Pakistan vs India

Published Mar 29, 2011 06:59pm

-Photo by AP

True to historic India-Pakistan cricket clashes, the epic semi-final promises fans across the world a thrilling ride!

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India wickets:

Virender Sehwag

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Multimedia:

The mood in Pakistan and India

I Don't Like Cricket!

Fans at the FC University, Lahore

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SAD NEWS FROM PAKISTAN

Renowned Pakistani comedian Liaquat Soldier passes away

Famous Pakistani comedian Liaquat Soldier passed away after a heart attack in Karachi on Wednesday.

He was participating in a live television show in a special transmission for the World Cup semifinal between India and Pakistan when he suffered a heart attack and passed away while being transported to a hospital.

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Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi:

Pakistan's tennis star Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi tells Dawn.com that he is watching the match with Rohan Bopanna – his doubles partner from India – in Miami, where they are playing the ATP Masters. The IndoPak Express play their quarterfinal against Oliver Marach and Janko Tipsarevic later in the day.

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Cricinfo:

Harbhajan gets a lot of turn in his first over. Are India one specialist spinner short today?

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Mehmudah Rehman from Dubai

Update (22:19 PST)

Pakistan – hold your head up high, and take this loss with dignity and indeed, pride. We were down and out before the World Cup and have done remarkably well to make the semis. Cricket has won, and thank you India, for a great match! Pakistan Zindabad!

There will be inevitable whispers of match-fixing and Misbah and Younis’ inning, plus the timing of the powerplay would have raised many eye-brows (mine almost went through my forehead)!

Misbah Misbah – you missed a trick there buddy! Left yourself too much to do! Too late – great SIX though! Love it when they hit it straight

Update (22:11 PST)

Shahid Afridi looks crestfallen. You gotta feel for the guy. Misbah hasn’t given up though.

Update (21:47 PST)

It had to happen sooner or later – the tailender can only do so much. Wahab Riaz is out and Dhoni and his men are on the brink of a memorable win here!

Update (21:31 PST)

That’s it! He’s gone! Afridi the man, it’s curtains for Pakistan, surely! Indians are celebrating

Pakistan falling like a house of cards.. Misbah- today's test player is still there though. We need a blitzy 20-20 knock!

Update (21:21 PST)

Dhoni has been pretty good with his bowling changes, Zaheer Khan has been used wisely. He’s back here and what’s  Shahid Afridi ‘s plan of action?

Update (21:04 PST)

BOOM BOOM AFRIDI walks out to the middle! Abdul Razzak has been bowled Indians have the momentum and the hopes of a nation are being dashed – ball by ball, over by over. 8 an over reqd.

Update (PST 20:51)

Abdul Razzak is a very capable batsmen and all is not lost! Pakistanis around the world are praying for a performance like THAT one against South Africa…

Update (PST 20:47)

I heard the wicket of Umar Akmal before I saw it – HUGE cheer in the crowd. So that’s Pakistan’s main man gone! India are really choking Pakistan here!

Update (PST 20:31 PST)

The tension is mounting as Miss-bah has missed the ball, and is playing really slow. C’mon, rotate the strike!

Update (20:29 PST)

Umar Akmal hits a four and then a SIX! Relives the pressure! He needs to do something extraordinary to save the match. Required run rate well over 6

Update (20:10 PST)

Younis Khan never looked comfortable out there – he was always struggling. His strike rate of 41-odd is quite a let down. In walks Umar Akmal, who happens to be one of Pakistan’s most talented players, and has been touted as the ‘Inzamam’ of this tournament. Can he do something special here. Well over a run a ball required, and Pakistani hearts are in the mouth.

Update (20:02 PST)

Another Pakistani throws it away after getting a good start! Asad Shafiq looked so promising .. he perishes and India are on top! Yuvraj Singh is a real crowd favourite - and then he's playing for someone special too, remember?

Update (19:52 PST)

That does NOT look like India in the field! What’s with the electric fielding?!

Update (19:48 PST)

I like how Zaheer Khan hides the bowl in his hand right until the point of delivery. Crafty operator… Pakistan need to play him well.

Update (19:39 PST)

Younis Khan is a better player than his average suggests – 32.29. he needs to stay at the wicket and get a partnership going.

Update (19:27 PST)

OH NO! Hafeez is OUT! That was a needless shot! Mohali stands up to applaud the efforts of Munaf Patel, whose tight line has paid dividends. But really, that was more the batsmen’s fault, than the bowler’s skill. Paddle sweep? C’mon guys!

Update (19:21 PST)

Pakistan are getting just a little bogged down here. The run rate for the last 4 overs has been around about 3. Milk the bowling, take the singles! Munaf Patel’s tight line is right on the money.

Update (19:08 PST)

India is a side not known for its fielding, but they’re quite good in the field today. Energy, dives, and a bit of lively banter too. As for Pakistan we need to play risk-free cricket, and Asad Shafiq is a guy who could do just that. Prodigious turn for Harbhajan Singh… ooh, better watch out Hafeez!  Yuvraj Singh will be itching to get a bowl!

Update (18:59 PST)

India need to introduce spin to stem the flow of runs, and the fact that Ashwin has not been selected is a boon for Pakistan.

Update (18:54 PST)

Mark Nicholas is a commentator I regard highly, both for his views and his crisp delivery of words. He says on air that the semi-final of a tournament is the hardest game to play. I agree. Remember THAT semi-final between South Africa and Australia?

Update (18:28 PST)

Beautifully timed by Mohammed Hafeez on the on-side, wristy, if you like! Boundary to Pakistan!

Update (18:23 PST)

The second innings is underway and Kamran Akmal has absolutely creamed two boundaries to best bowler in the Indian line-up, Zaheer Khan. His performance behind the stumps seems to have given him confidence.

Update (17:52 PST)

Excellent last over from Wahab Riaz but the Indians have piled on a pretty respectable total in the end, and this will take some seriously good batting to get. This is a placid batting track at Mohali, though a good start is vital, because the pitch generally deteriorates in the second innings and the ball doesn’t come on to the bat too well.  Innings break now, and what a match this has been so far!

Update (17:28 PST)

These last few overs are extremely important and could well be the difference between the two teams. Umar Gul’s yorkers are going wrong, and Raina is having a ball. Another boundary. We need to pull back! Score getting healthier with every stroke, and Afridi is a worried man.

Update (17:13 PST)

Last boundary was at 29.5 overs – and we’re currently at 43.2 overs. Well done, Afridi and Co!

Update (17:10 PST)

Remember Harbhajan Singh is an attacking playing, and a more than useful tailender. Can they get him? Afridi’s attacking field is spot-on, says Sanjay Majrekar on air.

Update (16:49 PST)

Twelve overs still to go and we’ve got Pakistan bowling like a well-oiled unit. Any guesses on the final score? At one stage, one would have thought India would have demolished Pakistan and collected in excess of 300. We have pulled back with those Wahab Riaz wickets, and now let’s watch Ajmal operating with his offspinners and doosras. Let's hope he can fox the batsmen and get a wicket

Update (16:45 PST)

FINALLY! The lives are up and Afridi gets his man! Pakistan are breathing easier and Suresh Raina walks out to a pressure cooker situation, another one of India’s mightily impressive young batsmen. Saima Hussain from Toronto: Finally! Tendulkar gone. Finally! Out at 85 And very appropriate that Skipper Afridi did the job.

