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India wins the ICC cricket world cup 2011
India has won the ICC world cup guided by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and ably supported by Yuvraj singh. Gambhir and Kohli also played brilliantly to make this dream come true even as Sehwag and Tendulkar failed today.

INDIA NEEDED neither the flamboyance of Virender Sehwag nor the brilliance of Sachin Tendulkar to win the ICC cricket World Cup 2011 at the Wankhede stadium of Mumbai on April 2. India put up an almost clinical performance despite the failure of these two legends to reach the Sri Lankan target of 274 runs.

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni lead from the front and played brilliantly along with Gautam Ghambir to ensure that India reached the stiff target put up by the Lankans. Dhoni played a captain’s knock and guided the Indian run chase in the presence of a boisterous crowd, which supported the home team a great deal.

As Mahela Jayawardhene played a magical knock for Sri Lanka, Gautam Ghambir did the same for India as he played some great shots in his inning of 97 runs. It was Gambhir who combined initially with Virat Kohli to stabilize the Indian inning, which was tottering at one stage with both Sehwag and Tendulkar back in the pavilion, courtesy Malinga.

Despite the end result looking one sided, the match was evenly poised for most of the time, however, it was Dhoni’s decision to come to bat before Yuvraj Singh that proved to be a game changer.

Dhoni and Gambhir did the most of the hard work for India as their partnership managed 109 runs for the team. The duo rotated the strike sensibly and hit bad balls to the fence regularly as they negated the sting of Malinga and the guile of Muralitharan with practiced ease.

In the end it was left to Dhoni and Yuvraj to destroy the Sri Lankans hopes as they played some great shots to take the team to victory. Dhoni scored 91 runs as he ensured that Indian run chase did not falter at any point and was well supported by Yuvraj, who made 21. Yuvraj Singh has also been declared the man of the tournament.

The best thing about this Indian victory was the manner in which India chased the 275 runs without any contribution from Sehwag and Tendulkar.

Winning the match without any contribution from the duo, clearly proved that Indian team has indeed come of age and indeed the Men in Blue deserved to be champions. The victory also allows the great Sachin Tendulkar to sign off the world cup in style as he fulfills his dream of kissing the world cup.

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