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New Zealand Vs South Africa - 3rd Quarterfinal Match

Well unlike the first quarter final of the world cup, second one between Australia and India was a thrilling one day cricket match many one will remember for years to come. Till the last half an hour of the match it was hard to decide which team is going to win the match and no doubt Australia looked better in most of the match but 2 over is a row that cost 25 runs to Australia changed the game. Not only they eased the pressure off for both Yuvraj and Suresh Raina but also bring the required run rate under 6 runs.

It was third man of the match for Yuvraj Singh in this world cup and he is having a wonderful world cup so far. He has been second highest wicket taker for India in the world cup after Zaheer Khan and he has batted sensibly also. So far he has got more than 300 runs in the tournament. Even Suresh Raina proved that his inclusion for today s match was not wrong. The only thing that went wrong for India today and which might be an area of concern to the think tank is the bowling of Munaf Patel. Munaf is neither picking up wicket nor containing the batsmen. It might be good if Indian cricket team can take risk in including Sreesanth who played only single match in the world cup so far.

Now it’s confirmed that India will play Pakistan in the semi-final match at Mohali on 30th March.

Till then we have two more quarter finals and important one comes tomorrow between South Africa and New Zealand at Dhaka. New Zealand has been responsible for sending South Africa out of the world cup tournaments in the past but this time South Africa seem to have learned from their past and it looks more balanced team now. It would be interesting to see the competition between Imran Tahir and Daniel Vettori.

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