Update (16:27 PST)

If only we took our catches, we would have been on top! Here’s hoping we give no more chances… India has a formidable batting line up and Pakistan have only themselves to blame that the wicket column says ‘4’.

Update (16:19 PST)

Sachin Tendulkar has moved on to 70, with all those lives … Hundred number hundred in a semifinal match against Pakistan? He looks tentative and yet the ball regularly goes to the boundary. This is frustrating for Afridi!

Update (16:04 PST)

We’ve just given two boundaries to MS Dhoni through edges!? Why don’t we have a slip in place Afridi?

Update (15:34 PST)

YES! Kamran Akmal and Mohammed Hafeez have affected a stumping! Off goes Gambhir! Spin seems to be making an impact! Here’s Virat Kohli, I’m a big fan actually. He’s a great timer of the ball. Let’s hope he can’t time it this time!

Update (15:10 PST)

Things have gone quiet since Ajmal was introduced and the swashbuckling Sehwag departed. Saeed Ajmal reminds me of another off-spinner who at one time, caused Tendulkar problems. Saqlain Mushtaq anyone?

I’ve been reading how acrobatic Pakistan have looked in the fielding drills. At the moment though, the fielding is anything but outstanding. OH! A DRoP CATCH! MISBAH UL HAQ< did you just drop the world cup?  Tendulkar gets ANOTHER life.

Update (15:00 PST)

Did we get Tendulkar???? Almost! Oh dear! The balls not hitting the stumps in the DRS. Mohali goes wild. Pakistan look devastated. Just missing leg. And another appeal! A stumping from Kamran Akmal??? Pakistan looks confident, and I can’t stand the tension...not out!

Update (14:56 PST)

And Saeed Ajmal gets the ball. He’s bowling to Gautam Gambhir, the left-hander who averages 40-odd in ODIs’s. Ajmal’s body language looks good though. He looks confident. How much will the pitch turn? Remember Pakistan are batting second, and the pitch is likely to turn more then. Harbhajan Singh will be quite ineterested in how the pitch plays.

Update (14:41 PST)

Wasim Akram is in the commentary box… what if he had been playing? Umar Gul looks to be struggling with the line.. another boundary to fine-leg. Wristy subcontinent players, c’mon Umar!! Sachin’s a treat to watch though. Gotta appreciate the Little Master. He looks divine when he plays that straight drive. Gladly straight to the fielder that time.

(14:30 PST)

Mohali is a riot of sound and colour as Virender Sehwag has dispatched everything to the boundary with disdain. Here in Dubai, the match is all anyone is talking about.Offices will be let off early today and many malls have giant screens to display the match. Soon I’ll be going out to join the crowds too. Just hope Pakistan fares better. Here’s Wahab Riaz in place of the veteran Shoaib Akhtar. Was it a good decision? Let’s see… Sehwag looks in ominious form.

YES! Sehwag goes!!!!!!!!!! Mohali is quiet and Pakistan and Afridi are all smiles!

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Dileep Premachandran from PCA Stadium, Mohali

Update (19:34 PST)

Jesus! What was that from Hafeez? I'm glad he lives in the 21st century. That would have been a caning offence in the 19th.

Update (19:14 PST)

Quite a few journalists upset over Ashwin's exclusion. I'm not upset, but it did perplex me, given that neither Nehra nor Munaf has uprooted trees in this tournament.

Update (16:03 PST)

The crowd is still quite animated. But also quite a few worried faces. The Yuvraj wicket was a big downer. Local hero and all that.

Update (14:48 PST)

Had to get through four security checks to get in. The Punjab Police take it all over seriously. Saw a smattering of Pakistan fans looking at bit dazed, with TV camera and microphones in their faces.  Not as much of an atmosphere as Ahmedabad inside. Makes you wonder about the wisdom of giving out too many freebie passes. The real fans are being squeezed out. The crowd made more noise at a sighting of Aamir Khan than they did for anything during the team practice sessions. Saw only one big Pakistani flag in the stands, held by a woman.

Big roar after the national anthems, but unexpected silence during moments of calm once the match started. The decibel level really went up when Sehwag took Gul for five fours, but it's been a bit muted since, except for the obligatory chants of 'Sachin, Sachin'.

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SpiceBoxofEarth (Dileep Premachandran) tweets

Update (20:41 PST)

In 1992, a young prodigy saw Pakistan home in a semi when they needed 263. Can another one do it today?

Update (19:07 PST)

Wahab Riaz is the new Gary Gilmour. Pakistan will hope this semi has the same result as the 1975 one.

Update (17:25 PST)

I refuse to believe that's Umar Gul out there. Must be an imposter!

Update (16:12 PST)

Journo who played a lot of cricket here as a junior says it seams a lot under lights this time of year. Hence Nehra ahead of Ashwin.

Update (15:05 PST)

Tendulkar suddenly looks very jittery. On another day, that Afridi gift would have been smashed for four.

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Stephen Fleming tweets (16:02 PST)

India 4/141.Riaz bowls Yuvraj 1st ball.Game turning around.Great bowling by left arm quick. W.Akram would be proud.

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Andrew Miller tweets (15:38 PST)

What sort of a weird game is this? Akmal is flawless, and everyone else is a klutz

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Azhar Mahmood tweets (15:37 PST)

Sachin was out on that ball that was dead out with the naked eye. I don't agree with hawk eye

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Sanjay Manjrekar tweets (15:25 PST)

Whos who of india and pakistan high society here in the VIP lounges..not too many former cricketers

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thefakebutt (Obaid Nasir) tweets (15:01 PST)

But doesn't India hate UDRS ?

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Tazeen Javed tweets (14:58 PST) :

Pakistanis praying for Sachin's century. We all know what happens when sachin scores a ton

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Salman Ahmed (former Junoon guitarist) tweets (14:30 PST):

Sehwag's wkt: One very good reason to play Wahab riaz and not Shoaib Akhtar

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FunnyFacts_ (Funny Facts) tweets: match is currently watched by over 1.3 Billion people.

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Ronnie Irani tweets (18:32 PST)

Pakistan did well (apart from fielding). Alfridi's captaincy was exceptional rotating the bowlers.

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Faraz Aamer, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan

Kohli's wicket

Our resident praying shaman Arif Bhai

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Faisal Kapadia, Karachi, Pakistan

Update (22:09 PST)

The main thing to cheer for here is that a team which no one counted as a threat made it this far whatever happens now... well played to team Pakistan

Update (20:58 PST)

I fail to understand why aren't we going for it this 2 runs an over will never win us the match its up to Razzaq and Afridi Misbah is playing a test match

Update (20:45 PST)

Yuvraj Singh may not have batted but he is bowling us out of the match

Update (19:42 PST)

Tense faces again here at imperial in Karachi the fall of wickets daMpening some spirits this is going down to the wire

Update (18:49 PST)

All Pakistan need to do is keep their heads that's all , at imperial in Karachi there are 100 foot flags and teams of pak shirt wearing kids its electric we want this win!!!!

This is how many of us in Canada watch cricket.... Live streaming zindabad!

Update (17:05 PST)

Despite all the catches dropped we are still fighting and that's what counts!

Update (15:55 PST)

Yuvraj bowled pandemonium here absolute ecstacy

-Photo by Bisma Tirmizi

Update (15:35 PST)

Nerves are playing a large part today Pakistan Fielding is in tatters !

Update (15:30 PST)

Tendulkar has just gotten his third life luck seems to be of a blue color today

Update (15:03 PST)

These reviews are playing havoc with the public here.. its like we all stop breathing till the decision comes.

