Video highlights of the World Cup final in 2011 as India clinched their second World Cup title by beating Sri Lanka under the leadership of MS Dhoni.


India went into the 2011 World Cup as favourites. As Ian Chappell said prior to the competition, “This is the most open World Cup since 1999.”


Although Australia were still No.1 and one of the strong contenders to win the title, India were favoured to succeed Australia at the top.


India faced a tough opponent in the form of their neighbours – Sri Lanka who went berserk at the death to post what looked like a match-winning total of 275. It’s never easy to chase under lights. To make matters worse, India lost Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar quite early.


Many thought it was all over for India. But Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli first and then Gambhir and Dhoni next brought India on the threshold of victory with two defining partrnerships. Yuvraj then came in and helped seal the game with his captain.


In 1983 they dethroned reigning champions West Indies, while in 2011 they toppled holders Australia. In 1983 they played three successive games quite brilliantly – against Australia, England and the West Indies – to emerge champions. In 2011, they played three fantastic matches equally memorably against Australia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to win the World Cup.