March 24th Down the years,Yuvraj ended Australia’s Dream run
On this day in 2011 World cup,India beat Australia in Quarter finals
Yuvraj Singh ended Australia’s dream run at World Cups with a pulsating half-century that knocked the 4-time champions out of the competition in the quarter final. On a heat summer day, Australian captain Ricky Ponting compiled a stable hundred to propel Australia to 260 on a -paced track at Motera, Ahmedabad. In reply, Sachin Tendulkar scored an similarly stylish 53 to get India’s chase rolling. Australia struck back with quick wickets leaving India to get 74 off 75 with 5 wickets remaining. Yuvraj Singh(57*), in the corporation of Suresh Raina, then counterattacked and took India home with over 2 to spare, sparking wild celebrations. The defeat ended Australia’s pursuit of triumphing a fourth world cup on the trot. India moved to the semi-finals in which they beat Pakistan earlier than completing a historic win in the finals against Sri Lanka in Mumbai.