Saturday, April 2, 2011
India Cricket World Cup Final 2011 vs Sri Lanka Celebration
A fortuitous 85 from Sachin Tendulkar was followed by a disciplined bowling effort as India beat Pakistan by 29 runs in a high-stakes semifinal on Wednesday to progress to the World Cup final against Sri Lanka.
Pakistan was dismissed for 231 in the last over chasing 261 to beat the pre-tournament favorites.
The 28,000 fans inside the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium went wild in celebrations, shouting, dancing and waving national flags after India carved out a memorable victory against its traditional rival in the presence of the Prime Ministers of both countries. Pakistan had done well earlier to peg India back to 260-9 despite some sloppy fielding, with left-arm pace bowler Wahab Riaz taking a career-best 5-46.
The victory continued a streak for India, which has beaten Pakistan in all five World Cup head-to-heads dating back to 1992.