• India won the toss in this game providing the 20th occasion of a team winning the toss in the semi finals of the world cup.

    India won the toss and elected to bat in this game providing the 11th occasion of a team doing so in the semi finals of the world cup. It is the second occasion that India doing so in the semi finals of the world cup, the first occasion was against Kenya at Durban on 20.03.03. Australia and New Zealand are the two teams which have batted first after winning the toss on three occasions in the semi finals of the world cup.

    V Sehwag completed 1000 runs against Pakistan when he hit his first boundary of the innings and took his aggregate from 998 to 1002. At the end of this game, his run aggregate stood at 1036. He became the sixth Indian batsman to total 1000 plus runs against Pakistan. Others are – SR Tendulkar {2474} : R Dravid {1899} : M Azharuddin {1657} : SC Ganguly {1652} and Yuvraj Singh {1251}.

    V Sehwag's appearance in this game was his 25th appearance

    Read More »from Match Number 48 – Second Semi Finals
  • New Zealand won the toss in this game providing the 19th occasion of a team winning the toss in the semi finals of the world cup.

    New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat in this game to provide the tenth occasion of a team doing so in the semi finals of the world cup. It was the third occasion of New Zealand winning the toss in the semifinals in the world cup. The other two occasions are – vs Pakistan at Auckland on 21.03.92 and vs Pakistan at Manchester on 16.06.99.

    New Zealand emulated Australia in winning the toss and electing to bat first in the semi finals of the world cup on three occasions. Australia has done so – vs Pakistan at
    Lahore on 04.11.87: vs West Indies at Mohali on 14.03.96 and vs Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth on 18.03.03.

    New Zealand were dismissed for 217 in this game to provide the 13th occasion of a team dismissed all out in a  semi finals of the world cup. New Zealand has been all out on all the three occasions in the semi finals – 158 vs West Indies at The

    Read More »from Match No 47 – First Semi Finals
  • One ended Australia's unbeaten 34-match run while the other stopped their 12-year run as champions. Both India and Pakistan defeated Ricky Ponting's men back to back to set up a mouth-watering semi-final clash at Mohali.

     

    Dhoni's India booked their World Cup semi-final berth defeating defending champions Australia by five wickets in the quarter-final while Pakistan had it easy against a sorry West Indies - who lost the match by 10 wickets.

     

    So what did the two semi-finalists do for their famous victory over Australia?

     

    Unlike previous editions, cricket pundits were sure Australia won't go far in the tournament without the likes of Matthew Hayden, Adam Gilchrist, Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath. They missed them dearly, didn't they? Afridi and Dhoni were closely monitoring Australia's unalterable decline and took full advantage of the inevitable cracks. The huge call for Ponting's head - at just about time - contributed to the eventuality. (Ponting stepped down as Australia's Test and

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