INDIAS ROAD TO VICTORY IN WORLD CUP CRICKET@19832007 T20&2011 WORLD CUPS
1983 WORLD CUP In the 1983 Cricket World Cup, India was given a boost in that it would be able to play two matches against each of the three teams in its pool. The only minnows in the World Cup were theZimbabwe cricket team, a team that India was grouped with. India were also grouped with theWest IndiesandAustralia, creating formidable matchups for a team that had become known for its inability to perform in the World Cup.India opened up their campaign against the favourites, the West Indies. But it shocked all observers with a 34 run victory thanks to a strong performance fromYashpal Sharma(89 from 120 balls, 9 fours). India totalled up 262 in 60 overs and tumbled the West Indies out for 228, thanks to a quick 3 wickets fromRavi Shastri. A confident team went on to deal out a thrashing against Zimbabwe, chasing down the total of 156 with 23 overs and 5 wickets to spare, helped by a half-century fromSandeep Patil(50 from 54 balls, 7 fours, 1 six).Madan Lalwas the destroyer in chief with his three wickets. However, the confidence and morale were short-lived as India was dealt out a 162 run thrashing from Australia 2 days later. India collapsed to 158 attempting to chase Australia's mammoth 320 As India entered the second half of the group stage, they opened up with a loss against the West Indies by 66 runs.Vivian Richards(119 from 146 balls) took the West Indies to 282 in 60 overs, a score that India was unable to chase despiteMohinder Amarnath's(80 from 139 balls) good innings
India's next match against Zimbabwe was to become famous for the remainder of history. The favourites, India, were 5-17 by an emerging Zimbabwe bowling lineup. A defeat would have made qualifying for the semifinal impossible, butKapil Dev's(175 from 138 balls, 16 fours, 6 sixes)* famous innings took India to 266 (he combined withSyed Kirmani(24 from 56 balls, 2 fours) in a 126 run 9th wicket partnership). The Zimbabwe batsmen got starts but were once again hampered byKapil DevandMadan Lalwho got 4 wickets between them. India ended up winning by 31 runs. However, the last match against Australia was still a must win. But India made light work, winning by 118 runs thanks to 4-wicket hauls byMadan LalandRoger BinnyIndia's semi-final match against England contained no drama. India coasting to a 6 wicket victoryIn final with west indies tumbled India out for 183 , withKris Srikkanth(38 from 57 balls, 7 fours, 1 six) top scoring, and were cruising on their way to a memorable victory at 2-57, withVivian Richards(33 from 28 balls) at the head before suffering a major collapse. They were annihilated by the Indian bowlers and reached 6-76 before providing some sort of resistance. They were all out for 140, India won by 43 runs. The heroes of the day were Mohinder Amarnath (3/12 and 26) and Kris Srikkanth (top scorer with 38).
1983 WORLD CUP WINNING TEAM
Sachin man of the tournament @2003 world cup
2007 WORLD CUPIndia dint perform well in this world cup and was ruled out in the pool matches
2007 T20 WORLD CUP
INDIAS PERFOMANCE IN GROUP STAGEIndia 141/9 (20 overs)vPakistan141/7 (20 overs)Match tied, Indiawonbowl-out(30)Kingsmead,DurbanUmpires:Billy Doctrove(WI) andSimon Taufel(Aus)Player of the match:Mohammad AsifRobin Uthappa50 (39)Mohammad Asif4/18 (4)Misbah-ul-Haq53 (35)Irfan Pathan2/20 (4)
INDIA @SUPER EIGHT MATCHESNew Zealand 190 all out (20 overs)vIndia180/9 (20 overs)New Zealandwon by 10 runsWanderers Stadium,JohannesburgUmpires:Mark Benson(Eng) andNigel Llong(Eng)Player of the match:Daniel Vettori(NZ)
India vs englandIndia 218/4 (20 overs)vEngland200/6 (20 overs)Indiawon by 18 runsKingsmead,DurbanUmpires:Billy Doctrove(WI) andSimon Taufel(Aus)Player of the match:Yuvraj Singh(Ind)Virender Sehwag68 (42)Chris Tremlett2/45 (4)Vikram Solanki43 (31)Irfan Pathan3/37 (4)Yuvraj Singhscored the fastest fifty in an official Twenty20 International from just 12 deliveries faced (previous best was 20 balls byMohammed Ashrafulin the same tournament) and also became the fourth cricketer in all official forms of cricket and the first in Twenty20 to hit 6 sixes in an over.Stuart Broadwas the bowler.
INDIA VS SOUTH AFRICAINDIAvSouth Africa116/9 (20 overs)Indiawon by 37 runsKingsmead,DurbanUmpires:Billy Doctrove(WI) andSimon Taufel(Aus)Player of the match:Rohit Sharma(Ind)Rohit Sharma50 (40)Shaun Pollock2/17 (4)Albie Morkel36 (37)R. P. Singh4/13 (4)After three teams finished on equal points New Zealand and India advanced to the semi-finals by having higher net run rates. The hosts, South Africa, were eliminated as a result of this match.
