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Fans in Ranchi celebrate India’s historic win

Published: Sunday, March 22, 2009, 12:29 [IST]
 
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Ranchi celebrate India’s historic win

Ranchi: Cricket fans of Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni gathered here in large numbers on Saturday to celebrate India"s historic win over New Zealand.

Fans burst crackers, distributed sweets and danced to express their happiness.

“We are celebrating because under the leadership of Dhoni India has won a test match in New Zealand after 33 years. All the people here are very happy. We are going to pay a visit to a religious shrine to pray that India win the series as well," said Gautam, a young cricketer.

These cricket fans also complimented Sachin Tendulkar for playing a great inning of 160.

“It"s a very good thing that Sachin played his part in this victory. He deserved the man of the match award. I think Sachin is the greatest player India has ever produced. I think he has got two more years of cricket left in him. I hope we should see him play in the 2011 world cup as well," said a young cricketer.

On Saturday, Indian bowlers took an hour to break the Kiwi resistance and bowled them out for 279.

For India, Harbhajan Singh took six wickets and marked his 23rd five-wicket haul in Tests.

With only 39 runs needed for a historic win, Gautam Gambhir and Rahul Dravid wrapped it up in only 5.2 overs.

thatsCricket ( With Inputs From Agencies)

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