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7 Best moments from India's memorable 2011 World Cup triumph

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India v Sri Lanka - 2011 ICC World Cup Final
The victorious Indian team

2nd April, 2011 will always remain a day that Indian fans can never forget. It was the day that the talented Indian team led by MS Dhoni ended a 28-year long wait to claim the elusive World Cup title. The day will remain etched closely to the hearts of Indians as Dhoni's six off Nuwan Kulasekara triggered crazy celebrations across the country.

The title win was achieved on the back of collective performances from all the members of the team as India always found men to step up when it mattered.

On the 7th anniversary of India's victorious World Cup campaign in 2011, let's relive the 7 golden moments that enabled the Indian team to hold the trophy aloft.


#7 The Viru show

India v Bangladesh: Group B - 2011 ICC World Cup
Sehwag's 175 was the highest score of the tournament

India began the tournament with a massive weight of expectations as they were playing in home conditions and were hot favourites. The tournament opener against Bangladesh would have brought back memories of the miserable 2007 World Cup in which they were shocked by a young Bangladeshi side en-route to a shameful first round exit.

Sehwag settled the nerves with a boundary of the first ball and there was no looking back after that.

He sent the Bangladeshi bowlers on a leather hunt as he deposited the ball to all corners of the Shere Bangla Stadium, Mirpur. He struck 14 fours and 5 sixes on his way to a belligerent 175.

Virat Kohli, too, scored an unbeaten ton on his World Cup debut. The two Delhi boys battered the bowlers as India set Bangladesh a mammoth 371 run target. This batting performance set the tone for the rest of the tournament.

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