Yuvraj steers India clear

Beating an Australian team is never an easy job, least of all in a knockout match in a World Cup. In 2011, Yuvraj Singh was determined to do it

India get their second

Overview World Cup 2011

A two-decade long dream

In 2011, MS Dhoni helped end a 28-year wait for India and gifted Sachin Tendulkar something he had craved throughout his career - to be called a World Cup champion

A pearl that could have been priceless

Mahela Jayawardene's classic 2011 hundred did not deserve to be the only one of six in World Cup finals to not have been good enough to earn the maker's side the trophy

Life as a World Cup Invincible

The 2007 World Cup was the pinnacle of my career. I only played a handful of Tests, 30-odd one-dayers, went on a few good tours, and that was about it

Gilchrist squashes Sri Lanka

Batting with a squash ball in your glove can be an uncomfortable experience, but not for Adam Gilchrist

Australia’s hat-trick of wins

Overview World Cup 2007

The World Cup catches political heat

The day in 2003 that Andy Flower and Henry Olonga took a political, and potentially dangerous, stand against the Zimbabwe government

Australia, and yet again

Overview World Cup 2003

Ponting leads another Australian juggernaut

Australia went into the 2003 World Cup final against India unbeaten in the tournament, and by the end of the match he proved how well they had reinvented themselves, despite the absence of key players

Tendulkar lands a timeless KO

He lived the match a year in advance, and when he finally walked out to bat against Pakistan in 2003, he produced a classic

Australia lay the first brick of the treble

Shane Warne was in the thick of the action once again as Australia ruthlessly ran over Pakistan in the 1999 World Cup final at Lord's

Glenn McGrath's words of doom

Pidge does his take on Veni, Vidi, Vici against West Indies at Old Trafford in 1999

Warne's magic ball, and a bizarre tie

Shane Warne's heroics helped Australia tie the teams' 1999 semi-final, possibly the greatest ODI of them all

Sri Lanka’s turn

Overview World Cup 1996

The messenger who couldn't deliver a message

Ravindra Pushpakumara, the 12th man in the 1996 final, was asked to pass on tons of advice to the batsmen in the middle. But he didn't

Australia again

Overview World Cup 1999

'We left knowing that we put South Africa on the map'

South Africa hadn't expected to be invited to the 1992 World Cup, and when they were, they did not think they would make it to the semis