India Won the Cricket World Cup 2011
India won the ICC World Cup 2011 defeating Sri Lanka by six wickets at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai a short while ago. Sri Lanka scored 274 for the loss of 6 wickets at the end of the allotted 50 over.
Gautam Gambir scored 97 from 122 balls while the Indian skipper MS Dhoni made an unbeaten 91 from 79 balls.
Dohni was named the man of the match. Yuvraj Singh was adjudged the man of the tournament.
Twenty-eight years on from the match that transformed the history of world cricket, India recaptured the crown that Kapil Dev and his men first lifted at Lord's in 1983, and this time they did in their very own back yard. An iron-willed 97 from Gautam Gambhir was matched for intensity by the finest captain's innings since Ricky Ponting at Johannesburg eight years ago, as Mahendra Singh Dhoni trumped a poetic century from Mahela Jayawardene to pull off the highest run-chase ever achieved in a World Cup final.
Against a triumphant backdrop at the Wankhede Stadium, victory was sealed by six wickets with 10 balls to spare, as Dhoni - who had promoted himself to No. 5 to heap extra lashings of responsibility onto his own shoulders - rushed through the gears as the victory target drew nearer. With 15 required from 17 balls, he flicked Sri Lanka's only true threat, Lasith Malinga, through midwicket for consecutive boundaries, before smoking Nuwan Kulasekara over long-on to spark the most delirious scenes of celebration ever seen on the subcontinent.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Final will be held today between Sri Lanka and India. It will be played at Mumbai in India.Sri Lanka all-rounder Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of Saturday’s World Cup final against India and will be replaced by off-spinner Suraj Randiv in the squad. Sri Lanka coach Trevor Bayliss is confident Muttiah Muralitharan will play in Saturday’s ICC Cricket World Cup final against India. Today is the final mega event of ICC cricket world cup 2011. Match will start at 2:30 P.M of PST and 9:00 A.M of GMT.Both the teams have won the just 1, 1 time before.
ICC World Cup finals today:All Sri Lankan are expecting a Victory.
All eyes on Mumbai
Rally round team – President:
*Entire nation behind team - PM
*Team very confident- Sri Lankan Captain
*Winning coveted cup wish of all Lankans
The Sri Lankan cricket team with the wishes of over 20 million Sri Lankans is just a step away from the world championship of the ODIs as they vie for the equally determined Indians at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai today. Sri Lanka is on the threshold of world’s most celebrated cricket moment.
The Sri Lankan team under the captaincy of Mahela Jayawardena was featured in the World Cup finals in 2007 in the Caribbean Islands. President Mahinda Rajapaksa flew to the Caribbean Islands to be with the Jayawardena and teammates in a move to boost their morale and confidence. People all over the country regardless of their ethnicity or other differences are wishing for the Sri Lankan team’s victory at ICC World Cup finals in Wankhede where the best bowlers and the batsmen in the planet will vie for the coveted trophy.
Sri Lanka (probable) 1 Tillakaratne Dilshan, 2 Upul Tharanga, 3 Kumar Sangakkara (capt & wk), 4 Mahela Jayawardene, 5 Chamara Silva, 6 Thilan Samaraweera, 7 Thisara Perera, 8 Lasith Malinga, 9 Nuwan Kulasekara, 10 Muttiah Muralitharan, 11 Suraj Randiv/Rangana Herath.
India (probable): 1 Virender Sehwag, 2 Sachin Tendulkar, 3 Gautam Gambhir, 4 Virat Kohli, 5 Yuvraj Singh, 6 MS Dhoni (capt & wk), 7 Suresh Raina, 8 Harbhajan Singh, 9 Zaheer Khan, 10 Sreesanth/Ashwin, 11 Munaf Patel.
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