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)

Umar Gul to Sehwag, FOUR, driven through covers for four. The ball was a touch too full outside off, Sehwag says so still and brings his bat down swiftly to crash the ball through the in field

India 4/0   V Sehwag 4* (3b 1x4)   Umar Gul 0.3-0-4-0

Umar Gul to Sehwag, FOUR, a half-volley on leg stump dismissed by Sehwag with a crisp flick off his pads. He hit that in the air but there was no fielder anywhere near midwicket

India 10/0   V Sehwag 9* (8b 2x4)   Umar Gul 1.1-0-8-0

Umar Gul to Sehwag, FOUR, too straight again, not as full, but Sehwag stays in his crease and whips the ball off his pads through midwicket. Still no fielder there.

India 14/0   V Sehwag 13* (9b 3x4)   Umar Gul 1.2-0-12-0

Umar Gul to Sehwag, FOUR, too straight again and Sehwag flicks, this time past the fielder at square leg and the ball races across his fast outfield towards the boundary before the fielder at long leg can get to it

India 18/0   V Sehwag 17* (11b 4x4)   Umar Gul 1.4-0-16-0

Umar Gul to Sehwag, FOUR, that's the fourth of the over. A slower ball outside off stump. The length was short and there was width. Sehwag waited for it and cut the ball hard through point

India 22/0   V Sehwag 21* (12b 5x4)   Umar Gul 1.5-0-20-0

Umar Gul to Sehwag, (no ball) FOUR, the fifth! And it's a front-foot no-ball as well. Too full outside off and Sehwag drills the ball off the front foot through extra cover. Gul is rattled. Sehwag on the charge ...

India 27/0   V Sehwag 25* (13b 6x4)   Umar Gul 1.5-0-25-0

Abdul Razzaq to Sehwag, FOUR, length ball which is pretty straight and Sehwag has hit it straight. He planted his front foot forward and hit the ball through the line over the bowler's head.

India 34/0   V Sehwag 29* (16b 7x4)   Abdul Razzaq 1.3-0-9-0

Abdul Razzaq to Tendulkar, FOUR, pure timing and placement. Tendulkar moves forward and drives with zen-like calm through extra cover. Mid-off should have dived to try and cut it off but he didn't

India 39/0   SR Tendulkar 8* (8b 1x4)   Abdul Razzaq 2-0-14-0

Umar Gul to Sehwag, FOUR, that's a rubbish half-volley on middle and leg I'm afraid. Sehwag whips it through midwicket with a fearful lash of his wrists

India 43/0   V Sehwag 34* (21b 8x4)   Umar Gul 2.4-0-29-0

Umar Gul to Sehwag, FOUR, that's another bouncer, perhaps a touch slower? It was wider outside off though and Sehwag reached for it and lashed it over point ... Pakistan on a leather hunt

India 47/0   V Sehwag 38* (23b 9x4)   Umar Gul 3-0-33-0

Umar Gul to Tendulkar, FOUR, Gul's troubles aren't over yet. He strays down leg and Tendulkar glances the ball to the fine-leg boundary

India 54/1   SR Tendulkar 12* (12b 2x4)   Umar Gul 3.3-0-38-0

Wahab Riaz to Tendulkar, FOUR, Tendulkar's bat is rather awesome. He just clipped a short of a length ball from outside off between the fielders at mid-on and midwicket. It didn't look like it had enough legs to reach the boundary but it grew plenty on the way there

India 61/1   SR Tendulkar 19* (16b 3x4)   Wahab Riaz 1.1-0-5-1

Wahab Riaz to Tendulkar, FOUR, too full with width outside off, Tendulkar moves towards the ball, crouches on one knee and plays the perfect square drive through point

India 65/1   SR Tendulkar 23* (20b 4x4)   Wahab Riaz 1.5-0-9-1

Saeed Ajmal to Gambhir, FOUR, this time Gambhir stays in his crease and uses the pace of Ajmal to play a deft cut that goes fine of the fielder at short third man. Razzaq chases and slides in vain.

