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    In pics: India's memorable wins at Wankhede

    • A bird's eye view of the Wankhede stadium where India and Sri Lanka will be at loggerheads during the World Cup final. (Getty Images)

    • Murali Kartik bowled an inspired spell, 6-27, to dismantle Australia with his slow left arm spin. Batting first, Australians were bundled out for a meager 193 but they came back strongly to reduce India to 143 for 8 at one stage. Kartik (21) played an important hand with the bat as well, along with Zaheer Khan (31), to take India home in 46 overs with two wickets remaining. The southpaw, deservingly, got the man-of-the-match for his all-round effort. (Getty Images)

    • Mr. Reliable, Rahul Dravid, played a patient knock (78 off 106 balls) to help India reach the required 222, put up by the Graeme Smith-led side, inside 48 overs with five wickets remaining. All-rounder Irfan Pathan bowled an impressive spell (3/20 in eight overs) while opening the bowling. Jacques Kallis did hit 91 runs but consumed 146 balls for that. (Getty Images)

    • After winning the toss in the final of the Titan Cup, Sachin Tendular's fifty (67 off 88 balls) helped India muster a modest 220 runs in their innings. But despite the lower order flourish by Dave Richardson (43) and Pat Symcox (46), South Africa were all out for 185, thus losing the battle by 35 runs. Anil Kumble was declared the player of the match for his figure of 4 for 25. (Getty Images)

    • In a low-scoring affair, West Indies made a paltry 192 in their 50 overs. India, in reply, were 135/4 in 33.1 overs when rain-interrupted the play, thus washing out the remaining play. India were eight runs ahead than required at the end of 33 overs thus declared winner. After the disastrous start to their innings as both of their openers Manoj Prabhakar and Sachin Tendulkar got out without opening their accounts. Navjot Singh Sidhu, who was awarded man-of-the-match, scored an unbeaten 65. (Getty Images)

    • Riding on a blistering century (108 off just 94 balls) by Mohammad Azharuddin, India posted 299. Though in reply, opener Roshan Mahanama scored a fast-paced 98 off 91 balls and Asanka Gurusinha played a cameo (50 off 34 balls), it was not enough to avoid a 10-run loss in the first ever match played at the Wankhede. (Getty Images)