Update (14:36 PST)

Stunned faces at first with pak losing toss and then the sehwag blitz but we have BOUNCED BACK dancing he's Gone we are in the game!!!!

We need to get Tendulkar out early if we are to restrict India below 300 runs.

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Omair Babar, Oxford, UK

Update (18:57 PST)

With the second innings under way, the boys in green are off to a steady start. Every four is met with a giant cheer gestured towards the Indians sitting in the crowd. Likewise every bit of good fielding gets the Indians clapping like mad  Nothing like a bit of friendly banter to keep both camps involved.

One thing is certain. Whoever wins today will unite the subcontinent against Sri Lanka.

Update (14:35 PST)

And the match termed the daddy of all matches is underway. We are all watching it at the Oxford university club here at Oxford. The excitement in the air is electric and infectious. An eclectic mix of spectators from all races including the usual Pakistani and indians all drawn towards the hype behind the match. The flags are out and it's a wonderful sight to see both the Indians and pakistanis sitting shoulder to shoulder watching the match in anticipation.

Sehwag's onslaught had the Indians in full swing but his wicket has us on our feet ! May the best team win!!

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Saima Hussain from Toronto

Update (21:48 PST)

Too bad this website won't allow expletives...I have tons to offer right now :(((((

Misbah....errrr...sahib... is still there wasting overs

Update (20:25 PST)

Look at that run rate... :/ Only about 20 overs still to go. Come on, boys! Come on!!!!

Update (20:05 PST)

Half the overs are gone. We are at 106 and down 3 wickets. A considerable numbers of runs still to go. Getting a little nervous now. Not the best situation for the team to be in, but it will get better. Just need to steady the nerves ... theirs and my own ...

Update (17:50 PST)

Update (18:29 PST)

Keep calm, boys. Calm and confident. The runs will come. No funny business, and no point taking any risks at this stage.Easy does it....

Update (18:20 PST)

Wahab Riaz rocks!

What we all missed in this inning is Afridi's signature pose after he takes a wicket. He didn't get an opportunity. But hopefully Boom Boom will make his presence felt in the batting line-up. 261 will not be a walk in the park, but it's not impossible either. Just need some concentration, good sense and team effort.

Update (15:36 PST)

Dropped! again!? Tenulkar dropped second time.First Misbah. Now Younis. What is going on!!!???

Update (15:23)

Runs need to be contained. We're not always the best side when it comes to chasing big totals. And in any case, why take the risk. A wicket (or two) is urgently needed. Urgently. As in NOW!

Update (14:07 PST)

It's 5 am. Pitch dark outside. Game just began....I set my alarm AND asked my brother in Karachi to call to wake me just in case too. Sehwag has hit a boundary. Hmmm :/

So many Indians and Pakistanis I spoke with yesterday said they will go into work late today. And now another boundary....What's happening, Afridi?

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Faez Roger from Islamabad reports

Update (16:52 PST)

The audience comes to life again in the 37th over, as Afridi keeps his promise of keeping Tendulkar from completing his century.

Update (14:27 PST)

Kuch Khas is slowly filling up as word gets around that this is one of the few (if any) places in Islamabad that's screening the match for free indoors. There is a feeling of disappointment in the air however as India's Sehwag whacks away at the ball.

Update (14:00 PST)

We are at the screening of the India-Pakistan semi-final at Kuch Khas in F-5, a centre for Arts Culture and Dialogue. The gathering here of 50+ mostly consists of young people, a lot of them wearing the Pakistan Cricket team T-shirts (even the ladies). With two screens inside and one outside under a tent, everyone is really excited. AND THE CROWD GOES WILD at the first ball of the match.

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Bisma Tirmizi from Las Vegas, USA:

Update (21:10 PST)

Spirits down. Every ball makes my heart jump, please boom boom you can do it! Don't do anything stupid! I joined the party, the band of brothers look dejected!

Update (19:17 PST)

Morning in  Vegas, 7:06 am. Pakistan batting, in the previous inning, Umar Gul's performance was more than disappointing, I hate to bring this up, but such irresponsible cricket from him in a crucial match. Afridi was fantastic, upbeat, confident, a true captain, and Wahab Riaz..... Impressive, a young man to watch and cheer for... Our boys are batting.... stay calm gentlemen.... it is very doable!

Update (17:40 PST)

What is Umar Gul doing? He is giving it away, another one out, Saeed Ajmal myboy.....yes.....Zaheer Khan in, come one boys... finish them NOW..... Aamir Khan....I have always liked you, your movies..... please do not look so happy on every 4 and 6.

Update (16:46 PST)

Sachin ouuuuut, the cat does not have 9 lives, it ends at 6!

Update (16:26 PST)

Umar Gul back in the game, 41 runs in 4 overs. Let's see what he'll do now, hopefully bounce back in the game, he's capable! Just a few more wickets boys. Good comeback over for Gul,he just gave one run! So exciting, come on, come on.....

Update (15:59 PST)

It's 3:29am pacific standard time, the gang is jubilant Gautam Gambhir out! Thebeat at the viewing party, so erratic, insane downers, ahhhh, we dropped...Tendulkar. Unbelievable, the tension is mounting.... butterfingers. The idea of giving this one away is a killer, but I am keeping my hopes up. The lights are on boys and we are waiting to exhale.

Update (14:49 PST)

Watching the match with my four girlfriends, Anila, Nausheen, Uzma and Asma! We are dying here, sitting in our individual homes, texting on every ball, 'cake ke laaj rakh lo,' says Asma!

This is the cake the 'band of brothers' in Las Vegas will eat at the match viewing party. Cake courtesy Nausheen and Amir Qureshi.

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Imran Lalani from USA reports:

Atmosphere: The excitement amongst the expat South Asian community is palpable; whether it is talk of Sachin's 100th century, or if Shoaib has one last epic burst left in him, fans can think of nothing else. This sense of anticipation has seized those at the very top as well, with Hussain Haqqani tweeting (please see quote below) an open invitation to come watch the match live at the Pakistani Embassy in Washington DC.

All across the US, cricket aficionados have started partying in anticipation of the 4am kickoff to what promises to be the mother of all semi finals.

Quotes:

Pakistanis:

"Time to bury the ghost of '96!" - Mughees Butt "Imran Khan 1992, Younis Khan 2009, Shahid Khan Afridi 2011!"- M. Ahsan Siddiqui "I have been beating Indians in Book Cricket, Basement Cricket, and Tape Ball cricket. It's a sign. 4am at the Pakistan embassy tomorrow!" - Sauleh Siddiqui

Nepalese: "India is going to lose! They are either a 125 or 350 team; 350 againt Holland and 125 against the test playing nations. I'd say no contest. Go Pakistan!" - Praghyan Pradhan

Indians: "I predict a blowout - India's batting is too volatile... if they click it's 380 and game over, and if they flop its 150 and no contest." - Chirag Jain

Bangladeshis: "It's a great opportunity for reconciliation between the two nations... but at the end of the day I hope India lose and the smile is wiped off Sreesanth's face!" - Saleh Nasir

Embassy officially invites everyone to com see the game:

All Pakistanis & cricket lovers welcome 2 embassy auditorium Wednesday 4AM for live telecast of World Cup Cricket semi-final on big screen" - Hussain Haqqani via twitter

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Danish Lallany, Toronto

For starters, everyone has gone patriotic. People who didn’t follow cricket, or didn’t care about cricket, are now avid supporters with an Afridi or a Tendulkar display picture. Status updates have gone from being pro-Pakistan/pro-India to anti-Pakistan/anti-India. The videos of cricketing legends arguing over which team is a rickshaw and which one’s a bmw have increased the hype surrounding this encounter.

