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First Look: The six that sealed the World Cup!

Last updated on: April 3, 2011 02:33 IST

Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara watches as India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni hits Kulasekara over long-on for a six to seal victory in the World Cup final at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Saturday night.

- Scorecard

- Congratulate Team India

India, powered by scintillating knocks from Gautam Gambhir (97) and Dhoni (91 not out), chased down Sri Lanka's total of 274 for 6 in 50 overs to win with ten balls to spare.

The victory gave India its second world title -- 28 years after Kapil's Devils scored that famous, albeit unexpected, win in England -- and exorcised the ghosts of the Caribbean debacle in 2007.

It also made up for the disappointment of having come up second best to the all-conquering Australians in the 2003 final.

Photograph: Getty Images