Australia was a strong team and the defending champions, and India had to give a very good performance to restrict Australia to 260 and then successfully chase down the target even as wickets fell regularly. And losing was no longer an option. Zaheer, with 25 from 8 overs so far, was smashed into the stands over mid-wicket. As the television screens, a good proportion of them black and white, tuned in to watch the national heroes take on the might of the West Indies, few expected Kapil Dev to lift the Prudential World Cup. Among the four bowling slots, Zaheer Khan was the pace spearhead supported in most matches by Munaf Patel, while Harbhajan Singh was the regular off-spinner. The match was watched by about 42,000 spectators at the venue and about 135 million viewers on television in India. On April 2, exactly two years ago, when Mahendra Singh Dhoni walked out to toss alongside Kumar Sangakkara, the nation sat on the proverbial edge of their seats. Co-hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, the tournament was the third World Cup to be played in the Indian subcontinent. In the 2011 World Cup semi-final against Pakistan, when he was still a novice, Kohli fell for 9 to left-arm pacer Wahab Riaz. Yuvraj Singh (21) also remained unbeaten in the end with the Indian captain. India team announces the primary squad of 30 players for the forthcoming world cup. No one expected them to win when they played the first match against West Indies at Manchester. The captain had chosen Nehra over Ashwin in the match against Pakistan also. When MS Dhoni launched Nuwan Kulasekara over long-on, India triumphed in the World Cup after 28 years. ICC World Cup 2011 final: Daring MS Dhoni masterminds India's epic triumph over Sri Lanka When MS Dhoni launched Nuwan Kulasekara over long-on, India triumphed in the World Cup after 28 years. And at 114 for 3 in the 22nd over, Dhoni famously walked out, promoting himself ahead of the man in form Yuvraj Singh. Gautam Gambhir followed the Indian run of 275, but his first World Cup century was three runs short. It was the strike of a man in the form of his life. And the captain? 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The team would be severely criticised for defeat in the hands of England – and then Australia. It is time we carried him on our shoulders. The emphatic victory over England at Manchester (the venue where India began their victory march) exceeded all expectations. Later he explained that he had wanted to keep the left-handers in the line-up separated, using the left-hand right-hand combination to the fullest. Yuvraj Singh was the 8th highest run scorer and 4th highest wicket taker in 2011 World Cup. 16:00 IST | 10:30 GMT, 14 Feb, 2021 The plan of his coming ahead and countering Murali had paid off handsomely. Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir however did not show any sign of resignation. There had been no spectacular hitting, but steady professional approach. [9] All of these umpires are highly rated; Taufel has won 5 ICC Umpire of the Year awards, while Dar has won two. When he came to bat, India needed more than six runs per over with three top-order batsmen already dismissed. [13], India had a shaky start, with Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar both dismissed early by Lasith Malinga, leaving them struggling at 31 for two. Although wickets kept falling at one end, Jayawardene scored 103 runs in 88 balls; he was involved in a partnership of 66 runs with Thisara Perera. The victory prompted several firework displays and celebrations throughout India. In the era of globalisation and internet, of open economy and easy money, of galloping Sensex and pre-approved credit cards — it was the voice of the consumer clamouring for the trophy. This led to their choosing a full complement of bowlers. It is perhaps the cost of fame, success or the immense popularity of the game in the country. India of 2011 was very different unlike 1983. Both of India's knockout matches were high-pressure contests. It was 223 for 4. Under the infinite calmness and inscrutable visage, there was a severe zeal to win. Along with other considerations, by coming ahead of Yuvraj, Dhoni ensured there would be a right-left batting combination between him and Gambhir, which makes it difficult for the bowlers to get into a rhythm, and necessitates frequent field changes. Dhoni had already turned to Ravi Shastri and declared, “We’ll bat.” But, the toss had to be redone. The pressure must have got to the officials too. The toss came up as heads, but the match referee Jeff Crowe did not hear the call over the crowd. In 2015 World Cup, which was won by Australia for a record fifth time, Dhoni couldn't do much with the bat. Every placement a fine art on its own. The dauntless spunk was eerie. The on-field umpires were Simon Taufel of Australia and Aleem Dar of Pakistan, with Ian Gould being the third (TV) umpire. The game had been transformed from fun to fancy to fanaticism. In Sri Lanka the match was on Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation's Channel Eye. When dangerman Tillakaratne Dilshan was foxed by Harbhajan, with Sri Lanka on 60 for 2 from 16.3 overs, India had reason to be happy. He already had proven spinners in Harbhajan and Yuvraj, and could call upon many other Indian players who can bowl part-time spin (including Sachin Tendulkar, Suresh Raina, and Virender Sehwag). In the final against Sri Lanka, chasing 275, Dhoni promoted himself up the batting order, coming before an in-form Yuvraj Singh. A controversy developed when Kumar Sangakkara called the toss. cwc19 31 Jan 19 00:36 India win the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 with Dhoni’s match winning six. The fight was on. Follow India vs Sri Lanka, Final, Apr 02, ICC World Cup 2011 with live Cricket score, full commentary updates on Cricbuzz Jeff Crowe was the match referee and Steve Davis the reserve umpire. Tendulkar started with some good strokes, racing to 18 off 14 balls, but then edged a catch to wicketkeeper Sangakkara. 