India vs. Sri Lanka: Cricket World Cup 2011 Final Highlights (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

04/02/2011 06:37 pm ET | Updated Jun 02, 2011
  • Craig Kanalley Senior Editor, Big News & Live Events, The Huffington Post

India defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets to win the 2011 Cricket World Cup on Saturday in Mumbai.

(Scroll down for video highlights and photos.)

The victory marked India's first cricket world cup title in 28 years and followed an historic semifinal match against archrival Pakistan. India was also able to avenge its loss to Sri Lanka in the 1996 World Cup.

"It's the ultimate thing and I'm experiencing it," said Indian great Sachin Tendulkar. "I couldn't have asked for anything better. It's the proudest moment of my life."

The Guardian outlined the meaning of the victory for India, a nation of more than 1 billion people:

India was desperate for this victory; the humiliation of the Commonwealth Games corruption scandal was still fresh; the country's recent diplomatic successes – not least towards a permanent seat on the UN Security Council – has been overshadowed by fresh concerns about its aspiration to be regarded as a first world nation.

To see the full scorecard for the match from ESPN, click here.

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India Vs. Sri Lanka: Cricket World Cup 2011 Highlights