Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.2 Given out lbw, and immediately reviewed. Looks like a goner on replay! Back of a length delivery on middle stump, Sehwag was rising on the toes on leg stump line as it skidded through. He was on the hop as he closed the face and looked to flick. Misses the shot. Was there an inside edge? No evidence of that. Was that high? Not really - hit him under the roll. It's hitting middle. Three reds. Superb start for Sri Lanka! Sehwag top-scored for India in the 2003 final. Fair to say, he won't be the top scorer today. 0/1
    6.1 The ball that silenced a billion. Most of Wankhede is silent. Some of it is very noisy, and has Sri Lankan flags waving away in a frenzy. Sachin's World Cup is over. No 100th 100 today. Malinga gets another over, another go at a wicket, and he responds with a wicket. It's that patent back of a length ball outside off and as always, Malinga got it to go away. Sachin tried the same shot, last ball of the previoius Malinga over, trotting across and looking for the steer through the off side. This time he edged it, and though it was dying on Sanga, he wasn't going to put it down. He dives to the right and comes up with the biggest wicket of the World Cup. 31/2
    41.2 No 100. "Needless shot," says Ravi Shastri on air and you can't argue with that. It was the shot for the crowds. He rushed down the track, got outside leg and went for the slog. Misses. Clatter! What a knock it has been so far, though. Under pressure, Gautam has delivered. BUt has he let the door slightly ajar now with that shot? He had the chance to slam it shut on the opposition but he has given them a whiff now. Wankhede crowd stands to applaud this knock in a World-cup final chase. 223/4
    21.4 Dilshan! He's taken a blinder off his own bowling! Kohli drives and tries to get it back past the bowler, towards long-on, but Dilshan just sticks his right hand up in the air, almost in front of the non-striker's face, and plucks a magnificent catch! Could that be a decisive moment? It could very well be! 114/3
    not out
    not out
    15 (b 1, lb 6, w 8)
    277/4 (48.2 Overs, RR: 5.73)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (V Sehwag, 0.2 ov), 2-31 (SR Tendulkar, 6.1 ov), 3-114 (V Kohli, 21.4 ov), 4-223 (G Gambhir, 41.2 ov)
    SL Malinga9.004224.66314020
    KMDN Kulasekara8.206407.68208100
    NLTC Perera9.005516.11275120
    S Randiv9.004304.77243000
    TM Dilshan5.002715.40142010
    M Muralitharan8.003904.87233010

Match Notes

  • Dhoni steps up

    Though not in the best touch, the Indian captain promoted himself ahead of a form batsman in the 2011 final and made sure India took the trophy

  • A pearl that could have been priceless

    Mahela Jayawardene's classic 2011 hundred did not deserve to be the only one of six in World Cup finals to not have been good enough to earn the maker's side the trophy

  • A two-decade long dream

    In 2011, MS Dhoni helped end a 28-year wait for India and gifted Sachin Tendulkar something he had craved throughout his career - to be called a World Cup champion

  • Dhoni and Gambhir lead India to World Cup glory

    Twenty-eight years on from the match that transformed the history of world cricket, India recaptured the crown that Kapil Dev and his men first lifted at Lord's in 1983, and this time they did in their very own back yard