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). Finally, after 46 matches, 4 talented teams have entered into the Semi Final stage of the ICC 2011 Cricket World Cup Series. In the post-match presentation, the Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara said that the Indians batted very well, and "looks like you need to make something like 350 runs to put them under pressure." Coach Gary Kirsten was also carried around the ground later. But, he had done his job and then some more. Perera’s delivery was just about good length, and the left-hander stepped out towards the leg side, and tried to biff it through the off. Chamara Kapugedera, who was playing his first World Cup match, was caught off a deceptive slower ball by Zaheer Khan. [16] By crossing the target of 274, India had set a record for the highest successful run-chase in a World Cup final.[13]. For India, it's been a journey of ups and downs, euphoria and heartbreak. India was widely rated as having the strongest batting line-up in the tournament, and chose to back this strength throughout the campaign by playing seven batsmen and four bowlers. Two overs later he had driven one down the ground and square cut another for boundaries. Sachin Tendulkar was in imperious form. Off-spinner Suraj Randiv and batsman Chamara Kapugedera were flown in from Sri Lanka to strengthen the side. It would prove very, very costly. And with the slung in yorkers of Lasith Malinga and the doosras of Muttiah Muralitharan to deal with, India did have a task on their hands. Both Gambhir and Dhoni emphasised on preserving the wickets, and later accelerating with a greater flow of boundaries. Sachin Tendulkar, too, got out quickly. ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Final; Sri Lanka (274-6) v India (277-4). [4] The game was watched by 13.6% of Indian TV-equipped households on average, with a peak of 21.44% at the end of the game. [14][15] Dhoni finished on 91 not out from 79 deliveries. Upul Tharanga was taken in the slips by Virender Sehwag, Sri Lanka managed just 31 from the first 10. He won the re-toss and decided to bat. Though Sri Lankan spectators were initially disappointed, they eventually rallied behind their team and welcomed them at the airport with garlands, cheers, and celebration. And then Malinga broke millions of hearts. In 2019, Virat Kohli was a legend. In June 1983, when Mohinder Amarnath trapped Michael Holding leg before wicket, the whole of India erupted in unrehearsed reactions. Deepak . Mahela Jayawardene did nothing to suggest violence. In two previous World Cups, India had scored just one victory — against unpretentious and unheralded East Africa. Nay, they demanded it as their birthright. On these very human souls had been thrust the stature of gods. It was an amazing catch, and the young Delhi batsman walked back for 35. The Indians had been under a degree of pressure perhaps unmatched ever in the history of sports. Seamers Nuwan Kulasekara and Thisara Perera, who had played matches in the earlier group stage, were drafted into the team. The 33,000 at Wankhede sensed something special. [13] Sri Lankan opener Tillakaratne Dilshan was bowled by Harbhajan Singh when a delivery carried on to the stumps after deflecting off his gloves. 09:30 IST | 04:00 GMT, 13 Feb, 2021 He scored it off Nuwan Kulasekara’s bowling. India had won all but two matches to that point, losing to South Africa and tying with England in the group stage. Previously, they won the final in 1983, and lost in 2003. This innings by Dhoni ranked higher than any legendary quest of all the mythological heroes put together. Sri Lanka won and batted. Sachin Tendulkar was the first on the ground with that most brilliant of smiles worth travelling miles to see. The 2011 final was the first to feature two teams from the same continent, and the first time that two co-hosts contested the final. The Indian team had been put together with the sole purpose of winning the World Cup for them. It stung Sri Lanka. Indian fans were ecstatic at the win, and at the overall performance of the team through the tournament. Following Gambhir's dismissal, 52 runs were required off 52 balls. Asked about Man of the Tournament Yuvraj Singh, Dhoni said that he had been vomiting a lot. Helped by the hard-hitting of Nuwan Kulasekara and Thisara Perera, Sri Lanka scored 91 runs in the last 10 overs, including 63 in the batting powerplay (45–50 overs) to take the score to 274/6. The ball kept sailing all the way and landed into the crowd . Sri Lanka had belted their way to 274. After the final, Dhoni revealed that a lot of the players had not been eating properly due to the anxiety that dogged them continuously. India v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2011, final, Mumbai Retroreport - Dhoni and Gambhir lead India to World Cup glory. With billions of feet raised to stamp on his head at anything remotely resembling failure, with the baiters gnashing their teeth at his heels all through the progress to the finals, he looked his familiar detached self — the same image that had given rise to the nickname ‘Captain Cool’. The next ball was a trademark Zaheer yorker that swung in. The semi-final held at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo was 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. Sri Lanka had clinically demolished England in the quarter final, defeating them by 10 wickets. Barely a smile, with which he uprooted one stump as souvenir. The master was looking in supreme touch. The President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa, a known cricket enthusiast, announced he would attend the match along with his sons. The match formed the climax of 2016 Indian film M.S. It’s time we carried him.”