2011 Cricket World Cup


Dhoni finishes off in his own style. A magnificent strike into the crowd. India lifts the world cup after 28 years. The party starts in the dressing room and it’s the Indian captain who has been absolutely magnificent in the night of the final. Ravi Shastri closes the chapter with the most fascinating words but the journey was not that easy as it looks for India. India played plenty of games and prove themselves as best in the tournament. The tournament was divided into two pools, pool A has Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, New zealand, Zimbabwe, Canada, and Kenya while in pool B there were India, RSA, England, Windies, Bangladesh, Ireland, and the Netherlands.
In the first match, India faced Bangladesh from whom they lost by 5 wickets four years ago but this time is the history was little different India scored 370 that in 50 overs with the loss of 4 wickets.

Sehwag and Kohli scored 100 runs for the Indian team, which built the momentum. In response, Bangladesh scored 23 runs in 50 overs with the loss of 9 wickets. India won by 87 runs India. 2nd match was the most exciting event of the tournament because India scored 338 runs and In response, England scored 338 runs, and the match got tied. For India, Sachin scored 100 runs and Zaheer Khan picked the three important wickets. While for England captain Straus scored 158 runs. The next two matches were much easier than the others. India faced Netherlands and Ireland and won by 5 wickets in both of the matches. India took on RSA for the first time in the tournament and this was unforgettable for the Indian team. Indians scored 296 runs, and South Africa chased it easily. In last over RSA needed 17 runs and Robin Pitressian scored them in first four balls of the over.

In next match, India played against Windies at Chennai where Yuvraj scored 100, he vomited on the field but still played the whole match and make India victorious. In quarter-final India faced Australia. Australia scored 264 runs in 50 overs. Yuvraj and Raina easily chase the target so easily. In semi-final India faced to Pakistan, Sachin contributed 85 runs which helped them to reach 260. Misbah stand for his team and scored 56 runs but not able to save his team from losing.

The world cup final was played between India and Sri Lanka in the final Jaivardhan is scored hundred which helps Sri Lanka to set a target of 274 runs in 50 overs. India lost their first two wickets before 50 runs. After openers, Gambhir and Kohli set an unfamiliar tone, an added 83 runs from 3 wicket partnership. After Kohli’s wicket Dhoni promote himself instead of Yuvraj despite the scintillating form of Yuvraj, Dhoni came to the crease and scored 91 runs for not out. Dhoni added 109 runs with Gambhir and 54 runs with Yuvraj, which brings happiness to Indian cricket fans all around the world.