ICC World Twenty20 - Final

Sri Lanka v West Indies

West Indies won by 36 runs

0.6

Mathews to Samuels, no run, maiden to start with, ideal stuff for Sri Lanka, in the channel outside off, wider than the deliveries before this, leaves it be

West Indies 0/1   MN Samuels 0* (1b)

2.1

Mathews to Samuels, no run, short of a good length outside off, bowled at 129kmph, leaves that one alone outside off as it moves away

2.2

Mathews to Samuels, no run, angling in towards off and middle, each dot ball's being cheered by this capacity crowd, defended off the back foot towards cover

2.3

Mathews to Samuels, no run, takes his bottom-hand off that one as it struck him just under the handle, defended towards cover from the crease, no single on offer again

2.4

Mathews to Samuels, no run, angling in towards middle and leg, appeal for lbw, as Marlon shufffled across to turn it square, struck him on the pads, Marlon's in a bit of pain, replays show it would have just clipped the top of leg stump, marginal, Aleem Dar had his doubts

2.5

Mathews to Samuels, 1 run, first run off the bat, angling in towards middle and leg, gets a thick inside edge this time past square leg for a single

West Indies 2/1   MN Samuels 1* (6b)

3.1

Kulasekara to Samuels, FOUR, width, on a good length and enough width for Marlon to free his arms, slams that past a diving extra cover for a boundary, relief for the batsmen

3.2

Kulasekara to Samuels, no run, angling in this time, good bounce off a good length, takes his bottom hand off to defend it into the leg side

3.3

Kulasekara to Samuels, 1 run, driven on the up this time, presents a straight bat to play it just wide of mid-off for a single

3.6

Kulasekara to Samuels, no run, nicely bowled and well played in the end, was surprised by the bounce and dropped it down with soft hands towards point, shot off from a good length

West Indies 8/1   MN Samuels 6* (10b 1x4)

4.2

Malinga to Samuels, 1 run, shortish on the off, drops it down to pick a single again

4.5

Malinga to Samuels, 1 run, another offcutter, Samuels runs that one down to third man for a single

West Indies 12/1   MN Samuels 8* (12b 1x4)

5.1

BAW Mendis to Samuels, no run, goes on straight, punched off the back foot towards mid-off, short of a good length

5.2

BAW Mendis to Samuels, 1 run, edged and just wide of slip, floated it on a good length outside off, opened the face past Mahela for a single

West Indies 13/1   MN Samuels 9* (14b 1x4)

6.1

Mathews to Samuels, 1 run, Samuels goes over the top, slower ball from Mathews, lands full outside off and he drives it uppishly towards deep cover for a single

6.3

Mathews to Samuels, no run, angling in towards off, gets forward and knocks it towards point from the crease

6.4

Mathews to Samuels, 1 run, shortish on the off, slower one, punched towards deep cover for a single

6.6

Mathews to Samuels, no run, kept a little low this time, angling in towards middle and leg and appears to strike the handle as he tries to fend it into the leg side

West Indies 18/2   MN Samuels 11* (18b 1x4)

7.2

BAW Mendis to Samuels, no run, shortish outside off, turns away this time and goes past the outside edge as he tries to late-cut that

7.3

BAW Mendis to Samuels, no run, pitched on a length on the off stump and it's driven back to the bowler

7.4

BAW Mendis to Samuels, no run, Samuels wanted to attack that, tossed up on middle and leg, tries to smash it over long-on, got an inside edge onto the pads

7.5

BAW Mendis to Samuels, 2 runs, flighted on the off, rocks forward and eases that past extra cover for a couple of runs into the deep

7.6

BAW Mendis to Samuels, 1 run, shortish on the off, gets on the back foot to push it to point, another tight over

West Indies 22/2   MN Samuels 14* (23b 1x4)

8.1

Mathews to Samuels, no run, cutters reign, shortish outside off and he can only chop that down to point

8.2

Mathews to Samuels, 1 run, chips that past extra cover in the direction of long-off, just a very tight line from Mathews

8.4

Mathews to Samuels, 2 runs, smashed, Malinga does well at deep cover, diving to his right, remember he dropped Hafeez in the semi, this time he throws himself to his right against that well-struck drive on the up and keeps them to two runs

8.5

Mathews to Samuels, 2 runs, drives on the up again does Samuels as he's given some width, plays it wide of long-off, Kulasekara runs to his left and cuts it off, two more

8.6

Mathews to Samuels, no run, yorker length from Mathews this time, in the blockhole outside off and Samuels just bumps that in towards Sangakkara, dot and the end of a superb spell

West Indies 29/2   MN Samuels 19* (28b 1x4)

9.2

Dananjaya to Samuels, 1 run, comes down the track and chips it over square leg for a single

9.4

Dananjaya to Samuels, no run, tries to charge down the track and get to the pitch but it turns in, can't connect as he tries to swing with the spin, misses and it takes the pads and goes to short fine

9.5

Dananjaya to Samuels, no run, turning in from outside off, flighted this time, gets outside the line to defend that

9.6

Dananjaya to Samuels, no run, this one turned the other way, Marlon didn't pick that initially, saw it turn away and could only defend it back to the bowler

West Indies 32/2   MN Samuels 20* (32b 1x4)

10.2

BMAJ Mendis to Samuels, 2 runs, over the top, mistimed down the ground and spilled by Kulasekara, tough chance running around the boundary

10.3

BMAJ Mendis to Samuels, 1 run, flicked down to long on from the stumps, bit of a slog

West Indies 36/2   MN Samuels 23* (34b 1x4)

11.1

Dananjaya to Samuels, 1 run, back of a length, cut out through the covers

11.5

Dananjaya to Samuels, no run, forward outside off, blocked into the covers, big stride in there

