PM hopes Indian team will keep up good work in WC final

April 1st, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, Apr 1 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Friday said he hoped the Indian team would keep up the good work in the World Cup cricket final to be played at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.

“The whole nation should join in wishing the Indian cricket team. I hope the Indian team will keep up the good work,” said Dr. Singh, who will be watching the World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka on the television set.

India kept the dreams of billions alive after sinking Pakistan by 29 runs in their World Cup semi-final on Wednesday to set up an all-Asian final against Sri Lanka.

The 1983 champions posted 260-9 and then returned to bowl out their neighbours for 231 in 49.5 overs to spark jubilant celebrations at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium.

Sri Lanka qualified for the ICC world cup finals beating New Zealand by five wickets in at the R. Premadasa stadium in Colombo on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka has played four one-dayers at Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium, including a league match in this tournament against New Zealand. Out of those four, they have won two and lost two.

A total of 14 ODIs have been held at the Wankhede since the inaugural clash between India and Sri Lanka. (ANI)

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