Cricket World Cup 2011

India win the 2011 CWC

2011-04-04 08:40
Mahela Jayawardene scored a century in the final to help his team to their competitive total.

  • Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni celebrates the dismissal of opposing captain Kumar Sangakkara. Sangakkara went out for 48 runs to help setup Sri Lanka's very competitive total of 274. (AFP Photo)
  • Mahela Jayawardene scored a century in the final to help his team to their competitive total. (AFP Photo)
  • Sachin Tendulkar was unable to reach his 100th hundred in his final World Cup as he went out for just 18 runs. (AFP Photo)
  • Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith 'Slinger' had India in deep trouble after he took his second wicket and they were at 31/2 after he took the prized wicket of Sachin Tendulakr. (Malinga AFP PHOTO/William WEST)
  • Gautam Gambhir played a big part in steadying the Indian innings, coming 3 runs short of his century before being bowled by Perera. (AFP PHOTO/Prakash SINGH)
  • The partership between Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who played a captain's innings, and Yuvraj Singh who occupied the crease till the end, sealed the victory for India. (AFP PHOTO / Prakash SINGH)
  • Sangakkara graciously accepted defeat in the spirit of the game as Dhoni struck the winning runs. (AFP PHOTO/William WEST)
  • Sachin Tendulkar has therefore achieved the one accolade that has eluded him in his storied career. Sealing his place as one of the greatest batsmen in history. (AFP PHOTO/William WEST)
  • India are the 2011 Cricket World Cup Champions! (AFP PHOTO/MANAN VATSYAYANA)
  • It had been a 28-year wait for the cup for the Cricket-mad nation as they claimed the trophy for the second time. (AFP PHOTO/MANAN VATSYAYANA)
  • Indian newspaper front pages, the day after India won the Cricket World Cup in New Delhi, India, Sunday, April 3, 2011. India beat Sri Lanka to win the World Cup for the first time in 28 years, with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni guiding the run chase Saturday to deliver the great Sachin Tendulkar his first title in six attempts.(AP Photo)
  • Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni poses with the trophy in the backdrop of the Gateway of India monument in Mumbai, India, Dhoni lofted Sri Lanka's Nuwan Kulasekara for the winning six against Sri Lanka, leading India to the six-wicket victory at the Wankhede Stadium, when Dhoni anchored the run chase with his knock of 91. India won the Cricket World Cup for the first time in 28 years. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan)
  • India's Sachin Tendulkar poses with the trophy in front of the famous Gateway of India monument a day after his team won the Cricket World Cup final match against Sri Lanka. (AP Photo) INDIA OUT
  • India's Yuvraj Singh poses with the trophy in the backdrop of the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan)
  • The Indian cricket team pose for photographs with the Indian President Pratibha Patil, seated centre wearing green, Board of Control for Cricket in India President Sharad Pawar, right, Maharashtra state Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, left, and Governor K. Sankaranarayanan, second left, during a tea party at Sankaranarayanan's house in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)


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