India and Pakistan to clash in Twenty20 World Cup final
Cape Town: India beat Australia by 15 runs to reach the final of the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup yesterday. India will face Pakistan in tomorrow’s showpiece match.
Yuvraj Singh hammered 70 runs to power India to 188 for five in their Twenty20 World Cup semi-final against Australia on Saturday. Yuvraj shared 84 runs off 40 balls with Robin Uthappa (34) for the third wicket after India won the toss and chose to bat. India then restricted the Australian reply to 173.
Earlier, a half-century by Imran Nazir and three wickets from paceman Umar Gul helped Pakistan beat New Zealand by six wickets with seven balls to spare to reach the final. Ross Taylor top-scored for New Zealand with an unbeaten 37 from 23 balls.