How have India fared in World Cup semifinals from 1983

first_img Next How have India fared in World Cup semifinals from 1983As the Indian team gets ready to face New Zealand in their 7th World Cup semi-final in Manchester on Tuesday, it is important to look at the team’s record in the last-4 stages in the tournament’s history.advertisement Ajay Tiwari ManchesterJuly 8, 2019UPDATED: July 8, 2019 11:08 IST India take on New Zealand in the first semi-final of World Cup 2019. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia have played 6 World Cup semi-finals till dateIndia have won 3 while losing an equal number of World Cup semi-finalsIndia will look to beat New Zealand in order to book a final berth for July 14India have qualified for their 7th World Cup semi-final and are slated to meet New Zealand in Manchester for a high octane clash on Tuesday to book a place in the all-important final at Lord’s on July 14.Incidentally, this is the 3rd time in a row that India have made it to the last-4 stage of the World Cup, having won the tournament in 2011 before losing to eventual winners Australia four years ago.Their opponents for Manchester, New Zealand and 5-time winners Australia are the only two teams with more semi-final appearances than India – 8 each (including World Cup 2019). India would love to better their overall record of 3 wins and 3 losses in the last-4 stage of the tournament.Here is how India’s previous semi-finals at the World Cup panned out:England vs India, Manchester 1983 – India won by 6 wicketsThe first time India made it to the semis, frankly no one had given them any chance of doing so. But the underdogs stunned all experts to land in the 1st semi-final against England in Manchester.Impressive bowling performances from the likes of captain Kapil Dev, Roger Binny and Mohinder Amarnath bundled out the hosts for a mere 213 in their 60 overs. In reply, Yashpal Sharma hit a fighting 61 and a swashbuckling 51 from Sandeep Patil helped India cruise home with more than 5 overs to spare. The rest as we all know is history.India vs England, Mumbai 1987 – England won by 35 runsEngland exacted sweet revenge in this grudge semi-final as the 2 teams again met in Mumbai for a place in the final. Indian bowlers including Kapil performed well once again but couldn’t prevent Graham Gooch from scoring a fluent 115 as England posted a challenging 254/6 in their 50 overs.advertisementThe Indian pursuit never assumed threatening status as Eddie Hemmings and Neil Foster shared 7 wickets between them and Mohammad Azharuddin (64) was the only Indian to cross 50. India’s hopes went up in smoke as soon as Azhar fell with the team score at 204/5 as India lost the last 6 wickets for the addition of just 15 runs.India vs Sri Lanka, Kolkata 1996 – Sri Lanka won by defaultOnce again playing hosts to the World Cup, India must have fancied their chances going into the semi-final against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens and their joy knew no bounds when Javagal Srinath removed the explosive opposition openers Sanath Jayasuriya and Romesh Kaluwitharna for scores of 1 and 0 respectively. Impressive rearguard efforts from Roshan Mahanama and Arjuna Ranatunga boosted the Sri Lankan total to 251/8 which still looked a chaseable score for the Indians.And when India were sitting comfortably at 98/1 with superstar Sachin Tendulkar going great guns, victory seemed preeminent for India. Though what followed was nothing short of being one of the greatest embarrassments in the sport’s history.As soon as Sachin was dismissed, caught down the leg-side of Jayasuriya, the Indian innings went into a downwards spiral losing 6 more wickets for the addition of just 22 runs. The crowd at Eden Gardens erupted and started throwing bottles on the ground along with burning seats and paper cuttings in the stadium. The unruly scenes prompted match referee Clive Lloyd to award the match to Sri Lanka as the conditions weren’t deemed fit to complete the match marking it only such occasion in a semi-final of a World Cup.India vs Kenya, Durban 2003 – India won by 91 runsWhile India punched above their weight in the World Cups before the new millenium, in the early 2000s under Sourav Ganguly, they managed to become a genuine world force and they proved it in ample measure by reaching their 2nd final in 2003. Kenya who had a dream run till the semi-finals were easily brushed aside by an Indian side which was on a roll with the captain Ganguly hitting his 3rd century of the tournament helping his team post 270/4.Kenya’s chase was rocked early by the bowling trio of Javagal Srinath, Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra who left the opposition reeling at 104/7. Some late-order fightback from skipper Steve Tikolo and Collins Obuya took the team score over 150 before Sachin Tendulkar struck twice to seal Kenya’s fate.India vs Pakistan, Mohali 2011 – India won by 29 runsA match worthy of it’s billing saw both teams’ fortunes ebb and flow as Wahab Riaz picked a 5-for restricting India to 260/9 when at 141/2 in the 26th over, India had looked well set to score