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
A pink typhoon
England had been contemplating a walk in the park against Ireland, but they found themselves at the receiving end of a pasting
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
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
Kev and John's excellent adventure
At 111 for 5, Ireland looked to be at the receiving end of a mismatch, but they turned things around with a win their nation will never forget
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
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
Why did the toss in the final need to be done twice?
How much do you know about the ninth World Cup?
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
India win their second title
Twenty-eight years after they first took the title, India did it again, this time at home
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?
'We honestly thought we had a great chance to win that World Cup'
At 34, Thilan Samaraweera was desperate to add a World Cup appearance to his CV. He go his wish, and played in a final as well
Afghanistan on brink of 'national celebration'
Afghanistan need just one more win in the World Cricket League (WCL) Championship to secure a first ever World Cup berth and write another heartwarming chapter in the nation's cricketing story
Afghanistan look to seal World Cup spot
Afghanistan coach Kabir Khan is looking for a direct qualification for the 2015 World Cup when his team takes on Kenya on Wednesday and Friday in what are must-win matches for them to qualify
The compelling story of Yuvraj Singh
How he fought cancer and came out on top after winning a World Cup is a heartwarming tale for the ages
The night of the possible
No one expected Ireland to pull off the biggest chase in World Cup history, against England. But they had one Kevin O'Brien in their midst to do just that
Five one-day international sides that have left a lasting mark on the game
This behind-the-scenes look at the 2011 World Cup is interesting, and has a good background score, but lacks a narrative
Too drained to care
You don't support your side through a World Cup win and then forget all about it inside a week to cheer them as they turn out for different teams in a Twenty20 league
Murali says his home farewell in style
What if the IPL had 33 times as many games?
Andy Zaltzman is almost back to normal after being debriefed on the World Cup, though a revolting song stays stuck in his head
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Ever wished you could be in the TV control room at the stadium during a cricket match?
Would you go out with the IPL?
If the world's premier Twenty20 league, the World Cup, and the Test championship were people, they would obviously have online dating profiles. And this is how they would look
How do you top a World Cup win?
Some said the World Cup success would increase the fans' appetite for the IPL. That seems optimistic
Dhoni's among the great modern captains
India's captain has taken his side to the top without a great bowling attack, which makes his achievement more remarkable