I am watching this game at Fox n Fiddle downtown. The game is scheduled to start around 430-5 but I’ll be there, with my crew, at 330am to get the best seats. Everyone is excited and looking forward to this. A few places (including unversities and theatres) are showing this match and all are expecting a full house. Most people under 30 years of age have taken the day/morning off here in Toronto only to watch the game and then celebrate it (depending on who wins).

I have personally taken a restraint approach to this game. Zero hype from my side. I am actually supporting India because I intend on jinxing them so Pakistan could win. However, many Pakistanis can’t wait for the game to start and see either Akhtar or Gul knock those stumps out of the park! That is the feeling among the ‘Pakistani camp’.

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Farhan Lallany, Waterloo, Canada

So everyone here is going crazy and everyone is skipping lectures and even labs and getting a doctors note already - by everyone i mean the Indians and Pakistanis. :)

All of us have decided about the face paint, what we are wearing, who is bringing the flags, who is bringing food - trying to feel at home (the food part).

I'm gonna watch it at the University of Waterloo - we are expecting around 570-600 people there and I don't think the hall's capacity is anywhere near that. So its going be insane.

I know most of the other universities are screening it too - UofT, York etc.

All in all, everyone's super excited. We've been talking about it since the day India beat Australia. I CANT WAIT!

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Tajdar Chaudry and his friends join in the cricket fever spreading quickly across Lahore before the India-Pakistan semi-final.

Update (19:12 PST)

May the best team win - which will be ours of course: pop musician Annie says.

India has fought well, but Pakistan's got the X-factor on their side today: Sana Ansari

Update (18:53 PST)

Its easy to criticize a game sitting on the sidelines, but the Pakistani team have shown chutzpah in the face of surmountable odds. Win or lose, this is one for the record books. I’ve found new respect for the team regardless of the outcome.

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Comments (152) (Closed)


