Dhoni's hour of brilliance came in 2011 last

KARACHI: It accepting India upwards of 28 years to end their Reality Cup title dry season. The side they beat in the last of the 2011 competition was co-has Sri Lanka before 42,000 observers at the Wankhede Arena and gave the unbelievable Sachin Tendulkar a befitting yet enthusiastic goodbye in the place where he grew up of Mumbai.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the star of his nation's subsequent World Cup greatness. The skipper couldn't have picked an increasingly proper minute to hit structure after an unconcerned challenge by elevating himself to No.5 and impacted 91 from 79 conveyances and fittingly completed off Sri Lanka by coolly lifting Nuwan Kulasekara over long on for the second six of his innings that likewise included eight fours.

By achieving 277-4 in 48.2 overs, the Indians likewise pulled off the most astounding run-pursue in a last. Gautam Gambhir was the other star entertainer with a 122-ball 97, while Tendulkar's last World Cup innings yielded only 18. Mahela Jayawardene emerged for Sri Lanka with a superb unbeaten 103 from just 86 conveyances (13 limits) in an aggregate of 274-6.

The incoherent scenes from this last displayed a gigantic complexity to the shameful occasions of the 1996 semi-last between these very groups. In those days the Eden Gardens in Kolkata looked more like a war zone than a wearing field as containers were heaved onto the field from areas of the gigantic turnout while a few segments of the stands were determined to fire.

The explanation behind this unruly conduct was India losing seven wickets for 22 keeps running as they fallen to 120-8 in 34.1 overs after Tendulkar's 65 had guided them 98-1 in quest for a 252-run focus on an angry pitch as the ball spun and bobbed unadroitly. With zero chance of commonality returning, coordinate official Clive Lloyd was left with minimal decision however to grant the game to Sri Lanka, who owed their solid score of 251-8 of every 50 overs to Aravinda de Silva's skillful 66 (14 fours) from 47 balls, the bad habit commander having achieved 50 from 32 balls.

Sri Lanka, who proceeded to secure the title, had additionally been the predominant side in the prior pool installation at Delhi where Tendulkar stroked run-a-ball 137 as India gathered 271-3. Sanath Jayasuriya (79 off 76 balls) and Hashan Tillakaratne (70 not out) guided their group home with six wickets to save.

In 1979 Sri Lanka turned into the principal Partner Part to perpetrate rout upon a Test nation when they staggered India by 47 keeps running at Old Trafford where downpour constrained play into the save day which was isolated by Sunday's rest day!

The two groups additionally figured in a two-ball coordinate during the downpour defaced 1992 World Cup at the Harrup Park in Mackay.

The most mortifying background for India was during the 2007 World Cup where they neglected to advance past the gathering stage after Bangladesh stunned them and afterward Sri Lanka fixed a 69-run accomplishment in Port of Spain.

In the middle of India were extensive champs over the islanders. Sourav Ganguly (183 off 158 balls, 17 fours and seven sixes) and Rahul Dravid (145 off 129, 17 fours and one six) shared a World Cup record organization of 318 to enable their side to store up 373-6 of every a 157-run defeat of Sri Lanka in the 1999 pool game at Taunton.

They rehashed the portion with a considerably greater success in 2003 when Tendulkar hit 97 as India posted 292-6 in the Too Six conflict in Johannesburg. Sri Lanka surrendered to a 183-run whipping as they gathered 109 full scale in 23 overs.

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