Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MN Samuels
78(56) 3x4 - 6x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 0 6 4 14 2 0 7
DPMD Jayawardene
33(36) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 3 4 0 0 7

Best performances - Bowlers

SP Narine
O3.4
M0
R9
W3
Eco2.45
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
BAW Mendis
O4.0
M0
R12
W4
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Pollard and Gayle and the rest of them are still dancing on the outfield. It's all gangnam, it's been their mojo this tournament. It's even on the loudspeakers.West Indies won today despite Gayle doing nothing with the bat. It's been an unbelieveable turnaround. They were 32 for 2 after ten overs, and then scored 105 in the last ten. Marlon Samuels played one of the great innings. There's Jamaican Farewell playing at the Premadasa.

"It's Bravo's birthday," says Marlon "Happy to score runs when the team wins." "Happy birthday Bravo," screams Gayle. "I guess we didn't disappoint."

Narine: "I think playing the final, coming out on the winning side, it's a team effort."

Pollard says that celebration when Samuel took his first wicket was the team showing its appreciation for him.

Jaggu: "Thirty years since your country last played a world cup final, your best batsman gets out inside the power play, your run rate is 3 after 10 overs yet you manage 78 of 56. Hats off to you Samules. This will surely be one of the best T20 innings."

Dwayne Bravo: "We had the belief, we had some of the better players in our team. It was just a matter of getting our heads together."

Richie Richardson, the team manager, screams into the microphone, before saying, "feels good, feels good. It's been a long journey. It is very important for everybody, we've made the people back home proud. A number of them have come here, one flew in for this match only."

Prasanna: "Wat an energy these guys have after such an intense game,,,Seeing the WI team you feel to be wanting to be in that dressing room even being a non-Carribean,,,I feel as if my country has won it !! Amazing!!"

Nanda: "Feels like being in the 1980's again. This is nostalgic."

Stay with us, I'll have the presentation for you shortly.

Treveylan: "So how many finals for Sri Lanka without a trophy have it been? Well done to the WI but you have to feel for SL. All these finals and no trophy."

This was Simon Taufel's last game as an ICC umpire and he and the other match officials go up to receive their medals. Bat up, Simon.

The Sri Lankan players go up to receive their medals, Mahela Jayawardene will be last so that he can speak. Spare a thought for the man, a fourth final and no trophy.

Mahela: "I think the first ten overs were fantastic, they knew they had to go for it. A couple of mistakes on the field an three four bad overs shifted the momentum. It was ough for us to get into it. The boys tried well. We're disappointed, a full house. A couple of overs they went after us, against our best bowlers. Marlon batted very well. I backed my No. 1 bowler to deliver but Marlon batted very well."

"Can't say, the drops were falling [while batting], we lost momentum when Dilshan fell. They bowled really well, we just needed to keep the pressure on which we didn't. we need to sit down, have a good chat, and move on."

Jayawardene's giving credit to the fans for the support his team has received through this tournament, be it in Hambantota, Pallekele or Colombo.

The Man of the Match is Marlon Samuels, as if you didn't know already. Gayle is bowing down to him.

Samuels: "Put in a lot of hard work. To Jamaica, to the West Indies. Can't explain how much it means to me. Thanks to Sri Lanka, I had some good food. They beat us twice, I tell Chris we can't lose thrice. The wicket was a bit slow, today was a different mindset, I decided to attack Malinga their best bowler and it paid off. We are working together as a unit. Futurewise I think West Indies are going to do well, even in Test cricket. Test cricket is the best cricket."

The player of the tournament is Shane Watson. 249 runs, 11 wickets, countless sixes, four Man of the Match awards. He's here to collect his award too.

Watson: "Thrilled for the frst four matches, unfortunately the West Indie were too good in the semi-final. They were deserved winners. Sad for Sri Lanka not to win at home ... I'll never compare myself against Jacques [Kallis]. He's my idol, he's the ultimate ... "

The West Indian players are going up to receive their medals now. Ramdin's not taken off his keeping pads!

Darren Sammy, he had a beautiful game today and a flag on his shoulders now: "For the last two years we've shown the never say die attitude, but we haven't had the results. There's a special gentleman in the stand called Peter Matthews, he's supported us through rain and sun, he's the happiest man right now. Thank you to everyone who supported us. The tournament is for the fans. The love we felt from the Sri Lankan people is tremendous and we want to thank them for that."

