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On this day in 2011: Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina ended Australia’s World Cup campaign at Ahmedabad 

How India won 2011 World Cup Quarterfinal?

On this day 13 years ago, Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina scripted history with their match-winning partnership to knock Australia out of the 2011 World Cup.  

Let us look at How India won 2011 World Cup Quarterfinal in detail:

Batting first Australia posted 260 on board in 50 overs with Ricky Ponting scoring a ton.  

India in reply, lost Virender Sehwag early, but a modest partnership between Sachin and Gambhir, rescued India. Both completed their fifties but failed to score more and left the crease in between the run chase.  


India once again found themselves in trouble after losing 5 wickets for 187. With 74 more to win in 75 deliveries, Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina took the center stage and made the task look easy with their brilliant batting performance.  

Yuvraj, who also took 2 wickets with the ball, shot 57 with the bat while Raina’s 28-ball 34 was also crucial which helped India to win the quarterfinal of World Cup 2011.  


How India won 2011 World Cup Quarterfinal?

Australia was in total control while batting first and at one stage reached 110 for 1 in 22.4, creating a similar scenario like the 2003 World Cup, which India lost with a big margin.  

This time, Yuvraj didn’t let that happen as he quickly took 2 wickets to put Australia in pressure. Ricky Ponting, however, once again came in between and scored a century to guide Australia to a respectable 260.  

The 261 target was not that big, but the big game pressure against the mighty Australian bowlers, made that big.  

India faced a shocker when their in-form Virender Sehwag went back to pavilion early in chase.  


Sachin Tendulkar (53) and Gautam Gambhir (58) played their part in the chase, but that wasn’t enough, Virat Kohli (24), and MS Dhoni (7), also walked back early.  

The host nation still needed 74 and their last dependable combination was on the crease, which not only brought India back in game, but also made them the winner of the World Cup 2011 Quarter final.  

India next faced Pakistan in semifinal on March 30 at Mohali, which they won to advance to the final.  

Then came the historic day for India, when they defeated Sri Lanka at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 2, 2011, ending their 28-year World Cup drought.  


Vineet Vashisht
Vineet Vashisht
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