India in WC final

India in WC final

Sports Reporter

India reached the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 when they overcame Pakistan by 29  runs in the second semi-final in Mohali on Wednesday.

Electing to bat first, India posted a fighting total of 260 for the loss of nine wickets in the stipulated 50 overs and then they bowled out Pakistan for 231 off 49.5 overs.

Sachin Tendulkar notched up the day’s highest of 85 facing 115 deliveries. His 160-minute innings was ornamented with 11 shots through the ropes.

Besides, Virender Sehwag and Suresh Raina were the other run makers for India who added 38 and 36 (not out) to the India’s total.

Promising Wahab Riaz bowled extremely well and the pacer finished his owe some spell as 10-0-46-5.

Spinner Saeed Ajmal was the other successful bowler for Pakistan  who bagged a pair of wickets for 44 runs.

Misbah-ul-Haq top-scored with 56 off 76 balls amid five fours and a six.

Mohammad Hafeez, , Asad Shafiq and Umar Akmal added 43, 30 and 29 runs respectively to the Pakistan total.

Ashish Nehra, Munaf Patel, Harbhajan Singh , Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan got two wickets each.

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Source: The New Nation - Independent Daily


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