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03-26-2011, 01:48 AM #1
ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 || prediction no.48 || 2nd SEMI || India vs Pakistan2nd Semi Final ODI Match - Punjab C.A. Stadium, Mohali
On Mar 30, 2011 from 14:30 Local | 09:00 GMT |
India would take on Pakistan in the 2nd Semi Final ODI match of the ICC World Cup 2011. The match will be hosted at Mohali. Schedule time of Match is 14:30 Local Time (09:00 GMT). The match is schedule to be played on Mar 30, 2011. The schedule match would be Day/Night and played under flood light condition
Obviously any cricketing side would feel the pressure in a semi-final match irrespective of whatever nation they are playing against since World Cup happens to the most prestigious trophy which all the countries dream of. Added to this India and Pakistan being rival countries, will have the expectation level of the fans at soaring heights.
India will feel intense heat since they happen to be co-hosts of the World Cup 2011. The breather factor is that India will not be playing their semifinal in India if they happen to meet Pakistan.
As some of the Asian pitches have been turned as perfect bowling tracks, bowling becomes an important factor for winning matches. On the Pakistani side Umar Gul, Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Afridi and Saeed Ajmal are in good form. Moreover a bowling pitch might favor Pakistan better than India as Pakistan have won the match against Canada and mighty Australia through their bowling capabilities.
Indians are still trailing behind international bowling standards with only Zaheer Khan and Munaf Patel reaching the expectation levels. Part time bowlers Yuvraj, Raina and Yusuf are doing a good job for quickly completing the slog overs.
India has a mighty batting lineup when compared to the Pakistanis. Sachin Tendulkar, Gautham Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh and injured Shewag are the key batsmen in the Indian side. If the openers fail, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh and skipper MS Dhoni can do the patch work in t he middle overs and handover the scoring chances for Yusuf Pathan (don't forget Bhajji)in the last 10 overs.
Considering the Pakistani batting department Kamran Akmal, Younis Khan, Umar Akmal, Abdul Razzaq are playing free flowing cricket. Kamran Akmal and Umar Akmal have the ability of scoring quick and fast which would provide a good start for the Pakistanis. Younis Khan will work out the singles and doubles to keep the score board ticking in the middle overs and Abdul Razzaq and Misbah are perfect match finishers.
...being a human...
03-26-2011, 07:42 AM #2India will face Pakistan in Semi-Final match after beating Australia by 5 wickets
After beating defending champion Australia by 5 wickets at the Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad, one of the co-host countries, India, has ensued their place in the semi-final round against their arch-rival Pakistan. With the hope of playing in the final round, they will take on their old foe Pakistan on 30 March 2011 at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Punjab.
Australia failed to hold the trophy for the fourth time in the limited-over cricket game. However, Australian skipper, Ricky Ponting, is unhappy for his teamís failure to defend the trophy once again. Ricky Ponting also played his last World Cup this year.
Indian middle order batsman, Yuvraj Singh, is the hero who led his team successfully to a thrilling semi-final. It has become important to mention the name of Suresh Raina who gave support to Yuvraj Singh to achieve the victory with 14 balls remaining at hand. These two batsmen played an important role in the sixth wicket stand. They shared 74-run partnership. Both Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina remained not out on 57 and 34 respectively.
No doubt, both Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina were behind Indiaís victory but Sachin Tendulkar made the work easier as he scored 68-ball 53 including 7 fours.
Brett Lee, Shaun Tait, Shane Watson and David Hussey took one wicket each.
Winning the toss, Australia chose to bat first. In their limited over, they could score 260 for the loss of 6 wickets. This match has significant role for Ponting as he could score a century more than a year later. Brad Haddin also played well in the as he scored 53 runs.
Yuvraj Singh showed his all rounder performance taking two important wickets with the ball. Other four wickets were shared between Ravichandran Ashwin and Zaheer Khan. They got two wickets each.
Now, fans are eagerly waiting to see an exciting semi-final match between India and Pakistan. No doubt, it is going to be a nail biting match for the fans of both teams. Both India and Pakistan won world cup once and they have equal chance of winning the match.
