The sports news of year or even beyond is that India have done it once again. They already had one world cup trophy with them which they won in 1983. Now again after 28 years India not only made it to the finals but also won the ICC world cup finals. They were one of three hosts of this world cup and won the final match against Sri Lanka on their home ground in city of Mumbai. Also with this India became the first nation which was the host of a world cup tournament and in same tournament it won the World Cup.
One Day International (ODI) World Cup is the biggest battle or tournament of em all in cricket and played after every 4 years. World Cup Cricket 2011 was to be held in Pakistan but due to some local security situation in Pakistan the three nations including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India hosted the tournament. India qualified to the World Cup final match after winning the semi-final from Pakistan in mohali, it was also a good battle and finally India was able to pull it off and made it into the finals.
Now again coming back to the final between Sri Lanka and India, it was again a very good battle but finally things gone in favor of Indians making them the two times worlds champs when it comes to the cricket.
While batting first Sri Lanka put good 274 runs on the scoreboard. The M Jayawardene (103) and K Sangakkara (48) were the best scorers from Sri Lankan side. Indian also done a good job in containing the Sri Lankans to the achievable 274 score.
While chasing the target of 275 it was good show with the bat as well from Indian. Gautam Gambhir (97) and MS Dhoni (91) were the best scorers from the Indian side. India was able to achieve the target in just 48.2 runs with the average to 5.73 runs per over.
India qualified to the final on 3oth march by winning from Pakistan and Sri Lanka made it to the final by winning from England a day before. Now a good contest between these two teams is expected tomorrow 2nd April 2o11. As both teams are from Asia so it will ensure the world cup this time remains in Asia. India also qualified to finals after having a good fight with Pakistan and finally making it to the biggest match of em all.
While the other teams of world convincing themselves to move on with the life, India and Srilanka have just one job to do. Also for finals there is no favorite, both teams are capable to do this, so anyone may be victories in the game. For Pakistan like most of other teams the world cup is already over, so for the people, the ones who were always talking cricket for last month are now avoiding to discuss on the topic.
For Pakistanis the interest in final will not be much but still many people are hoping to see a good contest in the finals. For some it would be better if Sri Lanka wins the match but some are just hoping to see the good cricket in coming world cup Final match.
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More than India bowling it was more of a Pakistani batting collapse which ended our team off into the failure. In bowling side there were few catch drops, specially the four catches if sachin, who was able to make 85 runs. Overall India had given Pakistan the target of 261 to team Pakistan which was very much gettable.
While batting, the start was pretty convincing but then after mid of innings somewhere inning collapsed and on correct time the runs were not taken ending us up in losing the game by making just over 230 with loss of all wickets in 49.5 overs.
India makes it to the finals where they are to meet Sri Lanka. Hope that would be a good match for both the teams. This is for sure that world cup is this time coming to Asia.
MS Dhoni won the toss against Pakistan after flipping the coin when Afridi flipped the coin, according to Dhoni they are looking to put the pressure on Pakistan after putting big score on score board. However according to Afridi in today’s match the toss will not mater much and they will play and try to win the game the game.
Hoping for a real great semi final game coming up between the rivals.