ICC World Twenty20, Final: Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS), Oct 7, 2012
West Indies won by 36 runs
7 October 2012 - night match (20-over match)

Kulasekara to Gayle, no run, a bit of away swing there for Kulasekara, widish delivery from the bowler there, leaves that alone


Kulasekara to Gayle, no run, ohh, walks forward, took a couple of steps as that was bowled and then defended that good length delivery firmly towards mid-off


Kulasekara to Gayle, no run, short of a good length, just a bit of away movement after pitching on middle and off, defends it to point


Kulasekara to Gayle, 1 wide, down the leg side and West Indies get their first run, Gayle leaves that alone and the Windies are off the mark


Kulasekara to Gayle, no run, away movement again, nipping away from a goodish length, gets on the back foot and defends it watchfully towards point


Kulasekara to Gayle, no run, beaten, beaten, comes down the track, wants to get a move on, pitched up and he misses as he drives against one that swings away past the outside edge


Kulasekara to Gayle, no run, on leg stump, bowled at 130kmph, tries to tickle it fine, brushes the pads, no run on offer, excellent start by Kula and Angelo

West Indies 1/1   CH Gayle 0* (6b)

Mathews to Gayle, no run, beaten, lovely bowling, pitched it up, tempted him with an away going ball that just beat the outside edge as Gayle tried to push through the line

West Indies 2/1   CH Gayle 0* (7b)

Kulasekara to Gayle, no run, huge appeal for lbw, Taufel shakes his head, that struck him in line no doubt but it pitched outside leg, pitched outside and moved towards middle, just marginally outside leg stump mind you, was close, but just outside


Kulasekara to Gayle, 1 run, punched off the front foot wide of mid-off to complete another quick single

West Indies 8/1   CH Gayle 1* (9b)

Malinga to Gayle, 1 run, starts with a slower one does Malinga, 124.4, slower than his usual ones anyway, turned past square leg for a single


Malinga to Gayle, no run, was surprised by that extra bounce again, seemed to me to be the offcutter, 124.5kmph, cut away to go past the outside edge as Gayle dropped his hands on that one


Malinga to Gayle, 1 run, takes his bottom hand off that one as well and guides that one towards third man for a single, Malinga bowling cutters


Malinga to Gayle, no run, drops that short outside off, a bit quicker than the rest but not by much, Gayle leaves that one alone

West Indies 12/1   CH Gayle 3* (13b)

BAW Mendis to Gayle, 1 wide, the legspinner, goes down the leg side, lands on leg and turns down, tries to sweep fine, misses, called a wide


BAW Mendis to Gayle, no run, the legspinner again, shortish on leg stump and turning down, quicker through the air this time and Gayle is struck on the pads as he tries to whip it square, big appeal for lbw, was missing leg, replays show that would have hit leg, so my bad.


BAW Mendis to Gayle, no run, Gayle tries to sweep that shortish delivery down leg, caught on the glove, it pops up in front of short fine, lands safe


BAW Mendis to Gayle, OUT, Gayle's trapped in front, this went straight on, Gayle was caught in front again, rocked forward but not much to defend but played a little outside the line to that, struck him in line with middle and leg and Taufel had no doubt this time, was flatter and straighter this time

CH Gayle lbw b BAW Mendis 3 (26m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.75

West Indies 14/2   CH Gayle 3 (16b)





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Hours of play (local time) 19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.20, Interval 20.20-20.40, Second Session 20.40-22.00

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