abdullah
Mar 29, 2011 04:23pm
Pak can win insha-Allah ,if 1. Afridi comes to open the inning. 2. Soaib Akhtar comes into action. 3.Kamran and others does not drop catches. 4. Pakis should know it is Allah(SWT) which is to be obeyed 5. Be punctual in salah.
Manoj Ranjan
Mar 29, 2011 05:13pm
Thanks in advance for Tomorrow if get connected for live match view
Dr. Salaria, Aamir A
Mar 29, 2011 05:31pm
On the eve of this historic encounter between the two traditional rivals, I wish the 'green shirts' the best of luck and pray to God Almighty to grant them success on the Indian soil once again. Aameen.
tanvir ahmad khan
Mar 29, 2011 06:39pm
tomorrow pakistan will win the match
salim
Mar 29, 2011 06:47pm
Irrespective, May the better team win!
tommrow india won th
Mar 29, 2011 06:57pm
india can win praise the god bharath mata ki jai
Indian
Mar 29, 2011 06:58pm
Pray all you want buy India will beat Pakistan more badly then every
adith kv
Mar 29, 2011 07:00pm
tommrow india won the match
Akbar Madhani (Atlan
Mar 29, 2011 07:17pm
Ok, the stage is set, the pundits have spoken and here's the verdict pakistan will win by 2 wickets. Let me run by the carefully designed and directed plot by Director : Waqar Younis and authentically played by the lead actor Shahid Afridi with best supporting role by Shoaib Akhtar and Misbah Ul Haq. Here goes: 1. Pakistan wins the toss and elects to field, yes Shahid would like to unleash the most horrifying sight to Indian batsman, Shoaib & Gul. Shoaib will be performing his final act and will be wearing a cape after bowling each over.End of 15 overs India 50-2. 2. Act II. Shahid now starts to perform the every loving song and dance sequence called "Shahid Show". Indian Batsman shows class by showing respect to the leading wicketaker by doing their own "Hail to King, Shahid" routine. End of 30 overs India 100-3 3. Act-III. Shoaib decides to perform his final act, in which he will do perform two cartwheels and throws a javelin in addition to bowling at a blistering pace. Along the way he breaks his own record of 161 KM/Hour.
Indian cricket fan
Mar 29, 2011 07:20pm
I wish best of luck to both the both teams. I hope this will be the starting point to start some bilateral series. I hope this will enable people of both countries to look at each other as friends and look for help when in troble and stop blaming other for the troubles.
Imran Azim Butt
Mar 29, 2011 07:48pm
I wish in the last sixty or so years the politicians of India and Pakistan would have sorted their problem out so we could have been enjoying this match more as two close friendly countries enjoying the intertwined culture and festivities that go along together. I am a Pakistani and I would want my team to win but I have so many Indian friends which gives me a feeling that if in case (God forbid) Pakistan loses, I will still be happy for my Indian friends. I think the Indian team is stronger and just needs to perform as normal to win. The Pakistanis need to click tomorrow and perform better than their normal. They can win if an individual bowler or a batsman displays his talent to the ultimate. Indians on the other hand do not need an individual to outshine others to win. I intend to enjoy this match so I have invited all my Indian, Pakistani and Afghan friends and we will watch this match in Kabul with a lot of Haldiram's 'Khatta Meetha' 'Bombay Channa' 'Kabuli Pulao' and 'Afghani Kebabs'. We will try to enjoy the match and enjoy the tension and the food all in one go. I will take a double dose of my blood pressure medicine and Aspirin, just in case.
Imran Azim Butt
Mar 29, 2011 07:52pm
There should be no 'Ifs' 'Ands' or 'Butts' to win......... There is a saying in Urdu.... 'Agar' or 'Magar' kis shaadi ho , to Bachay ka naam Kaash hoga. Which means that if 'If' and 'But' get married then the name of their child will be a'wish'....
Guest
Mar 29, 2011 08:20pm
Even if our team steals this thrilling event many still suffer due deteriorating economic situation , many still will sleep without food, many still will struggle to survive in such acute power shortage, many still deprive from mandatory education etc so what kind of success we are looking in Pakistan win against India!!!! I will be as happy as you will be but our main success should be in the development of our country. If we want to compete with Indians lets compete with them in education, let’s compete with them in Information Technologies, let’s compete with them in development of our country, let’s compete with them in improvement of our system there are so many area to compete but regrettably our focus is only Cricket! The unity we are exhibiting to support our Cricket team we should demonstrate similar unity in support of our people who still are suffering from disasters caused by flood and earth quake we should stand together like Japanese who are even in such a huge disaster standing together and supporting each other. We can overcome all hurdles if we stay together in all area including sports like cricket
r p singh
Mar 29, 2011 08:25pm
India win is 100%
Zakir
Mar 29, 2011 08:32pm
I think India would win this match with ease, because Indian team is quite stronger then our team. but I still wish to Allah for our win. may god save us.
Pankaj Nakhat
Mar 29, 2011 08:57pm
I wish Indian team best of Luck.
no
Mar 29, 2011 09:03pm
bad
barath
Mar 29, 2011 09:08pm
Whatever it is, we the diehard fans of cricket are waiting for the best of cricket from both the giants.
Bilal ahmad
Mar 29, 2011 09:08pm
Pakistan will win.insha allah
khaledd
Mar 29, 2011 09:09pm
how so i watch live match online
yusuf
Mar 29, 2011 09:24pm
india will win!
UJ
Mar 29, 2011 09:24pm
Me and my friends are suffering from cricket fever. We are nervous and this match is haunting us in our dreams. Please Pakistan we need to win. We Love You Team Pakistan. May Allah be with you.
Mohan
Mar 29, 2011 09:38pm
All this hype is so sickening, it's not as if winning the cup would bring the sky down. India won it in 83 and Pak in 91, what has changed in the world. The hype in Pakistan is even more funny as if it is a war of religions and winning this match would redress the national dishonour. Whether or not Pakistan wins this match, it won't get an inch of Kashmir, period....
Amit-Atlanta-USA
Mar 29, 2011 09:43pm
Firstly, I hope the best team wins, and the game of cricket is played in its true gentlemanly tradition. Having said that, MOST of us Indians would like to see: a) The Pakistanis apologizing or celebrating the result on BEHALF of all Muslims in the world. We wish they keep that ONLY to Pakistanis. b) Pakistani cricketers NOT mixing RELIGION & CRICKET by openly praying in the field after EVERY dismissal, an issue that made even the ICC advise them against mixing religion & cricket. d) SRK’s statement - “Please love Pakistanis, “b,coz my family is from Pakistan” e) No match fixing, while thankfully no such charges have been brought up against Indian players (with the exception of MOHAMMED AZARUDDIN) we hope Pakistani players don’t succumb to that temptation yet again. f) Indian Muslims show their patriotism to their country and NOT religion by praying in mosques for Pakistan’s victory, or openly celebrating or mourning after Pakistan’s victory or defeat. Amit-Atlanta-USA
muka
Mar 29, 2011 10:09pm
wat time z da match guyz?
sICNHAN
Mar 29, 2011 10:14pm
aLL tHE bEST pAKISTAN
akbar_15@hotmail.com
Mar 29, 2011 10:23pm
I don't know why we try to fit Islam and then Kashmir in everything. Cricket has nothing to do with either Islam or Kashmir. Islam and Kashmir both are considered our weak points.
rajesh
Mar 29, 2011 10:23pm
hahaha.. well said mohan..u pakistanis need 2 face reality ..once upon a time pak team was great team..but now it is just an average team u cant compare with india c the rating guys..so i advice u dont expect anything major guyz,very tough job to beat india in india..i had huge laugh after reading ''FEARLESS PAKISTAN'' term..dude when 40000 one sided crowd screem against u..it dose matter...go india go ..get the cup
syed
Mar 29, 2011 10:26pm
Pakistan gonna win 2morrow Inshallaha. If any one has any doubt asks mum.
Imran Azim Butt
Mar 29, 2011 10:47pm
Dear Mohan, I am a Pakistani Kashmiri , hailing of my origins from Baramulla in kashmir. I understand that this match will not bring an inch of Kashmir back. Please do not get swayed and entrenched into the radical comments of individuals who are making this match sound like a matter of religion or a war. Let us just enjoy this game and hope our teams make this match more interesting and nail biting tan the India vs. England match.Let us hope we get to see the best cricket performances. I would love to see Sachin, Sewag and Yuvrag hit their sixes like our batsmen. I would love to see our bowlers bowl out the Indian team but I would apreciate the Indian bowlers if they do well. Take it easy an watch this match with a friendly spirit neighbour. Cheers and good luck, Imra Azim Butt
