WI beat SL to win 2012 World T20 title

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West Indies outclassed hosts Sri Lanka by 36 runs in a low-scoring finale to lift the 2012 World Twenty20 title at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday.

Chasing a fighting 138-run target, Sri Lanka were bundled out for 101 runs in 18.4 overs in front of 35,000 dazed fans.

It was the West Indies' first major title since 2004 when they lifted the Champions Trophy in England.

West Indies bowlers were on a roll as they dented Sri Lankan chase by removing seven batsmen within 70 runs in 15 overs in the final clash of the World T20.

Chasing 138, Sri Lanka lost Tillakaratne Dilshan, for a duck, in the second over.

Though Jayawardene and Sangakkara steadied the innings with a brisk stand, West Indies fought back to derail hosts' chase with quick wickets.

Samuel Badree gave West Indies crucial breakthrough by dismissing Kumar Sangakkara after 42-run stand for the second wicket.

Sangakkara's dismissal came just before Sri Lanka crossed 50-run mark.

At the score of 51 Darren Sammy bowled out Mathews in the 11 th over.

Earlier, Ravi Rampaul struck in the second over to dismiss Tillakaratne Dilshan for a duck, spoiling Sri Lanka start in the chase of a modest 138 in the final.

Rampaul bowled out Dilshan after West Indies fought their way to 137/6 in 20 overs.

Sri Lanka's unorthodox spinner Ajantha Mendis grabbed four wickets for 12 runs to restrict the West Indies to a modest total.

A sell-out crowd of 35,000 at the Premadasa stadium cheered every dismissal as the West Indies, electing to bat, fell apart once Chris Gayle was removed in the sixth over for only three runs.

Marlon Samuels was the only batsman to defy the spot-on Sri Lankan bowling, making 78 off 56 balls with the help of six sixes and three boundaries.

His brilliant strokeplay helped the West Indies add 105 runs in the last 10 overs after they were reduced to 32-2 from the first 10.

Sri Lanka took an early grip on the match by keeping the West Indies down to 14-2 in the first six powerplay overs after Johnson Charles had been dismissed off the fifth ball of the match.

The West Indies had to wait till the 19th delivery to score their first run with the bat and Gayle needed nine balls to get off the mark.

The left-hander struggled for 16 deliveries to make three before he was trapped leg-before by Mendis in the sixth over.

It was not till the 12th over that the West Indies, who pummelled Australia in the semi-finals, showed the first signs of aggression as Dwayne Bravo pulled 19-year-old spinner Akila Dananjaya for a six over mid-wicket.

Samuels responded by smashing three sixes in the next over of sling-arm fast bowler Lasith Malinga, two of them in succession over mid-wicket and extra-cover.

Bravo helped Samuels add 59 runs for the third wicket when he was given out leg-before by Australian umpire Simon Taufel, even though replays showed the ball go off the bat on to the pad.

Mendis then dismissed the dangerous Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell off successive deliveries in the 16th over, but West Indies captain Darren Sammy denied the spinner a hat-trick.

The 17th over, bowled by Malinga, produced 19 runs as Samuels smashed a boundary and two consecutive sixes to leave the frontline bowler with unflattering figures of 0-54 from his four overs.

Samuels' innings ended in the 18th over when he was caught in the deep off Dananjaya. (The Times of India)
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  • baby Monday, 08 October 2012 12:00 AM

    .SLbeat only park and nz to reach finals . overestimated . have to do lotof hard work next time via DM Android App

    LOL Sunday, 07 October 2012 07:08 PM

    Accept, isn't you all were telling before the match, "Lions" will teach WI how to dance "Gangnam Style". After WI won the match, turning up side down. You should be a politician... LOL

    Kautilya Monday, 08 October 2012 04:15 AM

    I came and waived my boys when they were at 44 for 1, and then the collapse started.

    Samitha Silva Monday, 08 October 2012 04:18 AM

    Except Sanga & Mahela all other players are just basic comparing to other countries cricketers caliber. Malinga & Dilshan must drop from T20 side and find two good alrounders. .

    sandman Monday, 08 October 2012 04:22 AM

    I hope that he heard the boos from the crowd at the stadium when they showed his face on TV.

