India’s golden moments in the cricket World Cup…..10. Winning streak of 11 matches in a row in 2011 and 2015

The best sequence of consecutive World Cup matches without a defeat is that amazing streak of 34 matches by Australia from 27th May 1999 to 16th March 2011.

The best winning sequence in consecutive World Cup matches lies within this feat by Australia, 25 victories from 20th June 1999 to 25th February 2011.

India are second in this World Cup winning sequence, albeit by a long way, with 11 consecutive victories from 20th March 2011 to 19th March 2015.

Led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, this sequence of 11 consecutive wins was as follows:

20.3.2011, beat the West Indies in their last Group B match at Chennai by 80 runs.

24.3.2011, beat Australia in the Quarter-final at Motera, Ahmedabad by 5 wickets.

30.3.2011, beat Pakistan in the Semi-final at Mohali by 29 runs.

2.4.2011, beat Sri Lanka in the Final at Mumbai by 6 wickets.

15.2.2015, beat Pakistan in Pool B at Adelaide by 76 runs.

22.2.2015, beat South Africa in Pool B at Melbourne by 130 runs.

28.2.2015, beat United Arab Emirates in Pool B at Perth by 9 wickets.

6.3.2015, beat West Indies in Pool B at Perth by 4 wickets.

10.3.2015, beat Ireland in Pool B at Hamilton by 8 wickets.

14.3.2015, beat Zimbabwe in Pool B at Auckland by 6 wickets.

19.3.2015, beat Bangladesh in the Quarter-final at Melbourne by 109 runs.

India bowled out their opponents for the seventh successive match in 2015, the most by any team in the World Cup. This brought up Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s 100th victory as captain in One-day Internationals.

(Author Indra Vikram Singh can be contacted on email

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The Big Book of World Cup Cricket 1975-2011

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ISBN 978-81-901668-4-3


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