India beat Sri Lanka in Finals of ICC World Cup 2011 and lifted the Trophy after 28 years.


India lifted the ICC World Cup 2011 in Wankhede Stadium at Mumbai today after 28 years. What a magnificent match it was to watch! M.S. Doni, the Cool Captain of Team India awarded the Man of the Match.

India won the the ICC World Cup 2011 Finals in Wankhede Stadium at Mumbai today and lifted the Trophy after 28 years. What a magnificent match it was to watch!

M.S. Doni, Captain of Team India awarded the Man of the Match.
Yuvraj Singh received the Man of the Tournament Award.

Ravi Shastri announced that BCCI has declared payment of Rs.1 Crore to each player. Rs.25 lacs to the Support Staff .

Moments to remember:

Toss had to be repeated due to a confusion raised by Kumar Sangakara, Captain of Sri Lanka and the Referee. M.S. Dhoni lost the toss and Sri Lanka chose to bat.

Dhoni announced a change in Team India. In place of Ashish Nehra, Sreesanth was brought in.

Team India 's bowling and fielding performance was considerably improved and Sri Lanka struggled to score runs initially, but made up to 274/6 at the end of 50 overs.

Then it was India's turn to challenge the Sri Lankans. Virendra Sewag was out by Malinga on the 2nd ball itself. It was a great shock to the spectators. Gautam Gambir arrived to give support to Sachin Tendulkar but the Little Master, unfortunately shattered the dreams of Indians and got out at 15 runs. Next came the young man Virat Kohli who extended a very good support to Gambir. Virat was out at 31 runs.

When Srl Lankans brought the spinners in, instead of sending Yuvraj Singh, Dhoni came in the prior order and faced the pressure. Gambir and Dhoni partnership went very smooth and Gambir managed to scrore a high 97 runs and sadly bowled out . Yuvraj Singh came the next and Dhoni continued to play brilliantly and made a magnificient score of 91 not out. Yuvraj was not out at 21 runs.

Last ball faced by Doni was knocked off with a brilliant six and the game came to an end with 277/4. India beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets.

Soon after the glorious victory, Suresh Rana and Virat Kohli lifted Sachin Tendulkar on their shoulders and walked roung the ground overwhelmed with joy. Yusuf Khan lift Sachin Tendulkar alone and it was a real fun to watch Sachin's expressions.

The cool captain M.S. Doni lost his temper and blasted his emotions for the first time at Yuvraj for his wrong signal to go for a second run. Luckily, Doni escaped getting run out.

Unfortunately Sreesanth could not prove himself. No wicket for his credit. His economy rate went high. But he proved to be the Lucky Charm for India, as in the past when India won the T-20 World Cup.

All the Team India players lifted the World Cup Trophy turn by turn and ran around the ground.

Team India Players lifted the trophy.

Fireworks lit made the sky colorful with designs of sparks.

Fireworks lit in the ground soon after the victory.

Team India players, the Coaches and the support staff were all in a terrific mood for party and left the ground.

The next World Cup Cricket Match is scheduled in 2015 and the venue selected is Australia and New Zealand. The Trophy came back to India after 28 years. To retain it for the next 28 years, our young players of the team should make efforts to prove their worth and stay for ever as World Champions of Cricket.


Note: The pictures posted are clicked on my mobile when I was watching the Live match on Television.


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