So its an India vs Srilanka final!
So, yesterday turned out to be a really high pressure , adrenaline pumping semi-final. What with all the bollywood celebrities, the Indian PM, the Pakistani PM, Sonial Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and the list of celebrities go on. .. All roads led to Mohali and the bookies must have made a lot of money!
India put in to bat started off in great style. Sehwag was at his best and managed a quick-fire 38 runs. Sachin had a record number of 4 lives which helped him to reach 85. It was not one of his great innings but what mattered is that it was important for India. Raina also played a very useful innings of 36 not out to help India to reach 260/9.
The Pakistan top order gave them some hope. Mohammad Hafeez made 43 before Munaf got Hafeez out caught behind. After Asad Shafiq’s wicket the Mohali crowd came alive. He made 30 runs. After that it was difficult for Pakistan to recover. They could only manage 231 and India won the match by 29 runs.
This time the fielding as well as the bowling of Nehra and Patel worked for India.
Overall, it was a great team effort and the Pakistan fielding also contributed to our win.
Now, we are all set to take on the Lankans at Wankhede!
Good luck India! to win the world cup (and the extra perks of watching Poonam Pandey fulfil her promise!)