India wins Cricket World Cup 2011

Twenty-eight years on from the match that transformed the history of world cricket, India recaptured the crown that Kapil Dev and his men first lifted at Lord’s in 1983, and this time they did in their very own back yard.

An iron-willed 97 from Gautam Gambhir was matched for intensity by the finest captain’s innings since Ricky Ponting at Johannesburg eight years ago, as Mahendra Singh Dhoni trumped a poetic century from Mahela Jayawardene to pull off the highest run-chase ever achieved in a World Cup final.

Best of World Cup 2011

Champions – India

Runners up – Sri Lanka

Man of the Finals – MS Dhoni (India)

Man of the Series –  Yuvraj Singh (India)

Most Runs – TM Dilshan (SL)

Most wickets – Shahid Afridi (Pak)

Most dismissals – KC Sangakkara (SL)

Most catches – DPMD Jayawardene (SL)

Highest Batting average – KC Sangakkara (SL)

Highest partnership – WU Tharanga, TM Dilshan (SL)

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