March 30 , 2011 : Sachin Tendulkar It was on March 30, 2011, when India defeated archrival Pakistan to enter the final of more than rivals Pakistan to enter finals of 2011 World Cup
It was a special inning by Indian veteran Sachin Tendulkar, who scored 85 runs and the hosts beat Pakistan by 29 runs at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.
The party is also remembered for its diplomacy, as Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh invited Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to travel to India to watch the match with him.
With both teams playing very well in the group stage and quarter-finals, a hoof game was expected before the two teams were together in Mohali.
Tickets for this match were sold out before both teams were confirmed to play the semi-finals, and there were reports that their original price was sold in black multiple times.
Many Pakistani fans crossed the border to witness the showdown, but not all were lucky enough to get the ticket.
India won the toss and chose to hit first. He landed on the fold along with Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar and scored 48 runs in the first six overs. But then Sehwag scored 38 runs on 25 balls. He was caught behind Wahab Riaz's ball window.
But Tendulkar looked undefined on this day and went on to score 85. India came in at 260 with some support from Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni in the middle order.
Five players from India, along with Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, Munaf Patel, Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh took 2 wickets in the game as India managed to crush Pakistan by 231 runs to win the match by 29 runs.
With this victory, India reached the final of the 2011 World Cup, where they claimed their second World Cup title by defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets.
Ashish Nehra in Sachin Tendulkar's 85-race score at the 2011 World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar
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