over 300. Pakistan didn’t find the going easy either as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals.All Indian bowlers picked a couple of wickets apiece but Misbah-ul-Haq kept his team in the game as he kept running out of partners at the other end. Misbah was the last man out for 56, as India booked their place in the final against Sri Lanka at Wankhede, which, as we all know they won as well.advertisementIndia have qualified for their 7th World Cup semi-final and are slated to meet New Zealand in Manchester for a high octane clash on Tuesday to book a place in the all-important final at Lord’s on July 14.Incidentally, this is the 3rd time in a row that India have made it to the last-4 stage of the World Cup, having won the tournament in 2011 before losing to eventual winners Australia four years ago.Their opponents for Manchester, New Zealand and 5-time winners Australia are the only two teams with more semi-final appearances than India – 8 each (including World Cup 2019). India would love to better their overall record of 3 wins and 3 losses in the last-4 stage of the tournament.Here is how India’s previous semi-finals at the World Cup panned out:England vs India, Manchester 1983 – India won by 6 wicketsThe first time India made it to the semis, frankly no one had given them any chance of doing so. But the underdogs stunned all experts to land in the 1st semi-final against England in Manchester.Impressive bowling performances from the likes of captain Kapil Dev, Roger Binny and Mohinder Amarnath bundled out the hosts for a mere 213 in their 60 overs. In reply, Yashpal Sharma hit a fighting 61 and a swashbuckling 51 from Sandeep Patil helped India cruise home with more than 5 overs to spare. The rest as we all know is history.India vs England, Mumbai 1987 – England won by 35 runsEngland exacted sweet revenge in this grudge semi-final as the 2 teams again met in Mumbai for a place in the final. Indian bowlers including Kapil performed well once again but couldn’t prevent Graham Gooch from scoring a fluent 115 as England posted a challenging 254/6 in their 50 overs.The Indian pursuit never assumed threatening status as Eddie Hemmings and Neil Foster shared 7 wickets between them and Mohammad Azharuddin (64) was the only Indian to cross 50. India’s hopes went up in smoke as soon as Azhar fell with the team score at 204/5 as India lost the last 6 wickets for the addition of just 15 runs.India vs Sri Lanka, Kolkata 1996 – Sri Lanka won by defaultOnce again playing hosts to the World Cup, India must have fancied their chances going into the semi-final against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens and their joy knew no bounds when Javagal Srinath removed the explosive opposition openers Sanath Jayasuriya and Romesh Kaluwitharna for scores of 1 and 0 respectively. Impressive rearguard efforts from Roshan Mahanama and Arjuna Ranatunga boosted the Sri Lankan total to 251/8 which still looked a chaseable score for the Indians.And when India were sitting comfortably at 98/1 with superstar Sachin Tendulkar going great guns, victory seemed preeminent for India. Though what followed was nothing short of being one of the greatest embarrassments in the sport’s history.advertisementAs soon as Sachin was dismissed, caught down the leg-side of Jayasuriya, the Indian innings went into a downwards spiral losing 6 more wickets for the addition of just 22 runs. The crowd at Eden Gardens erupted and started throwing bottles on the ground along with burning seats and paper cuttings in the stadium. The unruly scenes prompted match referee Clive Lloyd to award the match to Sri Lanka as the conditions weren’t deemed fit to complete the match marking it only such occasion in a semi-final of a World Cup.India vs Kenya, Durban 2003 – India won by 91 runsWhile India punched above their weight in the World Cups before the new millenium, in the early 2000s under Sourav Ganguly, they managed to become a genuine world force and they proved it in ample measure by reaching their 2nd final in 2003. Kenya who had a dream run till the semi-finals were easily brushed aside by an Indian side which was on a roll with the captain Ganguly hitting his 3rd century of the tournament helping his team post 270/4.Kenya’s chase was rocked early by the bowling trio of Javagal Srinath, Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra who left the opposition reeling at 104/7. Some late-order fightback from skipper Steve Tikolo and Collins Obuya took the team score over 150 before Sachin Tendulkar struck twice to seal Kenya’s fate.India vs Pakistan, Mohali 2011 – India won by 29 runsA match worthy of it’s billing saw both teams’ fortunes ebb and flow as Wahab Riaz picked a 5-for restricting India to 260/9 when at 141/2 in the 26th over, India had looked well set to score over 300. Pakistan didn’t find the going easy either as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals.All Indian bowlers picked a couple of wickets apiece but Misbah-ul-Haq kept his team in the game as he kept running out of partners at the other end. Misbah was the last man out for 56, as