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I know I'm too late to post but this memory can be cherished always🇼🇳🇼🇳
2 April 2011 what a day it was for all the Indians🇼🇳😍
The felling which we all got after that six cannot be explained😍😍
One man army - Gautam Gambhir "what a baeuty man"😍😘
God of Cricket - Sachin Tendulkar "what a world cup it was fir him"😍😘
Yuvraj Singh - "what to say about him. He was the main hero of the tournament"😍😘
MS Dhoni - "That six though"đŸ”„đŸ”„
Virender Shewag - "His batting"😍😍
Virat kohli - "Presious 35 runs"😍😍
Suresh Raina - "All- Round performance"😍😍
Zaheer Kahan ,Harbajan Singh , Piyush Chawala , S Sreesanth , Ashish Nehra , R. Ashwin , Yusuf Pathan , Munaf Patel. You all did a tremendous job. It was a great team_effortđŸ˜đŸ˜đŸ˜đŸ˜˜đŸ˜˜đŸ˜˜â€đŸ”„
Love you allđŸ˜˜đŸ˜˜đŸ˜˜â€ #team #india #wcw2011 #indiavssl #win #love
#msdhoni #zaheerkhan #harbajansingh #sureshraina #yusufpathan #sachintendulkar #ashishnehra #piyushchawala #munafpatel #virendrashewag #viratkohli
#ssresanth #ashwin #gataumgambhir #yuvrajsingh #

"I'm sorry and I'm absolutely devastated." An emotional Steve Smith breaks down as he apologises for cheating.

2015
A fifth World Cup title for Australia, made sweeter because they won it at home, in front of a 93,000-strong MCG crowd. New Zealand faltered in their first ever appearance in a World Cup final (they had made the semi-finals six times before). They and Australia were arguably the two strongest teams in the tournament, but the final lacked a competitive edge from the beginning, when Mitchell Starc bowled the dangerous Brendon McCullum for a duck. Save for Grant Elliott, who scored 83, the remaining batsmen succumbed to the stranglehold of Australia's left-arm seamers (Mitchell Johnson and Starc took two apiece). The modest 183 was easily chased down in 33.1 overs with contributions from David Warner, Steven Smith and Michael Clarke, who was playing his final ODI.

1955
The lowest score in Test history. Even in the current skittish, shot-a-ball environment, it is hard to imagine that any team will ever get less than New Zealand's 26, made against England in Auckland in what turned out to be Len Hutton's last Test. When the Kiwis started their second innings 46 behind, an innings victory looked a ridiculous prospect. England got it, though, with Bob Appleyard taking 4 for 7 and Brian Statham 3 for 9. With 2 for 10 off seven overs, Frank Tyson was all over the place

1994
Mohammad Azharuddin's decision to make Sachin Tendulkar open in ODIs - because Navjot Sidhu, the regular opener, had a stiff neck - proved a turning point in Tendulkar's career, and India's ODI history. In his first match opening, in Auckland, Tendulkar blazed 82 off 49 balls. In 344 matches as an opener, he made 15,310 runs at 48.29 (and 45 of his 49 ODI hundreds) as compared to 3116 at 33 from 119 matches in which he batted lower down.

1925
Birth of the first man to be stumped for 99 in a Test. Only two men have ever been dismissed thus, and unlike John Wright, Maqsood Ahmed never went on to make a Test hundred. Against India in Lahore in 1954-55, when Maqsood was stumped off Fergie Gupte one short of his first century, one fan listening on the radio had a heart attack and died. Maqsood, "Merry Max", himself suffered from a bronchial condition for a long time and died in Rawalpindi in 1999.

1916
Birth of Bill Edrich, England's first post-war allrounder. Edrich was a courageous batsman who excelled on bad wickets, and a tearaway quick bowler, dangerous but erratic. He made 219 in the timeless Test in Durban in 1938-39, and in 1947 made 3539 first-class runs - including 12 centuries - while his Middlesex team-mate Denis Compton amassed 3816. The pair were virtually inseparable at the crease. They were together in the middle when England regained the Ashes at The Oval in 1953. Edrich was the cousin of John and played football for Tottenham Hotspur. He had more wives (five) than brothers who played first-class cricket (three). He died in Chesham in 1986.

1959
At the age of 15 years 124 days, Mushtaq Mohammad was given the ultimate homework assignment: to find out how to bowl to Garry Sobers. Mushtaq made his debut for Pakistan against West Indies in Lahore on this day, and was the youngest Test player until Hasan Raza in 1996-97, although Raza's official age has since been called into doubt. Not entirely surprisingly for a boy of his age, Mushtaq's was a modest debut: 14, 4, and 0 for 34, while Sobers smacked 72 and Rohan Kanhai 217 in West Indies' innings victory.

1947
The last day of Test cricket for Wally Hammond was a wet and uneventful one. It was also the first time in Test history that an extra day was added due to rain. England went to New Zealand for one Test after their unsuccessful trip to Australia, but there was more rain than play in Christchurch. Hammond scored 79 in England's only innings. Six New Zealand players, including Bert Sutcliffe, who made a half-century, made their debuts in the match.

