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Match Day

816dThe Report by Sidharth Monga

Cool Sangakkara breaks final hoodoo

Cool innings from Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene made sure the final hoodoo was finally broken after the bowlers stifled India to 130 for 4

816dSidharth Monga

Where's the room for struggle?

T20 is a cruel format that doesn't give too many players a shot at redemption. Here it's easy to identify a villain and bury him

816dESPNcricinfo staff

Don't write Yuvraj off - Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar has come out in strong support of Yuvraj Singh, who has faced plenty of criticism after a 21-ball 11 in the final of the World T20

816dAndrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka set for heroes' welcome

Sri Lanka's returning World T20 champions will have an open-top parade from the Katunayake Airport to Colombo, upon their arrival from Dhaka on Tuesday, SLC has confirmed

816dJanaka Malwatta

Two gentlemen of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka pulled together as a team in the World T20 to give Jayawardene and Sangakkara the farewell they deserve

816dMayisha Kabir

This time for Sri Lanka

A fitting finale to what's been a fine exhibition of T20 cricket. Well played Sri Lanka

816dAndrew Fidel Fernando

Playing for the people

When Sri Lanka's players are marginalised by the board, or are on a poor run, they feel the fans are all they have left. There will be love, respect and admiration flowing in both directions when they take their trophy to the people on Tuesday.


Sri Lanka thrived in tight situations - Vaas

Chaminda Vaas remembers the impact of their last World Cup win and explains to SL Pathiravithana, of Sri Lanka's Sunday Times, all the factors that contributed to repeating the feat 18 months later

816dESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan fan turns Dhoni fan for the day

MS Dhoni has always been a popular cricketer and he added another to the legion of his supporters when he gifted a Pakistan fan a complimentary pass to the World Twenty20 final

816dAndrew Fidel Fernando

A night to remember in Colombo

To have been at the Shere Bangla for the final would have been great, but to see Colombo come together and roar in wild, unbridled, joy was something else

816dAbhishek Purohit in Mirpur

Just another pressure test for Dhoni's icemen

Few sportsmen face the pressure of expectations that the Indian cricketer does. Where this team scores in big finals is the way it has trained itself to block out the stress, a necessary survival skill for these players

816dMohammad Isam in Mirpur

Sri Lanka keep their emotions in check

Even at a time when yorkers were being pumped under India's bat towards the end of their innings, that Sri Lanka could fluff their lines occurred to one and all

816dMohammad Isam in Mirpur

Sri Lanka savour long-sought success

Whether through destiny or hard luck, Sri Lanka's stalwarts had the perfect sign-off from T20Is with a long-awaited world title

816dAbhishek Purohit in Mirpur

Dhoni shuts out off-field issues

MS Dhoni is into his seventh year as India captain. It all started for him with the 2007 World T20, and for the first time after that, India are in the final of another edition of the tournament

816dAndrew Fidel Fernando

T20's old-world poster boy

Mahela Jayawardene's T20 career is testament to an innate cricketing intelligence that has allowed him to freely adapt his game for the shorter formats

816dAndrew Fidel Fernando

Can Sri Lanka lay to rest ghosts of finals past?

India are in top form going into the World T20 final, but the on-field challenges they pose are not the only ones Sri Lanka will have to contend with; they must also shed the mental baggage of many global finals lost

816dMohammad Isam in Mirpur

'We have the winning feeling' - Malinga

For almost two months, Sri Lanka have been successful in a number of high-pressure games in Bangladesh. It indicates that they are developing the knack of taming those pressure moments to their advantage

816dESPNcricinfo staff

'Been a long time coming' - Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene were overwhelmed to be able to sign off their T20 careers with a long-awaited trophy after overcoming India in the World T20

Nifty Nuwan


Dot balls by Nuwan Kulasekara out of the 89 he has bowled in this World T20, before this match, highest percentage by a bowler (min 10 overs)

Kohli missed

11, 65

Virat Kohli's scores when Lasith Malinga and Sachithra Senanayake let him off

Rohit missed


Rohit Sharma's score when Lasith Malinga failed to run him out

Powerplay low


India's lowest Powerplay score against SL, today

Mishra goes left


Lahiru Thirimanne is the first left-hand batsman Amit Mishra has got out this tournament. All his other nine victims have been right-hand batsmen

No boundaries


Number of balls Sri Lanka went without a boundary between 10th and 15th over

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