India defeated Pakistan in semi-final of the 2011 World Cup.

The India-Pakistan rivalry is the most hyped one irrespective of the tournament the two sides meet in. On this day in 2011, India continued their winning streak against the arch-rivals in the World Cups after beating them in the semi-final in Mohali.

India who batted first managed to score 260/9 in 50 overs. Openers Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar put on 48 for the first wicket before Wahab Riaz struck to remove Sehwag for 28. Gautam Gambhir who came in at number three stitched a stand with Tendulkar but he too was dismissed for 27 by Mohammad Hafeez for 27.

Tendulkar stood strong at one end but kept losing partners at the other. He scored 85 before eventually getting out to Saeed Ajmal.

While India were tottering at 205/6, Suresh Raina took the onus on himself and chipped in with an important 36 off 39.

Riaz was the pick of the bowlers for Pakistan as he scalped a fifer. In reply, Pakistan never looked comfortable in pursuit of the target. Though the first wicket came at 44, the visitors kept losing wickets at regular intervals and were eventually bundled out for 231.

Misbah-ul-Haq top-scored with 56 while Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, Munaf Patel, Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh bagged a couple of wickets apiece.

India later met Sri Lanka in the final and defeated them by 6 wickets in Mumbai to win the World Cup.

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