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Wow! After 28 years, India have finally lifted the World Cup trophy!
It's a great moment for the whole country and something special. And against the toughest teams they've shown that they are capable of winning in the most difficult of circumstances. Showed real character, grit and determination.
Coming to the Final, I think what really worked well for India was that they were a confident side capable of chasing big totals as they had shown in the quarter final against Australia. Sri Lanka's bowling was slightly depleted and finally the pitch was a real true one.
India's bowling and fielding had come good over a period of time since the group stages and they did a fantastic job early on in the match restricting Sri Lanka to just 30 runs in the first 10 overs. This turned out to be crucial in preventing Sri Lanka from achieving a match-winning total as it turned out.
Finally, India's fielding really had improved over the tournament and with the inclusion of Raina, both the fielding and the batting was boosted.
Dhoni's decisions may not always be popular when he fails, but he has shown an uncanny knack of picking the right men for the right job. It has to be said that when he chose to bat up the order in the tight run chase it was the correct move. Rightly or wrongly he felt he had to keep Yuvraj Singh in reserve for the final overs and this allowed Dhoni to play the knock of his life with the freedom and fluency he wasn't feeling earlier on in the tournament.
Anyway, enough analyzing. It's celebration time and India have finally another moment to celebrate apart from the '83 World Cup triumph!
Posted on Sun, Apr 3, 2011 at 08:08 IST (last updated: Sun, Apr 3, 2011 @ 09:47 IST)