With the politics over in the semi-final the attention shifts to the final, where the best batsman in contemporary cricket Sachin Tendulkar will take the field against the best bowler Muttiah Muralitharan.
The experience of over 18,000 runs will be pitted against the experience of over 500 ODI wickets. It is the last world cup for both. Sachin and Muralitharan have played each other on 46 occasions and Murali has got him out 5 times. Where as Sachin has scored 8 hundreds and 12 fifties. A billion people will be hoping that Sachin makes his 9th against Murali on the biggest stageof world cricket.