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India v Sri Lanka, Final, World Cup 2011, Mumbai

2011 Cricket World Cup Final

Mumbai: The 2011 Cricket World Cup Final is an upcoming cricket match that is scheduled to take place on 2 April 2011 between the teams of India and Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai to determine the winner of the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

Sri Lanka defeated New Zealand in the first semi-final by 5 wickets to advance, and India beat Pakistan by 29 runs in the second to book their own place in the finals. It will be the first all-Asian World Cup Final.

India is the second nation, and the first since England in 1979, to participate in a World Cup Final on its own soil. If India wins the final, it will be the first country to win a World Cup Final at home. (Sri Lanka won the World Cup as co-hosts in 1996 but the final was played in Pakistan).

It will be both India and Sri Lanka's third World Cup Final appearance. India previously reached the final in 1983 (won) and 2003 (lost). Sri Lanka previously reached the final in 1996 (won) and 2007 (lost). This will be Sri Lanka's second successive final. This is also slated to be the last world cup match for both Sachin Tendulkar and Muttiah Muralitharan, two legendary icons in the game of cricket.

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