ishfaq
Mar 29, 2011 11:17pm
cmon man why u r so serious..its game nd don't try to b decent nd sober.....such days come veyr rare in life so chill it man.for your kind information pakistan won worldcup in 1992. sorry to say you havn't seen Indian media.Look at you home first than comments on pakistan or pakistanis. Pakistan zindhabad
Aalok
Mar 29, 2011 11:20pm
God...bless Indian Team with win 2morrow.....Ameen
Practical Indian
Mar 29, 2011 11:35pm
It is a bad idea for India and Pakistan to play a cricket match between them at this time. One reason is security. The other reason is that it is not prudent to engage in conciliatory moves like this without first getting to the bottom of 26/11.
Amin Bandeali
Mar 30, 2011 12:04am
It's amazing how the mental state of millions of people are affected by this game. This article tells you how to keep your calm but still be excited!! http://homg.us/eAE0uU
Rashid
Mar 30, 2011 12:04am
Pakistan is a new team and it is a great achievement we are in Semis. I do not expect to win but want good cricket to see. Regarding Kashmir plz let them decide their own fate and finish this colonial rule on them.
ghost
Mar 30, 2011 12:17am
Dear all! Be Cool.... Its just a match. On the other hand battles are not fought in Cricket Ground. Leave that for a battle field. Good Luck for a good CRICKET MATCH.
Gopal
Mar 30, 2011 12:24am
Hey, hey if we all prey to Allah or our hindu God, which side should they take? I am not disrespectful to them in any way. Just to be clear. I love and respect both of them.
Gopal
Mar 30, 2011 12:29am
Hey Guys, I think we should not bring Allah or our Hindu god in between our match or even prey for our respective teams victory. It is just like asking our mother or father which son you love most and want to support, especially when both sons love and respect the same Allah or Hindu God. Why to put god in a spot. Let him do his work on other things that are more important to the mankind.
Dipayan
Mar 30, 2011 12:55am
Hope Sachin will make a sweet century and zaheer will able to make a hat trick on the semi. .and hope affridi will score 18 runs in four balls,i wil b happy if he hit 3 sixes in a row and get out on the fourth ball with an unplayable reverse swinging yourker from zaheer
saf
Mar 30, 2011 01:10am
What i see here is india got good batsmen and pak got best ballers, its going to be tough but pak is unpredictable. If you good you deserve to win and we will see 2mro.
Munna
Mar 30, 2011 01:12am
Abhe Mohan mamoo .. kiyon itne tension la rahe ho :P ..
Ankit
Mar 30, 2011 01:32am
MOHALI KA MAIDAN ,11 PAKISTANI vs PURA HINDUSTAN! BOLA PURA PAKISTAN, PHIR SE JEETA HINDUSTAN
pakfan
Mar 30, 2011 01:47am
I am from india , but i m big pakistan fan..great game of cricket tommorow..i m not worried anout the result who ever wins but it should be a hell of a match so that it can not be forgotten for very long time after such a build up..i hope this match will be a step towards a good peacefull relationship between the two nations..and also two PM's must be discussing on 26/11 seige...about match its good batting vs good balling totally depends on that day which team playes better and handels the pressure very well...but if we go by consistency india has the better chances of winning..but dont forgett pakistan always play better in pressure situations...I can't wait for 30th march 2011 , 2:30 PM(IST) only few hours to go...gud luck to both teams...god bless u all..and dont dissapoint the big crowd by one sided match plssss........
jagan
Mar 30, 2011 02:27am
I love cricket. But what match are you guys talking about? Where can I watch it?
Rishi
Mar 30, 2011 02:28am
To Imra Azim Butt..... What a gr8 thinking i salute you.....
Rafiq
Mar 30, 2011 02:51am
Abdullah, Australia has won the tournament three times but I dont think they were punctual in salah, or were they?
Anjum shakeel
Mar 30, 2011 02:51am
we have a good match on our hands hope it is enjoyed by booth of countries.but one of the harsh reality is that one has to loose. who it will be we will wait and see. cannot tell future.
abdullah
Mar 30, 2011 03:07am
Let the best team win.
Nizar Ali Lalji
Mar 30, 2011 03:38am
We want fair game without any interference of match fixers or any gambling. It doesn't matter whatever the result is, but people want to see full match with excitement till last ball. Gud luck to Pakistan team, all Pakistanis from around the world will pray for your success. A Pakistani from Sydney, Australia
Saurav
Mar 30, 2011 03:45am
weather Report:There is lot of chance of Blue rain in all over Pakistan on Wednesday.. So people Bleed blue and Be safe...
ALI MEHDI
Mar 30, 2011 03:58am
Dudes, This is only a game not a war like situation,so take it easy and enjoy the moments of Semi's. If Pakistan wins naturally every Pakistani rocks! Keep it up Pakistan and provide us happiness moments!
asaf qadeer
Mar 30, 2011 04:36am
i agree with you 100% about cricket also there going not to have any political understanding at all after all this activity because its not from the heart of either side.
Rajesh
Mar 30, 2011 04:45am
both team should score 360 runs and match will be a tie. everyone is happy with the good game.
zaygham
Mar 30, 2011 05:10am
Irrespective of who wins and who loses, the morning after, hungry will be hungry and jobless will be jobless on both sides of the border. tc u all
Raja
Mar 30, 2011 05:18am
For some just another game and for some there is no tomorrow. PEACE!
Preetam
Mar 30, 2011 05:19am
I just want it to be a nail-biter. I would definitely want India to win but wish good luck to Pakistani team too. May the best team win.
Arisha G
Mar 30, 2011 05:26am
It was actually 1992 and yes, we know this is not about Kashmir. It is about cricket and it is for a spot in the finals. The hype crested is maybe b/c of a certain fact that our players were banned from the IPL. Well, here we are In Mohali and we have a point to make.
Ashok
Mar 30, 2011 05:33am
You are 100% correct, It is a game, you play game to enjoy and relax not get angry ,abusive and bring about politics and religion. Watch the game, enjoy and congratulate the winner and encourage the loser that they played their best.
Maya Ghose
Mar 30, 2011 06:09am
This is not about winning or losing. This about having fun, fostering understanding, friendship and peace for all.
Iqbal Bharoocha
Mar 30, 2011 06:19am
Is there any doubt? After losing to NZ to come back and beat the crap out of Sri Lanka and Australia. Which team can claim that?
Rationalist
Mar 30, 2011 06:20am
cricinfo.com
ksankara@hotmail.com
Mar 30, 2011 06:47am
I want the people of both the countries India and Pakistan, to think this is just a cricket match. Let us enjoy the match like any other. Let the people enjoy.. This is another festive occasion and just ignore the result whatever may the outcome..
sathyaraj
Mar 30, 2011 06:55am
TODAY INDIA IS THE WINNER. WE WILL SEE. HARE KRISHNA!!!.
BILAL AHMAD
Mar 30, 2011 07:06am
I am from budgam kashmir.the cricket diplomacy works.we hope this match proves almanac in bringing the two sides close to resolve the contentuos kashmir issue.
ChickenTikka
Mar 30, 2011 07:26am
I am totally sick of this unnecessary media hype. I think half of Indo Pak tension is created by the stupid media.
Ravi
Mar 30, 2011 07:35am
Pak will win
Raj
Mar 30, 2011 07:38am
India will win.pak doesnot have this much power to beat india jai hind
Raju
Mar 30, 2011 07:45am
Pak dua karo apne allah se kyon ki veeru,yuvi aur sachin ke saamne tumhari kuch bhi nahi chalegi.
Mohammad Salim
Mar 30, 2011 08:20am
For God's sake!!! Its just a game!! Why not wait for the game to start and enjoy it when it does!! We are humans, not angels. We dont know the future, so making statements as to which team will win or which one will lose is simply stupidity! Have patience, dear friends!!
Ahmed_of_TO
Mar 30, 2011 08:28am
...in Toronto its the night before 03.30.11 and its hard to get some sleep! as long as Pak plays with NO fear and keep their nerves, its all good. May the best team win!
nig
Mar 30, 2011 08:33am
indya is in pressure so our players must be attentive and fragile to take the advantage of the mistake of their rivals and this will enable them to give marvellous and painful victory secondly,it is a game .Cricket and kashmir both are entirely different entities Mr MOHAN so take it easy and be ready to see the green shirts will be back with the WC trophy INSHALLAH .All the best boom boom go ahead and show the world what IQBAL;s shaheens are..Pakistan zindabad
anjum wasim dar
Mar 30, 2011 08:48am
