India Wins 2011 Cricket World Cup

On Saturday, April 2nd, India won the 2011 Cricket World Cup, defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the final, played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, India. While 33,000 spectators watched the final in person, some estimates have placed the number of TV viewers worldwide at well over 1 billion people - perhaps the most-viewed sports event ever. Saturday's final followed two semi-final matches, including a March 30th contest between host nation India and rival Pakistan, where Pakistan's prime minister, Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani and India's prime minister, Manmohan Singh sat side by side to take in the match in an act of "cricket diplomacy." Gathered here are images from the last few days of the 2011 Cricket World Cup, a look at the matches, the players and many of their supporters.

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