West Indies beat SL by 36 runs to win T20 WC

VICTORY DANCE IN GANGNAM STYLE

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

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

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.

  1. Hello, i think that i saw you visited my blog so i came to “return the favor”.I’m attempting to find things to improve my web site!I suppose its ok to use a few of your ideas!!

  2. Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board and I in finding It really useful & it helped me out a lot. I am hoping to give one thing back and aid others such as you aided me.

  3. Your article usually have alot of really up to date info. Where do you come up with this? Just stating you are very imaginative. Thanks again

  4. Appreciating the hard work you put into your blog and in depth information you offer. It’s awesome to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same old rehashed information. Excellent read! I’ve saved your site and I’m including your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  5. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you make this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz reply as I’m looking to create my own blog and would like to know where u got this from. thanks

  1. October 8th, 2012
  2. October 8th, 2012

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: