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Match No 49: Finals – India vs Sri Lanka at Mumbai

- There was a second toss in this game as the first toss went in vain due to confusion as to who called correctly. On the second toss, Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first.

 

- Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first provides the second occasion of Sri Lanka doing so in the finals of the World Cup. The other occasion was against Australia at Lahore on 17.03.96.

 

- Sri Lanka became the third team to win the toss and electing to bat first in the finals of he World Cup on two or more occasions. Australia (three occasions} and Pakistan {two occasions} are the other two teams.

 

- Zaheer Khan captured his 20th wicket in this edition of the World Cup when he claimed the wicket of WU Tharanga caught by V Sehwag for 2 in this game. He became the eleventh bowler to capture 20 plus wickets in a single edition of the World Cup. Others are - GD McGrath in 2006-07 {26} : WPJUC Vaas in 2002-03 {23} : M Muralitharan in 2006-07 {23} : SW Tait in 2006-07 {23} : B Lee in 2002-03 {22} : GD McGrath in 2002-03 {21} : GB Hogg in 2006-07 {21} : Shahid Afridi in 2010-11 {21} : GI Allott in 1999 {20} and SK Warne in 1999 {20}.

 

- Zaheer Khan became the second bowler to capture 20 plus wickets in 2011 World Cup after Shahid Afridi who has captured 21 wickets.

 

- TM Dilshan completed 500 runs in 2011 World Cup when he was on 33 in this game. His feat provides the sixth occasion of a batsman scoring 500 plus runs in a single edition of the World Cup. Other occasions are - SR Tendulkar of India - 673 in 2002-03 : ML Hayden of Australia - 659 in 2006-07 : DPMD Jayawardene of Sri Lanka - 548 in 2006-07 : RT Ponting of Australia - 539 in 2006-07 and SR Tendulkar of India - 523 in 1995-96.

 

- TM Dilshan became the second Sri Lankan batsman to aggregate 500 plus runs in a single edition of the World Cup after DPMD Jayawardene who had totalled 539 runs in 2006-07 edition.

 

- TM Dilshan's feat of totaling 500 runs in this World Cup provide the fourth occasion of an opening batsman to aggregate 500 plus runs in a single edition of the World Cup. Other occasions are - SR Tendulkar of India - 673 in 2002-03: ML Hayden of Australia - 659 in 2006-07 and SR Tendulkar of India - 523 in 1995-96.

 

- DPMD Jayawardene completed 900 runs in the World Cup when he was on 28 during his knock of 103 not out in this game. At the end of this game, his aggregate stood at 975. He became the 21st batsman and fifth Sri Lankan batsman to total 900 plus runs in the World Cup. Others are - ST Jayasuriya {1165} : PA de Silva {1064} : KC Sangakkara {991} and A Ranatunga {969}.

 

- DPMD Jayawardene completed 1900 runs against India when he was on 14 during his knock of 103 not out in this game. At the end of this game his aggregate stood at 1989. He became the third Sri Lankan batsman to score 1900 runs against India. Others are - ST Jayasuriya {2899} and KC Sangakkara {1994}.

 

- DPMD Jayawardene scored 103 not out in this game providing the 90th occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman scoring a fifty in the World Cup.

 

- DPMD Jayawardene registered his eighth fifty in the World Cup when he scored 103 not out in this game. He became the fourth Sri Lankan batsman to score eight or more fifties in the World Cup. Others are - ST Jayasuriya {09}: PA de Silva {08} and KC Sangakkara {08}. He became the 21st batsman to score eight or more fifties in the World Cup.

 

- DPMD Jayawardene's 103 not out in this game provide the 24th occasion of a batsman scoring a fifty in the finals of the World Cup. His knock provides the fifth occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman scoring a fifty in the finals of the World Cup. Others are - 65 by AP Gurusinha vs Australia at Lahore on 17.03.96 : 107* by PA de Silva vs Australia at Lahore on 17.03.96 : 63 by ST Jayasuriya vs Australia at Bridgetown on 28.04.07 and 54 by KC Sangakkara vs Australia at Bridgetown on 28.04.07.

 

- DPMD Jayawardne's 103 not out in this game provide his 14th one day century and 70th fifty.

 

- Zaheer Khan's second wicket of this game - CK Kapugedera caught by Raina for 1 - gave him his 44th wicket in the World Cup. He is on par with J Srinath who also has captured 44 wickets in the World Cup and shares the record for most wickets by an Indian bowler in the World Cup. Other bowlers who have captured 44 plus wickets in the World Cup are - GD McGrath {71}: M Muralitharan {68}: Wasim Akram {55} and WPUJC Vaas {49}.

 

- At the end of this game, Zaheer Khan has captured 21 wickets in 2011 World Cup. He shares the record for most wickets in 2011 World Cup jointly with Shahid Afridi of Pakistan who also has accounted for 21 batsmen.

