Sri Lanka crowned T20 champs

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Kumar Sangakkara guided Sri Lanka to a six-wicket victory over India to win the World Twenty20 in Mirpur and end a run of four defeats in global finals.

Sangakkara, playing his final Twenty20 international, scored 52 not out as Sri Lanka chased down 131 in 17.5 overs.

Tight Sri Lanka bowling had limited India to 130-4 despite Virat Kohli's sublime 77 off 58 balls.

Sri Lanka were beaten in the 2007 and 2011 World Cup finals and the 2009 and 2012 World T20 finals.

 Sangakkara and veteran team-mate Mahela Jayawardene were involved in all four of those disappointments, and this was a fitting way for both to bow out of international T20 cricket.

Victory was particularly sweet for Sangakkara, who had scored only 19 runs in his previous five innings in the tournament but oversaw a patient run chase that was finished off in style when Thisara Perera clubbed Ravichandran Ashwin for his third six.

World Cup and Champions Trophy winners India were hoping to become the first team to hold all three limited-overs trophies.

But their quest was undermined by a disappointing batting performance that stalled badly after Rohit Sharma drove to short extra cover in the 11th over for 29 to break a second-wicket partnership of 60 with Kohli.

Yuvraj Singh, so often a destructive batsman in the shorter forms of the game, looked horribly out of touch as he scratched around for 11 off 21 balls.

With Kohli starved of the strike, the innings lost all momentum and even Mahendra Dhoni could add only four from seven balls after Yuvraj's tame lob to long off finally brought the captain to the crease in the penultimate over.

 The final four overs, in which Kohli faced eight balls, yielded just 19 runs before the tournament's leading run-scorer was run out trying to force a second from the last ball of the innings.

There was a wicket apiece for Nuwan Kulasekara, Angelo Mathews and Rangana Herath as not one of Sri Lanka's five bowlers conceded more than 29 runs from four overs.

India took wickets with enough regularity to keep the match alive and evoke memories of the 2012 final, when Sri Lanka were bowled out for 101 in pursuit of West Indies' modest 137-6.

Kusal Perera sliced Mohit Sharma to mid-off in the second over and Tillakaratne Dilshan holed out to Kohli at deep square leg for 18.

Jayawardene swiped Suresh Raina to midwicket to depart for 24 and, when Lahiru Thirimanne nicked Amit Mishra to wicketkeeper Dhoni, Sri Lanka were wobbling on 78-4.

But Perera announced his intent by hitting Mishra over long-on for a huge six and followed up with another maximum in the leg-spinner's next over.

Sangakkara thrashed consecutive fours off Ashwin to reach his half-century and take Sri Lanka to within four runs of the title.

Perera danced down the track to apply the perfect finish and spark jubilant scenes among the Sri Lanka players and fans.

World T20 final highlights

Lasith Malinga: I was really lucky to captain in the last three games. Today, we thought it was Sanga and Mahela's farewell match.. the boys thought we needed to do it for them. Last few overs we bowled really well. Me, Kula and Sachithra. Mahela and Sanga are world-class players and it was a good opportunity for us to be able to play with them. They are still playing Tests and ODIs and the younger players need to pick all that they can from the two


MS Dhoni: We could have always got those 10-15 runs, but cricket is about those runs. The last four overs they executed their plans very well and for our side that doesn't play scoops well, that worked for them. Malinga with that slingy action kept bowling it wide. It was a perfect game for them. Virat has been brilliant in the last few years. He is someone who makes most of the opportunity. The good thing is that he plays authentic shots and still scores runs. He is got a bright future ahead of them


Man of the Series Virat Kohli: Congratulations to the Sri Lankan team, especially Mahela and Sanga. Darren was right, the god was really smiling on them. But they deserved this, they played really well. Last T20 WC, I tried to do my bit, but this time around I tried to make the most of the good form. The most pleasing thing was that we made it to the finals. Some people talk about that I can't score in the first innings..  but Malinga bowled very well in the last few overs. It was one of the off days. SL bowled in brilliant areas. Our boys can be proud of the way we played this tournament.

