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World T20, 2nd Semi-Final

India vs West Indies

at Mumbai, Mar 31, 2016
West Indies 196/3 beat India 192/2 by 7 wickets

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 in Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka

India vs Sri Lanka - ICC cricket world cup 2011 Final

ICC World Cup 2011 Final
India Cricket team IND vs SRL Sri Lanka Cricket team
Saturday, 2 April 2011 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
India Cricket World Cup 2011
Cricket World Cup

ICC World Cup Final, India vs Sri Lanka - India power to World Cup triumph

India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in a pulsating final to deliver World Cup glory to their cricket-mad population for the first time since 1983. Sri Lanka smashed 91 from their last 10 overs to post 274-6 in Mumbai, with Mahela Jayawardene making a superb 103. India lost Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar early on but Gautam Gambhir and Mahendra Dhoni rebuilt the innings. Gambhir was out for 97, but captain Dhoni's brilliant unbeaten 91 led India to a famous win with 10 balls to spare.
India 277 for 4 (Gambhir 97, Dhoni 91*) beat Sri Lanka 274 for 6 (Jayawardene 103*, Sangakkara 48) by six wickets

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2011 Quarter Finals

ICC World Cup 2nd Quarter Final, India v Australia (Match E) - India into the semis, to meet Pakistan in Mohali

Yuvraj Singh played a match-winning innings after Ricky Ponting's 104 - his first century for 13 months - helped Australia set a target of 261 for India in Ahmedabad. Sachin Tendulkar's 53 set the hosts off in fine style, and Gautam Gambhir added 50 before Yuvraj (57 not out) saw India to a five-wicket win with 14 balls to spare.

The result ended an extraordinary run of success for the Aussies in the World Cup. Beaten finalists in 1996 when Ponting was a junior player, they won the next three tournaments, an imposing run that included a run of 34 matches without defeat.

India team: SR Tendulkar, V Sehwag, G Gambhir, V Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, SK Raina, R Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Z Khan, MM Patel
India 261 for 5 (Yuvraj 57*, Tendulkar 53, Gambhir 50) beat Australia 260 (Ponting 104, Haddin 53, Ashwin 2-52, Yuvraj 2-44) by 5 wickets

ICC World Cup Cricket Quarter Finals

DateStart TimeMatchVenue
Wed Mar 2308:30 GMT | 14:30 local | 04:30 EDT 1st Quarter Final
Pakistan v West Indies
(Match C)
Thu Mar 2409:00 GMT | 14:30 local | 05:00 EDT2nd Quarter Final
India v Australia
(Match E)
Fri Mar 2508:30 GMT | 14:30 local | 04:30 EDT3rd Quarter Final
New Zealand v South Africa
(Match F)
Sat Mar 2609:00 GMT | 14:30 local | 05:00 EDT4th Quarter Final
Sri Lanka v England
(Match D)


ICC World Cup Cricket Group A

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts
Pakistan 6 5 1 0 0 10
Sri Lanka 6 4 1 0 1 9
Australia 6 4 1 0 1 9
New Zealand 6 4 2 0 0 8
Zimbabwe 6 2 4 0 0 4
Canada 6 1 5 0 0 2
Kenya 6 0 60 0 0

ICC World Cup Cricket Group B

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts
South Africa 6 5 1 0 0 10
India 6 4 1 1 0 9
England 6 3 2 1 0 7
West Indies 6 3 3 0 0 6
Bangladesh 6 3 3 0 0 6
Ireland 6 2 4 0 0 4
Netherlands 6 0 6 0 0 0

ICC World Cup 40th Match, Australia v Pakistan, Group A - Australia run ended by Pakistan

Pakistan ended Australia's 34-match unbeaten run at World Cups with a tense four-wicket victory in Colombo to secure top spot in Group A. Ricky Ponting's side looked out of sorts after choosing to bat, crumbling to 176 all out with Umar Gul (3-30) and Abdul Razzaq (2-8) impressing.
Pakistan 178 for 6 (Shafiq 46, Umar 44*, Lee 4-28) beat Australia 176 (Haddin 42, Gul 3-30)

