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)
0.1

Mathews to Charles, no run, shoulders arms, goodish length and it moves away after pitching, left alone to the keeper

0.2

Mathews to Charles, no run, around a good length again, rocks forward and pushes that firmly towards cover

0.3

Mathews to Charles, no run, held it back just a hint, stood tall and patted it away towards point from the crease

0.4

Mathews to Charles, no run, short of a good length this time, not giving much room here, gets on the back foot does Charles and guides it to point

0.5

Mathews to Charles, OUT, West Indies have lost Charles! Short and he went after it, made a bit of room and tried to slap it back over the bowler's head but totally mistimed, lobbed up towards mid-off and was an easy catch in the end

J Charles c Kulasekara b Mathews 0 (3m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

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   AD Mathews 1-1-0-1
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

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   AD Mathews 2-1-1-1
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

6.2

Mathews to Bravo, 1 leg bye, drops that one short on leg stump, caught on the glove as he fends it into the leg side

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

6.5

Mathews to Bravo, 1 run, slower one bowled on a length, pushes it towards deep cover for a single, Malinga covers that and prevents the second

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   AD Mathews 3-1-4-1
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

8.3

Mathews to Bravo, 1 wide, down the leg side, angling down leg as Bravo tries to work that fine, called a wide

8.3

Mathews to Bravo, 1 run, shortish outside off, cuts it wide of third man but good fielding from Dananjaya at third man, returned a good throw to keep them to a single

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   AD Mathews 4-1-11-1
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