Man of the Match Kumar Sangakkara: It's been a long time coming... we waited five finals. Pretty happy I was able to do something for our team. It means a lot to all of us. We are very humbled by this. The way Kohli was batting, he was about to take the game away from us, but the way we bowled was brilliant. It was an all-round performance, led by Lasith, Angelo had an amazing tournament. India are a tough side, but we are happy to be in the winning side. My family and playing for Sri Lanka are the two most important things that happened to me in my life. Everyone's got to go and my time is now.

Angelo Mathews: Sri Lanka this is for you. I am glad the whole team did it for Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene.





Mahela Jayawardene: We finally managed to break the jinx. Thanks so much to family and friends but this one is for SL fans who have been waiting since 1996. It wasn't a normal match. Lot of emotions as this was the last T20. It hasn't sunk in yet and it will take a couple of days to get the feeling.



Sanath Jayasuriya: The bowling was superb and then both Mahela and Sanga batted very well. Restricting them to 130 was the key. Even though we lost a few wickets early on, Mahela and Sanga are big game players.




Tillakaratne Dilshan: Last five world cups we lost them, but today is a great feeling to come back and win it. Today one of the three guys put their head up to do something for the team. Fantastic win for Sri Lanka. Good farewell for two happy guys.











Celebrates biggest win in 18 years

Sri Lankan cricket fans celebrate in Colombo after Sri Lanka beat India during the final of the ICC World Twenty20 cricket match on April 6, 2014. Sri Lanka fans at home burst firecrackers and danced on the streets as the national team won the World Twenty20 title beating India by six wickets in Dhaka on Sunday. AFP






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  • Shane Sunday, 06 April 2014 05:34 PM

    hahahaha man

    SL Sunday, 06 April 2014 05:36 PM

    well done guys ...!! time to celebrate

    Saman Sunday, 06 April 2014 05:43 PM

    Yes we are all Sri Lankans.

    United We Win.

    Congratulations!!

    samira Monday, 07 April 2014 03:26 AM

    [quote name="Nicholas Fernando"]Congratulations to SRILANKAN cricket team!
    When one calls Srilankan team as “lions”, other ethnic groups of Srilanka are excluded. Let us use a vocabulary that includes all Srilaknans, which contributes to the unity of Srilanka.[/quote]

    All brothres and sisters borne in this lovely country are LIONS...

    Fuzzy Monday, 07 April 2014 09:07 AM

    YES WE DID IT. THE LIONS ARE THE WORLD CHAMPIONS via DM Android App

    Shaf Sunday, 06 April 2014 11:18 PM

    Fantastic job Lankans.. Proud to be a Lankan via DM Android App

    prabhu Sunday, 06 April 2014 05:48 PM

    Srilanka deserves this award.we love legends sanga and jaya.

    sharad Monday, 07 April 2014 03:40 AM

    Sri Lanka played much better and surely deserved the win Congratulations !! Sanga & Mahela are two most wonderful batsmen after Arvinda & Jayasurya and their great contribution to world cricket will always be remembered...I sent my best wishes for them !!

    Public Monday, 07 April 2014 11:56 AM

    Congrats Roaring Lions! You made Sri Lanka proud! Well, all the so called Big-3 nations could not make it. I am sure they might come up with different rules and tricks for the next championship.

    satha Sunday, 06 April 2014 05:49 PM

    thanks yurajhsingh

    Sheikh Farid Sunday, 06 April 2014 05:49 PM

    I enjoyed today's match from Bangladesh. Indeed it was a great moments for Sri Lankan team. The whole crowd were spell bound with the fantastic performance of the Lions. Congratulations to the heroes on behalf of Bangladesh.

    Abid Ali Monday, 07 April 2014 03:45 AM

    I Love you Srilanka....You made it....Sanga and Jaye... Heads of to you...and we will miss you in the game
    Regards from Pakistan

    Kapil Monday, 07 April 2014 09:16 AM

    Congratulations and a big thank you guys via DM Android App

    siri Sunday, 06 April 2014 05:54 PM

    BRILLIANT SANGA BRILIANT. MY HAT OFF TO YOU FOR BREAKING THE T20 WORLD CUP FINAL HOODOO. THOUSAND HEARTY CHEERS TO MALINGA AND THE CONTINGENT TOO.

