India Wins Cricket World Cup

India beat Sri Lanka in the Cricket World Cup, the country's first championship victory since 1983. Sri Lanka posted 274-6 in the Mumbai match, while India went 277-4, despite losing Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar early in the game. India's victory was thanks in part to captain Mahendra Dhoni, who had a straight six high into the stands, sealing India's victory. On Sri Lanka's side, Mahela Jayawardene became the first player to score 100 in the final and still lose.