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

Wright Thompson

A man walks past a hoarding featuring Sachin Tendulkar and Kapil Dev

In Tendulkar country

An American writer new to cricket experiences the first couple of weeks of the World Cup, navigating the madness of a billion fans and chasing the soul of the game

MS Dhoni calls for a referral when Ian Bell was struck on the pads by Yuvraj Singh

World Cup 2011

ICC bats for its 2.5-metre rule

The controversial clause in the Decision Review System (DRS) that reprieved Ian Bell was introduced into the rules because of players' doubts over the accuracy of the ball tracker technology.

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v England, World Cup 2011, Group B, Bangalore

We can't improve our fielding much - Dhoni

India captain, MS Dhoni, has admitted his side fielded poorly against England, but said that improving their fielding wasn't an option given their limitations

ESPNcricinfo staff

Tim Bresnan clobbered a huge six over midwicket

India v England, Group B, World Cup 2011, Bangalore

Bresnan reprimanded, England fined

Tim Bresnan, the England allrounder, has been reprimanded for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct, while England were fined for a slow over-rate

Richard Kemp

India v England, Group B, World Cup 2011, Bangalore

Now that's what I call an ODI

An English fan, sitting in the "Calcutta Stand" in Bangalore, watches the World Cup's most thrilling game so far