India defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets to win the 2011 Cricket World Cup on Saturday. With the victory India won its first cricket world cup title in 28 years. The Guardian explained the importance to India:

India was desperate for this victory; the humiliation of the Commonwealth Games corruption scandal was still fresh; the country’s recent diplomatic successes – not least towards a permanent seat on the UN Security Council – has been overshadowed by fresh concerns about its aspiration to be regarded as a first world nation.

Below are the highlights:

via The Guardian