    Ian Sunday, 06 April 2014 11:30 PM

    Welldone Sri Lanka The Asian Cup champions and T20 World Champions... via DM Android App

    Riyas Monday, 07 April 2014 09:17 AM

    No words to tell aleays we are the champions via DM Android App

    Richie Monday, 07 April 2014 03:48 AM

    SRI LANKA ....great show. Restricting India to 130 was the key and the innings of Sanga at the right time came good. Congrats to all players and especially Mahela & Sanga. No SLC has to find some really hard hitting batsmen to fill in the vacuum left by these two great batsmen.

    Ruvinie Sunday, 06 April 2014 06:03 PM

    Sanga & Mahela we will forever be honoured...you deserve the best...today as a Sri lankan living in a foreign country I can't express my happiness...it's a 1996 moment & i won't let it go...we love you all...enjoy it boys.. you all just deserve it very very much...

    GAMINI Sunday, 06 April 2014 06:03 PM

    Good show by the team, Congrats, keep up the good work. All the best!

    Adil Monday, 07 April 2014 06:33 AM

    Congratulations from Pakistan!!!!!

    Sri Lanka rocks!!1 1996........2014 and many many years to come............ way to go!!!! subapaethum!!!!!

    SHERIFF Sunday, 06 April 2014 11:38 PM

    Thank u boys .v showed to the world v r the real lions.v r proud to be Srilankan.mahela n sanga v will miss u. via DM Android App

    Mohamed Azmi Sunday, 06 April 2014 06:12 PM

    Hip Hip Hooray! Congratulations Sri Lankans

    Ravindra Seneviratne Sunday, 06 April 2014 06:13 PM

    Congratulations Sri Lanka!. Match was shown on NRK Norwgian TV with Norwegian language commentary. Srilankans and many Norwegians surely enjoyed the victory over India. Greetings from Norway.

    Sumeda Weerahannadi Monday, 07 April 2014 03:52 AM

    Congratulations !
    Well Done Sri Lanka.....!!!

    patriot Sunday, 06 April 2014 11:44 PM

    Congratulations - You've done it Boys once again ! But why didn't you guys carry the Sri Lankan flag while parading ??? That was indeed too sad !!! via DM Android App

    Empulze Sunday, 06 April 2014 11:49 PM

    lions roar with pride once again !!! via DM Android App

    sam Sunday, 06 April 2014 11:49 PM

    congratz boys ..... via DM Android App

    common Thinker Sunday, 06 April 2014 06:21 PM

    For I should Thank for president Mahinda Rajapaksa not present in the stadium. Thats why we won. Congr guys

    katie Mackintosh Monday, 07 April 2014 03:55 AM

    A game well played with lots of effort and concentration. and Congratulations to the Sri Lanka Cricket Team. God Bless them. Apart from the Sanga Angelo Mahela I think the others should be sent for spoken engligh classes. Because more often than not they do not answer the questions asked in the proper manner. If you listen to the answer Malinga gave to the initial question viz: "Are you happy that you are captain of the team "

    Hamid Monday, 07 April 2014 06:56 AM

    CONGRATULATIONS FROM PAKISTAN. LOVE YOU LANKAN BROTHERS

    Roshan Sunday, 06 April 2014 06:25 PM

    Proud of the boys. Proud to be SRI LANKAN,

    Vas Sunday, 06 April 2014 06:27 PM

    Congratulations !!!

    Pradeep Monday, 07 April 2014 06:58 AM

    Congratulation Lions !!! & big thank to MR for staying at home.

    Anuradha Sunday, 06 April 2014 06:30 PM

    both SL & PAK have always been much supportive towards each other...we humbly accept your well wishes and hop that you do much better in 2016

    Shaik Anwar Ahamath Monday, 07 April 2014 11:11 AM

    I am so happy for Mahela and Sanga. They could not wish for a mightier send off. They will shine again in the World Cup next year.

    tm Monday, 07 April 2014 12:03 AM

    thank u so much maha raja thumani. we r so proud of you for not ruining d hope of d entire nation. may be follow d same example to the countries politics. time up give it to someone else and salute d nation pls. via DM Android App

    Lochana Tuesday, 08 April 2014 05:55 AM

    our sri lanka cricket team was verry luky it is i like for a champ
    for srilanka support always thanks you

    captain mangala Monday, 07 April 2014 12:07 AM

    Congrats lions,,, we are always lions. Shouldn't be a donkeys

    rizi Monday, 07 April 2014 12:07 AM

    The great international criket finals SL lions faced: 7 Roared: 2 Runners up: 5 What a trmedous achievement of an Indian Pearl-proud to be a Sri Lankan.. via DM Android App

    Saman Abayartahna Sunday, 06 April 2014 06:39 PM

    Congratulations Cricket team! You made us proud. Job well done.

    The Whisperer Sunday, 06 April 2014 06:41 PM

    Great performance and splendid team effort. Thisara Perera's magnificent sixes brings back memories of our performance in 1996. ... "When the going gets tough...the Tough gets going"!!
    Mr. President, you were wise to stay at home...

    Khsjsk Monday, 07 April 2014 07:07 AM

    when thay win, its there talent but when we win its match fixing

    Thanks MR-President Sunday, 06 April 2014 06:48 PM

    thanks our president stayed at home and watch this match rather than in the stadium . Thanks gain MR president

    Wadood Monday, 07 April 2014 12:43 PM

    CONGRATULATIONS LIONS:-)

    Jahsu Sunday, 06 April 2014 06:49 PM

    At last we broke the ice. Congrats to SL Team. Thanks for Mahela Sanga

    Thanks Pakistan-Peop Sunday, 06 April 2014 06:51 PM

    First of all we should thank the people of Pakistan. Most of the time they support sri Lankan cricketing everywhere in the world. We also should tell one thing that we always support Pakistan cricket team for their victories in the ahead. Mohamed Azad from sri Lanka

    AJJA Monday, 07 April 2014 04:21 AM

    Yes both should be honored by the state as all the crooks in Srilanka are given the Deshabandu, Deshamanya status

    harsha Monday, 07 April 2014 10:37 PM

    indeed ......go lanka go..... via DM Android App

    Dilan Fernando Sunday, 06 April 2014 06:55 PM

    Sammy you are correct...Almighty God Honored & Glorified Sangakara & Mahela.

    waqar Monday, 07 April 2014 07:35 AM

    congratz Sri lanka :)
    kohli..... unn aaram aey.... hahahaha

    kumar Sunday, 06 April 2014 06:56 PM

    It is like a match fixing. Because the way Indians played make me to think.

    M.Muttha Monday, 07 April 2014 09:58 AM

    Well done Sri Lanka. You have made us all proud. Our Best Wishes to Mahela and Sanga, two of the best cricketers ever to trod on Sri Lankan soil, for their commitment, leadership and inspirations to the budding cricketers. Both of you are true sons of the soil and great role models for future cricketers. A BIG Thank You and all Gods Blessing be with you in your Future Endeavours. Suba Anagathayak. via DM iPad app

    Thanks Pakistan-Peop Sunday, 06 April 2014 07:00 PM

    [quote name="Haider"]CONGRATULATIONS great Lions team..
    U made our day..

    With love from Pakistan[/quote]

    Thanks for much for your every wishes and comments.
    we always support pakistan cricket team- Azad from sri lanka

    Thanks Pakistan-Peop Sunday, 06 April 2014 07:01 PM

    [quote name="mumtaz shaikh"]we in Pakistan are very happy..congratulations
    mumtaz shaikh from Karachi Pakistan[/quote]

    Thanks so much- Azad from sri lanka
    we always support your team too

    Saeed Azfar Monday, 07 April 2014 11:46 AM

    Congratulation Team Sri Lanka from Pakistan.......... We are also glad that Sanga beat Team India.......... we are with you in this happiest moment.

    app Monday, 07 April 2014 01:02 AM

    yes we made it this time.we got the cup after long wait.congragulation lions via DM Android App

    Azeem Monday, 07 April 2014 01:31 PM

    congrats lions via DM Android App

    lal Suranjith Sunday, 06 April 2014 07:46 PM

    Congratulations our lions Happy and joyous moment well done. Sanga Mahela we & motherland will miss you both a lot in this format
    Lal Suranjith from Dubai

    Deepak Tiwari Sunday, 06 April 2014 08:06 PM

    Greetings friends in SL. You bowled well and won the match in the first inning itself.