1992
Pakistan's finest hour, when Imran's cornered tigers savaged England under the Melbourne lights in a memorable World Cup final. Remember Graham Gooch dropping Imran Khan? Derek Pringle trapping Javed Miandad distinctly adjacent early in his vital innings? But two moments that nobody ever forgets are the successive, violently swinging deliveries from Wasim Akram to Allan Lamb and Chris Lewis, which castled them both and decided the match.

2015
A spot in a World Cup final at last for New Zealand. The co-hosts entered the semi-final against South Africa at Eden Park unbeaten in the tournament and produced one of the most thrilling games in the tournament's history. New Zealand, led by Grant Elliott's heroic unbeaten 84, chased 298 inside 43 overs (the match was curtailed by rain) with a ball to spare. Five were needed from two balls when Elliott swung Dale Steyn for a six, leading to delirium from the fans, who had got behind their team like never before all through the tournament. It ended in tears for South Africa, who had been denied their first World Cup final partly due to several fumbles in the field, including a straightforward run out of Corey Anderson and a dropped catch off Elliott.

1987
Bangladesh's most talented allrounder is born. A penetrative and economical left-arm spinner and an attacking middle-order batsman, Shakib Al Hasan took the then best figures in an innings by a Bangladesh bowler - 7 for 36 against New Zealand in Chittagong in 2008 - and then batted them to their first tri-series final the following year. The same year he led Bangladesh, in the absence of the injured Mashrafe Mortaza, to their first overseas Test series win - albeit against a second-string West Indies side. He scored an unbeaten 96 in Grenada and was the Man of the Series for his 13 wickets. In 2010 he made his first Test hundred, in Hamilton, and the year after that (he took 21 wickets in five Tests) Shakib became the first Bangladesh player to score a hundred and take a five-for in the same Test. He was the first Bangladeshi to top an ICC ranking, when in early 2009 he headed the ODI allrounders' list; he has since topped the allrounders' tables in all three formats regularly. He took seven wickets in Bangladesh's historic win over England, in Chittagong in 2016. The year after that, he made his first Test double-hundred, in a record stand with Mushfiqur Rahim in Wellington, took ten wickets in a Test win over Australia in Mirpur, and returned to Test captaincy.

1961
Though he could look quite brilliant at times, the career of Dean Jones, who was born today, was slighted by a reputation that he had too keen an eye for the superfluous run. The selectors certainly seemed to think so when they dumped him, aged 31, for Damien Martyn ahead of the crunch West Indies series at home in 1992-93. The statistics back up the perception: apart from his unspeakably brave 210 in the tied Test in Madras in 1986-87, Jones made ten hundreds: three were against Sri Lanka - the Bangladesh of Jones' day - and four came in the final Tests of dead rubbers. And when Australia lost, Jones averaged only 17.93. Nobody could deny that Jones was one of the first great one-day batsmen, though: he was electric between the wickets, and was still averaging over 50 after 110 ODIs before he faded towards the end.

1994
The last day of Kapil Dev's glowing 131-Test career. He ended with 434 wickets at an average of 29.64 - a pre-Walsh-Warne-Murali record - and 5248 often murderously hit runs. His last appearance was the one-off Test against New Zealand in Hamilton, a draw in which New Zealand's 20-year-old debutant Stephen Fleming made 92. But Fleming was still older than Sachin Tendulkar (by a few weeks), who, playing his 32nd Test, crossed 2000 runs during his 47-ball 43 in the first innings. India's captain, Mohammad Azharuddin, went past 4000 during his 63, which took him nearly three hours to score.

1948
Pakistan's finest wicketkeeper is born. The woolly haired Wasim Bari was a gloveman of the highest quality, a pure keeper who made 228 dismissals in 81 Tests between 1967 and 1983-84, easily a Pakistan record. He took eight catches against England at Headingley in 1971, and made seven dismissals in a Test on four occasions. Bari was no more than useful as a lower-order scrapper, but he did play some important innings, making six fifties, including a Test-best 85 as nightwatchman against India in Lahore in 1978-79. He also made 60 not out in Barbados in 1976-77, a day after he was saved from drowning.

1968
Michael Atherton, born today, seemed destined for the top long before he made his England debut in the 1989 Ashes debacle. And though there was dirt in the pocket, buffoons, back problems and Ashes failure, Atherton's career had many highlights, most notably 643 minutes of brilliant, bloody-minded resistance in Johannesburg in 1995-96. But Atherton bore the brunt of captaining a modest team, which could not function if he did not make runs, and the fact that only one of his first ten Test hundreds came in victory speaks volumes. Only at the tail-end of his career - in Christchurch in 1996-97, and at The Ovaland in Karachi in 2000 - did Atherton get to savour some match-winning hundreds. He retired in typically understated fashion, at the end of another disappointing Ashes campaign, in 2001, and made a smooth transition into the commentary box.

2003
World Cup final day in Johannesburg, and Australia retained their title with a chillingly efficient demolition of India. They had been unapproachable all through the tournament, but saved their best for last by posting a monstrous 359 for 2. Ricky Ponting emulated Clive Lloyd (1975) with a captain's century, and Damien Martyn overcame a broken finger to share in an unbroken third-wicket partnership of 234. India's fate was sealed when Sachin Tendulkar - the Man of the Tournament - was removed in the first over by Glenn McGrath.

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