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Yuraj anticipates 'dream' final

India's semi final hero Yuvraj Singh looked forward to the "dream" final against neighbours Pakistan after starring in his side's 15-run semi-final win over Australia in Durban.

Yuvraj, who hit five of the 20 sixes clubbed in the match with Australia, said: "We needed runs on the board.

"I just went out there and played as well as I could. I'm happy the way I'm hitting the ball and want to continue like this in the last game.

"India v Pakistan is always a big game. It's a dream to get that match-up."

Australia's captain Adam Gilchrist described the match as an "amazing spectacle".

He added: "The crowd here enjoyed it a great deal. Today there were some moments when India were better than us. They ended deserved winners.

"All credit to India. They sized up the conditions and bowled well. It just shows that if you put a score on the board in the big games it puts pressure on the opposition.

"Yuvraj is hitting everything out of the park."

India skipper Mahendra Dhoni said: "I read an article that said Australia were the favourites. Today, I think me and the boys proved that wrong.

"We didn't have bowlers of extraordinary pace but they bowled in the right areas.

"We played without fear. If we play like this, with everyone supporting each other, we're going to win more matches than we lose. We need to enjoy ourselves when we go out to the middle."

source - bbc.co.uk
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