    Atif Sunday, 06 April 2014 08:08 PM

    Congratulation to all Srilankans from Pakistan..

    piumi Monday, 07 April 2014 04:44 AM

    Thanks to MR for staying away of the final

    Ranjit de Silva Sunday, 06 April 2014 08:52 PM

    I watched this live from Vancouver, Canada, it was a great game and I am very pround the way our tem performed. Well done.. Great performance

    SL Monday, 07 April 2014 08:23 AM

    guys we've missed Tony Graig at this moment

    Clipper Victor Monday, 07 April 2014 12:12 PM

    [quote name="SL"]guys we've missed Tony Graig at this moment[/quote]
    RIP Tony ! Miss you !!

    ashan Sunday, 06 April 2014 08:52 PM

    we ristricted dhoni/kholi/yuvraj to score only 19 in last 4 fours.....surly we would have done better against w.indies in the semi final if the match was not washed down......

    Hemantha Monday, 07 April 2014 04:46 AM

    Finally, the much expected event comes after 18 years.

    ind Monday, 07 April 2014 04:46 AM

    Well Played Sri Lanka! Team spirit won the match. We didn't see this spirit in last world cup in 2011. It that was there, we could have win that match also. Anyway congratulations SL boys!!

    Nicholas Fernando Sunday, 06 April 2014 09:34 PM

    Congratulations to SRILANKAN cricket team!
    When one calls Srilankan team as “lions”, other ethnic groups of Srilanka are excluded. Let us use a vocabulary that includes all Srilaknans, which contributes to the unity of Srilanka.

    shek Monday, 07 April 2014 10:17 AM

    cheering sri lanka with parades via DM Android App

    ind Monday, 07 April 2014 04:48 AM

    Exactly! That death bowling never seen any match before. Even Dhoni and Kholi couldn't do anything. That means nobody can do anything !!!

    Waz Monday, 07 April 2014 12:18 PM

    Yesterday Asian Champion, Today T20 Champion,Tomorrow ODI Champion? Yes, our boys could do that!

    Mad Zmax Sunday, 06 April 2014 10:25 PM

    Three cheers to the President of Sri Lanka for making Sri Lanka to win T20 World Cup on the 3rd attempt by the hard working SL players " BY JUST NOT SHOWING HIS FACE ATTHE VENUE "

    darme Sunday, 06 April 2014 10:32 PM

    Love to hear what our cricketing maestro great Arjuna Rantunga says

    mo Sunday, 06 April 2014 10:45 PM

    well done boys you are top of the world

    Lima Sunday, 06 April 2014 11:09 PM

    NO MORE BRIBE TO INDIA LIKE OUR OUR BIG WIGS SOLD TO CUP IN 2011 FOR FEAR , NOW NO FEAR AND FOR THEIR ADVANTAGE AND NO MORE BRIBE FOR CUP ANY MORE.

    Ajay Sunday, 06 April 2014 11:21 PM

    Was supporting India. However CONGRATULATIONS to Sri Lanka! The better tem won. We are happy for your victory.

    M. Imran Monday, 07 April 2014 12:51 PM

    Congratulations to all sri lankans for the great victory.

    wijebahu Monday, 07 April 2014 12:29 AM

    Jayalalitha, Karuna this is not fare, how about a another resolution?

    musa Monday, 07 April 2014 12:44 AM

    Congratulations!

    shahul Hameed Monday, 07 April 2014 05:07 AM

    You are right,Srilankan big guns must take this point to consider.

    Imthiyas Sunday, 06 April 2014 10:02 PM

    congrats lions via DM Android App

    Shane Sunday, 06 April 2014 04:33 PM

    YES, We made it and proved that we are Lion!!!... Good Job guys, Im really proud

    mafaz nizar beruwala Monday, 07 April 2014 12:46 AM

    Well done guys keep it up

    saman Sunday, 06 April 2014 04:36 PM

    Congratulations!

