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India finally going to meet their arch rivals Pakistan in the Semi Final CWC Match

March 25, 2011 2 comments

 

ICC Cricket World Cup is now getting heat. Yesterday it was a brilliant show by the team India. After the league round it was decided that India is going to face the defending cricket world cup champions Australia in the Knock out Quarter finals round.

The much awaited game was played at Motera, Ahmedabad. After batting first, Australia scored 260 runs for the loss of six wickets. Ricky Ponting, the only Australian player fired in the match he scored 104 runs from 118 balls which helps their team to reach a decent target.

It was a brilliant show by the team India with the ball and in the field yesterday. Ashwin, Raina, Yuvraj, Virat Kohli are very fast in their fielding yesterday. Zaheer along with Yuvraj and R. Ashwin did a fantastic job with the ball.

Keeping the target of 261 to win, India started their innings; both the opening batsmen were looking good for India. Unfortunately Virender Sehwag got out. Then the pressure on India mounted. But the cricketing giant Sachin Tendulkar anchored the innings firmly. He then surpasses 18,000 runs in ODI Cricket. He completed his half century and then he falls down. Sachin scored a beautiful 53 runs which helps India to chase the total. It was then Gautam Gambhir, who did it for the team. He scored a brilliant knock of 50 runs. He was then got run out due to the miss understanding of running between him and yuvraj.

 

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Yuvraj Singh - Match Against Australia

 

The pressure was all the way mounting the team India, when Dhoni the Indian captain got out of Brett Lee. But, Suresh Raina walked in to the ground. He looks very confident man. But the entire country knows that Yuvraj played a brilliant knock of 57 not out is the crucial thing which leads India to the win. An unbeaten partnership of 74 runs between Yuvraj (57 Runs) and Raina (34 Runs) leads India to 5 wickets win in the quarter final match against the defending champions Australia.

High Pressure Game:

With this big victory India made Australians to go home, but the team is going to play their semi-finals match against their arch-rivals Pakistan in the Semi-Finals. India is nearing the final game and only 2 good games are left to win the cup that counts. So far the team Pakistan is doing well in the tournament and its big challenge for India to face them.

30th March 2011 is the day India and the world is waiting to see the most high pressure game. All the Indians do not care of winning the cup, but beating the Pakistan is what all the team India should do for the whole nation.

Let’s all cherish the team India to win the game against Pakistan. No doubt it’s a dream day and a dream match.

Happy Winning !! Happy India !!

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 – Ireland Shocks England in the League Match


March 3, 2011 – What a great victory for Ireland over England in the league match held on Tuesday at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore.

After seeing the target set by England to Ireland, I thought the match is in the hand of England who is going to taste the victory. I was in final decision still the England bowler James Anderson who opened his bowling by taking a wicket in the very first ball.

Ireland lost their five wickets for very few runs, but it was later Kevin O’Brien who stepped into bat. There is no idea in the mind that this fellow batsman is going to play till the end. But it was a great shock for me seeing the batting of Kevin. There started a bad time for England captain Strauss. He has no idea to control Kevin, who batted really well hitting boundaries and sixes all the way.

 

Kevin O'Brien - Ireland Cricket Player

Kevin O'Brien - Ireland Cricket Player

 

His brilliant knock of 50ball 100 runs made Ireland to create history in this 2011 Cricket World Cup. I didn’t expect that Ireland will win the thriller after losing Kevin O’Brien. But the other two batsmen have made it for their team.

The innings from O’Brien’s was breathtaking.

Final Scores:

England 327 for 8 (Trott 92, Bell 81, Pietersen 59, Mooney 4-63)

Ireland 329 for 7 (K O’Brien 113, Cusack 47, Swann 3-47)

Finally Ireland beats England by three wickets with 5 balls in hand and creates history in world cup history chasing the highest run.

Happy Kevin !! Happy Ireland !!