India 84/1   G Gambhir 12* (16b 1x4)   Saeed Ajmal 3-0-11-0

Saeed Ajmal to Tendulkar, FOUR, Crunchy sweep. That very fine sweep that he plays. He picked it from around middle and swept it fine. He didn't go hard at it; just lapped it around the corner

India 95/1   SR Tendulkar 33* (42b 5x4)   Saeed Ajmal 3.2-0-16-0

Saeed Ajmal to Tendulkar, FOUR, Edged but no slips there. Tendulkar living a charmed innings here. It was the doosra around the off stump line, Tendulkar leaned forward to defend and the ball broke away to take the edge. Tendulkar is clearly not picking Ajmal here. It would have been a simple catch to first slip

India 99/1   SR Tendulkar 37* (46b 6x4)   Saeed Ajmal 4-0-20-0

Mohammad Hafeez to Gambhir, FOUR, Width. Cut. The ball is thrown back from the backward point boundary.

India 108/1   G Gambhir 24* (27b 2x4)   Mohammad Hafeez 0.4-0-6-0

Shahid Afridi to Tendulkar, FOUR, Nice ball. But it has gone to the boundary. It was a lot slower, a bit loopier on the middle on a length and Tendulkar went forward and chipped it over the bowler. and it went away to the straight boundary

India 114/1   SR Tendulkar 43* (54b 7x4)   Shahid Afridi 3.5-0-16-0

Shahid Afridi to Tendulkar, FOUR, Top shot! Fifty up. Afridi tries to lure Tendulkar into another catch at cover. He flighted it up, slowed it down and tossed it outside off. TEndulkar stretched forward and hit this one over extra cover.

India 124/2   SR Tendulkar 51* (67b 8x4)   Shahid Afridi 5.2-0-23-0

Shahid Afridi to Tendulkar, FOUR, What a shot! It was full and just outside off. NO way that looked like it can be cut. Tendulkar pressed back, crouched, opened the bat-face and played the late cut. He steered it through vacant slips.

India 130/2   SR Tendulkar 56* (70b 9x4)   Shahid Afridi 6-0-29-0

Wahab Riaz to Dhoni, FOUR, Edged away Another one slanting across Dhoni who jabs it to thrid man boundary. What a over so far.

India 145/4   MS Dhoni 4* (2b 1x4)   Wahab Riaz 4.5-0-17-3

Mohammad Hafeez to Dhoni, FOUR, just outside the off stump, Dhoni was steering it towards gully, partly edged and partly steered and it runs through to thirdman boundary

India 150/4   MS Dhoni 8* (4b 2x4)   Mohammad Hafeez 5.2-0-24-1

Wahab Riaz to Tendulkar, FOUR, Umar Gul is living a nightmare out there. It was glanced to him at fine-leg and what does he do? He slides an awkward slide and the ball rolls of his thigh to the boundary.

India 159/4   SR Tendulkar 66* (80b 10x4)   Wahab Riaz 5.5-0-26-3

Shahid Afridi to Tendulkar, FOUR, Lovely shot! It was a nice leg break outside off and Tendulkar waited on that front foot and square drove it inside out over the off-side field to pick up four

India 167/4   SR Tendulkar 74* (88b 11x4)   Shahid Afridi 6.5-0-35-0

Saeed Ajmal to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, this time he connects with the sweep! That's hit uppishly but well-placed, beating short fine leg and deep square. First boundary for the best part of 15 overs

India 218/6   Harbhajan Singh 8* (11b 1x4)   Saeed Ajmal 8.4-0-38-1

Umar Gul to Raina, FOUR, lifted majestically down the ground! Dead straight, powerfully hit. It was a length ball from Gul, and Raina got nicely underneath it

India 225/6   SK Raina 18* (26b 1x4)   Umar Gul 6.1-0-49-0

Umar Gul to Raina, FOUR, hmm, or maybe not! Another full toss from Gul but this time it's dished up wide of off. Raina drives, picking the gap in the field to pick up four

India 230/6   SK Raina 22* (28b 2x4)   Umar Gul 6.3-0-54-0

Umar Gul to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, four runs to fine leg! Gul is losing it here, another full toss and this time it's misdirected down the leg side, a deflection off the bat and it beats Kamran

India 235/6   Harbhajan Singh 12* (12b 2x4)   Umar Gul 6.5-0-59-0

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

India 246/7   Z Khan 7* (5b 1x4)   Wahab Riaz 8.5-0-42-4

Umar Gul to Raina, FOUR, shot! Raina walks across to off stump, and picks a half-volley up and over fine leg ... the fielder is inside the circle there, and once it was past him it was four

India 256/7   SK Raina 33* (37b 3x4)   Umar Gul 8-0-69-0





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