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Warne predicts India will win WC final
Mumbai, April 02, 2011
First Published: 16:13 IST(2/4/2011)
Last Updated: 18:02 IST(2/4/2011)
Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne attends a press conference at Lords cricket ground in west London.

Australian spin wizard Shane Warne on Saturday predicted an Indian win in the World Cup final against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium.

Warne, who is here to witness the final, tweeted: "Anyone else agree? I'm in Mumbai and the place is a real buzz - great atmosphere. Nice to be back in India - love the people&passion ! My prediction - very close contest and whoever bats first has a big advantage. India by 17 runs or 5 wkts !!!"

The spin legend wished luck to Sachin Tendulkar to get his 100th international century at his home ground.

"Also good luck to my friend Sachin in his quest to make a 100-100's in international cricket The script is written. Hope it's a great game," he posted.

Warne also wished Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan best of luck on his last international game.

"Good luck to both teams in the world cup final - best 2 teams of the tournament! Good luck to murali in his last international game!!"

Warne have been spot on with his predictions in this World Cup. He even predicted that the league game between India and England will end in a tie.

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