Port of Spain: Even as the Indian players basked in glory after adding yet another ODI title to their kitty, presenter and commentator Arun Lal forgot to invite the victorious captain to hold aloft the winners’ trophy in Port of Spain.
     
The former Indian cricketer was then reminded as Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his deputy Virat Kohli, who led the team in three matches in the regular captain's absence, collected the trophy.
     
Dhoni once again lived upto the tag of 'Captain Cool' as he held his nerve to almost singlehandedly guide India to the title triumph, with a narrow ones-wicket win over Sri Lanka in a thrilling final of the Tri-nation ODI series here.
     
Needing 15 runs from the last over in their chase of 202, Dhoni smashed fast bowler Shaminda Eranga for two sixes and a boundary in just four balls to finish off the game in style at Queen's Park Oval.
     
After bowling out Sri Lanka for 201, India rode on Rohit Sharma's half century and Dhoni’s patient innings to chase down the target with two balls to spare. The result also meant that the Champions Trophy winners’ recent run of success in the 50-over format continued.
 
As Dhoni slammed Eranga over extra-cover for the winning shot, the Indian crowd erupted in joy and the jubilant players ran down the pitch to flank the man of the moment, who remained unbeaten on 45 off 52 balls.

(Agencies)

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