India vs australia(scorecard)India 188/5 (20 overs)v Australia173/7 (20 overs) Indiawon by 15 runsKingsmead,DurbanUmpires:Asad Rauf(PAK),Mark Benson(ENG)Player of the match:Yuvraj Singh(Ind)Yuvraj Singh70 (30)Mitchell Johnson2/31 (4)Matthew Hayden62 (47)S Sreesanth2/12 (4)Yuvraj Singh(Ind) hit the longest six of the tournament (119 m)
INDIA VS PAKISTAN(FINAL)India won the toss and chose to bat on what was considered to be a traditionally batsman-friendly pitch at the Bullring.Umar Gultook the wickets of bothYuvraj SinghandMahendra Singh Dhoni, leaving India with 157/5 in 20 overs; onlyGautam Gambhir(75 from 54 balls) produced a notable innings. A 21-run over fromSreesanthswung the game towards Pakistan. However,Irfan PathanandJoginder Sharmaslowed the scoring dramatically. With Pakistan needing 54 from 24 balls,Misbah-ul-Haqhit 3 sixes offHarbhajan Singhin one over.Sreesanthwas also dispatched for 2 sixes but took the wicket ofSohail Tanvir, as Pakistan went into the last over needing 13 runs to win, with only 1 wicket remaining. Joginder Sharma bowled a wide first ball, followed by a dot ball. Misbah followed by taking six off a full-toss; Pakistan needed just 6 runs to win from the last four balls. Misbah attempted to hit the next ball with apaddle-scoopoverfine leg, but he only managed to sky the ball, and it was caught at short fine-leg by Sreesanth, leaving Pakistan all out for 152 runs.Irfan Pathanwas awarded theMan of the Matchfor his spell, which included 3 wickets for 16 runs, including that ofMan of the Series,Shahid Afridi.
2011 WORLD CUP
INDIA PEROFMANCE @GROUP STAGEIndia vs BangladeshIndia played their first match against Bangladesh. The memories of 2007 World Cup were fresh and the Indians were determined to thrash The Tigers. Bangladesh skipper won the toss and chose to field first. Virender Sehwag cleared his intentions by scoring a boundary of the first ball of the World Cup. He played in his usual style and scored 175 runs which was his best ODI scorethen. Virat Kohli, who had been included in the team in place of Suresh Raina also didnt disappoint and went on to score his maiden World Cup ton. With two centuries from Sehwag and Kohli (100), India scored a mammoth total of 370 runs.
Tamim Iqbal (70) once again led the attack for his side but failed to score a century which was required to meet Indias huge total. The Tigers tried all they could, but managed to score just 283 runs and fell short of the total.
Result: India won by 87 runs
Man of the Match: Virender Sehwag (175 runs)
INDIA VS ENGLANDIndia vs England
While the match against Bangladesh was a low key affair, India clashed against England in their second match of the World Cup that turned out to be a riveting tie.
Skipper Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat first. Tendulkar, who opened the innings played brilliantly to score his 47th ODI hundred which was also his 5th in World Cup matches. He got good support from Yuvraj Singh(58) and Gautam Gambhir (51). India posed a challenging total of 338 runs. Chasing the huge total, England skipper Andrew Strauss led from the front and scored his best ODI score (158) before being dismissed by Zaheer Khan. As wickets fell at regular intervals, Graeme Swann scored one run off the final ball of the innings and the match was tied.
INDIA VS IRELAND INDIAVS NEDERLANDS
Ireland vs IndiaIn yet another low key affair, India were all set to continue their winning streak in the World Cup. Yuvraj Singh went on to take his maiden 5-wicket haul as the team struggled for runs. Skipper William Porterfield and Neil Obrien shared a 113-run-stand for the third wicket that helped the side cross 200. India lost Sehwag, Tendulkar, Gambhir and Kohli for just 100 runs after which, once again Yuvraj Singh came to the teams rescue and India achieved the target in 46 overs with 5 wickets in hand.The Netherlands vs IndiaNetherlands skipper Peter Borren won the toss and chose to bat. The skipper had mentioned that the players were looking forward to rectify their errors of the previous matches by putting a good show with the bat. The players could not meet the expectations of the skipper as the team was all out for just 189 runs. The players made a careful start and Team India had to waitfor 16 overs to taste first blood. Chasing the paltry total, Indians too, at one stage were struggling with the loss of 4 wickets for 99 runs, but in-form batsman Yuvraj Singh made sure that they won the match comfortably without any further hiccups.
INDIA VS SOUTH AFRICA INDIA VS WEST INDIESIndia vs South AfricaIt was another high-voltage clash between two of the best teams of world cricket. India won the toss and decided to bat first. The opening pair of Sehwag and Tendulkar scored plenty of runs off the new ball as both Steyn and Morkel leaked too many runs initially. The pair added 142 runs for the first wicket before Sehwag was bowled by F du Plessis. Tendulkar who went on to score his 99th ODI ton also shared another century partnership with Gambhir (69) and India looked set for a mammoth total once the scorecard read 267/1 at the end of 40 overs. B