West Indies vs Sri Lanka Final Match at Colombo, 07 Oct, 2012

Toss: West Indies, who choose to bat first
West Indies won by 36 runs
W
West Indies, who choose to bat first
Sri Lanka 101/10 in 18.4 Overs
Current Run rate: 5.41

West Indies 137/6 (20)

Player of the Match: MN Samuels
Batsman
Runs
Balls
4's
6's
S/R
Mat
Runs
HS
Avg
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0*
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Bowler
Overs
Maidens
Runs
Wkts
Econ
Mat
Wkts
BBI
Avg
3.4
0
9
3
2.45
12
16
4/12
16.68
4
0
15
1
3.75
22
13
3/23
25.15
Recent Overs:
1
2
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W
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1lb
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1
1
1
W
1
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W
Current Partnership: 29 runs, 2.5 overs, RR: 10.24 (D Ramdin, DJG Sammy )
Last Wicket:

Over 19.0  

Presentation Ceremony

And finally we have Darren Sammy lifting the Trophy and here is what he says: "We have the never-say-die attitude and we showed it in this tournament. The win means a lot to the Caribbean. I dedicate this win to an ardent supporter, Peter Matthias, who has been with us for tough times. The support from the Sri Lankan people has been fantastic. We are going to live in this moment forever. The team has undergone a lot in the last decade. The aim of this team was one people, one team and one goal. Every player in the team chipped in and the never-say-die attitude showed. Since Marlon Samuels' comeback, he has been phenomenal. It is a big plus to have Chris Gayle. He is enjoying his game and we have a lot of respect for him. I never worry about the critics. I lead my life on my own terms. When I go out on the field, I play well for this jersey. The people from Jamaica to Guyana must be celebrating. This means a lot to the people. This victory will hopefully be a step in the right direction. We will not say we are back but we hope to continue with this team spirit."

Australia all-rounder Shane Watson is the Player of the Tournament and he says: "For the first four matches, I am glad that I performed well. West Indies were too good for us in the semi-finals. They deserved to win the finals. It is unfortunate that Sri Lanka could not win. I hope to be fit for a period of time and it has helped me in getting momentum. I will never compare myself with Kallis. He is the ultimate all-rounder and I just hope that I perform well. Warner and I hope to fire in big games and it is a privilege to bat with him. We enjoyed the tournament and the Sri Lankans put on a great tournament.'
Shane Watson is the MoS for his fine all-round skills."

Marlon Samuels is the Man of the Match for single handedly giving West Indies a competitive total to defend, well this is what he has to say: "Two years of hard work and I have had a wonderful year. I dedicate this win to the Caribbean and to the people of Jamaica. The wicket was a bit slow but I knew that if I hung in there, I could make it. I decided to attack Malinga and it paid off. It is a team effort and we are working well as a team. For the future, I would love to see West Indies on top of Test cricket. The yellow scarf is a sign of good luck. I've promised my son five hundreds before the end of the year and I am on the right road."

Mahela Jayawardene, the Captain of Sri Lanka says: "The first 10 overs were great. Couple of fielding lapses and 3-4 bad overs took the game away from us. The West Indies team played well and I would like to say sorry to the crowd. West Indies came after us and Marlon Samuels played a great knock. I backed my No. 1 bowler but Samuels batted well against him. The drops were falling and we lost momentum during the drizzle. We had to play to win the game and not play according to D/L. West Indies have a solid bowling front. We have to desperately try and get over the final hurdle. It is disappointing as we did not turn up and perform. The team performed really well and we handled certain situations very well. It has been a fantastic tournament. The fans were absolutely amazing."
The batting approach of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara was totally old fashioned. They played the waiting game too long and when it mattered lost their wickets to leave the job unfinished and complicated. Mahela Jayawardene panicked at the sight of drizzle as Sri Lanka at that stage were way behind the D/L par total.
It's a great win for West Indies as the total they posted - 137 wasn't really enough. But Sri Lanka with a soft batting approach screwed up an otherwise easy victory.
So West Indies defeat Sri Lanka by 36 runs to clinch the ICC World T20 2012.
18.4
W
Over 18.4 SP Narineto SL Malinga, Caught!
There it is, the final moment of the ICC World T20 2012! Malinga heaving it towards wide long on to get caught by Dwayne Bravo and all the West Indian players dancing crazily! The crowd are not happy obviously with their team's show!
18.3
0
Over 18.3 SP Narineto SL Malinga, no runs
Stepso out and slaps the full toss straight to mid off.
18.2
0
Over 18.2 SP Narineto SL Malinga, no runs
Goes back and slaps it towards long on and doesn't take any run.
18.1
0
Over 18.1 SP Narineto SL Malinga, no runs
Steps out and drives the flighted delivery back to the bowler.
End of Over 18   Sri Lanka 101/9

SL Malinga 5/9 MN Samuels 4-0-15-1
Akila Dananjaya /0

17.6
1
Over 17.6 MN Samuelsto SL Malinga, 1 run
Flicks the quicker one through mid wicket for one.
17.5
W
Over 17.5 MN Samuelsto BAW Mendis, Caught!
Heaves it in the air towards long on and gets caught by Bravo at wide long on. The West Indian players break into a dance.
17.4
1
Over 17.4 MN Samuelsto SL Malinga, 1 run
Drills the yorker to long on for one.
17.3
1
Over 17.3 MN Samuelsto BAW Mendis, 1 run
Hoicks the full delivery flat towards deep wide mid wicket for one.
17.2
1
Over 17.2 MN Samuelsto SL Malinga, 1 run
Drills the full ball towards long off for one.
17.1
0
Over 17.1 MN Samuelsto SL Malinga, no runs
Inside edges his flick off a full ball onto the pad.
End of Over 17   Sri Lanka 97/8

SL Malinga 2/5 SP Narine 3-0-9-2
BAW Mendis /0

16.6
1+lb
Over 16.6 SP Narineto SL Malinga, 1 run
Goes back and tickles it to short fine leg and takes a risky single.
16.5
0
Over 16.5 SP Narineto SL Malinga, beaten, no runs
Goes back to pull it big over long on and gets beaten by a carrom ball outside off.
16.4
0
Over 16.4 SP Narineto SL Malinga, no runs
Goes back and works it behind squareleg and decides against the single.
16.3
W
Over 16.3 SP Narineto KMDN Kulasekara, Caught!
Makes room and lofts it off the backfoot and holes out to the man at deep covers. So Kulasekara's cameo goes in vain.