 

- DPMD Jayawardene's 103 not out in this game provide the sixth occasion of a batsman scoring a hundred in the finals of the World Cup. Others are - 102 by CH Lloyd of West Indies vs Australia at Lord's on 21.0.75 : 138* by IVA Richards of West Indies vs England at Lord's on 23.06.79 : 107* by PA de Silva of Sri Lanka vs Australia at Lahore on 17.03.96 : 140* by RT Ponting of Australia vs India at Johannesburg on 23.03.03 : 149 by AC Gilchrist of Australia vs Sri Lanka at Bridgetown on 28.04.07.

 

- DPMD Jayawardene with his 103 not out this game became the second Sri Lankan batsman to score a hundred in the finals of the World Cup. PA de Silva had scored 107 not out against Australia at Lahore on 17.03.96.

 

- DPMD Jayawardene with his 103 not out in this game became the second batsman to score a hundred against India in the finals of the World Cup. RT Ponting had scored 140 not out at Johannesburg on 23.03.03.

 

- DPMD Jayawardene's 103 not out in this game represent the 27th hundred by Sri Lankan batsman against India in one day games. His knock represents his second hundred against India. He had scored 128 at Sharjah on 27.10.00.

 

- DPMD Jayawardene's 103 not out in this game represent the 127th hundred in the World Cup. His knock represents 15th hundred by a Sri Lankan batsman in the World Cup. This knock also represents his third hundred in the World Cup. Others are - 115* vs New Zealand at Kingston on 24.04.07 and 100 vs Canada at Hambantota on 20.02.11. He now shares the record for most hundreds by a Sri Lankan batsman in the World Cup with ST Jayasuriya who also scored three hundreds in the World Cup. ST Jayasuriya's hundreds read thus - 120 vs New Zealand at Bloemfontein on 10.02.03 : 109 vs Bangladesh at Port of Spain on 22.03.07 and 115 vs West Indies at Providence on 01.04.07.

 

- V Sehwag scored duck in this game to provide the 15th occasion of a batsman scoring zero in the finals of the World Cup. V Sehwag became the third opening batsman to score a duck in the finals of the World Cup. Others are - RT Robinson of England vs Australia at Kolkata on 08.11.87 and IT Botham of England bs Pakistan at Melbourne on 25.03.92.

 

- India lost its first wicket without a run on the board providing the first occasion of team losing its first wicket at zero in the finals of the World Cup.

 

- V Sehwag's zero in this game provides the 48th occasion of an Indian batsman scoring zero in the World Cup. It also represents the seventh occasion of an Indian opening batsman scoring a duck in the World Cup.

 

- G Gambhir completed 4000 runs in one day games when he was on 24 during his knock of in this game. At the end of this game, his run aggregate stood at 4073. He became the eleventh Indian batsman to total 4000 plus runs in one day games.

 

- SR Tendulkar was dismissed caught at the wicket in this game providing the 70th occasion of his being dismissed caught by the wicket keeper in one day games. He became the first batsman in the annals of one day games to be dismissed caught at the wicket on 70 occasions. He was also dismissed caught on 252 occasions in one day games. Only ST Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka has been dismissed caught on more occasions - 277 occasions.

 

- SR Tendulkar completed 500 runs in calendar year 2011 when he was on 5 during his knock of 15 in this game. At the end of this game his aggregate stood at 513. He became the ninth batsman to accomplish such a feat. Others are - IJL Trott {797} : SR Watson {596} : KC Sangakkara {560} : HM Amla {556} : TM Dilshan {541} : WU Tharanga {535} : BJ Haddin {534} and AJ Strauss {513}.

 

- This game was the 350th one day appearance for M Muralitharan. He became the sixth cricketer to appear in 350 plus one day games. Others are - SR Tendulkar {453} : ST Jayasuriya {444} : Inzmamam-ul-Haq {378} : RT Ponting {359} amd Wasim Akram {356}.

 

- M Muralitharan became the third cricketer to appear in 40 plus World Cup games. This game was his 40th World Cup game. Others are - RT Ponting {46} and SR Tendulkar {45}.

 

- M Muralitharan became the most capped World Cup bowler with his 40 World Cup appearances. He went past GD McGrath's 39 World Cup appearances.

 

- G Gambhir's 97 and MS Dhoni's 50 plus runs in this game provide the 96th and 97th occasion of an Indian batsman scoring fifty in the World Cup.

 

- G Gambhir's 97 in this game represent his 25th one day half century and 34th fifty. MS Dhoni's 91 not out in this game represent his 38th one day half century and 45th fifty.

 

- MS Dhoni completed 6000 runs in one day games when he was on 42 during his knock of 91 not out in this game. At the end of this game his aggregate stood at 6049. He became the seventh Indian batsmen to total 6000 plus runs. Others are - SR Tendulkar {18111} : SC Ganguly {11363} : R Dravid {10765} : M Azharuddin {9370} : Yuvraj Singh {8030} and V Sehwag {7760}.

