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Essay on “World Cup Cricket 2011” Complete Essay for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

World Cup Cricket  2011

Essay No. 01

          India rewrote history a piece of which they had first scripted 28 years ago in June 1983. Mahendra Singh Dhoni thus joined Kapil Dev as a Cup-winning captain and led from the front at the Bankhead Stadium,  Mumbai on a muggy Saturday night battling back pains and aching lets as India eased to a six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka with 10 balls to spare. Needing 275 to win, India’s chase was anchored by Gautam Gambhir’s fighting 97 before the player of the tournament Yuvraj Singh took it home alongside his captain. Fireworks blasted into the right as International Cricket Council president Sharad Pawar handed over the glittering trophy to Dhoni and his cheering teammate’s show was promptly showered with champagne and still more confetti. Sri Lanka had ridden a sublime unbeaten 103 from Mahela looked like the Indians had a battle on their hands with Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar back in the pavilion and only 32 runs on the board.

          Earlier in Quarterfinal matches played during March 23 to 26. Pak. Beat West Indies in Mirpur by 10 wickets. India beat Australia in Ahmedabad by 5 wickets. New Zealand beat South Africa in Mirpur by 49 runs (3rd Qr. Final) Australia for the first time in 24 years of ICC World Cup history could not reach the cup-winning stage. On March 29, in Colombo, Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 5 wickets in the first semi-final. Brief score- N. Zealand 217 Sri Lanka 220/5. Batting first India with Sachin Tendulkar’s brilliant 35, scored 260/9 in 50 over’s but Pakistan was all out in the 50th over for 231 runs only. And India reached the final for the third time in the history of games.

          According to cricket pundits, the latest World Cup was the most successful ever in the history of the global cricket extravaganza. The tournament was a roaring success as much on the cricketing front as on the organizational front. The teams rarely failed to dazzle; different teams and individuals at different points of time registered brilliant feats on the field, enthralling spectators in a fair measure. In all 24 centuries were scored and the total number of runs scored came to 21.333. 1902 4s and 258 6s were hit in all, and the number of wickets to fall was 731. The highest individual score was posted by Virender Sewage of India. When he scored 175 in the inaugural match against Bangladesh.

          The World Cup victory was a fitting culmination of Team India’s steady rise over a four-year period during which Dhoni led India to the T20 World title as also the numerous Uno status in ICC Test rankings.

          The 11th ICC World Cup is scheduled to be hosted by Australia/ New Zealand in 2015.

World Cup 2011

Essay No. 02

The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup was the tenth Cricket World Cup. It was played in India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. It was Bangladesh’s first time co-hosting a World Cup. The World Cup was also supposed to be co-hosted by Pakistan, but in the wake of the 2009 attack on the Sri Lanka national cricket team in Lahore, the International Cricket Council (ICC) decided to strip Pakistan of its hosting rights. The headquarters of the organising committee were originally situated in Lahore, but have now been shifted to Mumbai. Pakistan was supposed to hold 14 matches, including one semi-final. Eight of Pakistan’s matches (including the semi-final) were awarded to India, four to Sri Lanka, and two to Bangladesh. All matches in the World Cup were accorded One Day International status, with all matches being played over 50 overs. Fourteen national cricket teams competed in the tournament, including ten full members and four associate members. The World Cup took place between February and 2 April 2011, with the first match played on 19 February 2011 with co-hosts India and Bangladesh facing off at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka. The opening ceremony was held on 17 February 2011 at Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka, two days before the start of the tournament, with the final on 2 April 2011 between India and Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The tournament was won by India who defeated Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the final. India became the second time winner of the World Cup final before they won in (1983). Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored an unbeaten 91 in the final and was adjudged the man of the match.

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