    Sammy Monday, 08 October 2012 04:22 AM

    Sorry SL, got choked a fourth time in a final and this time in your own yard. Congrats WI, you guys played great as a team and deserved the victory. Good to see WI cricket on the rise again.

    Truth Sunday, 07 October 2012 07:25 PM

    Sri Lankan fans were making fun of other countries before this and thumping their chest.. Now a new name for world choker is "Sri Lanka" ..meow .

    Fair N Square Sunday, 07 October 2012 07:28 PM

    coz of alil mistake by the captain to let Malinga bowl his 4th over. Had he not givn another 19 and total up 54, we could have given a better challenge without the players being under tremnedous pressure. This out did Dilshan... Thisara Perera should of come b4 Jeevan and Angelo. So should have Kula.. He thought seniors not to cow down to pressure.

    rikshow Monday, 08 October 2012 04:42 AM

    Beleave in the destiny, who ever comes who ever goes that dosent matter, God has already sesided that Windies to Win

    KD Monday, 08 October 2012 04:52 AM

    That is called match fixing

    Cynic Monday, 08 October 2012 04:55 AM

    He came when Sri Lanka was cruising hoping that he will be called to present the trophy. But he brought bad luck to the team. Even the God's don't favour dictators.

    Achari Monday, 08 October 2012 04:54 AM

    They SOLD the match like they use to do.

    Omar Monday, 08 October 2012 05:03 AM

    Congrats Windies you played a better game. I only hope the match was not fixed!!

    Nikki Monday, 08 October 2012 05:14 AM

    The Lankans played so well throughout this tournament and deserved to win.Yet we saw a flash of the brilliance of the old WI batting machine in action, through some of their present lads.Congratulations WI, you pulled it off.But Lankans, you played well the best you could.Thats praiseworthy. Shit happens at times guys. It was just one of those days. But in future lets go easy on the broo ha ha celebrations before the event, howling that we have won the final. Its embarrassing! The culprits are silent now. The team has to face the critics. So people lets wait till we have actually won a match before we start celebrations. You did well boys. Best of luck next time.

    ANTON Monday, 08 October 2012 05:13 AM

    THEY DID NOT WIN THE CUP, WE GAVE THEM.

    Match Refree Monday, 08 October 2012 05:17 AM

    MJ, after the power play when big hitters were on, Dilly should have been placed either in long off or on.Why Kula was there to drop samuales instead of Dilly?That dropped catch took the match away from us.Placing too much of confidence on Malinga s a highly overated bowler was a risk.Who instructed the batters to go after the DL target which trigered the colapse?Sanga, the international cricketer should have defended on side for others to score but his shot could not clear even 40 meters .Mathews, the VC must now must see whether he can further be in the side.What a Horrible shot.Lahiru is good material for future captancy.WI took most of the runs by playing straight but us??.Malinga, enough is enough.leave the side.Both MJ and KS must attend classes of great Aruna on How to win Finals.People dont blame MR for everything.He can be present at any event he likes as a citizen..Remember He displayed great leadership by winning the war witth his VC SF.

    kaputakukula Monday, 08 October 2012 05:27 AM

    Sometimes 'failure' is good and this is such one. If SL had won, the hard work, dedication, zeal and patriotism, of the team would have been abruptly hijacked by the "patriotic" politician.

    Omar Monday, 08 October 2012 05:35 AM

    Hey match refree you probably have not played cricket & dont know how to accept a win &defeat or you have not played it in a good school.However I recommend that they make you the next Sri Lankan Captain

    Siv Monday, 08 October 2012 05:43 AM

    lions...??? yap..

    WAZEEM Monday, 08 October 2012 05:45 AM

    It is pointless blaming any body. Afterall our boys performed very well to reach the finals. One bad day and unfortunately it was the finals. These indians and pakistanese cannot digest what happened to their respective teams during the tournament. So overall it was a good tournamnet for SRI LANKA...