    Lala Sunday, 06 April 2014 04:36 PM

    Well played lions, way to go :D

    Sriyantha Sunday, 06 April 2014 04:39 PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ramesh Monday, 07 April 2014 12:53 AM

    tm, pl do not go for durty politics now, enjoy as one nation and proud sri lankan , take the example given by the team , the unity can achieve the victory

    Ramesh Monday, 07 April 2014 12:55 AM

    Tm. Pl do not go for durty politics now, enjoy the victory as one nation and true sri lankan,

    Rizni Sunday, 06 April 2014 10:10 PM

    congrats lions... via DM Android App

    Ranil Sunday, 06 April 2014 10:12 PM

    Sri Lanka roars....Yuvi is the man of the match via DM Android App

    Nahfees Monday, 07 April 2014 06:36 AM

    congratulations guys. thank you very much for brilliant innings. best wishes to our best duo via DM Android App

    Ratnayake Sunday, 06 April 2014 04:42 PM

    Congratulations Lions!

    mojo Monday, 07 April 2014 01:49 PM

    Well done Sri Lanka!

    Cobra Monday, 07 April 2014 01:10 AM

    [quote name="Shane"]YES, We made it and proved that we are Lion!!!... Good Job guys, Im really proud[/quote]
    This time around the Lions fed well!!!

    ABC Sunday, 06 April 2014 10:13 PM

    Congrats guys! via DM Android App

    Santha Perera Monday, 07 April 2014 01:14 AM

    Well done Sri Lanka. You have brought pride to our beloved motherland. Mahela & Sanga thank you for your contribution in to cricket. We hope you will be able to hring the WORLD CUP in 2015 tooo. Good luck boys!

    Farzad Ahmed Sunday, 06 April 2014 04:45 PM

    Congratulations! We take pride in your performance. Keep it up!

    Ovil De Fransz Monday, 07 April 2014 01:14 AM

    Well done boys. Finally we got through at the right time for the two greats ( Mahela & Sanga) in the team on their last T20 for Sri lanka. Congratulations more big things to follow, the 50/50 world cup next year in Australia.

    idroos2002 Sunday, 06 April 2014 04:46 PM

    Well done guys way to go forward

    DEEPAL Sunday, 06 April 2014 10:17 PM

    Congratulations. Well done Lions!!!!!

    upali raja Sunday, 06 April 2014 04:48 PM

    YES, We made it and proved that we are Lion!!!... Good Job guys, I'm really proud ......!

    Lakminiha Sunday, 06 April 2014 10:18 PM

    Congratulations Sri Lanka! Is that Mr. Rauf Hakim has casted bismillah spell on our boys? via DM Android App

    Ranjan Sunday, 06 April 2014 04:48 PM

    At last T20 belongs to Lanka..,
    Cheers Sanga ..U made it happen..,

    A Disgusted Citizen Monday, 07 April 2014 09:49 AM

    After all the celebrations.......... how much more taxes would we have to pay to cover up the expenses....???

    indyd Monday, 07 April 2014 01:20 AM

    Thanks should also go to:

    9.MS Dhoni for batting badly
    8. Yuvraj for batting so terribly.
    7. Match referee David boon for Chandimal's axe.
    6. Captain Malinga for listing to the leaders (Mahela and Sanga)
    5. Malinga for dropping Virath else we may not have had a game
    4. Both Mahela and Sanga for retiring at the right time (unlike Dilshan who is older that both of these guys)
    3. Sri Lankan Cricket association for showing a big carrot (1 million $) before the final
    2. Sanath Jaya for the team selection and dropping Chandimal
    1. President MR for staying at home

    Rizan Farook Sunday, 06 April 2014 04:50 PM

    Congratulations Sri Lanka. Best wishes to Sanga and Mahela.......

    Fanam Sunday, 06 April 2014 04:51 PM

    Great bowling and batting display. Malinga also proved that he is a calm performer and a good captain guided by his seniors. We proved that we are not final chokers.

    Farook Monday, 07 April 2014 01:22 AM

    Thank you Mr. Darren Sammy for your wish which has come true. Well done boys and now you must sustain the glory for sometime. Thank you Mahela and Sanga for the wonderful memories that you have given all Sri Lankans over a long period of time and you have called it quits at the right time before someone shoos you off. THANK YOU team LANKA.

