April 3, 2011


India Wins Cricket World Cup (WILL DAVIES, 4/03/11, WSJ)

India won the Cricket World Cup Saturday, beating Sri Lanka by six wickets in Mumbai and sending this cricket-mad nation into a frenzy on a day that will be remembered as one of the greatest in its history.

It was the first ever World Cup final win by a host nation—India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh hosted the tournament—and likely marks the start of a prolonged period of Indian dominance in all forms of cricket. India's captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, hit the winning runs with a spectacular six—a ball hit over the boundary without bouncing—to claim the trophy and secure a place in Indian legend.

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