmal to Khan, 1 run, yet another doosra, Zaheer steps forward and defends into space at cover, and Raina immediately calls for the single

India 237/7   Z Khan 1* (1b)

47.2

Wahab Riaz to Khan, no run, hmm, interesting shot from Zaheer, he clears the left leg and then flings the bat out, apparently with his eyes shut. Doesn't get close to laying bat on ball

47.3

Wahab Riaz to Khan, 2 runs, well, same shot this time he manages to get bat on ball but that is a shocking effort! The ball loops up, and Zaheer is lucky to survive as it drops safely in the deep near cover. They're back for the second

47.4

Wahab Riaz to Khan, 1 wide, Riaz switches to round the wicket and attempts to fire in the yorker, but it's too far outside off

47.4

Wahab Riaz to Khan, no run, Zaheer is batting like a No. 11 out there, again he clears the left leg and swings the bat in hope. Past the outside edge. Well, no danger of the lbw at least!

47.5

Wahab Riaz to Khan, FOUR, this is comedic stuff! How has he hit that for four? Riaz fires one in full and fast, and it's a case of ball hitting bat, a leading edge loops over the infield and rolls to the wide third man boundary. Well, they're runs no matter how you get them

47.6

Wahab Riaz to Khan, no run, another ungainly swipe, Zaheer backing away to leg, and he hits nothing but fresh air. This is crazy batting

India 246/7   Z Khan 7* (6b 1x4)

48.2

Umar Gul to Khan, 1 run, another full toss and Zaheer, backing away to leg, manages to carve into the off side to get Raina back on strike

48.4

Umar Gul to Khan, 1 run, Zaheer slams a full toss down the ground ... and another great piece of fielding from Pakistan! Younis Khan it is this time, sliding across from long-off to save runs. Still, 250 up for India

India 250/7   Z Khan 9* (8b 1x4)

49.1

Wahab Riaz to Khan, no run, predictably, Zaheer clears the left leg, shuts the eyes and swings ... nowhere near it. He just needs to lay bat on ball!

49.2

Wahab Riaz to Khan, OUT, 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!

Z Khan c †Kamran Akmal b Wahab Riaz 9 (14m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

India 256/8   Z Khan 9 (10b 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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