2nd April, a date which any Indian can’t forget as On this day back in 2011, It was a day when India lift the World Cup after 28 years.
Century from Mahela Jayawardene in the final of 2011 World Cup final
The match had begun with Sri Lanka definitely looking like putting up a fight, with Mahela Jayawardene scoring a fine hundred.
Mahela Jayawardene scored a brilliant 103 not out and took Sri Lanka total to 274/6 in 50 overs.
Stumbled start from India
India looked like they would be in a little bit of a problem, with Virender Sehwag going for a duck and Sachin Tendulkar contributing only 18.
Gautam Gambhir as a saviour of 2011 World Cup final
But India found a saviour in Gautam Gambhir, whose 97 possibly won the match for the hosts. He had a good third-wicket partnership with Virat Kohli.
Gautam Gambhir missed his century by just 3 runs but his 97 in the final was not less than a hundred itself. With his 97 Team India was able to get back in the match after two early wicket of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag
MS Dhoni’s master class inning and last ball six in 2011 World Cup final
Dhoni then came in and carted the Sri Lankan bowlers around to score 91 not out off 79 balls and in Yuvraj Singh’s company, carried India to a six-wicket victory.
Man of the Match and Man of the Series of 2011 World Cup
MS Dhoni named as Man of the Match in 2011 World Cup final for his 91* in 79 balls and Yuvraj Singh became 2011 World cup Man of the Series for 362 runs and 15 wickets.
Watch Video Last Ball Six by MS Dhoni in 2011 World Cup Final
Of all the things that Dhoni will be remembered for, that six is definitely the most lasting memory of all cricket followers who have followed and idolised him over the years