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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

George Dobell

Greatest Teams

One-day giants

Five one-day international sides that have left a lasting mark on the game

Ricky Ponting

A fine but not flawless captain

Ricky Ponting's eight years in charge of Australia brought miserable lows but also unparalleled highs. It's those peaks that deserve to be remembered

Ponting's time is up

If he quits the captaincy now, he'll be remembered as a beaten and bloodied warrior who refused to bow down. Also, it's just the right time for Clarke to fill his shoes

A hero even in defeat

Australia didn't bow out without a fight, and the man who was at the heart of their World Cup dominance made the strongest stand

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

India's bowling rises to the challenge

With Zaheer Khan on top form, R Ashwin proving a vital addition, Yuvraj Singh flighting the ball more and Harbhajan Singh bowling more aggressively, India's bowling attack has improved to the extent Ricky Ponting compared it with Pakistan's

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

Ponting creates a template

It is no shame for a veteran to strip things back, and at 36, Ricky Ponting should consider his hook-less, pared-back knock against India as an example of the way he should play in his cricketing twilight

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

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

India bank on small but brisk partnerships

A stats review of the second quarter-final between India and Australia in Ahmedabad