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Match Number 48 – Second Semi Finals

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 against Pakistan as an opening batsman. He became the fourth Indian opening batsman to appear in 25 or more games against Pakistan. Others are – SR Tendulkar {58} : SC Ganguly {38} and K Srikkanth {26}.

V Sehwag's appearance in this game was his 25th innings appearance against Pakistan as an opening batsman. He became the fourth Indian opening batsman to appear in 25 or more innings against Pakistan. Others are – SR Tendulkar {56} : SC Ganguly {36} and K Srikkanth {25}.

SR Tendulkar's appearance in this game was his 68th against Pakistan. He became the most capped cricketer in India-Pakistan one day series. He went past Inzamam-ul-Haq’s 67 appearances for Pakistan against India.

   
SR Tendulkar became the highest run getter in India-Pakistan one day series. He surpassed Inzamam-ul-Haq's 2483 runs when he was on 15 during his knock of 85 in this game. At the end of this game, his run aggregate against Pakistan stood at 2474.

 
SR Tendulkar was playing his 43rd world cup innings in this game. He now holds the record for playing most innings in the world cup. He went past RT Ponting of Australia who had played 42 innings in the world cup.

G Gambhir was dismissed stumped in this game providing the 128th occasion of a batsman stumped in the world cup. He is the sixth Indian batsman stumped in the world cup. The six occasion are – SM Gavaskar for 43 vs Zimbabwe at Mumbai on 17.10.87 : SR Tendulkar for 90 vs Australia at Mumbai on 27.02.96 : SR Tendulkar for 65 vs Sri Lanka at Kolkata on 13.03.96 : SC Ganguly for 89 vs Bermuda at Port of Spain on 19.03.07 : MS Dhoni for 22 vs West Indies at Chennai on 20.03.11 and G Gambhir for 27 vs Pakistan at Mohali on 30.03.11.

SR Tendulkar's 85 runs in this game represent his 20th fifty against Pakistan. He became the first batsman to score 20 fifties in India-Pakistan one day series.

SR Tendulkar's 85 in this game represent his 15th half century against Pakistan. He now holds the record for most half centuries by an Indian batsman against Pakistan. He went past R Dravid who had scored 14 half centuries.

SR Tendulkar's 15 half centuries is also record for most half centuries by a batsman in India-Pakistan one day series. He went past R Dravid and Inzamam-ul-Haq who have scored 14 half centuries.

Yuvraj Singh collected the first ball duck in this game providing the 164th occasion of a batsman collecting the first ball duck in the world cup. His first ball duck in this game provides the 12th occasion of an Indian batsman suffering from such an ignominy in the world cup.

Yuvraj Singh collected the first ball duck in this game providing the 12th occasion of a batsman collecting the first ball duck in the semi finals of the world cup. His first ball duck in this game provides the third occasion of an Indian batsman suffering from such an ignominy in the world cup. Others are – C Sharma vs England at Mumbai on 05.11.87 and AR Kapoor vs Sri Lanka at Kolkata on 13.03.96.

Yuvraj Singh's duck in this game was his 14th duck of his one day career. His first ball duck in this game represent the second occasion of his getting dismissed by the first ball in one day games. The other occasion was against Kenya at Port Elizabeth on 17.10.01.

This game was the 25th game for MS Dhoni against Pakistan. He became the 18th Indian batsman to play 25 plus games against Pakistan.

Wahab Riaz captured 5 for 46 in this game to provide the 11th occasion of a Pakistan bowler capturing four or more wickets against India in one day games. His figures provide the 57th occasion of a Pakistan bowler capturing four or more wickets in one day games.

Wahab Riaz captured 5 for 46 in this game to provide 47th occasion of a bowler capturing five or more wickets in the world cup. His figures provide the sixth occasion of a Pakistan bowler capturing five or more wickets in the world cup. He became the first bowler to capture five or more wickets against India in the world cup.

G Gambhir and Harbhajan Singh were dismissed stumped in this game providing the 13th occasion of two batsmen stumped in an inning in the world cup. Of these 13 occasions, Paksistan wicket keepers have cornered five occasions.

