After eight years, India again enters in the final of World Cup by defeating Pakistan team by 29 runs on Wednesday, 30th March 2011. The final match will be held at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on April 2, 2011 between India and Sri Lanka.
It is the third time in the history of cricket that India is going to play the final of Cricket World Cup. First time, it was the year 1983 under the captainship of Kapil Dev whenIndia entered in final. The final was played between West Indies and India. India won that match by 43 runs.
The 1983 Cricket World Cup was played from 9 June 1983 to 25 June 1983. The teams who entered in the semi finals were England versus India and Pakistan vs West Indies. India defeated England and West Indies defeated Pakistan to enter in the final of the World Cup.
In the final, India lost the toss and was invited to bat first by West Indies team. That match was played in white dress and with red balls. Batting first, India made a total of 183 runs and all team got out in 54.4 overs (the match was of 60 overs in that time). The top scorer from Indian side was Krish Srikkanth who made 38 runs in 57 balls (with 7 fours and 1 six).
India gave the target of 184 to West Indies to win this match but the Indies whole team dismissed at 140 runs in 52 overs and lost the match by 43 runs.
Second time, India entered in the semi final in 2003, with Australia. India lost that match by 125 runs. Pointing’s 140 runs from 121 balls (with 4 fours and 8 sixes) helped Australians to win. Sachin became the top scorer of the tournament and bagged ‘Man of the Series’ award in 2003 world cup.
It is the third time when India has again entered in the final of the Cricket World cup. The other team is Srilanka against whom India has to play the match. This is the best Indian team till now. All the players are in the form. Hope this time, the world cup will be ours.
Let all pray for the players, for the whole country. Wishes of 125 crores Indians are with you Indian team. Don’t forget to watch the live of World Cup Final.
“GO INDIA. CHAK DE INDIA!”