It was a the perfect finish to the group games for Team India (@BCCI). MS Dhoni’s match winning six in a tricky chase brought back warm memories from the final win at the 2011 Cricket World Cup. This time, India finished the Group Stages of #CWC15 with a 6 and 0 record after beating Zimbabwe. Here’s how #INDvZIM played out on Twitter.
Suresh Raina (@imraina) steered India home with a superb century and bagged the Man of the Match award post which he shared with a candid photo message on a Twitter Mirror.
India’s winning moment had the highest Tweets-per-minute followed by the moment when Suresh Raina brought up his hundred and MS Dhoni’s double blow of a six and a four to bring the target closer. The tension of the chase among the cricket fans reflected in the fact that the top three moments in terms of peak volumes were during the second innings of the match.
Predictably, MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina were the top two most mentioned players for their match winning opening partnership but interestingly, Rohit Sharma was the third most mentioned player, perhaps for yet another failure to deliver in a run chase.
In addition, our special Cricket World Cup timeline – accessible via a Twitter search for #CWC15 or the official match hashtags (eg. #INDvZIM) – offered a deeper Twitter + cricket experience with Tweets, commentary and expert analysis, plus photos and videos before, during and after the match.
With a flawless record in the Group Stages, India (@BCCI) will lock horns in a subcontinental battle with fellow quarterfinalist and neigbours Bangladesh (@BCBtigers) at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (@MCG).