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SK Flashback: When India finally reclaimed the World Cup

Remembering India's historic win at the Wankhede six years back to win the 2011 cricket World Cup.

Feature 02 Apr 2017, 10:20 IST
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India’s disastrous start followed by the innings revival by Gambhir and Kohli

Lasith Malinga gave a brilliant start to Sri Lanka as he sent both the openers back to the pavilion

India began their chase in the worst possible manner with Virender Sehwag being dismissed by Lasith Malinga in only the second ball of the innings and Gautam Gambhir came in to join Sachin Tendulkar at the crease.

Tendulkar began well, scoring a couple of boundaries but he did not have a long stay at the crease as he nicked a Lasith Malinga delivery to Kumar Sangakkara and was sent back to the pavilion with the scoreboard reading 31/2.

At this point, Virat Kohli came in to join Gambhir and the two gradually began to build a partnership to bring India back into the match. Both batted bravely and Gambhir reached his fifty.

However, their 93-ball partnership of 83 was broken after Tillakaratne Dilshan took a brilliant catch to dismiss Virat Kohli for 35 off his own bowling and India were 114/3.

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