    Nikki Monday, 08 October 2012 05:55 AM

    The Lankans played so well throughout this tournament and deserved to win.Yet we saw a flash of the brilliance of the old WI batting machine in action, through some of their present lads.Congratulations WI, you pulled it off.But Lankans, you played well the best you could.Thats praiseworthy. Shit happens at times guys. It was just one of those days. But in future lets go easy on the broo ha ha celebrations before the event, howling that we have won the final. Its embarrassing! The culprits are silent now. The team has to face the critics. So people lets wait till we have actually won a match before we start celebrations. You did what you thought was the best boys. Pity it was not your day. Best of luck next time.

    Bibi Monday, 08 October 2012 06:05 AM

    Wonder when the 'proud' sri lankans are going to blame BCCI and India for this loss. Come on proud lankans, another conspiracy theory. Your Pakistani supporters are waiting for your anti-India comments!

    Ashraf Nazim Monday, 08 October 2012 06:12 AM

    Preparation of a disastrous slow pitch. We fell into the ditch we dug. That is it.

    #SL# Monday, 08 October 2012 06:22 AM

    When ever our team lost in finals we always say they will play better next time, but i don't when this next will come and we''ll be the Champions of a World cup final.

    Nishantha Rajapaksa Monday, 08 October 2012 06:29 AM

    Not over confidence... it was because "Luku Marma" was there...

    kumar Monday, 08 October 2012 06:30 AM

    Give him another chance to prove that is not true and utter stupidity.

    Babulana Tuesday, 09 October 2012 01:39 AM

    Finally the ball "thrower" gets the treatment he deserves. You throw harder, you get hit even harder is the MORAL of this story - with a sad ending!

    hawkins Monday, 08 October 2012 06:54 AM

    It is worth bearing the pain experienced by cricket lovers of Sri Lanka following the defeat by the Carrabians provided if it induced a stimulus to restore the old glory of West Indian cricket which we cherished very much.

    Capitaan KuCool Monday, 08 October 2012 01:42 AM

    Now go eat parippu wada.

    Sareek Monday, 08 October 2012 07:15 AM

    Good for future of cricket world.

    sirisena Monday, 08 October 2012 07:17 AM

    As we were not able to score much boundaries during Sanga - Mahela stay, it would have been wise, if they have sent Thisara Perera after Sanga got dismissed. As Mathews, Jeewan and Thirimanna is there, this would have given Thisara some freedom to go after the bowling and whack few sixes or boundaries, thus putting West Indies under pressure. I don't know why these guys can't understand this simple theories.

    They were champions all the way - but lost the finals as usual.

    Nilhan De Mel Monday, 08 October 2012 07:37 AM

    I cant believe how irrational and superstitious SL can be. Just someone comes a match is lost. Thats why people are sad ans unhappy blaming others for all their faults ( or bad luck).

    And say lions- disgrace to lion also.

    Be strong face loss- faciong a loss is harder. But it's your stregth that shows. SLs played poorly for some reason.

    CHANDU Monday, 08 October 2012 07:38 AM

    SRILANKANS ARE LOOSERS...THEY DON'T DESERVE FOR CHAMPIONS.

    Em Monday, 08 October 2012 01:54 AM

    Actually they dance too much.. they deserve losses

    Kishan Monday, 08 October 2012 07:36 AM

    We lost because of a single plyer ...Others performed very well.WIndies winnging this match doesnt mean that they are better than us ..waht are their talents ? only Samuels batted well, and our all plans were screwd coz of that..it was pure luck.nothing else

    aasha Sunday, 07 October 2012 12:00 AM

    hard luck lions..win or loose we always love you.. via DM Android App

    Vimal Sunday, 07 October 2012 05:10 PM

    :( Kiwwa match ekata enna epa kiyala!!!

    Tharanga Sunday, 07 October 2012 05:16 PM

    Very good game by West indies. What Christ Gyle said has been provided by the talents Unlike sri lankan team with very over confidents

    lk Sunday, 07 October 2012 05:21 PM

    Lets see how SL supporters react, will they practice what they preach - diplomacy - and accept defeat gracefully???