. The first team to play the World Cup Semi Finals is Pakistan after beating West Indies in the Quarter Finals. Asked MS Dhoni to Promote Himself During 2011 World Cup Final: Sachin Tendulkar Tendulkar, Dhoni, Sehwag and the then India coach Gary Kirsten discussed the strategy and agreed. Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir started the recovery with some fluent stroke play and quick running between wickets, taking India to 114 before Kohli was caught-and-bowled by Tillakaratne Dilshan for 35. Gambhir got out for 97 runs in the 42nd over. Chamara Kapugedera was sucked into self-destruction by a slower ball from Zaheer. To be at a virtual gun point of the most inflammable and most numerous fans who ever followed a sport? MS Dhoni's 6 to seal World Cup win on April 2, 2011: Indian cricket's most iconic shot ... (274/6) by 6 wickets in the 2011 World Cup final. But, now they were subjected to one of the most aesthetically pleasing demonstrations of destruction. The pair took Sri Lanka's total to 274 runs at the close of the innings. The country witnessed unbelievable scenes. They won four of their six games, suffered a defeat against Pakistan and against Australia was washed out. In the top 10 tournament scorers, there were 3 from Sri Lanka (Upul Tharanga (395) in addition to the previous two), and 4 from India (Gautam Gambhir (393), Virender Sehwag (380), and Yuvraj Singh (362) in addition to Sachin). And they found the gaps in the most meticulously set fields. 4 years later, when Virat Kohli had taken his first steps towards super-stardom, he was out for 1, again to another left-arm pacer Mitchell Johnson. Taufel had never been able to officiate in a World Cup final because Australia had been qualifying for the finals in the last four editions. 2011 World Cup Final. Mahela Jayawardene came to the crease when Sri Lanka were 60/2 in the 17th over. The all Asia final was won by India under the captaincy of MS Dhoni and the patronage of Sachin Tendulkar with India making it their second World Cup … Not because of the quality of opposition or keenness of contest. Less than eighty were required. The Indians were not about to be intimidated by an early wicket. In the evening he walked out at the fall of the third wicket. The singles kept coming, and occasionally the field was pierced for boundaries. Second team to qualify for the Semi Final against Pakistan is India that qualified after beating the three times champion Australia. Cricket had been catapulted into the forefront of public consciousness where it has remained ever since, the associated glitz, glamour and glitter of gold increasing exponentially with every passing year. The good balls were tapped for singles; the bad balls were dispatched for fours. Legendary spinner Muttiah Muralitharan was carrying minor injuries, but was retained. Every small stutter along the way, of every member of the outfit, was crucified in the media — print, electronic, television and social. Dhoni scores 6 runs to seal the World Cup victory for Team India. When he came to bat, India needed more than six runs per over with three top … This was a generation with a sense of entitlement beyond the widest belief. Raina takes us through the chase under floodlights. [7], The match was the tenth World Cup final and was hosted at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Malinga ran in, one last throw of the Lankan dice. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. And then, in Murali’s sixth over, Dhoni punched him through the covers for four. Sri Lanka knew the Indians' strength was batting, and thus they needed to take wickets to put them under pressure. The ascent to the semi-final was considered phenomenal. India won the tournament, defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the final at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, thus becoming the first country to win the Cricket World Cup final on home soil. The needless stroke cost him a memorable hundred in the World Cup final. Dhoni, the then skipper, scored an unbeaten 91 to take his team across the finishing line. Murali came back. The ball swerved away, and the attempted steer took the edge through to Sangakkara. Jayawardene, meanwhile, continued with his quality batting, ultimately scoring 103 not out from 88 balls in a high-class batting display. It had been a remarkable achievement. The three top run scorers of this tournament were from these finalists: Tillekaratne Dilshan (500 runs), Sachin Tendulkar (482), and Kumar Sangakkara (465). India's Yuvraj Singh was declared the man of the tournament. Gone were the days of restraint, reserve and frugality. 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. [21]. All-rounder Angelo Mathews had suffered a torn quadriceps and could not play. On Saturday in an interview with an online portal, Gambhir stated that he missed scoring a hundred in the World Cup final in 2011 due to the advice of his captain MS Dhoni. India batted first and ultimately defeated Pakistan by 29 runs. 2011 Cricket World Cup statistics. 2011 World Cup final decision in wankhede stadium ,Mumbai India vs Sri Lanka Sri Lanka won the toss and choose to bat first and manage to get 274–6 ,with tthe help of mahela Jayawardene under pressure knock of 103 and perera qquick fire . Jump to navigation Jump to search. It was a statement made, although aided by a misfield. - K.R. MS Dhoni's superlative knock in the 2011 World Cup final will forever be remembered but there were a few other innings that were just as good, if not better. [18], Celebrations went on through the night in the team hotel. Both teams had progressed through three stages to reach the final. Complete Scorecard of Sri Lanka vs India Final 2010/11, ICC Cricket World Cup only on ESPNcricinfo.com. Explorer Mike Horn, who had worked with the Indian team during the World Cup preparations, had spoken to me in February 2012. 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