MS Dhoni was named Man of the Match for his powerful and match-winning batting display under pressure. Pakistan and India have historically been rivals, and there was immense public pressure on both teams. A total of 49 matches were played in the tournament. Sri Lanka started the innings slowly, constrained by good bowling from Zaheer Khan and committed fielding from Yuvraj Singh , Suresh Raina , and Virat Kohli inside the yard circle.
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The New Zealand semi-final was more keenly contested, but was still won with relative ease by Sri Lanka. India had won all the matches to that point except for the game against South Africa, and against England, which ended in a tie. Mahela Jayawardene's classic hundred did not deserve to be the only one of six in World Cup finals to not have been good enough to earn the maker's side the trophy.
Retrieved 2 April It is time we carried him on our shoulders.
A controversy developed when Kumar Sangakkara called the toss. Player of the Match.
Simon Taufel and Aleem Dar . He won the re-toss and elected to bat. It was a very leg-side delivery and Dilshan went finaal the sweep, got a bit of glove on the ball and it's lobbed back on to his leg and deflected on to the stumps! Yuvraj Singh was the new fup and along with Dhoni took India to victory, and Dhoni sealed the match hitting a six off Nuwan Kulasekara,when only 4 runs were required off 11 balls.
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Hours of play local time. Apart from the World Cup trophy itself, the Indian team crocket given many prizes from the cricket board, various state governments, and public and private companies. Opening batsman Tillekaratne Dilshan was the highest run scorer in the tournament, with Sangakkara being the third highest the second highest was Sachin Tendulkar of India.
Following Gambhir's dismissal, 52 runs were required off 52 balls. It was the shot for the crowds.
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Following this, the Indian President Pratibha Patil also announced her decision to attend the match. The culmination of the tenth edition of the World Cupit was the first time that these two teams had met each other at this stage in the tournament history. New batsman Thilan Samaraweera was adjudged not out by the umpire when a ball hit his thigh pad off the bowling of Yuvraj Singh. It was decided that there would be a re-toss. It's that patent back of a length ball outside off and as always, Malinga got it to go away.
This led to their choosing a full complement of bowlers. Under pressure, Gautam has delivered. Kohli and Gambhir put together an run partnership before Kohli's dismissal. Sri Lanka made four changes to their side from the semi-final.
Was there an inside edge? He rushed down the track, got outside leg and went for the slog. The top four teams from each group qualified for the quarter finals. Oh dear, what a disappointment for Dilshan but full credit to Harbhajan for building that pressure. Both the Sri Lankan openers, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga made unbeaten centuries and put up a world-record stand for the first wicket in a World Cup.
Wankhede crowd stands to applaud this knock in a World-cup final chase. Retrieved 18 July Retrieved from " https: Superb start for Sri Lanka!
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BUt has he let the door slightly ajar now with that shot? The semi-final held at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo cridket his last ODI match on home soil, and there he had been carried around the stadium, perched on his teammates' shoulders, on a lap of honour after that match.
The Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara chose to bat first after winning the toss.