Sachin Tendulkar

India Journey to 2011 World Cup

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2nd April 2011 is a day that brings back a flood of emotions for all Indians. Indian skipper MS Dhoni launched pacer Nuwan Kulasekara for a whacking six over the long-on to end India’s 28-year-old wait and helped his team lift the coveted World Cup trophy.

India Champions 2011

Men in Blue started the competition as favorites. That tournament was all about Sachin. His status in Indian cricket remains unparalleled. Despite achieving everything possible in his career, a World Cup winner’s medal was something that was missing from his cabinet. Despite being the tournament’s all-time top scorer, he had never got his hands on the trophy in five tries. 

Sachin Tendulkar

Coming into his sixth World Cup in 2011, the cricketing legend knew this was going to be his last attempt at the big prize. Almost every player spoke about ‘wanting to win the competition for Sachin’. Even the general mood of the nation was one that desperately did not want Sachin to end his career without lifting the biggest prize in the game. It was only fitting that the final was in his home town.India became third team to have won the title more than once after 1983 world cup.

Lets have a glance through India’s journey.


Feb 19: India vs Bangladesh

Venue : Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

India 370-4 (Virender Sehwag 175, Virat Kohli 100*; Mahmudullah 1-49)

Bangladesh 283-9 (Tamim Iqbal 70, Shakib Al Hasan 55; Munaf Patel 4-48)

Result : India won by 87 Runs

Player of the match: Virender Sehwag


Feb 27: India vs England

Venue: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Banglore

India 338 (Sachin Tendulkar 120, Yuvraj Singh 58, Gautam Gambhir 51; Tim Bresnan 5-48) 

England 338-8 (Andrew Strauss 158, Ian Bell 69; Zaheer Khan 3-64)

Result: Tied

Player of the match: Andrew Strauss


March 6: India vs Ireland

Venue: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Banglore

Ireland 207 (William Porterfield 75; Yuvraj Singh 5-31)

India 210-5 (Yuvraj Singh 50*; Johnston 2-16)

Result: India won by 5 wickets

Player of the match: Yuvraj Singh


March 9: India vs Netherlands

Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi

Netherlands 189(PW Borren:38; Zaheer 3-20)

India 191-5 (Yuvraj Singh 51*; PM Seelaar 3-53)

Result: India won by 5 wickets

Player of the match: Yuvraj Singh


March 12: India vs South africa

Venue: VCA Stadium, Nagpur

India 296 (Sachin Tendulkar 111, Virender Sehwag 73, Gautam Gambhir 69; Dale Steyn 5-50)

South Africa 300-7 (Jacques Kallis 69, Hashim Amla 61, AB de Villiers 52; Harbhajan Singh 3-53)

Result: SA won by 3 wickets

Player of the match: Dale Styen


March 20: India vs West Indies

Venue: Chepauk Stadium, Chennai

India 268 (Yuvraj Singh 113, Virat Kohli 59; Ravi Rampaul 5-51)

West Indies 188 (Devon Smith 81; Zaheer Khan 3-26)

Result: India won by 80 runs.

Player of the match: Yuvraj Singh


March 24: India vs Australia

Venue: Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera

Australia 260-6 (Ricky Ponting 104, Brad Haddin 53; Yuvraj 2-44)

India 261-5 (Yuvraj Singh 57*, Sachin Tendulkar 53, Gautam Gambhir 50; D Hussey 1-19)

Result: India won by 5 wickets

Player of the match: Yuvraj Singh


March 30: India vs Pakistan

Venue: PCA Stadium, Mohali

India 260-9 (Sachin Tendulkar 85; Wahab Riaz 5-46)

Pakistan 231 (Misbah-ul-Haq 56, Mohammad Hafeez 43; A Nehra 2-33)

Result: India won by 29 runs.

Player of the match: Sachin Tendulkar


April 2: India vs Sri Lanka

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Sri Lanka 274-6 (Mahela Jayawardene 103*, Kumar Sangakkara 48; Yuvraj Singh 2-49)

India 277-4 (Gautam Gambhir 97, Mahendra Singh Dhoni 91*; Malinga 2-42)

Result: India won by 6 wickets

Player of the match: MS Dhoni



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