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Yuvraj Singh is Player of the World Cup

April 03, 2011 00:06 IST

Flamboyant left-hander Yuvraj Singh was declared man of the 2011 World Cup for his stupendous all-round effort in the tournament, which India won after beating Sri Lanka by six wickets in the final in Mumbai on Saturday.

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India won the summit clash with ten balls to spare, chasing down Sri Lanka's total of 274 in 48.2 overs.

It was the highest successful chase in a World Cup final.

Yuvraj SinghIn nine matches, including six in the league phase, the Punjab-born Yuvraj amassed 362 runs and took 15 wickets with his slow left-arm spinners to emerge as the man with the golden arm for his country in its quest for World Cup glory for the second time in the tournament's history.

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The five-member jury of the International Cricket Council that anointed the 29-year-old Chandigarh-born cricketer, who bagged four man of the match awards in the mega event, for the coveted honour comprised ICC cricket manager Dave Richardson, umpire Aleem Dar, referee Ranjan Madugalle and journalists Chritopher Martin-Jenkins and Anand Vasu.

Victorious India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was declared the man of the match after his unbeaten knock of 91 in 79 balls with eight fours and two sixes.

- Congratulate Team India

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