World Cup Quarter-final  - Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting are subject to collide Thursday when India and Australia in a blockbuster World Cup quarter-final where defeat could be devastating for men.

Tendulkar needs a century to more than one hundred tons full international, while Ponting is a victory for his side closer to a fourth consecutive world title.

But with 38 years Tendulkar and Ponting, 36, is likely to defeat the ends of the careers of both men's World Cup.

Indian superstar would leave without a world title, while Ponting knows that saw the defeat stripped of the captaincy of a day he held since 2002.

Tendulkar moves to 99 centuries (51 and 48 in international tests a day) with a majestic 111-sleeves group match of his team against South Africa.

"It is really simple," said captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni India before Thursday's game in Ahmedabad, where a win will set up the semi-final against arch rival Pakistan.

"It was not the steps that are coming to get him.

"Playing for 20, 21, the kind of shape he was in his career, he knows every game there is a kind of milestone in the corner."

Australia is the defending champion entering the match with nine of the last 15, one dayers played between two teams in India.

They also have an impressive record against India in the World Cup after their defeat in seven of nine games.

But Australia had their 34 games unbeaten in the tournament in Pakistan in the final group match in Colombo run ended last weekend.

Once again be masters in their pace attack of Brett Lee out, Shaun Tait and Mitchell Johnson, destabilize their rivals, especially Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, Fitness, has allowed the top of the Order.

"We are more dependent on fast bowlers, they are more dependent on the spinners," Ponting said.

"We hope that before the 30 acquisitions spin, they are 30 overs of bowling fast, what are the strengths of both teams."

Meanwhile, Pakistan said coach Waqar Younis he relished the prospect of playing the last two matches in India in the World Cup victory as his team continued its inexorable March.

Pakistan, the front inspired by Captain Shahid Afridi, has crushed the West Indies by 10 wickets in Dhaka Wednesday led to the advance of their first semifinal since 1999.

Waqar said he was "awesome" if Pakistan to India for a place in the final at the Wankhede in Mumbai on 2 April stadiun play.

"I play for India in India," the great fast bowling said. "There is no greater rivalry in the game than that. We have not played each other in our own country in recent years.

"It must be very exciting. Both are cricket loving country. If this happens it is great."

West Indies coach Ottis Gibson threatened his older players with an ax after their humiliating defeat for Pakistan.

"We are very disappointed with our performance," said the coach. "It is a fact that our older players were not performed. When it came down to we do not measure up. "

Opens star Chris Gayle managed only 170 runs in the tournament, was Shivnarine Chanderpaul 114, Ramnaresh Sarwan and has only 115 big hitter Kieron Pollard 180th

The third quarter-final between South Africa and New Zealand in Dhaka on Friday with Sri Lanka in Colombo hosting England on Saturday.


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