Wahab Riaz's 5 for 46 in this game provide the fourth occasion of a bowler capturing five or more wickets in the semi finals of the world cup. Others are – 6 for 14 by GJ Gilmour of Australia vs England at Leeds on 18.06.75: 5 for 44 by CJ McDermott of Australia vs Pakistan at Lahore on 04.11.87: 5 for 36 by SM Pollock of South Africa vs Australia at Birmingham on 17.06.99.

Wahab Riaz registered his best bowling figures when he captured 5 for 46 in this game. His previous best was 3 for 22 vs Bangladesh at Dhaka on 08.06.08.

With two stumping dismissals in this game, Kamran Akmal has an aggregate of 25 stumping dismissals to his credit. He became the 16th wicket keeper to effect 25 plus dismissals in the annals of one day games. He is the third Pakistan wicket keeper to accomplish the feat after Moin Khan {73} and Rashid Latif {38}.

At the end of this game, SR Tendulkar has an aggregate of 464 runs in 2011 world cup. He became the fourth batsman to total 400 plus runs in this edition. Others are – TM Dilshan of Sri Lanka {467} : IJL Trott of England {422} and KC Sangakkara of Sri Lanka {417}.

At the end of this game SR Tendulkar has scored 50 boundary fours in 2011 world cup. Other batsmen to score 50 plus boundary fours in 2011 world cup are – TM Dilshan of Sri Lanka {58} and WU Tharanga {52}.

Shahid Afridi was playing his 300th one day innings in this game. He became the tenth batsman in the annals of one day game to play 300 plus innings. Others are – SR Tendulkar {441} : ST Jayasuriya {432} : Inzamam-ul-Haq {350} : RT Ponting {349} : DPMD Jayawardene {318} : R Dravid {313} : M Azharuddin {208} : SC Ganguly {300} and JH Kallis {300}.

SR Tendulkar took his 12th catch in the world cup when he caught Wahab Riaz of the bowling of A Nehra. He is on par with N Kapil Dev who has also taken 12 catches. Only A Kumble with 14 catches leads the table of Indian fielders who have pouched 12 or more catches in the world cup. The other Indian fielders who have taken ten or more catches in the world cup are – M Azharuddin {11}, Zaheer Khan {10} and V Sehwag {10}. V Sehwag joined this elite list in this game when he caught Shahid Afridi of Harbhajan Singh for 19.

Zaheer Khan ended this game with 19 wickets to his credit in this edition of the world cup. He now holds the Indian record for most wickets in an edition of the world cup. He went past RMH Binny's 18 wickets in 1983 and his own 18 wickets in 2002-03.

SR Tendulkar's 85 in this game provide the 95th occasion of an Indian batsman scoring a fifty in the world cup. His knock also represents the 37th occasion of an Indian opening batsman scoring a fifty in the world cup.

SR Tendulkar's 85 in this game represent his 95th one day half century and 143rd fifty. It also represents his 74th one day half century and 118th fifty as an opening batsman.

Wahab Riaz's 5 for 46 in this game was in a losing cause providing the 57th occasion of a bowler's five or more wickets going in vain in the annals of one day games. His figures represent the seventh occasion of a Pakistan bowler’s five or more wickets going in vain in one day games.

Wahab Riaz's 5 for 46 in this game was in a losing cause providing the ninth occasion of a bowler’s five or more wickets going in vain in the world cup. His figures represent the second occasion of a Pakistan bowler’s five or more wickets going in vain in the world cup. The other occasion was Saqlain Mushtaq’s 5 for 35 against Bangladesh at Northampton on 31.05.99.

R Rampaul of West Indies {5 for 51 at Chennai on 20.03.11} and Wahab Riaz of Pakistan {5 for 46 at Mohali on 30.03.11} are the two bowlers who have witnessed their five wickets hauls in a losing cause against India in the world cup.

Wahab Riaz's 5 for 46 in this game was in a losing cause providing the 12th occasion of a bowler’s five plus wickets going in vain against India in one day games.

India has met Pakistan on five occasions in the world cup and won all the five encounters.

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