India booked their place in the final against Sri Lanka at Wankhede, which, as we all know they won as well.Australia vs India, Sydney 2015 – Australia won by 95 runsAfter their 2003 final heartbreak, India were looking for some revenge of their own but Steven Smith’s 105 and Aaron Finch’s 81 put the match beyond India’s control as Australia finished with 328/7. Revenge notwithstanding, the Indian batting cracked under pressure from the opposition bowlers Mitchell Starc, James Faulkner and Mitchell Starc as the famed lineup folded for 233 as MS Dhoni top-scored with 65.After their 2003 final heartbreak, India were looking for some revenge of their own but Steven Smith’s 105 and Aaron Finch’s 81 put the match beyond India’s control as Australia finished with 328/7. Revenge notwithstanding, the Indian batting cracked under pressure from the opposition bowlers Mitchell Starc, James Faulkner and Mitchell Starc as the famed lineup folded for 233 as MS Dhoni top-scored with 65.Also Read | New Zealand have won just 1 out of 7 World Cup semi-finalsAlso Read | Pressure will be a constant companion: Sachin Tendulkar ahead of India-New Zealand semi-finalAlso Read | Jasprit Bumrah one of India’s major contributors just like Rohit Sharma: Sachin TendulkarAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow ICC Cricket World CupFollow India vs New Zealandlast_img read more

The Latest 2 more Americans identified as Brussels victims

by The Associated Press Posted Mar 27, 2016 7:45 am MDT Last Updated Mar 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Right wing demonstrators protest at a memorial site at the Place de la Bourse in Brussels, Sunday, March 27, 2016. In a sign of the tensions in the Belgian capital and the way security services are stretched across the country, Belgium’s interior minister appealed to residents not to march Sunday in Brussels in solidarity with the victims. (AP Photo/Valentin Bianchi) BRUSSELS – The Latest on the attacks that left 31 dead and 270 wounded in Brussels. (all times local):1:30 a.m.A State Department official confirms that two more Americans have been identified as killed in the attacks in Brussels, bringing to four the total number of U.S. citizens confirmed as victims.An official confirmed the deaths on grounds of anonymity Sunday night because this person was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. The official did not disclose the identities of the victims “out of respect for the families in this difficult time.”Officials have said previously that at least a dozen Americans were injured in the attacks last Tuesday.Earlier Sunday, the White House said that President Barack Obama had telephoned the parents of an American couple identified as among the dead in the attacks.The White House said Obama offered his condolences and praised Justin and Stephanie Shults as epitomizing all that was good about America.Justin Shults was originally from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and his wife, Stephanie, was a native of Lexington, Kentucky. They graduated together from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. A family member says they were dropping Stephanie’s mother off at the Brussels airport and were watching her walk through security when the bombs went off.— Associated Press writer Merrill Hartson contributed to this report.___10:25 p.m.Some 150 Jordanian Christians have attended a prayer service for the victims of last week’s bombing attacks in Belgium.The Belgian ambassador to Jordan joined Sunday’s service at the Mary of Nazareth Roman Catholic Church in the Jordanian capital of Amman. The diplomat, Hendrik Van de Velde, says that prayers are an important gesture and that “it means a lot to the Belgian people.”___9:30 p.m.The White House says President Barack Obama has telephoned the parents of an American couple who died in last week’s terror attacks in Brussels.The White House says Obama offered his condolences on Sunday afternoon and praised Justin and Stephanie Shults as epitomizing all that was good about America.Justin Shults was originally from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and his wife, Stephanie, was a native of Lexington, Kentucky. They graduated together from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. A family member says they were dropping Stephanie’s mother off at the airport and were watching her walk through security when the bombs went off.The White House says the president also assured their parents that the thoughts, prayers and resolve of the nation are with them at this difficult time.___7:45 p.m.More than 300 soccer hooligans clad in black have clashed with riot police after rallying in central Brussels where a temporary shrine has been made for victims of Tuesday’s attacks.Police Commissioner Christian De Coninck said Sunday that “we had 340 hooligans from different football clubs who came to Brussels and we knew for sure that they would create some trouble.”Riot police backed by water cannon surrounded the group, whose members held a banner denouncing the Islamic State group that claimed responsibility for the bombings, and forced them toward a nearby train station.Chairs, trash cans and other objects were thrown during the chase.De Coninck said “it was a very difficult police operation because lots of families with kids were here.”He said around 10 people were arrested and that two police officers were injured.