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India v Sri Lanka, final, World Cup 2011, Mumbai

We felt the pressure - Dhoni

Apr 3, 2011: MS Dhoni said India's players had felt anxiety throughout the World Cup, but they had planned it for 18 months and were dedicated to winning it for each other first

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Sharda Ugra at the 2011 World Cup

Politicians create an inconvenient truth

Apr 2, 2011: Here's the most definite 'learning' from this World Cup: lets keep the heads of government and state away from it

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ICC World Cup 2011

India get the hunger

Apr 1, 2011: Napoelon would have been impressed

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India v Sri Lanka, final, World Cup 2011, Mumbai

Finally, the moment of truth

Apr 1, 2011: Everyone involved in the World Cup final cannot escape the passing thought about how everything that they have done till now - picking up a bat or a ball, their first century, their first five-for - has telescoped into these hours

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India v Pakistan, 2nd semi-final, World Cup 2011, Mohali

Bit-part players come to India's aid

Mar 30, 2011: What were once considered the weak links of the Indian team have turned out to be its toughest cookies. And with no crumbling

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India v Pakistan, 2nd semi-final, World Cup 2011, Mohali

India well prepared for pressure games - Dhoni

Mar 30, 2011: One of the most important benefits from India's scrappy World Cup semi-final victory over Pakistan is their team's sense of being in what captain MS Dhoni equated to a good spell

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India v Pakistan, 2nd semi-final, World Cup 2011, Mohali

The mayhem of an India-Pakistan game

Mar 29, 2011: On the day of every match, for countrymen on either side, along with the cricketers, history, culture, war, and geopolitics also walk out to the middle. It is a completely unfair notion but has stoked a six-decade rivalry

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India v Pakistan, 2nd semi-final, World Cup 2011, Mohali

The joy of cricket

Mar 29, 2011: ESPNcricinfo's senior editor says the Pakistan team is a reminder that cricket has room for diverse kinds, that it's all about fun

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India v Pakistan, 2nd semi-final, World Cup 2011, Mohali

Umar Gul focussed on India top order

Mar 28, 2011: Umar Gul has said that he will try and dislodge India's top order in Pakistan's World Cup semi-final in Mohali on Wednesday

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The grandmother of all headaches

Mar 27, 2011: News flash: The Indian and Pakistani cricketers are not having bun-fights over breakfast

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India v Pakistan, 2nd semi-final, World Cup 2011, Mohali

Misbah not worried by batting numbers

Mar 27, 2011: None of Pakistan's batsmen has a century yet in the World Cup, but Misbah-ul-Haq said scoring runs that are vital to victories is more important

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No. 39

Satellite television

Mar 27, 2011: The advent of satellite TV brought in its wake sky-high bids for cricket rights, a need to satisfy South Asian viewers, offshore games, and illegal bookmaking

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Motera, trapped in a time warp

Mar 24, 2011: If the World Cup is to be a roll call of some of India's leading venues across the country, then the ones lurking at the bottom of the pile should be Delhi (for administrative inefficiency) and Ahmedabad for a startling shabbiness

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India v Australia, 2nd quarter-final, World Cup 2011, Ahmedabad

The redemption of Yuvraj and Raina

Mar 24, 2011: Before the World Cup, Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina had one thing in common: they were both struggling for form. Now, they have another: a partnership that will go down as one of India's most memorable one-day stands

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India v Australia, 2nd quarter-final, World Cup 2011, Ahmedabad

Time for India's batting to 'bring it'

Mar 23, 2011: Going by the numbers alone, India's batting line-up looks in great form; but three late-order collapses tell the story of a side who need their batsmen to fire as a unit if they are to progress to the semi-finals

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India v Australia, World Cup 2011, 2nd quarter-final, Ahmedabad

Dhoni expects high-skill battle

Mar 23, 2011: India captain MS Dhoni said the encounter against Australia would eventually be a contest between teams of extremely high skill

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India v Australia, World Cup 2011, 2nd quarter-final, Ahmedabad

Immense Zaheer continues his Australian opera

Mar 22, 2011: Zaheer Khan is now a very different bowler to the one who ran in eight years ago in a World Cup final and was overwhelmed by the occasion. His skills are controlled by containment in the mind of what precisely has to be done

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India v West Indies, Group B, World Cup 2011, Chennai

Hanging tough through the trough

Mar 20, 2011: Yuvraj Singh has had to be strong to get past a difficult 2010; to get past a stomach bug that hampered him during his hundred in Chennai; to carry a failing middle order. It's time for the rest of the team to hang tough too

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India v West Indies, Group B, World Cup 2011, Chennai

An early departure and an umpire caught napping

Mar 20, 2011: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the World Cup, Group B match between India and West Indies in Chennai

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India v West Indies, Group B, World Cup 2011, Chennai

India look to kick the habit

Mar 19, 2011: "Your daily habits will determine how far you go," says India's vision document for the World Cup. At the moment India need to stop their habit of making silly errors with large consequences

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