India thrash arch-rival Pakistan by 203 runs in Semi-final

An unbeaten century from Shubman Gill helped India set a competitive total of 272, which Pakistan never looked like reaching as it was skittled for 69 with more than 20 overs remaining.

As far as Pakistan are concerned they have won three out of the four matches played so far and were beaten once by the Afghanistan side in the group stage.

For Shubman, this was his fourth consecutive half-century in the tournament.

Another cricketer who instantly comes to mind when one thinks of a red handkerchief is Australian legend Steve Waugh. I just had a good dinner and slept. Congrats #TeamIndia. Just one step away from a huge milestone. At 99, I was only looking to run as fast as I could. It was a pressure inning - all that nerves as it was against Pakistan. In the quarter-final clash against South Africa, they picked up seven wickets amongst themselves to bowl out the Africans for a paltry 189. The green shirts made a comeback in the tournament and defeated Ireland nine wickets and beat Sri Lanka by three wickets.

The result sees India square off against fellow heavyweight Australia in Saturday's final in Tauranga.

Some of you may know that Indian team is already playing quite great and outclassed Australia, Papua New Guinea, and Zimbabwe. He lofted Musa to long-off, where captain Hassan Khan dropped an easy catch. He is the team's leading scorer with 341 runs. He then got a single off the resultant free-hit to complete the innings. India's Ishan Porel showed no mercy and broke the Pakistani batting order by taking four early wickets. A lot of the boys were high on morale and were enjoying themselves.

We don't approach this game any differently from how we would any other game. That leans the tie in India's favour as their batting line-up is the stronger of the two so barring some inspired bowling by the likes of Afridi and co, India's talented batsmen should lead them to victory and a final place. In three List A fixtures, he has managed to pick only two wickets.

  • Julie Sanders