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India Vs Pakistani Semi Final Highlights / Pictures

By  | 31, Mar 2011 | 21 Comments

With final between India and Sri Lanka still pending on Saturday, for 160 million Pakistanis Cricket World Cup 2011 is over. Not a great day for Pakistani team today, maybe due to increased pressure, as we dropped half a dozen catches with sloppy fielding and irresponsible batting at the end.

Even we lost today’s semi final, Pakistan team lived above the expectations that we had in the start. And as Inzimam-ul-haq would had said, “Credit goes to boys”. After a long time, they seemed united, trying to win and show their best off. (Few may disagree in case of Umer Gul though).

Tonight, Pakistanis are sad, but importantly they are not angry, this is what I took out from twitter and facebook streams.

Well, we are not a sports blog, so won’t write much on it – in fact we are doing a good bye post to World Cup with highlights for those who missed the action by any chance.

India vs Pakistan Full Match Highlights World Cup 2011

India vs Pakistan Top Shots World Cup 2011

India vs Pakistan – Wahab Riaz 5 Wickets World Cup 2011

India Vs Pakistan Semi Final Pictures

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  • http://www.alislam.org AsadGh

    Hats off to the greatest captain & the sincere team… We still love you because we know you tried hard.

  • http://orbit.pk Open Media News Website

    Good Play By Pakistani. i support all the team. because they give us some Happy moments. we love you

  • http://twitter.com/mraliahmad Ali Ahmad

    See the better side prevails! 6 dropped catches made a huge difference! But for my friends in India and for my mother land Pakistan, all should remember:

    “Winning is highly overrated. The only time it is really important is in surgery and war”

  • http://ehowarticle.com/judge-judy-sheindlin-everything-you-need-to-know.html Khalil

    I must say to all the nation, no hard feelings, please. Look at Top Teams like Australia, England S. Africa. So our team performed well in the WC, even with an admitted fact that our Team is already facing many issue.

  • Waqas

    Team should think about it that all matches can not be win solely on “Duas” sometimes they have to perform. Anyways, not so bad performance. At the start of the world cup, no one was expecting that Pakistan will play quarter final.

  • Amjad Ali

    What a shame a mother (Pakistan) has been raped so badly by her sons (Cricketers and politicians). Earlier we used to hear only politician do this but this time what a combination and team work (Cricket & Politics). It is really a great team who played with the emotions and sentiments of 180 million people of Pakistan and millions of people out side Pakistan instead of playing against Indian eleven.
    I have never seen such a drama where the real players are puppets while behind the camera are the real players. (Dr. Man Mohan Singh the real hero and Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani the real villain) I am sorry to all cricket lovers on behalf of Pakistani cricket lover and my special sympathies and condolences are with Pakistani nation. Once again we have been sold out even not at the worth of single penny.
    There are so many questions in mind like you all only few are as under which I am sure it must be in every body’s mind.

    1. Why politics was actively involved in cricket?
    2. Why Chief Minister Punjab Called Shahid Afridi?
    3. Why Rehman Malik gave statement on cricket while he is Minister for Interior not for Exterior (even he is not supposed to do this)?
    4. Why the Secretaries meeting got successful and were in friendly environment?
    5. Why Shahid Afridi was so cold at such a hot day?
    6. If there was any political pressure then why he didn’t take stands against it?
    7. Why as usual Kamran Akmal droped the catch?
    8. Why as usual Misbah ul Haq played a test match of ancient time (which used to irrespective of days) while he was required to maintain 200 strike rate?
    9. Misbah ul Haq is a spot fixer?
    10. Why Misbah ul Haq gave two chances to Sachin Tendulkar?
    11. For how long Misbah ul Haq would remain the vice captain?
    12. Does he deserve any place in team?
    13. Why Younas droped the catch and played an irresponsible inns?
    14. Why Abdul Razaq was not given its full ten over spell. And he was treated as Waqar Younis was treated by Wasim Akram in 1999 World Cup?
    15. Why Afridi as usual played an irresponsible inn while at that time he had to show responsibility and was required to play a captian’s inns?
    16. Why Muhammad Hafeez played a very irresponsible shot which is an absolute blunder (suicide)?
    17. Why Umar Gul didn’t bowl line and length and every time tried to generate pace irrespective of line and length?
    18. Why Kamran and Umar Akmal are there in Cricket with an absolute inconsistent performance?
    19. Why Zulqarnain Haider was removed from international Cricket in such mysterious way?
    20. Whether there will be no replacement for Kamran and Umar Akmal?
    21. Whether there will be any explanation/questionnaire from players?
    22. Whether Ijaz Butt and his company would resign?

