The Indian cricket team has always had upper-hand on Pakistan when it comes to World Cup. The Men in Blue lead 6-0 so far and the last time the two side met (2015), Virat Kohli hammered a ton against them. But 2015 clash doesn’t keep that importance that the one held in 2011 in Mohali does. After all, India were meeting Pakistan in semi-final and eventually went on to win the trophy. Let us take a look at what happened in that match.
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Batting first, India started the proceedings in an aggressive manner but opener Virender Sehwag was sent back by Wahab Riaz for 38 off 25. But Sehwag’s dismissal didn’t stop Sachin Tendulkar from scoring runs and he went on to score 85 off 115 runs. Other than him, Suresh Raina played an important and unbeaten inning of 36 as India managed 260/9 in 50 overs. Wahab Riaz led the attack from the front and returned with a fifer.
In reply, Pakistan openers Kamran Akmal and Mohammad Hafeez too started the chase in a decent manner and scored 44 for the first wicket before Akmal was undone by Zaheer Khan. The visitors kept losing wickets at regular intervals and were eventually bundled out for 231 to lose the match by 29 runs.
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Misbah-ul-Haq notched up a half-century but his efforts were never enough as he kept losing partners on the other end.