India vs Pakistan match highlights :
There were up's and down's with thrilling and exciting this India vs Pakistan match as usual in the semi final for ICC World cup 2011 but this match specially not up to that format as usual between these two, however, tough battle both the side as expected also overall scenario for this match looks little different than previous one, Pakistan did some mistake initially which cost them a lot at later stage, Pakistan team given extra runs, Pakistan team missing the catch that too Sachin Tendulkar's twice who finally became Man of the match in this semi final, they miss the chances of restricting more runs to India when Pakistanis were in power during bowling / fielding, poor bowling often and misfielding etc. cause the given runs to Indian team.
Pakistan team performance :
Pakistan team Bowling:Initially Pakistan bowling was not so good as expected due to Shewag was charging a lot reasoning his own usual performance and first power play, Pakistan change the pace and line which restricted them to giving runs to India team, they took wicket of Shewag then things got little change on the ground, Sachin was performing slowly and Pakistan missed couple of catch of Tendulkar which cost a lot to Pakistan team, once it was looking like India can score around or more than 300 runs when Shewag and Sachin were on the crease, due to pace, over and timing change, Indian team were losing the wicket little early.
Pakistan team fielding : Pakistan team were in pressure from the very beginning and changed pace, the biggest drawback is misfield and missing the catches.
Pakistan team Batting: It was not bad till there were openers on the ground, they were playing confidently and superbly, Zaheer Khan's (ZAK) second spell helped to turn Pakistan to lost first wicket, followed by second wicket of Hafeez by Munaf Patel, slowly started to twist the pressure toward Pakistan team, Indian team got an advantage of it. Pakistan didn't use power play well or on-time, Shahid Afridi was under pressure while batting which cause losing his wicket, Misbahul Haq didn't get good partnership with him, finally he was under pressure when ball very less on hand.
India team performance:
India team Batting :Initially it was very good and Shewag excited fans across globe and sent few balls to reach the fence, match was going fine with Sachin's partnership, when Shewag down, Indian team trembling little bit to reach the same and initial average of around 9 to 10 runs per over, Sachin Tendulkar got few life which helps him and lost to Pak team, he got an opportunity of ton century, and he managed to crossed half century with little bit of luck. Once it was expected that Indian team can cross 300 runs easily upon 50 over completion but failed due to middle order batsmen got tough time ahead, Gambhir, Yuvraj and Sachin's out causes a lot to this, finally Raina at the end managed good score which helped a lot to Indian team to reach reasonable 260 runs in 50 over's losing 9 wickets.
India team fielding:There were no mistake at all except very few minor one, all the fielders done their best and Yuvraj and Raina were absolute on this, very few extra runs given by the bowler and very little bad deliveries were there, good thing is few catches that makes win the matches.
India team Bowling:Initially it was not up to expected as Hafeez and Kamran Akmal were going in the same style what Shewag did against the Pakistan team, first wicket (K Akmal) took by Zaheer Khan in his second spell that helps him come back, the second wicket was very important that taken by Munaf Patel, it was so important at that stage to put pressure on Pakistan team, Hafeez bad batting cause the wicket and caught behind by M S Dhoni, later continuous pressure on Pak team till the end except with the middle order played by very few batsmen such as Afridi, Misbahul Haq, Razack etc.
Indian team winning highlight against statistics and superstitious :
• First time host (India) team (Asia) won in the World cup semi final that changed from this history after Sri Lanka in the same year.
• At Mohali, always Pakistan team used to win against India in one day match that changed this history.
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