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My Top 5 Magical World Cup Moments

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Malinga’s hat-trick

Sri Lanka’s king of sling claimed a second World Cup hat-trick in a six-wicket haul against hapless Kenya in Colombo. Malinga sent back Tanmay Mishra, Peter Ongondo and Shem Ngoche in successive balls. In 2007, he had taken four wickets in four balls against South Africa... Read More Click Here
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Kevin O'Brien's century
Oram's catch of Kallis
Riaz's yorker to Yuvraj
Harbhajan's dismissal of Umar Akmal
Dhoni's 6 to seal it


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Ind-Eng tied match (Strauss scoring 158)
Kevin O'Brien's 100
Yuvraj finishing the game against Australia
Sehwag's 21 run over off Gul
Dhoni's six to win the WC


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1. Dhoni's six to win the final
2. Ross Taylor goes berserk against Pak
3. Kevin O'Brien's come from behind hundred against England
4. Wahab Riaz's double strike against India
5. Tied match between Ind and Eng
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1. Dhoni's six to win the final
2. Ross Taylor goes berserk against Pak
3. Kevin O'Brien's come from behind hundred against England
4. Wahab Riaz's double strike against India
5. Tied match between Ind and Eng
Yeah, that one is definitely up there.


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Riaz double strike
Dhoni's six
Akmal dropping Taylor twice
Sachin's lap of honour

In no particular order:)

Special mention to Afridi wicket pose.


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The Tied Game - that's where the WC came alive for me

KOB and Ireland vs. England

NZ's 100 runs in the final 5 vs. Pak

South Africa's quarter final choke, failing to win a KO game in a WC yet again. Moment in question should be Oram's catch off Kallis, that started the slide.

MSD's 6.

In order of occurance.

Plenty of other awesome moments tho, such as England in general until the KO (losing to BD, beating RSA, above mentioned moments), Robin Peterson coming off with the new ball, Malinga's six yorkers, Wahab Riaz's ball to Yuvi, Steyn's five-fer, Malinga dismissing Sachin in the final, Jayawaradene's shot to bring up his 100, which kinda launced the final surge for SL to get to what seemed at the time an imposing total. Dilshan being a revelation with the ball, UV's rebirth and general awesomness, Munaf's caught and bowled, plenty of other fine catches and fielding efforts. Zak's second/third spells. Ajmal vs. Tendulkar. Afridi's celebration pose. Balaji Rao. RTD's 100 vs. England. Harbhajan dismissing Umar Akmal, the moment that you felt India had this game won. MSD's Six over backwards point which brought the equation down to 37 off 41.
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Zaheer's slower "knuckle balls" to dismiss Dwayne Smith at a crucial moment and Hussey in the QFs worth a mention, IMO. Brilliant pieces of skill.


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That Wahab Riaz in-swinging full toss to Yuvraj has to be the ball of the tournament. Very full, very fast, and superb late in-swing..........reminded you of Wasim and Waqar at their best

lol@ the reaction of the guy in the crowd......he says "what the hell is going on"..........:)

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Hard to narrow it down to 5, all of these were great moments. A couple that haven't been mentioned would be England's turnaround against South Africa and Hiral Patel's six off Tait.


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I agree with most of the ones mentioned above. Also, from a purely biased NZ fan's perspective, I'd put in Jesse Ryder's catch and pose in the semi. It was a wonderful moment.


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ESPNCricinfo's top 10 performances (Incidentally, the guy who wrote this article is a senior from my university):

World Cup 2011: Ten performances that lit up the World Cup

  • Shahid Afridi v Sri Lanka, 4 for 34
  • Andrew Strauss v India, 158 off 145
  • Kevin O'Brien v England, 113 off 63
  • Ross Taylor v Pakistan, 131 off 124
  • Brett Lee v Pakistan, 4 for 28
  • Yuvraj Singh v Australia, 57 off 65
  • Jacob Oram v South Africa, 4 for 39
  • Wahab Riaz v India, 5 for 46
  • Mahela Jayawardene v India, 103 off 88
  • MS Dhoni v Sri Lanka, 91 off 79

Ponting's 100 in QF unfortunate to miss out. But can't quibble too much over the chosen ones.
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