    Jayasingha Monday, 07 April 2014 09:56 AM

    [quote name="Ramesh"]Tm. Pl do not go for durty politics now, enjoy the victory as one nation and true sri lankan,[/quote]
    HE The President witnessing or not, matches are played and won or lost by teams. So grow up man and don't show your immaturity.

    hikm Sunday, 06 April 2014 10:22 PM

    we proved that we r the lions via DM Android App

    ryn Sunday, 06 April 2014 10:23 PM

    thanks to Mr. president for not going to watch the match via DM Android App

    Rizan Sunday, 06 April 2014 04:53 PM

    Congratulations Sri Lanka. Best wishes to Sri Lanka team special wishes Sanga and Mahela.....

    dilrukshi Sunday, 06 April 2014 10:23 PM

    Congrats!

    nash Monday, 07 April 2014 01:29 AM

    Bullshit.You must be day dreaming.

    Haider Sunday, 06 April 2014 04:54 PM

    CONGRATULATIONS great Lions team..
    U made our day..

    With love from Pakistan

    hafeez Sunday, 06 April 2014 10:25 PM

    super... Weldone to mahela and sangakara. .. We r gonna miss u... .. All Sri Lankan boys Weldone guys.. what what a performance.... history in 1996 and now again in 2014... ela kiri... via DM Android App

    Livespirit Tuesday, 08 April 2014 01:57 PM

    we are missing two legends Sangakara and Jayawardane. No body can replace their position :-(

    Happy Boy Sunday, 06 April 2014 04:58 PM

    Thanks MR for not going to see the match! Otherwise, it would have been a different result.

    zuh Sunday, 06 April 2014 10:28 PM

    thank you very much our h.e. president .......... via DM Android App

    ANTON Monday, 07 April 2014 02:24 AM

    HOPE DR. SINGH WILL NOT VOTE AGAINST US IN GENEVA.

    viraj Sunday, 06 April 2014 10:30 PM

    Fantastic team performance! well done Sanga and Mahela. Thank you! via DM Android App

    kumar Monday, 07 April 2014 10:11 AM

    It is obvious! because if you see the match from the beginning Indians doesn't show any interest in getting more runs though they have enough wickets in their hands.

    ish Sunday, 06 April 2014 10:31 PM

    Congratulations Sri Lanka cricket..!!!!

    Vikki Sunday, 06 April 2014 05:02 PM

    Congratulations !

    Milan Sunday, 06 April 2014 05:03 PM

    Congratulations to the Sri Lankan Team !

    Sharia Boy Monday, 07 April 2014 02:35 AM

    When the umpires are neutral we can win against any..
    The Geneva match needs neutral umpiring badly....

    mumtaz shaikh Sunday, 06 April 2014 05:04 PM

    CONGRATULATION from PAKISTAN to srilankan nations
    here we Pakistanies are very very happy
    from Mumtaz Shaikh,Karachi,Pakistan

    Sinha Sunday, 06 April 2014 05:05 PM

    We played the gentleman way. Congrats!

    Amintha Sunday, 06 April 2014 05:08 PM

    Big thanks to our great President Mahinda Rajapakshe, not to visit Bangladesh to watch the final. He is my MAN OF THE MATCH.............

    Siva Sunday, 06 April 2014 10:38 PM

    The trend continues The host of the previous tournament has won the last 03 t20 world cups. Well done Sri Lanka via DM Android App

    Bhoja Monday, 07 April 2014 11:24 AM

    Congrats LIONS

    mumtaz shaikh Sunday, 06 April 2014 05:09 PM

    we in Pakistan are very happy..congratulations
    mumtaz shaikh from Karachi Pakistan

    Waz Monday, 07 April 2014 10:20 AM

    I watched the match here in Sothern Spain.We are the real Champions! God bless all!

    Hari, India Sunday, 06 April 2014 05:09 PM

    Congratulations Sri Lanka. You deserve it. After a long time you made it. So many final matches you lost. But, at last you held your nerves. As someone rightly said man of the match should be Yuvraj Singh.

    mohamed nizar Monday, 07 April 2014 02:48 AM

    tnx to our great Lankan boys. We proved the world that we are second to no one

    MagodisThuma Sunday, 06 April 2014 05:11 PM

    Congratulations ! & Celebrations !

    lion Monday, 07 April 2014 02:50 AM

    My friend, Lion is not only for Sinhalese. Lion represents the whole of Sri Lanka.

    Do not look everything in the eyes of seperatism.

