The 2011 edition of the ODI World Cup was staged in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Team India had plenty of challenges and obstacles on their way but they ensured to crack the code and churned out winning results when it mattered the most. Team India defeated Australia in the quarter-final and Pakistan in the semi-final.
In the end, the Men in Blue defeated Sri Lanka in the epic final showdown by six wickets to win the second World Cup title. In that edition, three players scored a century against the champions. Let’s learn about the names of three players who scored a hundred against Team India in the 2011 ODI World Cup.
1. Andrew Strauss
Andrew Strauss who was the captain of the England national cricket team scored a magnificent 158 off 145 in the group stage match against Team India wherein he smashed 18 fours and a six. This is probably the best inning for him as a captain. Batting first, India set up a target of 339 for England. In reply, England put up a great fight in the run-chase and the game ended in a tie.
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2. Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting, the two-time ODI World Cup-winning captain scored 104 against Team India in the quarter-finals of the 2011 ODI World Cup. The former Australian skipper constructed his innings with the help of 7 fours and a six. His innings helped Australia post 260/6. On the other hand, India chased down the target with 14 balls remaining and won the game by five wickets.
3. Mahela Jayawardene
Mahela Jayawardene upped his ante in the most important ICC ODI World Cup 2011 final against Team India. He scored 103 off 88 balls including 13 fours and helped Sri Lanka post a competitive total of 274/6. On the other hand, Team India chased down the target in 48.2 overs as India beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets at the iconic Wankhede Stadium to win the second ODI World Cup title.
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