If India wins world cup final match, it will become the no. 1 team in the world in ICC ODI ranking, apart from being no. 1 in ICC test match rankings. While Sri Lankan team is all preparing to snatch this cup from ambitious Indian, Indians have proved in Wednesday's semi final match against Pakistan that their bowling is not second class, apart from world class batting.
Defending 260 for India could have been tough task for India, if Indian bowlers wouldn't have shown a consistence teamwork, all the bowlers managed to get 2 wickets each. In the batting department thanks to Sehwag who started with a blasting inning. Then to Sachin Tendulkar of course though he fell short of completing his 100th century (85 runs), and to Suresh Raina, whose batting at the crucial time helped India create a target of 261. Fro Pakistani Side it was Wahib Riaz who took maximum wickets and a five wicket haul.
Pakistan's main pacer, with whom they had very high expectation was played by Indians very easily, It was Wahib Riaz who made the difference.
Getting second, third, fourth and fifth life during the match, Sachin Tendulkar who was dropped 5 times said, "Five lives! God has been kind to me. It is not something which has happened to me earlier,"
The greatest contribution from Pakistani batsman was by Mohammed Hafeez (43), Asad Shafiq (30) and Misbah-ul-Haq (56), who could bring the match to tight situation or may also make Pakistan win if only Indian bowlers would have given chances.
While the performance of Indian bowling attack was one of the best in the tournament, all thw bowlers performed almost equally well, but It was Ashish nehra who could prove himself once again (2 Wickets with 3.3 Economy). He is the same bowler who got many criticizes and even abuses from some fans for not bowling well in the last over of India V/S South Africa match earlier in the tournament which caused a defeat to South Africa.
So India won Mohali now we have to See who wins Mumbai, Be prepared to support your favourite team, Sri Lanka VS India World Cup Final.
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