In the 2011 Cricket World Cup, India vs Pakistan Semi-Final match was held at the PCA Stadium in Mohali. India came on the back of an impressive win against Australia in the Quarter-Final while Pakistan got the better of West Indies to make their way in the last-4.
On the afternoon of the Semi-Final, India won the toss and elected to bat first. The decision proved worthy for MS Dhoni and co. as the hosts stacked up 260 runs in their 50 overs, Though, it wasn’t a huge target batting first, but amidst the pressure of an India-Pakistan game, there were enough runs on the board for the Indians. Sachin Tendulkar was the top-scorer for India with a crucial 85-run knock in a pressure game.
2011 Cricket World Cup India vs Pakistan scorecard
Chasing 261 to progress to the Final, Pakistan were off to a decent start but lost control midway through their innings. Indian bowlers came storming back to keep the flow of runs in check with wickets at regular intervals. Pakistan was eventually dismissed for 231, falling 29 runs short of the target in 2011 World Cup Semi-Final. Lack of substantial partnerships never allowed Pakistan to challenge India’s total in the Semi-Final.
It was a memorable win for the ‘Men in Blue’ as they defeated Pakistan for the fifth time in a row in a World Cup fixture. The India-Pakistan cricket rivalry saw another chapter unfold at Mohali in the World Cup Semi-Final. For his match-winning innings, Sachin Tendulkar was awarded the Man of the Match.