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The most memorable moments from the 2011 ICC World Cup Final


On this day, two years ago, India lifted its second World Cup trophy after a 28-long wait. Let’s take a look back at some of the most memorable moments from the game:

Confusion, confusion: The coin was flipped twice over

India v Sri Lanka - 2011 ICC World Cup Final

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat. They made a total score of 274 with M Jayawardene scoring a 103 of just 88 balls. 

India v Sri Lanka: 2011 ICC World Cup Final

Kumara Sangakara scored 48 runs before being dismissed by Yuvraj Singh:

India v Sri Lanka - 2011 ICC World Cup Final

Ouch: Sachin Tendulkar was caught behind by Sangakara after scoring just 18. 

India v Sri Lanka - 2011 ICC World Cup Final

Finishing it in style: Mahendra Singh Dhoni was vindicated in his decision to move up the order despite a poor showing through the tournament. The skipper scored 91, including the match-winning runs.

India v Sri Lanka - 2011 ICC World Cup Final

Prince of Punjab: Yuvraj Singh won the Player of the tournament award

Pakistan v India - 2011 ICC World Cup Semi-Final

Gautam Gambhir threw his wicket away and lost out on a World Cup ton by just 3-runs:

Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir looks back

The wait over: India successfully chased down their target with two overs to spare to lift the cup

India v Sri Lanka: 2011 ICC World Cup Final

About time: The Little Master finally had the one title that he craved for so long


(Pictures courtesy: Getty Images)

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