Watch: MS Dhoni inaugurates 2011 World Cup victory memorial at Wankhede Stadium | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Constructed within the stands behind the long-on boundary, on the spot the place MS Dhoni hit the 2011 World Cup-winning six, the victory memorial on the Wankhede Stadium was inaugurated by Dhoni himself on Friday.
The Mumbai Cricket Affiliation constructed the memorial to commemorate India’s second World Cup triumph.
India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets within the closing on April 2, 2011.

Batting first, Sri Lanka posted 274/6 of their 50 overs. An unbeaten century from Mahela Jayawardene (103*) and knocks from skipper Kumar Sangakkara (48), Nuwan Kulasekara (32) and Thisara Perera (22*) powered Lanka to a aggressive whole.
Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan took two wickets every and Harbhajan Singh took one.
Of their run-chase, India misplaced Sehwag (0) and Tendulkar (18) early. However an 83-run stand between Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli (35) revived India’s probabilities. Gambhir went on to attain 97 in 122 balls and had a 109-run stand for the fourth wicket with skipper MS Dhoni, who ended at an unbeaten 91* off 79 balls.

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Dhoni and Yuvraj (21*) had an unbeaten 54-run stand for the fifth wicket that guided India to their first World Cup title in 28 years.
India will host the following ODI world Cup in October-November this yr.
The Dhoni-led Chennai Tremendous Kings will tackle Mumbai Indians in an IPL match on the Wankhede Stadium at present (April 8).


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