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A Flashback to the 2011 Cricket World Cup

August 31, 2020

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Durba

Whenever an Indian is thinking about the 2011 Cricket World Cup, it takes a chill through your body and flashes all the thoughts in his mind of that night. India became the champions of the world that night. We were exhausted for 28 years, but we did it in Wankhede's Stadium. It's just the same despite seven years, but the joy cannot be expressed in words. Let's go on the rollercoaster tour that night and go again.

The match began with two tosses quite in a peculiar manner. The first toss was canceled because the Lankan skipper did not hear the call. Sri Lanka won the toss and first decided to fight. The result was the same time both times.

The beginning of Indian fielding

India began beautifully with the fielding when Zaheer Khan began with three maiden and also claimed Upul Tharanga's wicket. He's been going by Dilshan, Harbhajan's undone. The third man in Sri Lanka was Sangakkara. He beat Mahela Jayawardene strongly and steadily. The pair added 62 runs before the rejection of Sangakkara for 48 runs. However, Jayawardene scored 103 balls and remained unbeaten until the end of the innings. It was the key reason that, after a shaky start, Sri Lanka could post a respectable total. He held the team together in the difficult middle of the race.

With Thisara Perera he has formed a significant partnership of 66 people. Sri Lanka was able to score a total of 91 runs in the last 10 games, due to its presence.

In their quest to hunt down 274, India also had a rough start. In the halfway line of the hosts, they lost Sehwag. Little Master gave a glimpse of his skilled stroke with a straight whisper and succeeded Malinga very quickly. India thus fell to 31⁄2 and the nation as a whole lost hope. But Delhi boys, Gambhir, and the Kohli began to create Indian innings tediously. Gambhir meanwhile missed a shot and the ball appeared in the air.

As the game proceeded further

This seems like an eternal ball hung and the whole country looked in its mouth with its eyes, but Kulasekara couldn't even hang on to this hard little catch and all heaved a sigh of relief. It was a relief for all. A partnership of 83 was formed between Gambhir and Kohli before Dilshan was caught up in his bowling for 35. In order to get the left-hand combo in the sector, Dhoni introduced himself. His step was successful, as the bowlers of Sri Lanka could not settle down or calm down. Both Dhoni and Gambhir constantly rotated the attack, with Dhoni thriving with boundaries.

Though Dhoni's inputs were a fine balance between power and positioning, Gambhir made the most of his time. The pair managed the dangerous attack of Lanka spin easily, in particular the legend of Lanka Murlidharan. Together, they established a 109-fold partnership before Perera knocked Gambhir off his border while trying to complete his century. By only three runs he missed his century. The in-form Yuvraj Singh was driven to the crease by the dismissal of Gambhir. Overnight, twigs on the ground were rising and bowling attacks in Sri Lanka were unsuccessful. Yuvraj and Dhoni's expert team scoredaccording to their will, and Dhoni scored six in style.

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Written By,

Durba