India won the toss and elected to bat in 2nd Semi-final against Pakistan

India win the toss and choose to bat in an enticing encounter in the second Semi-final game against Pakistan in Mohali.

India have left out R Ashwin and brought in Ashish Nehra. While Pakistan are playing an unchanged team, which means we might have seen the last of Shoaib Akhtar.

India Squad for match against Pakistan

V Sehwag, SR Tendulkar, G Gambhir, V Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (Captain & Wicket Keeper, SK Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Z Khan, MM Patel, and A Nehra.

Pakistan Squad for match against India

Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Akmal (Wicket Keeper), Asad Shafiq, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi (Captain), Abdul Razzaq, Wahab Riaz, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal.

Umpires

IJ Gould (England) and SJA Taufel (Australia)

TV umpire

BF Bowden (New Zealand)

Match referee

RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

Reserve umpire

RJ Tucker (Australia)

Highlights:

  • It will be the third one-dayer between India and Pakistan in nearly three years as the cricketing ties between the two snapped following the 2008 attacks on India's financial hub Mumbai.
  • Five out of seven day-night games here in the last five years won by the team batting first, but one of the exceptions was in an India-Pakistan match, when Pakistan chased down India's 321 with a ball to spare in 2007.
  • In the last 11 ODIs between the two teams, since 2007, only three have been won by the team winning the toss. Eight times, the team losing the toss has won the match.

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