On 2nd April 2011, India won the World Cup title by defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the final match played at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. This was the first World Cup win for India after 28 long years.
In the history of Cricket, India has won the World Cup title twice. The first World Cup win was in 1983 under the captaincy of Cricket legend Kapil Dev. The final match was played between India and West Indies at Lord’s on 25th June 1983.
The jinx was broken after 28 years, in 2011 Cricket World Cup final when India and Sri-lanka came face to face to become the World Championships. Sri Lanka had won the toss and elected to bat first. They scored 274 runs with a loss of 6 wickets in 50 overs. Mahela Jayavardhane played a fabulous inning with 103 runs.
Under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Team India being the chasing team lost two early wickets of Virendra Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar. Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir took control of the match and gave a partnership of 83 runs. However, with the loss of another wicket (Virat Kohli) in the 22 over, Mahendra Singh Dhoni took charge and along with Gambhir they celebrated a partnership of 109 runs. Gambhir fell short of 3 runs to score a century and was able to make 97 runs. Dhoni made 91 runs, not out in 79 deliveries for which he was named the Man of the Match. Dhoni won the match for India by hitting a six off Nuwan Kulasekara, when only 4 runs were required off 11 balls. India made 277/4 in 48.2 overs, for which the team had set a record for the highest successful run-chase in the World Cup.