When Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Indian cricket group defeated Australia in the 2011 World Cup quarterfinal, it meant that they must face arch-rivals Pakistan in their semifinal conflict per week later. The contest between the 2 groups usually turns into extra than simply cricket, and being the world cup semfinal, the media frenzy earlier than the match was huge as anticipated. The information channels, and the followers dubbed it because the “country’s final”.
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar was in super type in the World Cup, and each India cricketing fan hoped he could possibly be the match-winner for the hosts. Tendulkar was one wanting registering his 100th worldwide hundred, and the followers had been hoping to see the magical second happen against Pakistan.
Tendulkar had one in all his ‘luckiest’ innings on that day. Pakistan tried so onerous to get him out, however they saved falling one step quick. Tendulkar was dropped 4 occasions in his innings, as he went on to attain a half century. He, then, was trapped LBW, however was saved by the third umpire. There was additionally a stumping probability however wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal made a multitude in accumulating the ball.
The ‘unbeatable’ Tendulkar went on to attain 85 after whch he was ultimately dismissed by Saeed Ajmal with Shahid Afridi taking a catch. On the again of his efforts, India posted 260/9 in 50 overs. In reply, regardless of a half century from Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan had been bundled out for 231 in 49.5 overs, and India received the match by 29 runs.
This was India’s fifth straight win in a World Cup match over Pakistan, and it wouldn’t have been doable, with out Tendulkar’s combating innings.