    Saffa Monday, 08 October 2012 07:53 AM

    Nice going West Indies! At least in this match the two subcontinent neighbors were supporting the same team. Why did Pakistanis support West Indies even after we proved to them that they are our Masters?

    whd Sunday, 07 October 2012 05:18 PM

    indians loose,their houses get burnt and players are critisized


    lankans loose and president is blamed for coming to see the match

    :-D awsome

    S DSilva Sunday, 07 October 2012 05:19 PM

    I am soooooo happy that WI has won the match comprehensively beating SL. All SL fans who ridiculed the opponents deserve to go sad. Thank you WI for spanking the Lions superbly.

    kasi Sunday, 07 October 2012 05:21 PM

    Well Done! West Indies!! You beat SL on their own soil.

    Shamali Sunday, 07 October 2012 05:27 PM

    MR shouldn't have been there...HE brought bad luck...same in the previous 2 finals when he was present. ..Stay at home Mr. President!

    Jagath Leanage Sunday, 07 October 2012 05:29 PM

    Sri Lanka Lost = Arrival of Mahinda R. + Lasith Malinga

    Trehan Munasinghe Monday, 08 October 2012 08:08 AM

    NO COMMENT !!!! We lost yet again... Sri Lanka Cricket team is great but can never succeed with conviction...

    As Sri Lankan's we are happy being 2nd best....

    Hope someday we learn the real reasons for our 4 ICC World Cup losses...

    John Monday, 08 October 2012 08:04 AM

    What a shame. There is no one to write this news in Sri Lanka? You have copied from the Times of India. Do we need to read from an Indian media about what took place in our soil before our eyes?

    Jagath Leanage Sunday, 07 October 2012 05:36 PM

    After Arjuna we couldnt win a title?

    Lions2 gojungle Sunday, 07 October 2012 05:41 PM

    Where is lion's strenght? lions becomes cat finally & lost the match.Thats y over confident will put into defeat and disaster

    Fusion Monday, 08 October 2012 08:18 AM

    "Win or lose, Sri Lankans booze!"
    "Neva gilunath ban-choon!"

    We still love our Cricket team.

    gayle_power Sunday, 07 October 2012 05:37 PM

    well deserved victory for west indians champions..i feel sorry for lankan so-called lions!!

    Ruzaick Sunday, 07 October 2012 05:46 PM

    Could anyone give one gud reason why we lost this time too.

    Outback Joe Sunday, 07 October 2012 05:42 PM

    Commiserations SL, you guys really tried, no doubt. however the best team won. strangely it took Kulasekara , a bowler to get the only 6 in the match scored by SL.no point talking about some of the other bowlers that made their 50 odd runs on the field today by only bowling. better effort next time and hope to see some NEW faces that can whack a cricket ball all the way over the boundry line.

    Anas Beruwala Sunday, 07 October 2012 05:46 PM

    When MR Appear in the screen! Srilanka's bad time started very fastly! So, Kindly MR stop these visitings in ur peak hours! and do the works for the country!

    Jagath Leanage Sunday, 07 October 2012 05:47 PM

    Did M.R. had a deal with West Indies, similar to previous world cup matches in 2007 & 2011?

    Nihal Amarasekera Monday, 08 October 2012 03:05 AM

    Take Heart Sri Lanka, you came to the final. There is no Ecstasy without Agony for losers, sports is that.

    sanjiv Sunday, 07 October 2012 05:52 PM

    Better luck!!! N..E..X....T TIME!!!

    Praveen, Bangalore Sunday, 07 October 2012 05:56 PM

    Good bowling, but pathetic and timid batting show by the Sri Lankans. They seemed to be over confident when they got West Indies, not Australia, in the finals. The current Lankan team has a long way to go and win in a high voltage match like world cup.

