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The Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara chose to bat first after winning the toss. The team managed to score only 60 until the 17th over since they lost both their openers. Mahela Jayawardene joined Sangakkara and the Superstar duo added 62 runs to the total before Sangakkara got dismissed by Yuvraj Singh for 48. Although wickets kept falling at one end, Jayawardene maintained the run rate and completed his wonderful Century and remained unbeaten for 103 off just 88 balls, Kulasekara and Thisara Perera added 32 and 22 respectively to take Lankans to an above par score of 274.
In reply, India lost the pre-eminent duo for merely 32 runs as Malinga struck early to put India on backfoot. The 22-year old Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir rescued the team out of disaster and added 83 runs from just 15 overs. Kohli made a crucial 35 off 49 before departing. Dhoni, promoting himself managed to forged a record partnership of 109 runs before Gambhir got dismissed for 97.
— zaheer khan (@ImZaheer) April 2, 2017
Gautam Gambhir played probably one of the most dashing knocks in WC. MS Dhoni remained unbeaten for 91 and was declared the "man of the match" for scoring 91 runs, while his fellowman Yuvraj Singh was awarded the "man of the tournament".
It was India's second World Cup win after 28 years, the previous and first being the 1983 tournament and became the third team to have won the title more than once, after Australia (1987, 1999, 2003, 2007) and the West Indies (1975 and 1979).
The Indian President Pratibha Patil hosted High Tea for the Indian players and spouses on the grounds of the Raj Bhavan in Mumbai.
Today marked as the decade to this historic win and it is still as refreshing and as moving in the memories of Indian Cricket Fans as it always has been.