This is a short analysis of todays semi final between arch rivals Pakistan and India in the Cricket World Cup 2011. There was plenty at stake for both nations in the run up to the match which added to the pressure on the sportsmen on both sides.
Pakistan had played so far a brilliant tournament so did India by beating Australia in the Quater-finals. The match started off well with India batting first and had the luck on its side too when Tendulkars 4-5 catches were missed by the Pakistani fielders. This resulted in a fairly high target to chase for Pakistan at the end which was 260. This was primarily because of the good works of Tendulkar and Sehwag in the beginning. However to the credit of Pakistan, they still played a very good match and were close at the end.
Overall it was a great cricket match, both teams played good cricket, and the atmosphere before and after the match was great. My prediction is that India will win the World Cup 2011, they will have the upper hand in the final in Mumbai but one thing is guaranteed that it will be a cracking match against Sri Lanka.