Thursday, June 24, 2010

India win Asia Cup beating Srilanka

Dhoni lifts Asia Cup
India won the Asia cup 2010 by crushing Srilanka for a mammoth score defeat of 81 runs. India lifted this Asia cup after the much long period of 15 years. Yes, 15 years back, India bagged the Asia cup held at Sharjah in 1995.

Srilanka being in good form, made India restrict to 268 for 6 wickets in 50 overs. Off this, Dinesh Karthik, the batsman who replaces Virendhar Sehwag as Sehwag was injured, have made a brillant strike and took 66 runs off 84 runs. Skipper Dhoni scored 38 off 52 balls and Rohit Sharma later came up with vital knocks helps India to put a competitive score. Rohit scored a decent 41 runs.
Indian team after Asia Cup win
Defending 268 runs, the home team entered the field with lot of confidence as they were already beaten India in the previous league match of Asia Cup. But Indian seam bowlers crushed their confidence and at one stage, the Srilankan Score was 51 runs for five wickets. Off this Zaheer Khan bagged two wickets, Praveen took 1 wicket. Nehra, one among his best performance, bagged 4 wickets which was crucial wickets for India.

Man of the match award was given to Dinesh Karthik for his wonderful performace on the field. India can have this Asia Cup win as their warm up for the forth coming World cup 2011.

Hats off India!!!

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