World Cup 2011 Final  Count Down Begins High Security Alert in Mumbai Wankhede
Cricket fans are very eager to see final match between India and Srilanka big glory is waiting for cricket fans. With 3000 VIP's including Indian President Prathipa Patil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Srilankan Prime minister Raja Pakshe and lot cine Actors and Actress gonna watch this final. To prevent terrorist attack Mumbai police increased the security in Mumbai Wankhade Stadium.
Super Star Rajinikanth in Wankhade Stadium.
12,000 security personnel have been assigned to guard against any mishap.
Over 180 CCTVs have been installed by the stadium authorities inside and outside the stadium, and a special police control room has been set up to keep a watch on spectators, said Deputy Police Commissioner (Operations) Rajkumar Vhatkar said.
CISF will frisk spectators entering the stadium and SRPF will guard the periphery. Neighbouring Thane and Navi Mumbai police personnel will back up the city police.
Helicopters for surveillance, Marine Commandos and Indian Naval Base in South Mumbai will be on standby. All entry points from the sea will be sealed on the day. A multi-layer security will be in place around two-km radius of the stadium during the match.
Since police are worried that a "chemical bomb" could be used by terrorists, water bottles would not be allowed in, a police official said.
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Pitch and conditions
The hot summer has transformed the nature of the pitch from the one on which Sri Lanka beat New Zealand. It's a dry surface and the curator Sudhir Naik was quoted in Times of India as saying that 260-270 will be an excellent score batting first.
There have been only ten day-night games at this venue and Sri Lanka achieved the highest successful chase, overhauling India's 225 in 1997. The highest score by a team batting second under lights is 250. The chasing team has won four out of ten games under lights though.
Stats and trivia
Dhoni's career ODI average is 48.04 but it falls to 22.37, with a highest score of 34, in 11 World-Cup games.
The Sri Lankan openers average 97.90 at a strike-rate of 90.10, while the Indian openers average 53.90 at a strike-rate of 102.06.
India have a better DRS record than Sri Lanka. India have made 14 appeals out of which three have been successful. Sri Lanka have had only one successful appeal in 10 attempts.
Yuvraj Singh is the third Indian, after Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid, with five fifties in a single World Cup.
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"I am a bit concerned about Sri Lanka's middle order. Mahela Jayawardene has failed to fire and the middle order is struggling a fair deal."
Arjuna Ranatunga, former world-cup winning captain, sweats over potential pitfalls
"You want to end the tournament on a good note. It's a big game for all of us. Irrespective of what the result is I am proud of the team I have."
MS Dhoni on the eve of the final