View Poll Results: Which was the best knock in the world cup final?

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  • Mahela Jayawardene - 103*

    29 58.00%
  • Gautam Gambhir - 97

    7 14.00%
  • Mehendra Singh Dhoni - 91*

    14 28.00%
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Thread: Best knock of the world cup final?

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    Best knock of the world cup final?

    So let's do a poll. Who played the best knock in the final - Mahela, Gambhir or Dhoni?

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    Mahela.

    The difference between the teams is that he had almost no support.
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    anyone who votes for Gambhir or Dhoni should be banned

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    As isolated events, Mahela obv.

    Gambhir had the opportunity to better it if he finished the Innings but he had to play that **** **** shot.
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    Yeah Mahela. WAFG.

    Very happy to see Mahela winning this poll in a losing cause rather than Sachin.
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    While Mahela's innings was the best in terms of quality, I will still call Gambhir's innings the best Chasing 274 with the team 31/2, awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    anyone who votes for Gambhir or Dhoni should be banned
    A certain bunch of posters are so ****ing annoying.

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    A toss-up between Mahela and Dhoni, probably Mahela just. I have more time for the guy who takes the ownership of the whole innings and takes the team all the way through the innings.

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    Mahela, easily. Followed by Gambhir.
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    Mahela's was the best in pure batting terms of course, a sublime confection of timing and placement particularly in the powerplay. If this was a regular game I would have voted for him. But this was the world cup final and while I am sure there was some pressure in the first innings it's nothing compared to the pressure that Gambhir would have felt when India were 31/2 chasing 275. I have seen so many teams falter in those situations, get bogged down and lose wickets and it was Gambhir who ensured that India stayed on course. In terms of batting his was the least of the three but in the context of the game I think it was the best.

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    Went for Gambhir, he had situational pressure and was able to negate the spin attack of Sri Lanka to the point where the game could no longer be lost, did this with minimal risk until the dodgy shot to get out, and the bit of luck with the dropped catch.

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    See a lot of you voting for Mahela. Do you guys also reckon the MoM should've been given to Mahela?

    For me all 3 innings were fantastic and worthy of a world cup final. By small margins, I'd go Dhoni > Mahela > Gambhir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Mahela.

    The difference between the teams is that he had almost no support.
    Well said.

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    anyone who votes for Gambhir or Dhoni should be banned
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    just giving my opinion like.

    but really i don't understand how peopole can vote for the other two. it was just a mile better knock. just because his team didn't win doesn't make it poorer than the other two.

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    Doesn't make it better either. I would say they were all equally important and would place Dhoni's and Jaya's innings higher than Gambhir's effort since they stayed out there till their team's innings were over.
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