Sri Lankan cricket team captain Kumar Sangakkara had decided to bat first after winning the toss in the final against India. Mahila Jayawardene’s century (103 *) helped Sri Lanka to post 276 runs on the board for the loss of 6 wickets. India needed 277 runs to win the World Cup.
Malinga did it to Sehwag and Sachin
During the 2011 World Cup where the bats of Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar were on fire. At the same time, Lasith Malinga was also running at the peak of his career. He got Sehwag out on the very first ball of the match in a big match like the final. Along with this, after some time, he also made Sachin walk. After the dismissal of these two veterans, there was mourning at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
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Gambhir, Dhoni and Virat played match winning innings
After the dismissals of Sachin and Sehwag, experienced batsman Gautam Gambhir and young Virat Kohli worked together to bring the Indian innings back on track. There was a good partnership of 83 runs between the two. Although Virat got out after scoring 35 runs. After this, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni came to the crease, who played the best innings of his career in that match. Mahi scored an unbeaten 91 in the final. However, Gambhir also took the match completely out of Sri Lanka’s mouth by scoring 97 runs. However, on the second ball of the 48th over of the Indian innings, Dhoni made India the world champion after 28 years by hitting a sky-high six. Team India thus defeated Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the final.