MAHENDRA SINGH DHONI’S MATCH WINNING INNINGS IN 2011 WORLD CUP FINAL
Dhoni’s match winning innings in 2011 world cup final is most memorable innings in Indian cricket history.
This final was played between India and Sri Lanka at wankhedede stadium, Mumbai in India on Saturday 2 of April 2011.
Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first.
Sri Lanka set respectable target of 275 for India
Batting first Sri Lanka maked 274/6 with help of mahela jaywardane’s 103* .
With early loss of opener virender sehawag 0 and Sachin tendulkar 18 India found in trouble with lost of two wickets on the score of 31.
After that virat Kohali and Gautam gambhir tried to stable India’s innings.
Unfortunately, at 4th delivery of 22nd over dilshan caught & bowled virat Kohali.
India was in great pressure as it was world cup final.
Captian Mahendra Singh dhoni pramoted himself at number 5 in place of yuvraj Singh who was in great form.
This was hard decision as dhoni’s performance throughout the tournament was not satisfactory.
Dhoni started his innings with patience to save wicket from one side as Gautam gambhir was attacking from other side.
India slowly was making their strides toward target, Gautam gambhir throw his wicket by wrong shot selection.
Till target was difficult as required run rate was increasing and Indian batting line was unpredictable.
But, dhoni was as usual with his cool mind and accelerating his innings step by step with help of inform batsman yuvraj Singh.
And , Great finisher of world finished his innings by winning six and maked India champion of 2011 world cup.
This was among the memorable innings by Indian captain as it was world cup final innings. So, this innings have great importance.