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This day, that yr: India defeated Pakistan to reach 2011 World Cup final


It was on March 30, 2011, when India defeated arch-rivals Pakistan to enter the finals of the 50-over World Cup. India went on to preserve their 100 per cent win-rate in opposition to Pakistan within the World Cup after defeating them by 29 runs within the semi-final conflict on the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali. 

In the match in opposition to Pakistan, India received the toss and opted to bat first. Openers Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar placed on 48 runs for the primary wicket, with Sehwag as soon as once more dispatching the primary ball of the match for 4. The duo’s partnership noticed Sehwag smashing Pakistan’s Umar Gul for 21 runs within the third over of the innings. 

However, Pakistan lastly acquired the breakthrough within the sixth over of the innings as Wahab Riaz despatched Sehwag (25) again to the pavilion. However, Tendulkar maintained cost for India and saved the scoreboard transferring for the hosts. Pakistan ended up dropping Tendulkar a minimum of 4 instances, and the Master Blaster made Pakistan pay.

Pakistan lastly dismissed Tendulkar (85) within the thirty seventh over as Saeed Ajmal despatched the Master Blaster again to the pavilion. India, ultimately, confronted a batting collapse, however Suresh Raina’s cameo of 36 runs took India’s complete to 260. 

Chasing 261, Pakistan openers Kamran Akmal and Mohammad Hafeez placed on 44 runs for the primary wicket, however Zaheer Khan offered the primary breakthrough for India within the ninth over as he despatched Akmal (19) again to the pavilion. 

After Akmal’s dismissal, Pakistan saved on dropping wickets at common intervals and have been by no means in with an opportunity to win the match. All the 5 Indian bowlers (Zaheer, Ashish Nehra, Munaf Patel, Harbhajan Singh, and Yuvraj Singh) took two wickets every to bundle out Pakistan for 231, handing the Indian aspect a win by 29 runs. 

The MS Dhoni-led aspect ultimately went on to carry its second 50-over title because the aspect defeated Sri Lanka within the finals. The Men-in-Blue additionally saved their unbeaten streak in opposition to Pakistan within the World Cup because the aspect defeated them within the 2015 and 2019 50-over World Cup. India additionally managed to outclass the arch-rival within the 2014 and 2016 T20 World Cup.



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