Match game chance, be it anywhere on any land be it with sword or spear,bat or ball, gun or lance, forces have fought in thicket and on wicket dauntless and bold, without fear, songs sonorous have been sung, as arms raised , aimed and swung, obdurate pride and steadfast hate in arenas Greek or Green Grounds, what mighty contest up rising For no reason just or sound, No crime no blast no war no treason, just another cricket world season, But This Game is a Combat on war like footing Padded gloved helmeted , ready for the shooting thick as Autumnal Leaves and sedge Police and crowd will watch the match, All around the fence , from the edge to edge, how many will hold and breathe their last , as wickets fall, or hands miss a catch, all eyes on Mohali the final battle ground a place Eternal Justice ordained and bound No Trojan Horse or Aegean Sea, no ship or gun velvet green, a white orb, 22 yards of hit and run to be weak on it is unthinkably miserable no contestant spared, no mistake forgivable, who will the new possessor be, Of a Cup, One in a Game , One in Name , Just One! Some say the Blues –some say the Greens - The result is anxiously eagerly excitedly awaited Whatever it may be , millions are awake , hearts Beating , hands together in prayers, The Best will soon be seen. The aim is to protect the wicket and make a high score A game of skill , strategy entertainment a fight for sure The rest is up to the Umpires two and the third Above All it should be honest and fairplay-no ‘Trick It” Or else it would really be a war –and ‘Not Cricket’ May The best Team Win-
F. Kazilbash
Mar 30, 2011 09:06am
This is only a SEMI-FINAL match. The real thing would be to win the final match against Sri Lanka... May the best team wins...
Forcon
Mar 30, 2011 09:08am
It's business time bro! Let's cash this moment. Win or loose don't mater much.
gp mishra
Mar 30, 2011 09:16am
I 'd love to lose if India losing this SF will bring our two people togather & usher in a new era of friendship & love between our two great nations. But yes that definitely won't prevent me crying in private abot our loss. God bless our countries
Anam
Mar 30, 2011 09:24am
Kindly then don't bother writing on this page - you are clearly wasting your time - n oh ! for your kind information Pakistan won in 1992.
akbar ali
Mar 30, 2011 09:26am
At least one thing good about this , our love for cricket and our rivalry with india. problem is we have forgotten that love of game and rivalry is fun, which i believe we need .
Ethan Hunt
Mar 30, 2011 09:27am
Hello Mohan can't agree with you more.
Theresa
Mar 30, 2011 09:28am
Pakistan is so gonna win this match. But all the hype aside this match is a good podium for both the countries to come together and have better positive relations. This match was meant to happen to unite the countries. But still Pakistan jeetai ga. PAKISTAN ZINDABAD!!!!! ?? ??
Singh
Mar 30, 2011 09:30am
This match should let people on both sides let off some steam and it should help calm things down when it is over. This is a rare event, so enjoy it while it lasts. After this game is over, the politicians will re-start their games and things will, unfortunately, be back to normal.
sakina alie
Mar 30, 2011 09:32am
I totally have isues with the kind of the role ,the media is playing in this regard... it looks like there is some kind of war scheduled in Mohali today... why create such a hype of just a match.?? being a pakistani, totally aware of how pakistani media works.... but india's media is way more infant and immature.. grow up guys !!! its just a game.... may the best team win..........pakistan zindabad
Trilok Singh.trilok@
Mar 30, 2011 09:47am
If you could decide the fate of poor Kashmiris like this ! Trilok Singh.
Trilok Singh.trilok@
Mar 30, 2011 09:49am
It will be a great fun to watch this match.Further the Indo-Pak friendship will get a boost.
Kamal
Mar 30, 2011 10:06am
I don't know why people are bringing politics and religion into cricket. Please, raise above your small mind and enjoy cricket for what it is. Good luck to both team, but being a Sikh, i still want my India to win.
sekhar
Mar 30, 2011 10:11am
Its a game, one should win and the other should loose. But it is not a war which India will win a part of land in pakistn or pakistan will win kashmir.. Take it sportively and support your national player in a sportive way. Good Luck to India & Pakistan
ali
Mar 30, 2011 10:19am
How is the weather doing in Mohali?
Syed Shamshad Ali
Mar 30, 2011 10:24am
In my opinion and learned from ancient history sports was played to show your physical and mental skills and to enhance them and for the pleasure and amusement of the spectators but we have taken this game to far where it is not supposed to be. Its just a sport sit back and watch the game and enjoy let the better team win and the better team will be the one which plays well on the day its just a sport nothing else.
sara
Mar 30, 2011 10:41am
@ mohan..... i think this site is for cricket??? right??? u r talking about pakistanis and u urself are soooo insane that u r bringing kashmir here??? take it easy its just a game.
dharmu
Mar 30, 2011 10:43am
india is the best they have the ability to win this match pakistan is gone
Sixth Sense
Mar 30, 2011 10:50am
Thanks for straight talk & reality. Quite clear you can see who is stronger. Even Cricket Legend Akram, waqar could not win for pakistan in world cup against india. then this team has no class.
Anshul
Mar 30, 2011 11:02am
Hi All, We are not traditional rivals...if u all forgot then please recall our history. we were friends and some english people come and break our unity. But my heart says ... once in a future we will become a united nation.
karthikeya.m
Mar 30, 2011 11:02am
In todays match India will be win on the Pakistan.
Himadri Sekhar Roy
Mar 30, 2011 11:14am
Why is PM Gilani bringing along Rehman Malik? I'm sure his presence will make Pak players uncomfortable.
jalaluddin S. Hussai
Mar 30, 2011 11:25am
Winning or losing cricket is immaterial. As Pakistanis we will have to build our moral character and work very hard to improve our spiritual and material conditions.
mir jafar
Mar 30, 2011 11:28am
Well i am sure that pakistan will win this cup...you see bookies have added thousands of crores on indian team they just need to grab two or three of their players and let the india loose...so dont worry all the pakistani fans out there this cup is ours with this win,either by hook or crooks
suraiya
Mar 30, 2011 11:30am
Mohan, please get it straight, this has nothing to do with Kashmir, winning this match is important for us to show the world that no matter how much you put us down , we jump right back up. Pakistan Zindabad!
sadashiv
Mar 30, 2011 11:38am
pakistan win kwab mat dekhna india is win sure how u can compare.
murtaza
Mar 30, 2011 11:38am
i beleive india will win too. even though i am pakistani.
Ravi
Mar 30, 2011 11:45am
The Indian Paul (octopus) predicted India as a winner in the semi-final today. Let's wait and watch, otherwise Indians would move the Paul to Pakistan.
FAROUK
Mar 30, 2011 11:57am
PLEASE TELL US DEFEAT THE INDIANS
mohammad
Mar 30, 2011 12:13pm
PAKISTAN IS GOING TO WIN, INSHALLAH, INDIANS TO BE READY TO FACE DEFEAT IN THEIR HOMES.
Goga Nalaik
Mar 30, 2011 12:39pm
Can someone give me a few live streaming links to watch the match on my pc ??? Thanks in advance
venky
Mar 30, 2011 12:42pm
india should be win the match.
kb teja
Mar 30, 2011 12:49pm
India will win the match and win in the final also this is true .
Sannjeev gupta
Mar 30, 2011 12:55pm
India win becouse mr. Cool dhoni is our captan
Amol Ramteke
Mar 30, 2011 01:00pm
India will lose if Nehara play and Pakistan if Shoaib...
Shaukat
Mar 30, 2011 01:02pm
It is only a game at the end of the day (semi final India v Pakistan )if there are any issues I'd rather see it settled on the cricket field where little if any blood is spilt than two nations go to war. I believe money is better spent on improving social issues - health and education.
imran_perth
Mar 30, 2011 01:08pm
On an oil rig in indian ocean, the foxtel channel is frozen since morning, running around to find the satellite guru on the rig:(
Mushtaq
Mar 30, 2011 01:10pm
When you talk about Cricket why bring Religion, Allah and Namaz into it. The outcome of the match has nothing to do with religion. Aussies were 3 times Champion of World Cup without Islam, Salah.
dani
Mar 30, 2011 01:14pm
Take a Chill Pill Boyz Let the Fun Begin :D
izamam
Mar 30, 2011 01:50pm
Loosing the toss is the first chapter of the "Lost War". See how the next chapter unfold. All the best to all those who have betted for pakistan to win.
shahzad
Mar 30, 2011 01:54pm
Pakistan Zindabad
ajay shukla
Mar 30, 2011 01:55pm
do our brothers in Pakistan know that there are many Indians, who would love to see Pakistan win the world cup if India loses today. WHY? Because, to quote Whitman, EVERY ATOM BELONGING TO ME AS GOOD BELONGS TO YOU. as for today's match, I too want India to win. If pakistan win, however, I won't feel as if the I had lost my reason to be. anyway, I wish luck for pakistan.