    MagodisThuma Sunday, 06 April 2014 05:12 PM

    All Of Our Problems Are Over !

    niranjan Sunday, 06 April 2014 05:13 PM

    Great job with good staminar. We will enjoy with a holiday.

    Thanks2 our King Monday, 07 April 2014 02:52 AM

    Many thanks to our king stayed at home. Thats why we won the match otherwise no luck for SL

    Bawa Sunday, 06 April 2014 05:14 PM

    Congratulations and what a farewell to to Sanga and Mahela in T20.

    Thank you SL team to make all Sri Lankan's day a memorable one. Your really deserve the 1.5 million $

    Muhammad Asif Asad Monday, 07 April 2014 06:05 AM

    congratulation to all sri lankans,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,it is a great victory of our beloved sri lanka...................

    mumtaz shaikh Sunday, 06 April 2014 05:14 PM

    congratulation from Pakistan
    Mumtaz Shaikh,Karachi,Pakistan

    Thanks2 our King Monday, 07 April 2014 02:54 AM

    To: Sheikh Farid
    Thanks so much

    Thanks2 our King Monday, 07 April 2014 02:57 AM

    [quote name="indyd"]Thanks should also go to:

    9.MS Dhoni for batting badly
    8. Yuvraj for batting so terribly.
    7. Match referee David boon for Chandimal's axe.
    6. Captain Malinga for listing to the leaders (Mahela and Sanga)
    5. Malinga for dropping Virath else we may not have had a game
    4. Both Mahela and Sanga for retiring at the right time (unlike Dilshan who is older that both of these guys)
    3. Sri Lankan Cricket association for showing a big carrot (1 million $) before the final
    2. Sanath Jaya for the team selection and dropping Chandimal
    1. President MR for staying at home[/quote]

    This is a foolish indian comments. we accept only THIS
    "1. President MR for staying at home"

    MagodisThuma Sunday, 06 April 2014 05:17 PM

    Special Thanks to the King... staying home !

    quin Sunday, 06 April 2014 05:17 PM

    Great job boys. you proved yet again that we are a small country but with a big heart.

    It was not only the Sri Lankans back home that are proud but We too are desperate fans from Saudi Arabia you know! Sanga, Angi and all.

    Barrister Monday, 07 April 2014 10:28 AM

    Congratulations to the Lions

    Thanks2 our King Monday, 07 April 2014 02:58 AM

    [quote name="mumtaz shaikh"]we in Pakistan are very happy..congratulations
    mumtaz shaikh from Karachi Pakistan[/quote]

    Thanks so much and we are also with PAKISTAN

    Ranjiy Sunday, 06 April 2014 05:19 PM

    Great. Proud of our team. Sanga has along way to go. He will

    Sisil Sunday, 06 April 2014 05:19 PM

    Well Done Sri Lanka.....!!!

    mackie noohuthambi Monday, 07 April 2014 03:06 AM

    CONGRATS! THIS TIME, PRESIDENT MAHINDHA RAJAPAKSE SHOULD HONOUR THE TEAM LEADER SANGAKKARA WITH NATIONAL AWARD DHESHAMANYA OR CROWN HIM WITH THE HIGHEST AWARD OF THE NATION. JUST CHEERING AND SENDING WORDS OF CONGRATULATIONS ARE NOT SUFFICIENT FOR THE VICTOR.

    REGARDS,

    MACKIE NOOHUTHAMBI KAYALPATNAM ,BORN IN INDIA BUT BROUGHT UP IN SRI LANKAN SOIL.

    Ammaa Sunday, 06 April 2014 05:24 PM

    Now we have to maintain for some decades,

    Logesh Monday, 07 April 2014 03:48 PM

    Thank you for the warm wishes. Appreciate it.

    Sammy Sunday, 06 April 2014 05:29 PM

    Congrats boys for an immense victory and winning the T20I World Cup 2014. What a fitting send of to the great Mahela and Sanga.

    Kaushi Monday, 07 April 2014 03:08 AM

    Congratulations Boys......! Well Done!

    Sheikh Farid Sunday, 06 April 2014 05:29 PM

    Congratulations !!! the best team in the world is the cricket team of Sri Lanka. The real lion!

    Ravi Monday, 07 April 2014 06:18 AM

    Good response to the bIg headed Donkys at IPL


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