"This moment we're going to live forever. The team has been through a lot in the last two years, for the last ten years. the mission was to win the t20 World cup, the belief we left the Carribean with has pulled us through. today we were down and out but our never say die attitude came out."

Sammy on Samuels: "The two years he missed ... two years of international runs. He's scored so much since he's been back."

Gayle's still dancing as Sammy is speaking about him and how a team with Gayle is a better team.

More Sammy: "It's a part from Jamaica down to Guyana. Thank God it's a sunday. This hopefully will be the beginning of things to come. Hopefully this team will go on. We won't say we are back, but ...."

It's time for that trophy, a first world trophy for the West Indies since 1979, the first ICC trophy since 2004. There's so much joy on that stage as they jump up and down in celebration. Oh to be at the Cinnamon Grand tonight. Ramdin's got a message written on his shirt again: sweeter from behind No. 1, is what it said I think Gayle's doing some break dance and now some push-ups. It's bonkers out there.

The West Indians are doing a walk of honour around the Premadasa. Delirious celebrations. More gangnam, they will not tire of it tonight.

Samuels is leading the team, seems to be sword-fighting with the flag. His team-mates chant behind him. It's mellowing down now ... not for the birthday boy though, Dwayne Bravo is still dancing and urging the crowd to party.

Right, so these celebrations are going to continue and go long into the early morning. If you are in the vicinity of Colombo, go find the West Indies cricket team. It'll be the biggest party you ever witness.

It's been memorable and it had a tremendous final. We've thoroughly enjoyed bringing it to you. We'll have a lot of post-match and post-tournament stories up on the site soon. Here's Sidharth Monga's match report for starters. Thank you for all your emails today and through the tournament. Cheers.

18.4
W
Narine to Malinga, OUT, that's it, West Indies are the World Twenty20 champions. Malinga slogs the ball high towards long-on, where Bravo settles under the catch and sprints towards his team-mates. There's gangnam all over the outfield, Ramdin is cartwheeling, sort of, West Indies are champions! There's going to be such a party in their hotel tonight
18.3
0
Narine to Malinga, no run, quicker ball, Malinga takes it on the low full toss and hits through the off side
18.2
0
Narine to Malinga, no run, Malinga hits the ball down the ground but refuses to run
18.1
0
Narine to Malinga, no run, tossed up on middle, Malinga steps out of his crease and drives to the bowler

END OF OVER:
18 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 101/9

  • SL Malinga5 (9b)
  • A Dananjaya0 (0b)
  • MN Samuels4-0-15-1
  • SP Narine3-0-9-2

West Indies on the verge of their first ICC title since 2004, and their first world title since 1979.

17.6
1
Samuels to Malinga, 1 run, worked off the pads through square leg for a single

Dananjaya is the last man. Samuels has one ball left. 38 off 13 needed.

Sean: "To take out Australia as easily as they did and now to engineer such a turnaround against Sri Lanka. Shows how dangerous a focused and disciplined West Indies team can be in cricket. Now only if they can translate it into the longer form of the game."

17.5
W
Samuels to Mendis, OUT, Bravo begins to dance after catching Mendis at deep midwicket. He tried to slog for six but didn't hit it anywhere near the boundary. And look at that celebration. It looks like several West Indian players are dusting off Samuels' clothes. Such joy

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MN Samuels
78(56) 3x4 - 6x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 0 6 4 14 2 0 7
DPMD Jayawardene
33(36) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 3 4 0 0 7

Best performances - Bowlers

SP Narine
O3.4
M0
R9
W3
Eco2.45
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
BAW Mendis
O4.0
M0
R12
W4
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
WI43106.0000.358
ENG43106.0000.145
SA42204.0000.651
SL41302.000-0.461
AFG41302.000-0.715
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ44008.0001.900
INDIA43106.000-0.305
AUS42204.0000.233
PAK41302.000-0.092
BDESH40400.000-1.805
First Round Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
BDESH32005.0001.937
NL31103.0000.154
OMAN31103.000-1.521
IRE30201.000-0.685
First Round Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
AFG33006.0001.540
ZIM32104.000-0.566
SCOT31202.000-0.132
HKG30300.000-1.017