Pakistand and India will play the Mohali semifinal of World Cup 2011. The winner will enter the final for the third time in World Cup history. Both have reached the final twice, lost once and won the tournament once. Both share similar World Cup history. Now, Mohali decides who can edge other in reaching more number of finals.
All the prominent Asian countries have already won one World Cup and lost another. Sri Lanka defeated New Zealand to enter their third final, second concecutive after 2007 World Cup.They await the winner of India versus Pakistan semifinal. Sri Lanka has won 1996 World Cup, when they entered semifinal for the first-ever time. They defeated Australia in the final. They met Australia again in 2007 final, and Australia avenged the defeat.
India on the other hand reached the finals in 1983 and 2003 World Cup. Pakistan has reached the finals in 1992 and 1999 World CUp. India won the World Cup in 1983, while Pakistan won in 1992. Ironically, like Sri Lanka, their fate in the second final was sealed by Australia.