Yuvraj Singh made a statement that he was a match winner yet again as the hosts ended Australia's 12 yr reign as world cup champions with a five wicket victory... Yuvraj singh who stole the show to guide India to an exciting semi final encounter against Pakistan at mohali on 30th March. 2nd Quarter final of the World cup 2011 was held on 24th, India vs Australia... Australia's captain Ricky Ponting won the toss and elected to bat first.. India couldn't remove a wonderfully solid Ponting, but found a way around him to hold, he scored his first international century in over a year to set a 261 target to India.
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar scored a half century, but he fail yet again to make century in centuries. But he passed the 18,000 runs mark in ODI . Yuvraj and Raina played well in the end to a comfortable victory.
Yuvraj singh named Man of the Match., he says "When Dhoni got out, I knew we still had Raina to come, and thought if we added 40 odd runs it would be good. I told Gautam (after the run-out) I am not Virender Sehwag, I can't run like that ... Well, may be it was my fault. I have gone through a tough year, but coming into the World Cup, getting that 50 against England, it was good. 260 was a good score, Ponting batted outstandingly but we chased well."