Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cricket World cup 2011, Biggest Tournament of Cricket World, Semi-Finals !

In 4 days we saw 4 quarter final matches in Cricket World cup, and in these 4 days 4 teams started there journey towards next round, that is semi finals and other 4 teams started there journey towards Home. In First match Pakistan thrashed West Indies comfortably and in second match we saw the World Champions, Australia, losing to India going empty hands this time, after winning 3 cricket world cup final (1999, 2003, 2007) consecutively. In 3rd match New Zealand won against South Africa, which was unexpected as South Africa was one of the strong contender to win this year world cup ! And in the last quarter Final match Sri Lanka won the match against England Comfortably.

Before I start talking about Semi Finals, let me give brief summary of quarterfinal matches.
Cricket World Cup 2011 Quarter Final Match - 1 : Pakistan v/s West Indies
Winner: Pakistan
Even before the match started many expected that Pakistan will win this match, as they are were doing good work from group stage matches by stopping opponents to score more runs. West Indies were struggling from there form as they received some major blow just before the tournament started, that is some players of West Indies were injured while practicing and some while playing match. And that is the reason they were bowl out for a score of 112 in 43.3 overs. Shahid Afridi (captainf of Pakistan team) and Pakistan Team showed great character while batting and won the match by 10 wickets.

Cricket World Cup 2011 Quarter Final Match - 2 : India v/s Australia
Winner: India
Considered to be one of the most exciting match of the tournament, and it turned out to be. India won the match against kangaroos a=made sure that kangaroo's journey towards winning the cup 4th time halt.

Cricket World Cup 2011 Quarter Final Match - 3 : New Zealand v/s South Africa
Winner: New Zealand
Everyone expected South Africa to win, but New Zealand made sure that expecttions can go wrong and won the match handsomely.

Cricket World Cup 2011 Quarter Final Match - 4 : Sri Lanka v/s England
Winner: Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka team is on a dream run. There openers are firing and making sure that there middle order is not exposed to new ball and they are giving solid opening partnership for there team. They won this match by defeating the creator of cricket game, England.

Cricket World Cup 2011 Semi Final Match - 1 :  Sri Lanka v/s New Zealand
Winner: Sri Lanka
As I told earlier Sri Lankan team is on a dream run and they crushed New Zealand in 1st semi final and made sure they are in Finals, which is going to be held in Mumbai.

Cricket World Cup 2011 Semi Final Match - 2 : India v/s Pakistan
Winner: India
India met arch rivals, Pakistan on 30th march, 2011 in 2nd semi final match of the cricket world cup 2011 and made sure that also book there berth for Finals to meet Sri Lanka on 2nd April, 2011. Sachin Tendulkar was the top scorer of the match and was awarded man of the match for his effort. Though his innings was not too much convincing as he was given life 4 times in the match, courtesy Pakistani fielders.

The Finals will be played on 2nd April, 2011 in Mumbai. Make sure you don't miss the finals, as it will be one of the finest match ever played in history of cricket !

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