    I am aware that I have used very harsh words but I belong to homeland of 180 million people absolutely crazy and emotional as far as cricket is concerned. In such time of uncertainty whole nation got united only because of cricket. So for me it is absolutely unbearable the way nation was treated.

    • http://www.alislam.org AsadGh

      No question about Afridi & rest of team’s sincerity…. poor decisions were definitely made but I am sure if you were there in shoes of Afridi or any player, you must have forgotten your own name…..
      It was a bad day but your analysis is 95% wrong….
      I agree to you on only the point of Ijaz Butt he is a culprit & to some extent about akmal brothers….. we reached till semi final only due to good captaincy & sincerity of rest of team. Spirit is spelled by the words & encouragement of captain, only good players can’t do anything..

      • Rameez Kakakhel

        1. Why politics was actively involved in cricket?
        - Don’t exactly remember but I think the ‘Cricket Diplomacy’ was first used by a Paki leader to normalize tensions. Not exactly sure about who.
        .
        2. Why Chief Minister Punjab Called Shahid Afridi?
        - He had Free Minutes which were to expire on the 30th.
        .
        3. Why Rehman Malik gave statement on cricket while he is Minister for Interior not for Exterior (even he is not supposed to do this)?
        - What? You expected a sane statement from him? Lolz!
        .
        4. Why the Secretaries meeting got successful and were in friendly environment?
        - Because they were in a hurry to watch the match.
        .
        5. Why Shahid Afridi was so cold at such a hot day?
        - He’s Pathan. They work the other way around.. :p (no offenses)..
        .
        6. If there was any political pressure then why he didn’t take stands against it?
        - If he stood against the political pressure, who would have been on the ground than?
        .
        7. Why as usual Kamran Akmal droped the catch?
        - Usual Business… you just said it…
        .
        8. Why as usual Misbah ul Haq played a test match of ancient time (which used to irrespective of days) while he was required to maintain 200 strike rate?
        - He’s not picking the call… Will return to that later.
        .
        9. Misbah ul Haq is a spot fixer?
        - No. Coz He can’t see the spot… (can’t even see the dark spot he got today..)
        .
        10. Why Misbah ul Haq gave two chances to Sachin Tendulkar?
        - Coz he can’t see the spot… He probably considered the ball a spot too.
        .
        11. For how long Misbah ul Haq would remain the vice captain?
        - Depends upon his vices ;)
        .
        12. Does he deserve any place in team?
        - ‘Any’ place will be better than current one :)
        .
        13. Why Younas droped the catch and played an irresponsible inns?
        - Eeewwww! Probably he was hoping his catch would be dropped too than, as a favor. He was dropped, but the other way.
        .
        14. Why Abdul Razaq was not given its full ten over spell. And he was treated as Waqar Younis was treated by Wasim Akram in 1999 World Cup?
        - Weren’t Wahab Riaz, Saeed Ajmal, Afridi the right choices?
        .
        15. Why Afridi as usual played an irresponsible inn while at that time he had to show responsibility and was required to play a captian’s inns?
        - So you are saying the Captain didn’t play his part? You are going to judge a captain’s performance by his batting? Wake up Sid.. (replace S with K).
        .
        16. Why Muhammad Hafeez played a very irresponsible shot which is an absolute blunder (suicide)?
        - If the ball was pitched like the previous ones everyone would have now been praising his unique, superb shot. The ball was actually Wide. Anyways, a not-needed shot.
        .
        17. Why Umar Gul didn’t bowl line and length and every time tried to generate pace irrespective of line and length?
        - May be the selectors told him that he’s the real replacement for Shoaib Akhtar not Wahab.
        .
        18. Why Kamran and Umar Akmal are there in Cricket with an absolute inconsistent performance?
        - Ask Chairman PCB.
        .
        19. Why Zulqarnain Haider was removed from international Cricket in such mysterious way?
        - WAS REMOVED??? OR THAT KID RAN AWAY???
        .
        20. Whether there will be no replacement for Kamran and Umar Akmal?
        - Ask Adnan Akmal.
        .
        21. Whether there will be any explanation/questionnaire from players?
        - Are you trying to Play them with these questions?? Remember, they don’t play ;)
        .
        22. Whether Ijaz Butt and his company would resign?
        - No, Zardari won’t :P
        *correction: It’s not Ijaz Butt & Co. it’s Zardari Political Enterprises (waqf) Pakistan.

