2011 ICC Cricket World Cup WINNER
India
Year
2011
Runner up
Sri Lanka
Host
India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh
  • Most Runs
    Tillakaratne Dilshan
    500 runs
  • Most Wickets
    Shahid Afridi
    21 wickets
    Zaheer Khan
    21 wickets
  • Player of the series
    Yuvraj Singh

India became the first home nation to win a World Cup when they defeated Sri Lanka in the final at the iconic Wankhede. It was an emotional journey for India as it was Sachin Tendulkar's final appearance in cricket's biggest extravaganza.

Having played in a record five World Cups for India before the 2011 World Cup, this was Sachin's last chance to win the title.

Sri Lanka won the toss and Mahela Jayawardene's unbeaten 103 took the islanders to 274/6 in 50 overs. India were in trouble when they lost both Sachin and Sehwag at 31/2.

But it was for the 109-run stand between captain MS Dhoni (91 not out) and Gautam Gambhir (97) that took India to the cusp of victory before Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh finished it off.

Earlier, India defeated arch-rivals Pakistan in the semi-final whereas Sri Lanka defeated New Zealand in the other semi-final.

Pakistan were hoping to upstage India at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali but the much-vaunted challenge fell away before the professional Indian outfit.

World Cup 2011 Points Table

No Teams P W L T NR Pts
1 Pakistan 6 5 1 0 0 10
2 Sri Lanka 6 4 1 0 1 9
3 Australia 6 4 1 0 1 9
4 New Zealand 6 4 2 0 0 8
5 Zimbabwe 6 2 4 0 0 4
6 Canada 6 1 5 0 0 2
7 Kenya 6 0 6 0 0 0
No Teams P W L T NR Pts
1 South Africa 6 5 1 0 0 10
2 India 6 4 1 1 0 9
3 England 6 3 2 1 0 7
4 West Indies 6 3 3 0 0 6
5 Bangladesh 6 3 3 0 0 6
6 Ireland 6 2 4 0 0 4
7 Netherlands 6 0 6 0 0 0