Himanshu
Mar 30, 2011 02:03pm
Aur yeh laga chookka !!!
Aditi Ghosh
Mar 30, 2011 02:26pm
OMG !!! Tension is palapalable . I am reminding myself that its just a match !!!! I am Indian who stays in the Netherlands but would say may the best team win !!! Phir bhi dil hai hindustani and obviously utna prejudice tho hai bhai !!!
FAROUK
Mar 30, 2011 02:58pm
INDIANS ARE VERY TOUCHY PEOPLE
OVAIS AHMAD
Mar 30, 2011 03:18pm
GOD.......INSHAALLAH PAKISTAN WILL WIN
Samia
Mar 30, 2011 04:14pm
The pressure is mounting as catches are being dropped! Sachin HAS to go :( To add to the tension, my father keeps saying that the match is fixed! I do NOT believe it! I'm hoping that pakistan WOULD win! I'm hoping we would take more wickets and im hoping that the fielding would get better! Pakistan zindabad!
Masroor
Mar 30, 2011 04:31pm
My Kids aged 13,11,10 and 4 took a day off from there schools in London today. Have the Pakistan flag painted on their cheecks, have raided my green sweater and Shirts and are cheering for every move a Pakistani batsman is making .... Hope the team my kids are supporting wins :-)
annie
Mar 30, 2011 05:41pm
oi!! pakistan's gotta win the game!!
Zadoo Balm
Mar 30, 2011 05:57pm
260 is nothing! We've got this. Go Greeeeeen!
closet patriot
Mar 30, 2011 06:20pm
great!! we want another 4! or a 6??? yes!!
faisal
Mar 30, 2011 06:21pm
Live from USA! Pakistan Zindabad!
Arooj
Mar 30, 2011 06:21pm
What an innings! Brilliant start by India but I think we've brought the match back in our hands. Hats off to Wahab. Pakistan will win InshAllah!
anees
Mar 30, 2011 06:33pm
hafeez!! genius 4!! we want another! many many more!!
carol
Mar 30, 2011 07:03pm
I'm backing Pakistan. And kind regards to my friend Jamshed if you read this
humza camer
Mar 30, 2011 08:05pm
i love pakistan i am from paksiatn PAKSIATN WINNN
ag
Mar 30, 2011 08:07pm
Pakistan will win this semi final match!
bob
Mar 30, 2011 08:09pm
pakistan inshallhah
Arby
Mar 30, 2011 08:23pm
what a game! guys
shyam
Mar 30, 2011 08:32pm
lets seeeeeeee!
Mahesh
Mar 30, 2011 08:46pm
Should Pakistan win, I would simply say in light of all the turmoil there, they would have something to celebrate for a change, and for that I would rejoice with them. Enjoy the Punjabi hospitality the visitors from Pakistan.
nisha
Mar 30, 2011 09:06pm
Pakistan is going to win,INSHALLAH best of luck captin khan.God bless u and help u.
Gautam
Mar 30, 2011 09:28pm
i think the hospitality is all Pakistan is going to enjoy today!
Islam
Mar 30, 2011 10:02pm
It is sad that Pakistan lost in Cricket also
Arby
Mar 30, 2011 11:26pm
To revel in victory is the greatest reward for the sports fan, but nothing dignifies the sport more than grace in defeat. Bhai wah Afridi!
rohit
Mar 30, 2011 11:49pm
misbah and younis both are going to retire soon. misbah and younis both drop the sitter catch of sachin.. and now younis score 13 of 32 and misbah once playing at 17run of 42 ball and he is not even to play munaf patel...
Mahesh Singh
Mar 30, 2011 11:49pm
What a great match - and how well Pakistan played, in spite of all their recent troubles in Pakistan cricket! A wonderfully gracious speech by Afridi - what a guy! Congratulations, Pakistan and Afridi - you have every reason to be proud! Of course, congratulations, India - let us hope we can pull it off in Mumbai against Sri Lanka! Also, as it says elsewhere in this newspaper - India and Pakistan MUST vow to find the way to live together in peace and dignity - and forget all past animosity!
Nitin
Mar 31, 2011 12:28am
I suspect everybody will blame Misbah. But to me he looked like the only guy in control. Unfortunately he had no one left on the other side and had to refuse even singles. In the end he was not very far, given the fact that trouble started for Pakistan as early as in the 34th over at 142 for 5, his calculations went wrong by a very small margin. Nitin-Pune
suneal
Mar 31, 2011 01:19am
really?
Praveen
Mar 31, 2011 01:55am
This was a great match. I loved Alfridi's interview. I always have loved people of Pakistan just like that of India, maybe, a little more for their language! Great sportsmen, and superb effort. It is fun to see Pakistan playing in India and speaking Urdu on the field that we all can understand too! Three cheers for both teams!
Kumar
Mar 31, 2011 01:56am
Thrilling game!! Hats off to Afridi and co for their sportsmanlike high quality show. Congrats to India for yet another World Cup victory over their arch rivals. Next Step...forget politics let's get India Pakistan match series going..
Dev
Mar 31, 2011 02:10am
People in Pakistan go easy on your cricketers. It was a battle of nerves in the end. Afridi is a great captain and sportsman. The Pakistani team did the best they could in the given circumstances. I think the terrorism in Pakistan has damaged the sport considerably. Lack of enough international exposure for Pak team has influenced the outcome.
Raj ( New York )
Mar 31, 2011 01:47am
What a Great Match, it was alive till the last over.......though Pakistan Lost...they have lot to be proud of.. Coming to the Semis after lot of trouble in their country was just marvellous. Afridi was very Gracious....and hats of too Wahab who bowled superbably. Being a Indian..i'm proud of what Indians acheived. Pakistan would have won if their middle order stayed at the wicket, Misbah was too late in his aggression i was bit suprized with his slow play....Thanks Pakis you entertained each of every one of a billion poeple.
Mohni
Mar 31, 2011 02:15am
When you drop six catches and your best bowler crumbles under pressure you cannot win a World Cup Semi-final.
Jayakumar
Mar 31, 2011 02:05am
Certainly Pakistani fresh bats man doesn't have experience, Hafeez just hand over his wicket himself!! no body didn't understand the condition of the pitch, I pitty for the people of pakistan, i was watching Ary channel since yesterday, they had so much hope! but today is really disappointing for all of them. PCB should keep consistency in his selection and give lots of chances to improve their batting, today even though they good bowling,bating put them down.!!! Good for the next time friends.
salome
Mar 31, 2011 02:16am
Pakistan's batsmen did not deliver,and poor Misbah who fought bravely is scapegoat.Indian's batting except Tendulkar and Raina also did not deliver and crumbled.Pakistan's bowling was good and contained the batsmen and the recognised batsmen did not deliver,otherwise they would have won.When India scored 260,if Pakistan slowly and surely hit thre was no way India could have won.
Faisal
Mar 31, 2011 02:19am
It was a great match, but a lot of flaw in Pakistan captaincy... India batting were outclassed by Paki bowler until Umar came into attack the last crucial overs. Why not Razzak? Fielding wasn't upto the mark. For batting, if Pakistan had taken power play when Afridi walked into the ground than game should be different. Why he was waiting to take power play when he knew Misbah is not big hitter.... I blame slow batting by Mibah. Even, Waqar Younis was sitting inside the room. They should stand Like Allen Donald (Newzealand Bowing coach)on the ground outside the boundary line to guide them.. More four years and more pain for next four years.
Anjum Shakeel
Mar 31, 2011 03:06am
it doesn't matter if we've lost but it brought the two neighbors together at prime minister level. i hope we can live peacefully next to each other.
Zafar Khan
Mar 31, 2011 03:13am
Mahesh, very well said ! Let us forget all animosities and become friends one more time once for all. Hey out two governments - Relax and/or lift visa requirements for our two people. Let there be people t people interaction.
Rex Arul
Mar 31, 2011 03:23am
Although Pakistan lost, it won many Indians' hearts like mine. It was great Cricket and what an affable guy to lead a team besought with recent troubles: Shahid Afridi! This man's demeanor, sagacity, and affability is exemplar. Despite he and his team coming under intense pressure, their smooth performance in the semi-finals was nothing short of class. Hailing from the southernmost state of Tamil Nadu, I hope and pray that Pakistan's Titans get to play Indians more often, if not for anything else, Cricketing for Cricket's sake. Go Pakistan, Go India!
Vinod Arya, Mumbai
Mar 31, 2011 04:11pm
It was a fantastic match played from both sides in a very cordial and cricketing spirit. No one won but The game of Cricket. Let's celebrate the victory of cricket. One request to all my Pakistani brethren. Do not get carried away by the media frenzy and make a cricket match between India Pakistan a question of life death. Congratulataions to the Pakistan Team for their remarkable performance through the tournament. Cricket Zindabad...!!!