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ICC Cricket World Cup 2011: India Win Mumbai Final from Sri Lanka

India have won the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 – their first World cup victory for 28 years – after they defeated Sri Lanka in a home final at Mumbai.

The Indian captain, Dhoni (91), brought up the victory with a maximum six runs as he smashed the ball into the stands, in the process taking the score to 277 for 4 in response to Sri Lanka’s 274 for 6, meaning that India won by six wickets.

The nerves were high from the very start, and a mixup as the toss meant that the players had to retake the toss, before Sri Lanka won and elected to bat.

Zaheer Khan was excellent from the very start, and picked up three maiden overs, and a wicket early, as Sri Lanka were a little slow to start, before picking up the run-rate in the final batting power play at the death to record what looked a competitive 274 for 6 on a pitch that looked like 260 or more would be a good total. They had much to thank Jayawardene for, however, as his 103 Not Out looked like it could well be a match winning contribution.

Not to be outdone at home, though, India, helped by a Gambhir 97 and a captain’s innings of 91 Not Out from Dhoni, were always in front of the Sri Lankan run-rate throughout their chase, and their fans went wild as their captain belted the ball over the ropes to bring home victory with 10 balls to spare.

India v Sri Lanka – ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Final Scorecard

Sri Lanka 1st Innings Runs Balls 4s 6s
Tharanga c Sehwag b Z Khan 2 20 0 0
Dilshan b Harbhajan Singh 33 49 3 0
Sangakkara c Dhoni b Yuvraj Singh 48 67 5 0
M Jayawardene not out 103 88 13 0
Samaraweera lbw b Yuvraj Singh 21 34 2 0
Kapugedera c Raina b Z Khan 1 5 0 0
Kulasekara run out (Dhoni) 32 30 1 1
Perera not out 22 9 3 1
Extras 2nb 6w 1b 3lb 12
Total for 6 274 (50.0 ovs)

Indian Bowlers O M R W
Z Khan 10 3 60 2
Sreesanth 8 0 52 0
Patel 10 0 48 0
Harbhajan Singh 9 0 43 1
Yuvraj Singh 10 0 49 2
Tendulkar 2 0 12 0
Kohli 1 0 6 0

India 1st Innings Runs Balls 4s 6s
Sehwag lbw b Malinga 0 2 0 0
Tendulkar c Sangakkara b Malinga 18 14 2 0
Gambhir b Perera 97 122 9 0
Kohli c and b Dilshan 35 49 4 0
Dhoni not out 91 79 8 2
Yuvraj Singh not out 21 24 2 0
Extras 8w 1b 6lb 15
Total for 4 277 (48.2 ovs)

Sri Lanka Bowlers O M R W
Malinga 9 0 42 2
Kulasekara 8.2 0 64 0
Perera 9 0 55 1
Randiv 9 0 43 0
Dilshan 5 0 27 1
Muralitharan 8 0 39 0

India win by 6 wickets.

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