    • Haseeb

      You should keep these questions to yourself because we are proud of our team and our BOOM BOOM captain no matter what you say our team played as a team.
      The main problem with our country is they don’t want to face any defeat no matter what :|
      I support Pakistan team and Shahid bhai they played well.Good luck to them for future :)

    • Rameez Kakakhel

      Ooppsss! that was a Reply to Amjad Ali… no worries Asad G! :)

    • Noman

      Get a life BUGGER, you SUCK as you have a SICK-MIND. don’t need negative people like you in the country.

      it is people like you who RAPE the NATION.

      Everyone witnessed how well the team played despite all the issues.

      Well-done team GREEN and we are proud of you.

    • Rameez Kakakhel

      1. Why politics was actively involved in cricket?
      - Don’t exactly remember but I think the ‘Cricket Diplomacy’ was first used by a Paki leader to normalize tensions. Not exactly sure about who.
      .
      2. Why Chief Minister Punjab Called Shahid Afridi?
      - He had Free Minutes which were to expire on the 30th.
      .
      3. Why Rehman Malik gave statement on cricket while he is Minister for Interior not for Exterior (even he is not supposed to do this)?
      - What? You expected a sane statement from him? Lolz!
      .
      4. Why the Secretaries meeting got successful and were in friendly environment?
      - Because they were in a hurry to watch the match.
      .
      5. Why Shahid Afridi was so cold at such a hot day?
      - He’s Pathan. They work the other way around.. :p (no offenses)..
      .
      6. If there was any political pressure then why he didn’t take stands against it?
      - If he stood against the political pressure, who would have been on the ground than?
      .
      7. Why as usual Kamran Akmal droped the catch?
      - Usual Business… you just said it…
      .
      8. Why as usual Misbah ul Haq played a test match of ancient time (which used to irrespective of days) while he was required to maintain 200 strike rate?
      - He’s not picking the call… Will return to that later.
      .
      9. Misbah ul Haq is a spot fixer?
      - No. Coz He can’t see the spot… (can’t even see the dark spot he got today..)
      .
      10. Why Misbah ul Haq gave two chances to Sachin Tendulkar?
      - Coz he can’t see the spot… He probably considered the ball a spot too.
      .
      11. For how long Misbah ul Haq would remain the vice captain?
      - Depends upon his vices ;)
      .
      12. Does he deserve any place in team?
      - ‘Any’ place will be better than current one :)
      .
      13. Why Younas droped the catch and played an irresponsible inns?
      - Eeewwww! Probably he was hoping his catch would be dropped too than, as a favor. He was dropped, but the other way.
      .
      14. Why Abdul Razaq was not given its full ten over spell. And he was treated as Waqar Younis was treated by Wasim Akram in 1999 World Cup?
      - Weren’t Wahab Riaz, Saeed Ajmal, Afridi the right choices?
      .
      15. Why Afridi as usual played an irresponsible inn while at that time he had to show responsibility and was required to play a captian’s inns?
      - So you are saying the Captain didn’t play his part? You are going to judge a captain’s performance by his batting? Wake up Sid.. (replace S with K).
      .
      16. Why Muhammad Hafeez played a very irresponsible shot which is an absolute blunder (suicide)?
      - If the ball was pitched like the previous ones everyone would have now been praising his unique, superb shot. The ball was actually Wide. Anyways, a not-needed shot.
      .
      17. Why Umar Gul didn’t bowl line and length and every time tried to generate pace irrespective of line and length?
      - May be the selectors told him that he’s the real replacement for Shoaib Akhtar not Wahab.
      .
      18. Why Kamran and Umar Akmal are there in Cricket with an absolute inconsistent performance?
      - Ask Chairman PCB.
      .
      19. Why Zulqarnain Haider was removed from international Cricket in such mysterious way?
      - WAS REMOVED??? OR THAT KID RAN AWAY???
      .
      20. Whether there will be no replacement for Kamran and Umar Akmal?
      - Ask Adnan Akmal.
      .
      21. Whether there will be any explanation/questionnaire from players?
      - Are you trying to Play them with these questions?? Remember, they don’t play ;)
      .
      22. Whether Ijaz Butt and his company would resign?
      - No, Zardari won’t :P
      *correction: It’s not Ijaz Butt & Co. it’s Zardari Political Enterprises (waqf) Pakistan.

