Suresh Raina: God has been really kind. I had a good partnership with MS (Dhoni). We lost too many wickets up front but I thought the wicket was very good. I knew whenever I got the ball in my area I have to play my shots. But at the same time, when MS came, we played really smart cricket. We played a lot of singles and a lot of aerial shots and I think we have done really well as a team. I was batting well. I had a good start against Pakistan. Just had a chance with Sanjay Bangar, Ravi Shastri and I am glad that I did really well. We have played a lot of matches together, we have finished a lot of matches. I knew I can play over mid-on, mid-wicket and he backed me to play the big shots. It is a very important knock, getting a World Cup award is special.
Suresh Raina is the Man of the Match
Over 48.4 T Panyangarabowls a good length deliveryto MS Dhoni, Six!! Rocks back and pulls it all the way over backward square leg for a winning runs.10th successive World Cup win for MSD
Over 48.3T Panyangara bowls short of length delivery to MS Dhoni, goes back and cuts it away past covers.Two runs
Over 48.2T Panyangara bowls good length delivery to SK Raina, goes back and cuts it away straight to backward point.Single
Over 48.1T Panyangara bowls good length delivery to SK Raina, gets forward and defends it towards the bowler.No runs
End of Over 48 (7 runs) India 279/4
SK Raina 109/102 TL Chatara 10-1-59-0 MS Dhoni 77/74