ICC World Twenty20 - Final

Sri Lanka v West Indies

West Indies won by 36 runs

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

West Indies 0/1   CH Gayle 0* (0b)   AD Mathews 0.5-0-0-1

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   MN Samuels 9* (14b 1x4)   BAW Mendis 0.5-0-2-1

13.6

BAW Mendis to Bravo, OUT, forward around off stump, big cry for leg before, was it pad first? Yes says the umpire and Bravo has to go. He was caught around the knee roll playing forward around off stump, I had doubt of whether he was in line and especially whether there was bat involved but umpire Taufel thought both favoured the bowler and that it wasn't too high either, another big blow

DJ Bravo lbw b BAW Mendis 19 (29m 19b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

West Indies 73/3   MN Samuels 47* (44b 1x4 3x6)   BAW Mendis 3-0-10-2

15.2

BAW Mendis to Pollard, OUT, outside off, cut to point and taken on the juggle spilled it above his head to start with but managed to turn and grab it on the rebound. Another big hitter falls to spin, Pollard was reaching out to cut a quite wide back of a length ball, got it in the air above the head of the fielder who reached up with two hands, parried the chance before turning and grabbing with two hands

KA Pollard c Dananjaya b BAW Mendis 2 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

West Indies 87/4   MN Samuels 59* (48b 2x4 4x6)   BAW Mendis 3.2-0-10-3

15.3

BAW Mendis to Russell, OUT, swept off the stumps first ball, missed and given out lbw looked pretty straight, a dangerous shot first up and paid the price, I think Taufel has got this decision right. The batsman was late on the stroke and caught on the knee roll

AD Russell lbw b BAW Mendis 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

West Indies 87/5   MN Samuels 59* (48b 2x4 4x6)   BAW Mendis 3.3-0-10-4

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   DJG Sammy 2* (2b)   A Dananjaya 2.1-0-13-1
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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