10 years of India`s World Cup title: How MS Dhoni and Co got there


v BangladeshResult: Won by 87 runsOpener Virender Sehwag launched India`s marketing campaign with a blistering 175. Virat Kohli too contributed with a ton in his first World Cup innings. The duo added 203 runs for the third wicket to propel India to 370-4. Thanks to pacer Munaf Patel`s 4-48, hosts Bangladesh have been restricted to 283-9, thus falling brief by 87 runs.
v EnglandResult: Match tiedBatting legend Sachin Tendulkar delighted the Bangalore crowd with a classic efficiency (120 off115 balls) as India posted a mammoth 338. It seemed like a simple win for the hosts however Andrew Strauss had different plans. The England skipper, opening the innings, smashed 158 to take the guests near the goal. England managed 13 off the final over from pacer Munaf as the sport led to an exciting tie.
v IrelandResult: Won by 5 wicketsYuvraj Singh starred with an all-round effort in opposition to Ireland. His maiden five-wicket haul helped India bowl out the minnows for simply 207 earlier than his unbeaten fifty ensured the hosts reached house with 4 overs to spare.
v NetherlandsResult: Won by 5 wicketsYuvraj took the centre stage but once more. The left-arm spinner claimed 2-43 and scored an unbeaten 51 as India chased the 190-run goal with over 13 overs to spare.
v South AfricaResult: Lost by three wicketsTendulkar`s second ton (111 off 101 balls) of the match went in useless as India suffered its first defeat. At 268-2 in 40 overs, India seemed all set for a giant complete, however the hosts stumbled within the final 9 overs, thus managing simply 296 in 48.4 overs. With 13 required of the final over, Robin Peterson smashed two fours and a six off pacer Ashish Nehra`s remaining over to assist the Proteas attain the goal with two balls to spare.
v West IndiesResult: Won by 80 runsYuvraj bossed but once more with an all-round present to assist India finish the league stage on a excessive. The middle-order batsman`s maiden World Cup ton (113) took India to 268. Pacer Zaheer Khan`s 3-26 and two wickets every from spinners R Ashwin and Yuvraj ensured a simple win for India after bowling out Windies for 188 in simply 43 overs.
v Australia (Quarter-final)Result: Won by 5 wicketsAustralia skipper Ricky Ponting led from the entrance in an important encounter together with his first worldwide hundred in 13 months to assist the defending champions submit a combating 260-6. But in-form Yuvraj was decided to take India house. His unbeaten 57 and some late hitting by Suresh Raina (34 not out) made the goal look straightforward because the hosts ended champions Australia`s World Cup desires with 14 balls to spare.
v Pakistan (Semi-final)Result: Won by 29 runsTendulkar took full benefit of 4 dropped catches by arch-rivals Pakistan in a excessive voltage encounter. The batting maestro`s 85 and an unbeaten 36 by Raina propelled India to 260-9. Pakistan, in reply, started the chase properly and seemed snug at 100-2 in 23 overs. But Yuvraj claimed two wickets off consecutive overs to convey India again into the match. The guests couldn`t get better thereafter thus falling brief by 29 runs.
v Sri Lanka (Final)Result: Won by six wicketsThe remaining started with a toss confusion. The coin needed to be tossed twice as match referee Jeff Crowe didn`t hear Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara`s name within the first try. Sri Lanka have been made to sweat for each run after profitable the toss, because the guests crawled to 100-2 in 24 overs. But a quickfire unbeaten 103 off 88 balls by Mahela Jayawardene took Sri Lanka to 274-6. In reply, India misplaced opener Virender Sehwag for a duck off the second ball of the innings. But Gautam Gambhir`s 97 and 91 not out from skipper MS Dhoni ensured India beat Sri Lanka to elevate the World Cup after 28 years.