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India ends Australia's reign in Ahmedabad


India beat Australia in the 2011 ICC World Cup quarter-final match played in Ahmedabad by five wickets to end Australia's reign in the cricket one day World Cup.

Australia had won the last three World Cups and before the last group match against Pakistan had a 34 match unbeaten streak.

If Australia had reached the final it would have been the fifth consecutive final for the defending champions.

I think Ricky Ponting answered his critics by posting a commanding 104 runs, his first century in international cricket in thirteen months, but that was not enough to get Australia to the semis.

India reached the 261 target with 14 balls to spare and have now set what will be an explosive semi against Pakistan.

India's win means that there will be at least one team from the sub-continent in the final.

In the other half of the draw, South Africa will play New Zealand and Sri Lanka will entertain England.

The winners between these two will play in the semis for the right to play either India or Pakistan.


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