It was a contest befitting of a World Cup finale, and a victory that a billion countrymen would cherish and relive for the rest of their lives.
The top two teams and both favourites to clinch the crown have made it to the summit clash
It did not possess the quality of 2003 at Centurion nor were there Ajay Jadeja like pyrotechnics of 1996, but for an India Pakistan clash, there was enough ebb and flow in the game to make the match memorable for the crowds.
Nothing can take away the excitement of an Indo-Pak encounter. After all they are meeting for the first time in seven years in the game’s premier tournament.
Sri Lanka were always expected to be here, but no one New Zealand gave a chance to make it to the semi finals, especially after their performance in the series against Bangladesh and India on the sub continent that took place prior to the World Cup.
What can one say about the South African cricket team. For the fifth World Cup in a row, they got felled in the knockouts when everything seemed to be going their way.
Not often does a team selection prove to a match winning decision. But the one to play Suresh Raina ahead of Yusuf Pathan proved to be a real masterstroke.
Both are attacking openers and are an asset for their teams, especially in the shorter formats of the game. Chris Gayle and Virender Sehwag have so much in common that it might actually be written in a book. But the difference between both of them lies in their attitude towards the game, and this is [...]