About Wednesday's high-octane clash against the arch-foes, won by India by 29 runs after Shahid Afridi's men fell short of the 261-run target set by the home team, Vengsarkar said he expected a closer match while anticipating an Indian victory.
"I knew India will win but I thought it would be tighter finish. The team that handled pressure better won and India handled it really well while Pakistan struggled. They also dropped a lot of catches. We also bowled really well," he pointed out.
Vengsarkar was also full of praise for young Suresh Raina, whose crucial 39-ball 36 towards the end brought India back into the game after the dismissal of skipper Dhoni.
Image: India's Suresh Raina bats during the Cricket World Cup semifinal match between Pakistan and India in Mohali, India, Wednesday, March 30, 2011.