Winners Again! - India!
India has been the best team again, beating Sri Lanka in the tri nation finals, they continue their good from after winning the Champions trophy in England.
This was the final match of the tournament and India having lost the first two matches in the tri nation later fought hard to be the finalist.
MS Dhoni joined the team after he missed out some games due to Injury, mean time Virat Kohli had to lead the team and he did pretty well to take the team to the finals of the tri nation. Virat too scored the first century as a captain against the west Indies in a must win game, Rohit Sharma, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar( 4/8, against Sri Lanka) etc were the other crucial architects taking India to the finals knocking out West Indies.
Dhoni won the toss and decided to bowl at :
Queen’s Park Oval. That was a very good toss to win and Bhuvi showed his swinging qualities again, he removed the openers for a low score. Sangakkara and Thirimanne had to steady the ship and they did so, the pair put on a 100+ run partnership and that was the time when Sri Lanka thought they started getting runs, Ishant Sharma got the wicket of Thirimanne and soon Ashwin chipped in with the wicket of Sangakkara and India were right back into the game. Once the pair was back to the pavilion, Sri Lanka did not find a chance to return, Indian bowlers picked wickets at regular Intervals and the pressure was on Sri Lanka every time. Jadeja picked 4/23, Ashwin, Ishant and Bhuvi took 2 each and Sri Lanka were bundled for 201 in 48.5 overs
When Indian openers came into bat, the target looked much easy, but the opening partnership did not last for long and Shikhar Dhawan was back to the pavilion for 16 and soon followed by Virat for 2. India lost both the wickets in quick succession and That was the time when DK and Rohit put on a 50 run partnership and things looked easy. DK lost his wicket for 23, Mahela took a beauty at slip, Herath announced his arrival. In the mean time Rohit brought up his half century and that was a patient innings and he did not carry on and lost his wicket for 58, herath with his second wicket and Raina batted well for his quick fire 32 and a 62 run partnership with Rohit Sharma, both the batsmen out in quick succession and Pressure on India, the arrival of Dhoni showed his calmness at the crease, but the wickets kept falling at the other end and Herath picked up 4 wickets totally for 20 runs and India had lost 9 wickets for 182 and Ishant Sharma accompanied Dhoni till the end, the Indian captain ensured he scored 16, runs of the final over of Eranga’s bowling, the Indian captain remained unbeaten on 45.
The winning shot was a flat six from Dhoni, over extra cover and Indians won the game with two balls to spare. Once again India had bet Sri Lanka in the final and the winning shot being a 6 from the same person as happened in the world cup finals.
Dhoni declared man of the match and Bhuneshwar Kumar declared Man of the series.
We are the Champions yet again! Keep cheering!