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When ‘IPL’ Became A Villain For World Champion Team India

Sangeeta Viswas
3 weeks ago

T20 World Cup: When ‘IPL’ became a villain for world champion Team India! The year was 2010. The occasion was a knockout match of Group F of the ICC T20 World Cup.

India Will Make It To The Semi-Finals By Defeating Sri Lanka

The eyes of every fan were fixed on the match between India and Sri Lanka (IND vs SL Knock Out Match). The question in everyone’s mind was whether India would defeat Sri Lanka and make it to the semi-finals or whether Sri Lanka would write a new story.

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Right after the IPL, the Indian team had come to take part in this Mahakumbh of cricket organized in the West Indies.

The competition was interesting. It was a battle of credibility for 2007 world champions India and Sri Lanka had nothing left to lose but a lot to gain.

When ‘IPL’ Became A Villain For World Champion Team India

West Indies Lose To Australia

One question floating in everyone’s mind was whether Sri Lanka would be able to win or would it be expected that West Indies would lose to Australia? But something else had to happen. India needed to win this match at any cost, but Sri Lanka’s response was strong.

Under the captaincy of Kumar Sangakkara, the Sri Lankan team decided the fate of India in Gros Islet on 11 May 2010. After winning the toss, the then-Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni decided to bat first.

Dinesh And Gautam Made A Partnership Of 30 Runs:-

India scored 90 runs at the loss of 1 wicket in 10 overs. Dinesh Karthik and Gautam Gambhir made a partnership of 30 runs for the first wicket. There was a partnership of 66 runs between Gambhir and Raina for the second wicket.

Both scored 11 runs in the 17th over and also scored 11 runs in the 18th over. In the 19th over, Kapugedera made the victory easier by hitting two consecutive sixes on Vinay Kumar.

On the first ball of the 20th over, Angelo Mathews knocked India out of the race for the semi-finals by hitting a six on the very first ball of Nehra.

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Angelo Mathews was out on the fifth ball. Sri Lanka needed three runs off the last ball and Kapugedera ended the match by hitting a brilliant six over the cover boundary.

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