11.6

Dananjaya to Samuels, 2 runs, full length, too straight, worked for two between the deep fielders

West Indies 48/2   MN Samuels 26* (37b 1x4)

12.2

Malinga to Samuels, SIX, full length on the leg stump, doesn't quite get this in the hole and Samuels steps outside leg stump and whacks it into the stands over midwicket

12.3

Malinga to Samuels, SIX, six more, this time over extra cover, if Malinga doesn't get it spot it he can disappear, and again it was a half-volley, the front leg was cleared and a clean-as-a-whistle strike ensued

12.4

Malinga to Samuels, 1 run, length this time and guided down to third man

12.6

Malinga to Samuels, SIX, clear the front leg and once again, when Malinga misses his length he goes far and this is smashes over long on

West Indies 69/2   MN Samuels 45* (41b 1x4 3x6)

13.2

BAW Mendis to Samuels, 1 run, back and pulled into midwicket

13.4

BAW Mendis to Samuels, no run, outside off, went to fiddle it fine and missed

13.5

BAW Mendis to Samuels, 1 run, outside off again, dropped into cover point for a single

West Indies 73/2   MN Samuels 47* (44b 1x4 3x6)

14.1

BMAJ Mendis to Samuels, 1 run, played down to long off on the back foot

14.3

BMAJ Mendis to Samuels, SIX, down the wicket and timed perfectly into the stands, lovely strike again and he's trying to rescue his side here, 50 for him now

14.4

BMAJ Mendis to Samuels, FOUR, goes again and gets it in the gap at cow corner, dragged it slightly but effective

14.5

BMAJ Mendis to Samuels, 1 run, down the wicket, dropped in shorter, checks the shot and chips it on the bounce to long on

West Indies 86/3   MN Samuels 59* (48b 2x4 4x6)

15.5

BAW Mendis to Samuels, no run, back on his stumps and flicking back to the bowler

15.6

BAW Mendis to Samuels, 1 run, forward and dropped into the covers, they take a quick single and there's a direct hit from Mathews, and Sammy just gets back in time

West Indies 89/5   MN Samuels 60* (50b 2x4 4x6)

16.1

Malinga to Samuels, 1 run, fine off-stump yorker, dug out down the ground

16.3

Malinga to Samuels, FOUR, again, Malinga just missed the length, wide of off stump too, Samuels reaches across and carves it wide of third man for four, rocketed to the rope

16.4

Malinga to Samuels, SIX, short now, swung at again, comes off the toe of the back, he was a little late on the hook but sails over the rope

16.5

Malinga to Samuels, SIX, oh my days this has travelled a ridiculously long distance, full ball on the stumps and, well, it has gone 108 metres, what a strike

16.6

Malinga to Samuels, 1 run, and now he fancies the strike, going across the stumps to take a single to third man

West Indies 108/5   MN Samuels 78* (55b 3x4 6x6)

17.1

Dananjaya to Samuels, OUT, not any more, pulled down midwicket's throat it was hit hard and flat and straight to the fielder. Went back to try and find the leg side stands but didn't get the elevation and it was straight to the fielder who took it well and did a little Gayle-style dance

MN Samuels c BMAJ Mendis b Dananjaya 78 (70m 56b 3x4 6x6) SR: 139.28

West Indies 108/6   MN Samuels 78 (56b 3x4 6x6)
Tournament Results
Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 7, 2012
West Indies won by 36 runs
Australia v West Indies at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 5, 2012
West Indies won by 74 runs
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 4, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 16 runs
India v South Africa at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 2, 2012
India won by 1 run
Australia v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 2, 2012
Pakistan won by 32 runs
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Match Coverage

Ian Chappell - How do you stop Gayle and Co?
Report - Samuels, Sammy give WI first world title since 1979
Features - A game that proved Twenty20 matters
Stats Analysis - Samuels' best, Malinga's worst
News - 'Wanted to attack their best bowler' - Samuels
News - 'We're going to live this moment forever' - Sammy
Features - Silence and celebration at the Premadasa
Match Analysis - A triumph for Sammy
Match Analysis - A bizarre and joyous night of cricket
News - 'This is for the Caribbean people' - Sammy
News - Relief for Samuels after 'a lot of tough times'
Match Analysis - Another final, another heartbreak for Sri Lanka
Fan Following - Shall we tell the president?
Awards - The six that rang out across the world
Video Interviews - West Indies celebrate in style
Video Interviews - Exclusive: 'Samuels destroying Malinga changed the game'
Video Highlights - World T20 2012: West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 36 runs
Video Press Conference - Jayawardene bemoans poor batting
Video Press Conference - Samuels delighted at the historic moment
Audio Match Analysis - 'Dilshan dismissal was key'
Audio Match Analysis - 'World T20 showed how important WI is to world cricket'
Video Press Conference - 'This is for the Caribbean people' - Sammy
Video World Twenty20 Daily - World T20 Daily: West Indies rule the world
Video Match Analysis - Determined West Indies triumph
Video The Chuck Fleetwood-Smiths - Two Chucks: Samuels writes his own script
Gallery - West Indies thump Sri Lanka to take T20 title
Gallery - Sri Lanka: route to the final
Gallery - West Indies: route to the final

Photos

Oct 7, 2012

West Indies celebrate their victory, 'Gangnam' style, Sri Lanka v West Indies, final, World Twenty20, Colombo, October 7, 2012

West Indies celebrate their victory, 'Gangnam' style

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Oct 7, 2012

Darren Sammy takes good care of the World Twenty20 trophy, Sri Lanka v West Indies, final, World Twenty20, Colombo, October 7, 2012

Darren Sammy takes good care of the World Twenty20 trophy

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