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Men of the Finals

Dhoni steps up

Though not in the best touch, the Indian captain promoted himself ahead of a form batsman in the 2011 final and made sure India took the trophy

An emotional MS Dhoni is hugged by Sachin Tendulkar after India's victory

My First World Cup

Lifting the trophy and a legend

The stress of playing a World Cup at home turned to elation for Piyush Chawla after India won it memorably in Mumbai

There was plenty to smile about for India as Piyush Chawla's four wickets gave them victory


India win their second

Twenty-eight years after they first took the title, India do it again, this time at home

Sachin Tendulkar, World Cup winner, gets a victory lap around his home ground


Yuvraj steers India clear

Beating an Australian team is never an easy job, least of all in a knockout match in a World Cup. In 2011, Yuvraj Singh was determined to do it

Yuvraj Singh lets out a victory cry


Oram, South Africa and the curse

Inexplicable things happen to South Africa in ICC events, but how did they choke during a chase of 222 in the 2011 game against New Zealand?

Jacob Oram is congratulated on dismissing Robin Peterson


A pearl that could have been priceless

Mahela Jayawardene's classic 2011 hundred did not deserve to be the only one of six in World Cup finals to not have been good enough to earn the maker's side the trophy

Mahela Jayawardene got to a fifty off 49 balls


A pink typhoon

England had been contemplating a walk in the park against Ireland in 2011, but found themselves at the receiving end of the fastest century in World Cup history

Kevin O'Brien is a new Irish hero after his stunning century overcame England


A two-decade long dream

In 2011, MS Dhoni helped end a 28-year wait for India and gifted Sachin Tendulkar something he had craved throughout his career - to be called a World Cup champion

An emotional MS Dhoni is hugged by Sachin Tendulkar after India's victory