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2011 Cricket World Cup knockout stage

In the 2011 Cricket World Cup, the knockout stage was the second and final stage of the World Cup, following the group stage. The top four teams from each group (8 total) advanced to the knockout stage to compete in a single-elimination style tournament. A third place playoff match is not included in the tournament.[1] The one-over eliminator was introduced into One Day International cricket at the 2011 Cricket World Cup knockout stage where a game ending in a tie would be decided via a one-over eliminator.[2] With their victory over Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka became the first team to qualify for the Quarter-finals of the tournament.[3]



West Indies v Pakistan

23 March 2011
14:30 (Scorecard
West Indies 
112 (43.3 overs)
113/0 (20.5 overs)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 44* (106)
Shahid Afridi 4/30 (9.3 overs)
Pakistan won by 10 wickets
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZ) and Steve Davis (Aus)
Player of the match: Mohammad Hafeez (Pak)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.

West Indies won the toss and elected to bat first. They lost early wickets and never recovered, being completely bowled out for a paltry 112, got there without losing a wicket. This was the West Indies' lowest score in the knockout stages.[4] and the third lowest in their World Cup history.[5] With this win, Pakistan has reached at least the Semi Final stages in five consecutive ICC tournaments, including one ICC Champions Trophy and three ICC World Twenty20.

Australia v India

24 March 2011
14:30 (Scorecard
260/6 (50 overs)
261/5 (47.4 overs)
Ricky Ponting 104 (118)
Yuvraj Singh 2/44 (10 overs)
Yuvraj Singh 57* (65)
David Hussey 1/19 (5 overs)
India won by 5 wickets
Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (SA) and Ian Gould (Eng)
Player of the match: Yuvraj Singh (Ind)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

Australia's loss to India ended their 12-year reign as ODI world champions. Australia posted 260 for 6 wickets at the end of their innings with Ricky Ponting scoring 104 runs. In response, India chased down the target with 14 balls to spare. India, who had freshly handed the Australians their first defeat in 35 World Cup matches. India's innings was built on half-centuries by Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh, as well as an unbroken partnership of 74 between Yuvraj and Suresh Raina.

New Zealand v South Africa

25 March 2011
14:30 (Scorecard
New Zealand 
221/8 (50 overs)
 South Africa
172 (43.2 overs)
Jesse Ryder 83 (121)
Morné Morkel 3/46 (8 overs)
Jacques Kallis 47 (75)
Jacob Oram 4/39 (9 overs)
New Zealand won by 49 runs
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur Dhaka
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Jacob Oram (NZ)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.

This was the sixth time New Zealand had qualified for semi-final, equalling Australia's and Pakistan's record. The Proteas have still never won a World Cup game at the knock-out stage, this loss bringing their record to 0-5.

England v Sri Lanka

26 March 2011
14:30 (Scorecard
229/6 (50 overs)
 Sri Lanka
231/0 (39.3 overs)
Jonathan Trott 86 (115)
Muttiah Muralitharan 2/54 (9 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Billy Doctrove (WI) and Simon Taufel (Aus)
Player of the match: Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.

Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga both made centuries as Sri Lanka chased down a target of 230 to win by ten wickets; this run chase set a new record for the highest successful run chase in a ten-wicket victory in ODI history.[6]


New Zealand v Sri Lanka

29 March 2011
14:30 (Scorecard
New Zealand 
217 (48.5 overs)
 Sri Lanka
220/5 (47.5 overs)
Scott Styris 57 (77)
Ajantha Mendis 3/35 (9.5 overs)
Tillakaratne Dilshan 73 (93)
Tim Southee 3/57 (10 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Steve Davis (Aus)
Player of the match: Kumar Sangakkara (SL)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.

For a second consecutive time Sri Lanka defeated New Zealand in the semi-finals of the World Cup and made it to the finals. This was the last match Muttiah Muralidaran played on Sri Lankan soil.[7]

India v Pakistan

Main article: 2011 Cricket World Cup Semifinal: India v Pakistan
30 March 2011
14:30 (Scorecard
260/9 (50 overs)
231 (49.5 overs)
Sachin Tendulkar 85 (115)
Wahab Riaz 5/46 (10 overs)
Misbah-ul-Haq 56 (76)
Ashish Nehra 2/33 (10 overs)
India won by 29 runs
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
Umpires: Ian Gould (Eng) and Simon Taufel (Aus)
Player of the match: Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat

The match was attended by the Prime Ministers of both the countries, Yousaf Raza Gillani of Pakistan and Manmohan Singh of India.[8][9] Anti-aircraft missiles were deployed at Mohali to prevent any air attacks.[9] The local airport was full of private jets, and an estimated one billion people saw the match on television.[10] Tickets for the match were selling for over ten times their normal selling price on the black market.[11]

India won the toss and elected to bat first. Sachin Tendulkar was dropped four times and survived an early leg before wicket decision before being dismissed for 85.[12] India finished with a total of 260. Pakistan had a steady start, but India kept taking wickets and won by 29 runs.[11]

After the match was over Indian and Pakistani leaders pledged to resolve their differences, including cooperation in the investigation of the 2008 Mumbai attacks.[9][13] Additionally the skies over Delhi were lit up with large numbers of fireworks.[11]


2 April 2011
14:30 (Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
274/6 (50 overs)
277/4 (48.2 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 103* (88)
Yuvraj Singh 2/49 (10 overs)
Gautam Gambhir 97 (122)
Lasith Malinga 2/42 (9 overs)
India won by 6 wickets
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires: Simon Taufel (Aus) and Aleem Dar (Pak)
Player of the match: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Ind)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.

This was Sri Lanka's second consecutive loss in a World Cup Final and was also Muttiah Muralidaran's last ODI match. This match also recorded the highest successful run chase by any team in a World Cup Final and also only the third time that a team batting second had won the World Cup Final.


External links

  • 2011 World Cup website
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