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MARCH 30, 2011: INDIA BEAT PAKISTAN AT WC, AGAIN!

Sachin Tendulkar inspired India to a famous win over Pakistan in the second semi-final of the 2011 World Cup in Mohali.

Cricketnext Staff |March 30, 2017, 3:20 PM IST
MARCH 30, 2011: INDIA BEAT PAKISTAN AT WC, AGAIN!

New Delhi: India vs Pakistan encounters are often regarded as one of the biggest matches in world cricket. However, the frenzy reaches an altogether different level when the two teams cross paths in an International Cricket Council (ICC) event.

India have been invincible against Pakistan in ICC Cricket World Cups, having beaten their arch-rivals in all the six ODI encounters so far. Also, the men in blue have thumped Pakistan in the five ICC World T20 encounters as well (2007 WT20 Group stage match was tied between the two teams, but India went on to win the contest via bowl out).

On this day in 2011, Sachin Tendulkar inspired India to a famous win over their neighbours in the second semi-final of the 2011 World Cup in Mohali, which helped India reach their first final since 2003.

The hype surrounding the match was already massive and what made the contest even bigger was that Tendulkar was just one century shy of his 100th international ton.

But it wasn't meant to be as Sachin was finally dismissed for 85 off 115 balls, while India managed to huff and puff to 260 runs in the designated 50 overs.

Pakistani pacer Wahab Riaz starred with the ball for the visitors, picking up a five-wicket haul. However, India's score could have been way less had the Pakistani fielders not given four extra lives to Sachin Tendulkar.

Chasing a modest target, Pakistan's innings never really got the momentum as Indian bowlers did a wonderful job to suffocate the batsmen. Five Indian bowlers picked two wickets each as Pakistan were eventually bundled out for a paltry 231.

The hosts won the match by 29 runs and stormed into the final in Mumbai and by doing so, the men in blue also kept intact their invincible record against Pakistan at the World Cups.

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4659 119
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 England 4366 104
4 South Africa 3177 102
5 Australia 3270 99
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7748 277
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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