ICC World Twenty20 - Final

Sri Lanka v West Indies

West Indies won by 36 runs

1.1

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

1.2

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

1.3

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

1.4

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

1.4

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

1.5

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

1.6

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)

2.6

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)

3.4

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

3.5

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)

4.1

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

4.3

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

4.4

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

4.6

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)

5.3

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

5.3

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.

5.4

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

5.5

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)
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
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Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 4, 2012
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India v South Africa at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 2, 2012
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Australia v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 2, 2012
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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

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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Oct 7, 2012

West Indies on fire: Darren Sammy led them to a first world title since 1979, Sri Lanka v West Indies, final, World Twenty20, Colombo, October 7, 2012

West Indies on fire: Darren Sammy led them to a first world title since 1979

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