India v Pakistan World Cup 2011

The celebrations begin after the victory. © AFP

Cricket is no more a game of two teams or 30 players, It is a Game of Millions of people. You will learn this if you have witnessed the game between India and Pakistan on 30 March 2011. Cricket is most viewed and played game in the sub-continent. India v Pakistan 2nd semi-final of World Cup 2011 was played at Mohali, Chandigarh. Match between these two Nations draw attention among all Cricket fans around globe.

Jubilant scenes on an Ahmedabad street after India's victory, Ahmedabad, March 30, 2011. © Associated Press

Sachin Tendulkar got to a fifty off 67 balls. © AFP

As time pasts 2 pm, both captains stands for toss in the center of the ground. India won the toss and chose to bat. V Sehwag and SR Tendulkar opens Indian bating lineup and made a partnership of 48 runs in 5.5 overs. Gambhir was paired with Tendulkar after Sehwag. Gambhir was stamp out at 18.5 over of Mohammad Hafeez. Later on except Dhoni and SK Raina non of them scored about 25 runs. Sachin played 115 balls, scored 85 runs and gave catch to Shahid Afridi in Saeed Ajmal’s blowing. At the end 50 overs with contribution of Raina India put a total of 260/9 and gave target of 261.

Contrasting emotions from Harbhajan Singh after the former's dismissal. © AFP

Pakistan started with Kamran Akmal and Mohammad Hafeez, lost Kamran at 8.6 over at a total of 44. Indian blowers Z Khan, A Nehra, MM Patel, Harbhajan Sing, Yuvraj Sing did a very good and best job in restricting Pakistan batsmen with cooperation of best fielding form other team members. Misbah-ul-Haq scored 56 runs from 76 balls was the high total in Pakistan. Pakistan scored a total of 231/All Out in 49.5 overs.

India won the match by 29 runs. With confirmation of win Nation wide celebrations were started.Sky is the limit for celebrations among Indians. Man of the match was given to Sachin Tendulkar. By wining this match India will play with Sri Lanka in World Cup 2011 Final.

Sachin Tendulkar celebrates India's win. © Associated Press

Visually impaired women in Ahmedabad tune into the radio commentary for the India-Pakistan semi-final. © AFP

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