  • anwarior

    Misbah’s aproach was like t20 final in 2k7 but it dint go that way, but what was younis’s approach?

  • Saleem

    One thing is clear… Pakistanis are open heart people…Indians are Racists and Biased.

    Though we lost Semi final…but Pakistan is the only team that was least favourite for Quarter final even. Team with in experience players played extremely well since start of tournament and reached to Semi final. Have any body heard a single line from Indian side appreciating Pakistani performance in tournament or match against them.

    They are not good host of cricket because their stadiums remains empty when India is not playing, not a single Indian claps on performance of individual of any other team. Wahab Riaz has played extremely well…did you heard a single word on his performance from Indians.

    What ever gestures and sincerities we show, Indians are same…RACIST, BIASED, SELFISH, and MISERS in every field. (IT IS MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE BASED ON 5 YEARS OF INTERACTION WITH INDIANS).

    APPEAL: Dear brothers, we should understand that Pakistanis are alone in the world and we have to rely on ourselves to excel economically in the region. Stop eying on US, China, India etc etc. We should have good business relations with others but never expect that any body will come and help us. We have to achieve goals ourselves and we can do it. I have firm believe in it.

    MAUJ BARHAY YA AANDHI AAI
    DIA JALA-AAY RAKHNA HAI
    GHAR KI KHATIR SAU (100) DUKH JHAILAIN
    GHAR TO AAKHIR APNA HAI

    Regards,

  • iffo

    agreed Amjad..but ths time team was realy nt involvd. They were forced to do that. I can read those feelngs of Afridi that he was on pressure by high authorities. ISLAM PAKISTAN ZINDABAD

  • http://www.kakadefarms.com yogen k

    hi brothers,
    even though i am an indian, i really want to congratulate Pakistan cricket team for being so sporty nature. You should consider that they were under tremendous presure… but hats off to shahid afridi.. he really tried his best. and while talking about some useless players… such players are also there in Indian team even although every team.
    We have seen misbah ul haq as a dangerous fighter.. but this time it may be a matter of form.
    I am not saying this all because India won the match.. but you should also consider the emmence pressure on the pakistan team in the field and even out of the field. the politicians should stay away from cricket..
    In India at every society you will find great fans of Wasim akram, Imran khan, Inzibhai, wakar younis…. I am a great great fan of Sayeed Anwar..
    In these bad situations Shahid Afridi has kept the Pakistan cricket alive.
    In a cricket match one has to win at the end of the day. but the Pakistan team has won the hearts of all the cricket fans… we wish them all the very best for the future..
    I will always wish to see a cricket match at any stadium in Pakistan.

  • tajamal bajwa

    shame for gull & Misbah
    ban cricket in Pakistan in presence of Rahman malik & Zardari dogs.

  • imkhalid

    Courtesy ESPNCRICINFO

    Pakistan let it slip through their fingers, literally

    Pakistan may have overcome severe lapses in the field to win games in the past, but to expect to get away after handing four reprieves to Sachin Tendulkar is to expect a miracle

    Osman Samiuddin at the PCA Stadium

    March 30, 2011

    At some point over the next couple of days, Pakistan will come to understand just how close they actually got – with this side whom few gave a chance – to getting to a World Cup final. The margin of defeat looks comfortable enough but there wasn’t a whole lot between them and India, ultimately, other than a safe pair of hands somewhere, anywhere in the field.

    There are many frustrating ways to lose a game, let alone one as big as this, but few gnaw away at reason and rationality quite like those lost to dropped catches. In this age of the instant vent and search for a “match ka mujrim” (criminal of the match), Misbah-ul-Haq’s innings is already being pilloried in Pakistan for its poor pacing. The reaction is misplaced and overdone, for the pitch wasn’t given to fluent strokeplay, particularly after the ball softened, and there had already been some momentum-losing poor shots earlier from the openers.

    Blaming the batting in any case misses the point. Pakistan are never comfortable chasers and 261, in a World Cup semi-final, at the home of the opposition is an entirely different kind of 261 from the ones they might chase down in a bilateral series in the UAE. The point is, they shouldn’t have been chasing that much in the first place.