ICC World Cup 35th Match, Australia v Canada, Group A - Australia openers crush Canada

Australia extended their unbeaten run in World Cups to 34 matches, and vaulted from fourth to first in Group A after beating Canada by seven wickets with 91 balls to spare.
Australia 212 for 3 (Watson 94, Haddin 88) beat Canada 211 (Patel 54, Lee 4-46) by seven wickets

ICC World Cup 31st Match, Australia v Kenya, Group A - Kenya steal the show in Australia win

Australia defeated Kenya by 60 runs in a World Cup Group A match after amassing 324 for six, batting first. They were made to work surprisingly hard by Kenya who reached 264 for six in 50 overs. The Australian bowlers managed to take only three wickets, with the other three batsmen falling to runouts.
Australia 324 for 6 (Clarke 93, Hussey 54) beat Kenya 264 for 6 (C Obuya 98*, Mishra 72) by 60 runs

ICC World Cup 20th Match, Sri Lanka v Australia, Group A - Rain ruins match

Kumar Sangakkara led from the front with a responsible, and skillful, knock to push his team towards a competitive total when rain intervened to kill the contest between tournament heavyweights Sri Lanka and Australia. With his knock of 73, he also become the second wicketkeeper after Adam Gilchrist to complete the double of 8000 runs and 300 dismissals in ODIs.

With this no-result game, Australia's tally of winning 31 World Cup games in succession has ended.
Sri Lanka 146 for 3 (Sangakkara 73*, Samaraweera 34*) v Australia Match Abandoned after 32.5 overs

ICC World Cup 8th Match, Australia v New Zealand, Group A - Australia seal easy win

Mitchell Johnson and Shaun Tait paved the way for defending champion Australia's easy seven wicket win over New Zealand in a World Cup Group A match at the Vidarbha Cricket Stadium. Chasing 207, openers Shane Watson (62) and Brad Haddin (55) smashed the Black Caps all around as the four-time winners cruised to the target in 34 overs.

The match was given the status of the bilateral contest and dedicated it to the earthquake victims of Christchurch.
Australia 207 for 3 (Watson 62, Haddin 55) beat New Zealand 206 (Nathan 52, Vettori 44, Johnson 4-33, Tait 3-35) by 7 wickets

ICC World Cup 4th Match, Australia v Zimbabwe, Group A - Australia begin World Cup defence with convincing win over Zimbabwe

Australia got their quest for a fourth-straight World Cup crown off to a solid start with a comfortable 91-run win over Zimbabwe in their opening game of the tournament. Ricky Ponting's men cruised to a 91-run triumph in Ahmadabad that looked more like a practice match than a game at the highest level of one-day cricket. They posted a total of 262, with Watson and Clarke scoring freely. Shane Watson top-scored with eight fours and a six in his 72 from 92 deliveries, while Michael Clarke added an unbeaten 58.

Left-armer Mitchell Johnson took 4-19 as the Aussies extended their winning run in the competition to 24 games.
Australia 262 for 6 (Watson 79, Clarke 58*, Mpofu 2-58) beat Zimbabwe 171 (Cremer 37, Johnson 4-19, Tait 2-34) by 91 runs

ICC World Cup Warm-up Matches, India v Australia at Bangalore

Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting top-scored with 57 on his return from injury but Australia finished 38 runs short of their target of 215, despite reaching 118-1 at one stage. India's number one spinner Harbhajan Singh (3-15) and Piyush Chawla with figures of 4-31 from nine overs were instrumental in India's win.

In order to ensure players are given maximum opportunity, teams are permitted to use any 11 batsmen from their 15-man squad, and any bowlers.

India's next warm-up game versus New Zealand at Chennai on Feb 16, 2011.
India 214 in 44.3 ov (Sehwag 54, Lee 3-35) beat Australia 176 all out in 37.5 ov (Ponting 57, Chawla 4-31) by 38 runs.

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.