Letís see who can win the world cup trophy between them....being a human...
03-29-2011, 08:00 AM #3
The ICC World Cup semi-final match between India and Pakistan has caught all the attention. This match is said to be the biggest World Cup match even than the final. Millions of eyes are now excitedly waiting to see the clash between these two arch-rival teams.
As it is ICC World Cup tournament, the match between India and Pakistan has become more exciting and nail biting. It seems there will be not a fight between two teams but also millions of fans of these two teams will be seen involving in oral clash.
Now, fans around the world are looking for the second semi-final match on 30 March 2011. With this semi-final match, one of the South Asian teams will be able to play in the final match against the winner of the first semi-final match that will be played between New Zealand and Sri Lanka.
As it is going to be played in India so they are expecting to get home advantage and will go in as hot favorites. This match will be played at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Punjab. However, it doesnít mean that Pakistan cricket team is not that much favorite.
It is hard to predict that who can win the match as both teams have equal chance of winning the match. Both teams have won the match once and they will be eyeing to hold the World Cup trophy once again.
However, Pakistan cricket team has sore record against India in the World Cup history. They have faced four times so far and Pakistan lost all of them. So, they will try their best to come out of their losing streak. No doubt, India will give out their best form to continue their dominance over Pakistan.
Fans are also expected to see the clash between strong batting line up and strong bowling line up. India is known for their strong batting line up while Pakistan has received much acclaim for their superb bowling. Pakistani skipper Shahid Afridi is the highest wicket taker. So, Pakistani supporters will expect that Shahid Afridi will show his destructive bowling action against the Indian batsmen and lead his team to the final.
Indiaís most experienced batsman, Sachin Tendulkar, is just one century away to complete his 100th international century. No doubt, Indian fans should expect to see Sachin Tendulkar adding one more century to his tally. It is the time to see if Shahid Afridi and his team can keep him wait for few matches to make a new record.
Pakistan was the top placed team in Group A. On the other hand, India became the second placed team in Group B. So far Pakistan has lost just one match and their defeat came against New Zealand. India also lost one match against South Africa and tied one against England.
Compared to India, Pakistan has got easier victory against West Indies in the quarter final round. Pakistan thrashed West Indies by 10 wickets. By beating defending champion Australia, India made their place in the semi-final round. They got 5-wicket victory against them. However, it was not as easier as like Pakistan.
The main weakness of Indian team is their bowling line up. Indian bowlers will have to show their best form if they want to make their place in the final round. However, Pakistani skipper and coach should think seriously about their fragile batting line up. Pakistani batsmen will have to play an important role to put an enormous and unbeatable target against their old rival team.
However, in the end, we can say that cricket fans can see an exciting and nail biting match....being a human...
03-30-2011, 07:03 AM #4Players to look out for:
Gautam Gambhir is due one big innings this World Cup and he would hope to make merry on a more batting conducive Mohali track.
Story so far:
1st match: Bangladesh v India at Dhaka
India won by 87 runs
11th match: India v England at Bangalore
22nd match: India v Ireland at Bangalore
India won by 5 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
25th match: India v Netherlands at Delhi
India won by 5 wickets (with 81 balls remaining)
29th match: India v South Africa at Nagpur
South Africa won by 3 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
42nd match: India v West Indies at Chennai
India won by 80 runs
2nd quarter final: India v Australia at Ahmedabad
India won by 5 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
6th match: Kenya v Pakistan at Hambantota
Pakistan won by 205 runs
10th match: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS)
Pakistan won by 11 runs
17th match: Canada v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS)
Pakistan won by 46 runs
24th match: New Zealand v Pakistan at Pallekele
New Zealand won by 110 runs
33rd match: Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Pallekele
Pakistan won by 7 wickets (with 23 balls remaining) (D/L method)
40th match: Australia v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS)
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 54 balls remaining)
1st quarter final: Pakistan v West Indies at Dhaka
Pakistan won by 10 wickets (with 175 balls remaining)...being a human...