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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

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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

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A pearl that could have been priceless

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

Mahela Jayawardene got to a fifty off 49 balls

Dhoni wins it with a six

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

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

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Book extract: Triumph in Bombay

That April 2 feeling

Two years ago India won their second World Cup, casting a luminous spell that lent the illusion of lasting greatness