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A pearl that could have been priceless

Oct 30, 2014: 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

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A two-decade long dream

Oct 30, 2014: 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

India crowned world champions

Simons calls Munaf Patel the unsung hero

Apr 5, 2011: It was Munaf Patel who had given the bowling unit reassurance with both an awareness of his own skills and his ability to adapt, according to bowling coach Eric Simons

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India crowned world champions

Dhoni the greatest Indian captain - Ganguly

Apr 5, 2011: Sourav Ganguly, who led India to the final of the 2003 World Cup, has termed MS Dhoni as the best captain in the team's history

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India crowned world champions

World Cup dream began after 2007 exit - Tendulkar

Apr 5, 2011: Sachin Tendulkar has revealed that he started nurturing ambitions of winning the 2011 World Cup right after India's crushing first-round exit in the 2007 edition of the tournament

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India crowned world champions

Dhoni the best captain I have played under - Tendulkar

Apr 4, 2011: Sachin Tendulkar has rated MS Dhoni as the best captain he has played under during his 22-year cricket career

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India crowned world champions

Tendulkar won't stop - Kirsten

Apr 3, 2011: Sachin Tendulkar has said he is still enjoying his cricket and doesn't see any reason to hang up his boots, while Gary Kirsten said he didn't think Tendulkar would stop playing just yet

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India crowned world champions

Dhoni acknowledges role of quartet

Apr 3, 2011: MS Dhoni said that Indian cricket was in its current position because of the 1983 World Cup win and the emergence of Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid

Sharda Ugra in Mumbai

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

Century no consolation for Jayawardene

Apr 3, 2011: Mahela Jayawardene has said his sublime century in the World Cup final was no consolation following his team's six-wicket defeat

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

Malinga says wet ball hampered bowling

Apr 3, 2011: Lasith Malinga has said he could not bowl yorkers in the final against India because the ball was wet, while Muttiah Muralitharan said the inability of the spinners to get wickets caused the loss

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

India fined for slow over-rate

Apr 3, 2011: India have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the World Cup final in Mumbai against Sri Lanka

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

Mature India refuse to be beaten

Apr 3, 2011: Over the course of six weeks, and with their victory in the final, India busted a few old theories while proving several of their own ones right

Sharda Ugra at the Wankhede Stadium

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

India's cup of joy overflows

Apr 3, 2011: It was a day when the common man felt he was part of something special. A day when cherished dreams were realised

Nagraj Gollapudi at the Wankhede Stadium

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

Perfect timing by MS Dhoni

Apr 3, 2011: The India captain certainly can't be blamed for not having a sense of occasion or timing, and he stepped up on the biggest stage of all

Sidharth Monga at the Wankhede Stadium

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

Sharda Ugra at the Wankhede Stadium

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

The dive that defined Gambhir

Apr 2, 2011: Twice Gautam Gambhir had two potentially great ODI knocks cut short by careless run-outs. Today, when he dived full length, it seemed he was on to something special

Sidharth Monga at the Wankhede Stadium

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

Sri Lanka let down sublime Jayawardene

Apr 2, 2011: Sri Lanka were so feeble on the field that they rendered absolutely inconsequential a magnificent hundred from Mahela Jayawardene

Sambit Bal at the Wankhede Stadium

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

'India were a step ahead of us' - Sangakkara

Apr 2, 2011: Kumar Sangakkara, the Sri Lanka captain, took heart from his team's performance to reach the final of the World Cup but described the defeat to India in Mumbai as "hugely disappointing"

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

'We're going to miss Murali terribly' - Sangakkara

Apr 2, 2011: Kumar Sangakkara rued not being able to give Muttiah Muralitharan the perfect send-off in what was his final international appearance for Sri Lanka

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

The partnerships that won the Cup

Apr 2, 2011: MS Dhoni showed his penchant for a run-chase yet again, while the middle order soaked up pressure quite superbly with two decisive stands

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