___3:25 p.m.A Brussels square that has been a memorial site turned agitated on Sunday when black-clad men started shouting slogans and carrying a banner with an expletive against the Islamic State group.Hundreds of people were remembering the 31 victims of Tuesday’s attacks when dozens of men, some in balaklavas and anonymous masks, barged to the centre of Place de la Bourse and mounted the steps of the stock exchange building.Riot squads joined plainclothes policemen to move the protesters away from the square. A water cannon sprayed the protesters.The anti-IS rally came despite government appeals not to hold a march against fear Sunday in Brussels since the security forces were stretched too thinly to provide security.___3:15 p.m.Belgian authorities have held police raids in Brussels and two other Belgian cities and kept four of the people they picked up under detention.The federal prosecutor’s office says the raids are linked a “federal case regarding terrorism” but did not specify whether it had anything to do with the March 22 suicide bombing attacks in Brussels that killed 31 people and left 270 wounded.The 13 raids in Brussels and the northern cities of Mechelen and Duffel came early Sunday. An investigating judge will decide later Sunday whether the four new suspects will remain in custody. Five others were released after questioning.___1:20 p.m.Messages of sadness, solidarity and grief left for victims of the bomb attack at a Brussels subway station are being collected for storage in the Belgian capital’s archives.The messages are being laid Sunday on kitchen paper to dry after overnight rain and carefully stacked for transport. Those that can’t be taken for safe keeping are photographed.Head archivist Frederic Boquet says “we are trying to collect as many documents we can find and they will be preserved at the Brussels Archives.”Catholic priest Philippe Sandstrom says “archives are always important for life, and for the future.”Marina Queralt, who often walks with her dog by the Maelbeek metro station that was hit by a suicide bomber, says the public response to the attacks has been very spontaneous and focused on peace.She said “every morning, every afternoon, it was packed with people who wanted just one thing: that people stop killing each other.”___1:05 p.m.Italian police say they have arrested an Algerian man wanted by Belgian authorities for alleged involvement in a Belgium-based network of false IDs used by suspects implicated in the Paris and Brussels attacks.The man, arrested near Salerno, came to Italy’s attention by applying for a residency permit. Police Sunday noted he had the same name of man sought by Belgium for alleged involvement in “a criminal network dedicated to false documents on a large scale” that emerged last year in Brussels.Belgium issued a warrant in January, three months after a raid in the Brussels suburb of Saint-Gilles yield about a 1,000 digital images used for false documents.Police are investigating why the man was in Italy and expect extradition procedures to begin. They didn’t identify the man or specify when he was arrested.___12:25 p.m.Sweden has confirmed that another Swedish woman was among the victims of the suicide bombings in Brussels.Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Cecilia Gillberg says the woman in her thirties from northern Sweden was killed in Tuesday’s subway attack. Gillberg did not identify the victim or give other details Sunday.The government earlier said that a Swedish woman in her sixties from central Sweden was also killed in the attacks. Two Swedish men were slightly injured in the bombings Tuesday at Brussels Airport and a city subway station that left 31 dead and 270 wounded.___12:15 p.m.Belgium’s interior minister says the Belgian government has invested 600 million euros ($670 million) into police and security services over the past two years but acknowledged that neglect over decades had caused deficiencies that have hampered an effective response to violent extremism.Minister Jan Jambon said errors were made in the run-up to the March 22 Brussels attacks that killed at least 31 people and wounded 270 others, but says fresh investments need time before they become visible. He said Sunday that hiring anti-terror specialists and specialized equipment could not happen in weeks or months.Jambon says “it is also not because you put the money in now, that tomorrow all this is visible on the ground.”___5:10 a.m.Italian police in the southern city of Salerno say they have arrested an Algerian wanted in Belgium for facilitating illegal migration linked to the attacks in Paris.The police announcement was made on their official Twitter account. No other details are immediately available Sunday morning. The Latest: 2 more Americans identified as Brussels victims read more