    There are some truisms in cricket that Pakistan quite brazenly and joyously ignore; leading among them are those to do with catching. They win matches? Yes, but not as much as scoring runs and taking wickets, thank you. They once dropped Graeme Smith five times as he ground out 65 in an ODI in Lahore, and still won the match comfortably. They dropped seven catches in an innings in New Zealand in 2009-10 and won the Test comfortably. These are to recall just two examples from a sizeable sample.

    But there are some rules in life you cannot defy, some batsmen you really cannot give a chance to. And if you give Sachin Tendulkar four chances – not one but four! Tendulkar! – you cannot expect to win a game, no matter what else you do. It was one of Tendulkar’s least fluent recent innings as well, but in the drops of Misbah, Younis Khan – their two best catchers -Kamran Akmal and Umar Akmal, went the game. It is as simple as that.

    It wasn’t – as it never is – just the runs that came after the drops, though Tendulkar did add 58 runs after the first chance went down. It was the mood that was lost each time. The first spill, with Tendulkar on 27, came as Pakistan were beginning to regain their senses after Virender Sehwag’s early blast. Tendulkar had just survived two torrid overs from Saeed Ajmal and a seminal moment was at hand.

    The second, on 45, came the over after Gautam Gambhir had gone. Momentum again was at stake. The third came a few overs after Wahab Riaz’s two-wicket over left India in a position of real danger. All chances, incidentally, were created by the tournament’s leading wicket-taker, the man to whom Pakistan look for inspiration, for breakthroughs, for controlling the middle overs of the game, their captain, a man who thrives on taking precisely such wickets, Shahid Afridi.

    The effects of this on a game cannot possibly be calculated, except to say the obvious, that it changes everything and goes beyond runs alone. Who knows what target Pakistan could have been chasing? There was another, less important, miss later, on 81, but a miss nonetheless and none of the outfield catches were difficult.

    “We made some big mistakes in fielding, we dropped some catches, and catches for Sachin,” Afridi said. He then quipped, referring to his much-discussed phantom statement in the build-up of trying to prevent a 100th international Tendulkar hundred, “I told you he wouldn’t score a hundred.” It was gallows humour.

    It is sad – but also predictable – that ultimately it came down to Pakistan’s fielding, for that is the one area they have really worked hard on in training and actually thought about methodically, making sure for once of placing the right fielders in the right places. Younger players have come in who genuinely enjoy fielding, a couple of older ones have led the way.

    They have been very sharp as they were against Australia but also still capable of sudden, unexpected tragi-comedy as against Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa in the second half of the hosts’ chase and today. Overall, they have been considerably better than before, in particular with the energy they have brought on to the field. But there is much, much more to be done.

    If they are skilled and contrary enough to get away with it against most sides and players, to expect to do so against the game’s greatest modern-day batsman, in such a setting, is to expect miracles.

    Original post by Osman Samiuddin, Pakistan editor of ESPNcricinfo

    Courtesy ESPNCRICINFO

  • http://googlenewssite.com/ Khan

    On the Day of Match I saw a big change in Pakistan. I walked on the streets trying to find punjabi, Baluchi, Pathan, Sindhi, muhajir, shiya, Sunni,,,
    But…
    I couldn’t find anyone of them.Everywhere everyone was Pakistani, nothing else !!! Now tell me was that a defeat or a great victory!

  • http://www.koolmuzone.com Hamad

    I think Afridi is getting award of best bowler/leading wicket taker of the tournment after the final ends. Too bad he’s already back home.

  • Shez

    Enough of this Afridi praise session. He is responsible for the loss. In an interview with that joker Badami on ARY, he said that they had planned to take PP in the last overs. WTF? Was he expecting to play like an astute top order batsman that he was hoping to survive till the end? Was any batsman left after him? His explanations are stupid but Pakistanis appear to be smitten by this Pathan.

    There is something fishy about the team’s performance in SF. Maybe it was political pressure. Shame on cricketers anyway if they succumbed to that or if they sold their integrity.

    Just look at SL performance in the final, the highly suspicious toss drama, 9 runs in the first 5 overs of SL batting, poorest fielding from the best Asian team in that department. Poor Jayawardene tried his best but he was deserted by his team. One could see the sense of loss in his eyes during the final overs. India did not deserve to be the champions but they have become anyway. We can’t blame them because it was our own shameless leaders and players who presented it to them in a silver platter. What a shame!