2011 Cricket World Cup Final Highlights

Legendary spinner Muttiah Muralitharan was carrying minor injuries, but was retained. The final generated huge interest. It is time we carried him on our shoulders.

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India largely retained the same team it had in the semi-final against Pakistan, with just one change. The Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara chose to bat first after winning the toss. It was decided that there would be a re-toss.

The victory prompted several firework displays and celebrations throughout India. The Indians decided to review the decision and he was ultimately given out. The match was moved to Bangalore. Sri Lanka qualified for the knockouts with a second-place finish in Group A. Sri Lanka had won all but one match against Pakistan.

He won the re-toss and elected to bat. Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium. In Sri Lanka, however there were only a few firework displays.

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Captain Kumara Sangakkara came in after Tharanga's dismissal, and was building a solid foundation with Dilshan before the latter was dismissed. 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. Both of India's knockout matches were high-pressure contests.

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The pair took Sri Lanka's total to runs at the close of the innings. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard. West Indies Cricket Board. International Cricket Council.

All-rounder Angelo Mathews had suffered a torn quadriceps and could not play. At the end of the match, the batting strength of both the teams stood out. Tillakaratne Dilshan column. Chamara Kapugedera, who was playing his first World Cup match, was caught off a deceptive slower ball by Zaheer Khan. Though Sri Lankan spectators were initially disappointed, they eventually rallied behind their team and welcomed them at the airport with garlands, cheers, and celebration.

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India had won all the matches to that point except for the game against South Africa, and against England, which ended in a tie. The structure of the tournament was similar to that of the World Cup. In reply, India lost their opener Virender Sehwag in the second ball of the innings. Celebrations went on through the night in the team hotel.

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The Netherlands and Kenya also qualified by virtue of finishing third and fourth respectively. Chittagong Dhaka Venues in Bangladesh. Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. Both Kohli and Dhoni are right-handed batsmen, while Gambhir and Yuvraj are left-handed.

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Due to Yuvraj Singh performing well with both bat and ball in the tournament, India could afford to play with only four specialist bowlers. Coach Gary Kirsten was also carried around the ground later. This led to their choosing a full complement of bowlers.

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Sri Lanka made four changes to their side from the semi-final. Indian fans were ecstatic at the win, and at the overall performance of the team through the tournament. Celebrations went on through most of India over the weekend. Yuvraj Singh was named Man of the Tournament for good all-round performance with both bat and ball throughout the tournament. The first round of the tournament would consist of two groups of seven teams.

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Reaction from Indian and Sri Lankan media. Apart from the World Cup trophy itself, the Indian team was given many prizes from the cricket boards, various state governments, and public and private companies. Prior to this match, India and Sri Lanka had met each other seven times in World Cup history with Sri Lanka ahead with four wins and two defeats and one game ending in a no-result. 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. Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had then said he preferred having three seamers because it gave him more options.

Kohli and Gambhir put together an run partnership before Kohli's dismissal. They managed wins in four of their six games, lost one against South Africa while their game against England was a high scoring tie. The New Zealand semi-final was more keenly contested, but was still won with relative ease by Sri Lanka. Dhoni came in after Kohli to bat at number five, usually the position of Yuvraj Singh. Problems playing this file?

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