    All praises to the Windies team for keeping a cool head and grabbing the cup. Cheers!!!

    ssss Monday, 08 October 2012 03:18 AM

    Just see the comments posted by "so called critics" after Gayle claimed that the cup is theirs...

    lolsz

    Cleo Sunday, 07 October 2012 06:11 PM

    Well done SL, you did make us proud..But WI dissed us way to far,Gayle talks rough on SL and our fellows cheer for him...madness..

    Sakeer Monday, 08 October 2012 08:45 AM

    Congratulations to WI Team ....

    Ash Sunday, 07 October 2012 06:07 PM

    Well done windies, i think you guys can take this winning spirit forward. well deserved.....

    Nesan Sunday, 07 October 2012 06:13 PM

    They are deserved to win. Well done West Indies

    Gamini Udagepola Sunday, 07 October 2012 06:15 PM

    Well played WI, Congrats… Also, Good show by Mahela & SL boys, it’s not easy to get into four finals in five years.
    Finally, I say this to WI. In 1996, your team refused to come to SL in fear. We are happy as a nation for brining all the Cricketing world to Mother Lanka in 2012 which is Peaceful and stable.
    It gives us so much pleasure seeing WI team dancing after beating SL, that’s how we SL cricket fans look at your dance and celebrations. Long Live Cricket, traditions and spirit of sport.

    rajiv Sunday, 07 October 2012 06:11 PM

    IPL & SPL has helped West indies Very Well, But the Poor Sri Lankans and the Indians did not benefit, The Mumbai Indians Star was the worst performer. May not his day. He needs a Big Rest.

    lionheart Sunday, 07 October 2012 06:23 PM

    Mahela's and Kumar's lack lustre and over cautious batting led SL to the loss. Wonder why people like Matthews are appointed as Vice Captain when they have no brain inside thier big heads.....Hats off to Mendis, Hearth and Kulasekara for trying thier best.....Malinga..please retire and play only for the Mumbai Indians...that way SL can find a patriotic young bowler.....Mr. Kumara can win many many individual awards...but not a grand slam for his country - SRI LANKA: How sad. For the millions of fans who supported SL Cricket....sorry mates. There will be no better luck next time either....

    singing fish Sunday, 07 October 2012 06:28 PM

    Not the triumph but the struggle.

    seetha Monday, 08 October 2012 03:40 AM

    Simple. We sacrificed the cup to please the Caribbeans like which we did in 2011 WC final.

    bran bal Monday, 08 October 2012 12:00 AM

    it was a fantastic game by WI....it is our unfortunate to lose the match. we can never say srilankan cricket is pooor. we have lost alwayz in finals. it wud be a very hard journey to come to finals. we have reached the finals several times unlike others.....we ll be the owners soooooon....luv you, sri lankan cricket. via DM Android App

    Thilak Monday, 08 October 2012 03:45 AM

    If the young boy is better than Herath why he was not given 4 overs.After superb overs from Anjelo ,Thisara should have a go.Those came to my mind during the Match not afterwe lost.

    Sandy Monday, 08 October 2012 03:48 AM

    Where is da lions roaring????or I guess tz loins roaring.....ha ha ha...

    kalana Monday, 08 October 2012 09:59 AM

    No need Malinga for our team any more, Find a good replacement.

    sameul Sunday, 07 October 2012 06:45 PM

    plz teach ur lions how to bat under pressure..u guys were mocking pakistani batting collapse in first semis.now see what happened to yours todays.pathetic batting performance except 3 players no one was able to achieve double figure..mahela lead the team in great way but what can he do if his mates dont follow him!!

    sinha Sunday, 07 October 2012 06:51 PM

    Wishes to W.I. Time to celebrate calypso.

    baby Monday, 08 October 2012 12:00 AM

    5th consecutive loss in finals . very sad . couldn't handle the pressure via DM Android App

    Niv Sunday, 07 October 2012 07:02 PM

    Need big rest before start the next money making match than play for country.

    sandman Monday, 08 October 2012 04:13 AM

    Yes of course, the moment they faced this FACE wickets started tumbling like nine pins. And the crowd at the stadium even hooted at seeing this FACE.Cursed people have this streak in them.

    Nikki Monday, 08 October 2012 10:20 AM

    What else can one say?


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