 

- G Gambhir's 97 and MS Dhoni's 91 not out in this game provide the 46th and 47th occasion of a batsman scoring a ninety in the World Cup. Their knocks provides the seventh and eighth occasions of an Indian batsman scoring a ninety in the World Cup. The other occasions are - 93 by M Azharudin vs Australia at Brisbane on 01.03.92 : 90 by SR Tendulkar vs Australia at Mumbai on 27.02.96 : 93 by NS Sidhu vs Pakistan at Bangalore on 09.03.96 : 97 by SC Ganguly vs South Africa at Hove on 15.05.99 : 98 by SR Tendulkar vs Pakistan at Centurion on 01.03.03 and 97 by SR Tendulkar vs Sri Lanka at Jo'burg on 10.03.03.

 

- G Gambhir with his 97 and MS Dhoni with his 91 not out in this game became the first and second batsman to score ninety in the finals of the World Cup. This is the first occasion of two batsmen scoring nineties in the finals of the World Cup.

 

- G Gambhir and MS Dhoni added 109 runs for the fourth wicket in this game provide the eleventh occasion of a century stand in the finals of the World Cup. This stand represents the second occasion of a three figure partnership for the fourth wicket in the finals of the World Cup. The other occasion was the 149 runs stand for the fourth wicket between RB Kanhai and CH Lloyd of West Indies vs Australia a Lord's on 21.06.75.

 

- G Gambhir and MS Dhoni added 109 runs for the fourth wicket in this game provide the first occasion of a century stand by Indian batsmen in the finals of the World Cup.

 

- G Gambhir and MS Dhoni added 109 runs for the fourth wicket in this game provide the 214th occasion of a century stand in the World Cup. This stand represents the 31st occasion of a three figure partnership for the fourth wicket in the World Cup.

 

- G Gambhir and MS Dhoni added 109 runs for the fourth wicket in this game provide the 25th occasion of a century stand by Indian batsmen in the World Cup. This stand represents the third occasion of a three figure partnership for the fourth wicket by Indian batsmen in the World Cup. The other two occasions are - 142 runs between NS Sidhu and VG Kambli vs Zimbabwe at Kanpur on 06.03.96 and 129* runs between R Dravid and M Kaif vs New Zealand at Centurion on 14.03.03.

 

- G Gambhir {97} and MS Dhoni {91 not out} in this game provide the third occasion of two batsmen scoring ninety in an innings in the World Cup. The other two occasions are - CG Greenidge {90} and IVA Richards {95*} of West Indies vs Australia at Lord's 18.06.83 and RT Ponting {91} and MJ Clarke {92} of Australia vs South Africa at Basseterre on 24.03.07.

 

- MS Dhoni's 91 not out in this game provide the fourth occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring a ninety in the World Cup. Others are - 99 by AC Gilchrist of Australia vs Sri Lanka at Centurion on 07.03.03 : 92 by KC Sangakkara of Sri Lanka vs Canada at Hambantota on 20.02.11 and 98 by T Taibu of Zimbabwe vs Canada at Nagpur on 28.02.11.

 

- MS Dhoni's 91 not out in this game provide the seventh occasion of a captain scoring a ninety in the World Cup. Others are - 93 by M Azharuddin of India vs Australia at Brisbane on 01.03.92 : 91 by MD Crowe of New Zealand vs Pakistan at Auckland on 21.03.92 : 93* by RB Richardson of West Indies vs Australia at Jaipur on 04.03.96 : 91 by GC Smith of South Africa vs Scotland at Basseterre on 20.03.07 : 91 by RT Ponting of Australia vs South Africa at Basseterre on 24.03.07 and 92 by KC Sangakkara of Sri Lanka vs Canada at Hambantota on 20.02.11.

 

- India won this game by chasing a target providing the third occasion of a team winning a final by chasing the target. The three occasions are - Sri Lanka won against Australia at Lahore on 17.03.96: Australia won against Pakistan at Lord's on 20.06.99 and India won against Sri Lanka at Mumbai on 02.04.11.

 

- India won this World Cup chasing the highest target - 274. The previous highest total chased in the final was 242 - Sri Lanka won this game at Lahore on 17.03.96 chasing the target of 242 set by Australia.

 

- India has won the World Cup on two occasions in 1983 {under Kapil Dev on 25.06.83} and 2011 {under MS Dhoni on 02.04.11} and the interval between two wins is 27 years 09 months and 08 days.

 

- DPMD Jayawardene's 103 not out in this game was in a losing cause providing the 22nd occasion of a batsman's hundred going in vain in the World Cup. He became the first batsman to witness his hundred going in vain in the finals of the World Cup.

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