World Cup 2011 Matches

Feb 19 2011, Sat
India Vs Bangladesh, Match 1
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
370/4 - 283/9
India beat Bangladesh by 87 runs
Feb 20 2011, Sun
New Zealand Vs Kenya, Match 2
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
72/0 - 69/10
New Zealand beat Kenya by 10 wickets
Feb 20 2011, Sun
Sri Lanka Vs Canada, Match 3
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota
332/7 - 122/10
Sri Lanka beat Canada by 210 runs
Feb 21 2011, Mon
Australia Vs Zimbabwe, Match 4
Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
262/6 - 171/10
Australia beat Zimbabwe by 91 runs
Feb 22 2011, Tue
England Vs Netherlands, Match 5
Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur
296/4 - 292/6
England beat Netherlands by 6 wickets
Feb 23 2011, Wed
Pakistan Vs Kenya, Match 6
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota
317/7 - 112/10
Pakistan beat Kenya by 205 runs
Feb 24 2011, Thu
South Africa Vs West Indies, Match 7
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
223/3 - 222/10
South Africa beat West Indies by 7 wickets
Feb 25 2011, Fri
Australia Vs New Zealand, Match 8
Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur
207/3 - 206/10
Australia beat New Zealand by 7 wickets
Feb 25 2011, Fri
Bangladesh Vs Ireland, Match 9
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
205/10 - 178/10
Bangladesh beat Ireland by 27 runs
Feb 26 2011, Sat
Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka, Match 10
R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
277/7 - 266/9
Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 11 runs
Feb 27 2011, Sun
India Vs England, Match 11
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
338/10 - 338/8
India tied with England
Feb 28 2011, Mon
Zimbabwe Vs Canada, Match 12
Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur
298/9 - 123/10
Zimbabwe beat Canada by 175 runs
Feb 28 2011, Mon
West Indies Vs Netherlands, Match 13
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
330/8 - 115/10
West Indies beat Netherlands by 215 runs
Mar 01 2011, Tue
Sri Lanka Vs Kenya, Match 14
R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
146/1 - 142/10
Sri Lanka beat Kenya by 9 wickets
Mar 02 2011, Wed
England Vs Ireland, Match 15
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
327/8 - 329/7
Ireland beat England by 3 wickets
Mar 03 2011, Thu
South Africa Vs Netherlands, Match 16
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
351/5 - 120/10
South Africa beat Netherlands by 231 runs
Mar 03 2011, Thu
Pakistan Vs Canada, Match 17
R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
184/10 - 138/10
Pakistan beat Canada by 46 runs
Mar 04 2011, Fri
New Zealand Vs Zimbabwe, Match 18
Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
166/0 - 162/10
New Zealand beat Zimbabwe by 10 wickets
Mar 04 2011, Fri
Bangladesh Vs West Indies, Match 19
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
58/10 - 59/1
West Indies beat Bangladesh by 9 wickets
Mar 05 2011, Sat
Australia Vs Sri Lanka, Match 20
R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
/ - 146/3
Match Abandoned
Mar 06 2011, Sun
South Africa Vs England, Match 21
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
165/10 - 171/10
England beat South Africa by 6 runs
Mar 06 2011, Sun
India Vs Ireland, Match 22
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
210/5 - 207/10
India beat Ireland by 5 wickets
Mar 07 2011, Mon
Canada Vs Kenya, Match 23
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
199/5 - 198/10
Canada beat Kenya by 5 wickets
Mar 08 2011, Tue
Pakistan Vs New Zealand, Match 24
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
192/10 - 302/7
New Zealand beat Pakistan by 110 runs
Mar 09 2011, Wed
India Vs Netherlands, Match 25
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
191/5 - 189/10
India beat Netherlands by 5 wickets
Mar 10 2011, Thu
Sri Lanka Vs Zimbabwe, Match 26
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
327/6 - 188/10
Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by 139 runs
Mar 11 2011, Fri
West Indies Vs Ireland, Match 27
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
275/10 - 231/10
West Indies beat Ireland by 44 runs
Mar 11 2011, Fri
Bangladesh Vs England, Match 28
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
227/8 - 225/10
Bangladesh beat England by 2 wickets
Mar 12 2011, Sat
India Vs South Africa, Match 29
Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur
296/10 - 300/7
South Africa beat India by 3 wickets
Mar 13 2011, Sun
New Zealand Vs Canada, Match 30
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
358/6 - 261/9
New Zealand beat Canada by 97 runs
Mar 13 2011, Sun
Australia Vs Kenya, Match 31
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
324/6 - 264/6
Australia beat Kenya by 60 runs
Mar 14 2011, Mon
Bangladesh Vs Netherlands, Match 32
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
166/4 - 160/10
Bangladesh beat Netherlands by 6 wickets
Mar 14 2011, Mon
Pakistan Vs Zimbabwe, Match 33
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
164/3 - 151/7
Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 7 wickets (D/L method)
Mar 15 2011, Tue
South Africa Vs Ireland, Match 34
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
272/7 - 141/10
South Africa beat Ireland by 131 runs
Mar 16 2011, Wed
Australia Vs Canada, Match 35
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
212/3 - 211/10
Australia beat Canada by 7 wickets
Mar 17 2011, Thu
England Vs West Indies, Match 36
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
243/10 - 225/10
England beat West Indies by 18 runs
Mar 18 2011, Fri
Netherlands Vs Ireland, Match 37
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
306/10 - 307/4
Ireland beat Netherlands by 6 wickets
Mar 18 2011, Fri
New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka, Match 38
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
153/10 - 265/9
Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 112 runs
Mar 19 2011, Sat
Bangladesh Vs South Africa, Match 39
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
78/10 - 284/8
South Africa beat Bangladesh by 206 runs
Mar 19 2011, Sat
Australia Vs Pakistan, Match 40
R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
176/10 - 178/6
Pakistan beat Australia by 4 wickets
Mar 20 2011, Sun
Zimbabwe Vs Kenya, Match 41
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
308/6 - 147/10
Zimbabwe beat Kenya by 161 runs
Mar 20 2011, Sun
India Vs West Indies, Match 42
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
268/10 - 188/10
India beat West Indies by 80 runs
Mar 23 2011, Wed
Pakistan Vs West Indies, 1st Quarter Final
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
113/0 - 112/10
Pakistan beat West Indies by 10 wickets
Mar 24 2011, Thu
Australia Vs India, 2nd Quarter Final
Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
260/6 - 261/5
India beat Australia by 5 wickets
Mar 25 2011, Fri
New Zealand Vs South Africa, 3rd Quarter Final
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
221/8 - 172/10
New Zealand beat South Africa by 49 runs
Mar 26 2011, Sat
Sri Lanka Vs England, 4th Quarter Final
R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
231/0 - 229/6
Sri Lanka beat England by 10 wickets
Mar 29 2011, Tue
New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka, 1st Semi Final
R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
217/10 - 220/5
Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 5 wickets
Mar 30 2011, Wed
Pakistan Vs India, 2nd Semi Final
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
231/10 - 260/9
India beat Pakistan by 29 runs
Apr 02 2011, Sat
Sri Lanka Vs India, Final
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
274/6 - 277/4
India beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets
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