The World Cup Final

by Devanshu Mehta

The side batting first posted a decent score, and chasing in a World Cup final is always hard. At the innings break, the experts agreed that if the explosive opening pair got a good start, they had a chance.

Then, disaster struck. The celebrated opening pair was lost in a blink of an eye and a nation went into panic. Until they remembered they had one of the deepest batting line-ups in the world. Two great partnerships later, they had won the World Cup in style. Sri Lanka had won the World Cup.

And yesterday, 15 years later, they lost it the same way.