Monday, October 8, 2012

Windies beat Sri Lanka to take T20 title; Jayawardene says he's quitting as Sri Lanka captain

Mahela Jayawardene quitting as Sri Lanka captain
Darren Sammy with the trophy
West Indies were crowned the new World Twenty20 champions on Sunday after a 36-run victory over hosts Sri Lanka in a dramatic final in Colombo.

The West Indies won the toss and elected to bat. However the home team restricted the Windies to 137-6. The West Indies replied by bowling out Sri Lanka out for 101 before a sell-out crowd of 35,000 at the Premadasa stadium. Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa was among the spectators at the game, according to local media reports.

Shortly after the end of the tournament Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene said he would step down as captain. “Just one announcement guys, I have had a chat with the selectors and I have decided to step down as a captain of the Sri Lankan T20 team after the end of the tournament,” Jayawardene said at the post-match media conference. “I have taken this decision so that the selection committee can groom someone younger for this job,” he added.

Jayawardene also stated that he will “assess his future as captain” in the ODIs and Tests after Sri Lanka’s tour of Australia in coming December.

Sunday's victory gave the West Indies their first world title since the 50-over World Cup triumph under Clive Lloyd in 1979. It was Sri Lanka's fourth defeat in a major final since 2007.

Spinner Sunil Narine took three wickets for nine runs and Sammy took two. Jayawardene survived two dropped catches to top-score with 33, while tailender Nuwan Kulasekara hit 26 off 13 balls, including three fours and a six in the 16th over of seamer Ravi Rampaul.

Sri Lanka’s unorthodox spinner Ajantha Mendis took four wickets for 12 runs as the West Indies. Marlon Samuels was the only batsman to defy the Sri Lankan bowling, making 78 off 56 balls with the help of six sixes and three boundaries.

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

West Indies won by 36 runs
West Indies innings (20 overs maximum)RMB4s6sSR
View dismissalJ Charlesc Kulasekara b Mathews035000.00
View dismissalCH Gaylelbw b BAW Mendis326160018.75
View dismissalMN Samuelsc BMAJ Mendis b Dananjaya78705636139.28
View dismissalDJ Bravolbw b BAW Mendis19291901100.00
View dismissalKA Pollardc Dananjaya b BAW Mendis2640050.00
View dismissalAD Russelllbw b BAW Mendis021000.00
DJG Sammy*not out26231530173.33
D Ramdinnot out413400100.00
Extras(lb 2, w 3)5
Total(6 wickets; 20 overs; 88 mins)137(6.85 runs per over)
Did not bat SP NarineR RampaulS Badree
Fall of wickets 1-0 (Charles, 0.5 ov)2-14 (Gayle, 5.5 ov)3-73 (Bravo, 13.6 ov)4-87 (Pollard, 15.2 ov),5-87 (Russell, 15.3 ov)6-108 (Samuels, 17.1 ov)
View wicketAD Mathews411112.75(1w)
KMDN Kulasekara302207.33(1w)
SL Malinga4054013.50
View wicketsBAW Mendis401243.00(1w)
View wicketA Dananjaya301615.33
BMAJ Mendis2020010.00
Sri Lanka innings (target: 138 runs from 20 overs)RMB4s6sSR
View dismissalDPMD Jayawardene*c Sammy b Narine3352362091.66
View dismissalTM Dilshanb Rampaul033000.00
View dismissalKC Sangakkarac Pollard b Badree2233262084.61
View dismissalAD Mathewsb Sammy1550020.00
View dismissalBMAJ Mendisrun out (Bravo/Narine)310300100.00
View dismissalNLTC Pererarun out (†Ramdin)3650060.00
View dismissalHDRL Thirimannec Charles b Sammy4970057.14
View dismissalKMDN Kulasekarac Badree b Narine26161331200.00
View dismissalSL Malingac Bravo b Narine522130038.46
View dismissalBAW Mendisc Bravo b Samuels1520050.00
A Dananjayanot out03000-
Extras(lb 2, nb 1)3
Total(all out; 18.4 overs; 84 mins)101(5.41 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-6 (Dilshan, 1.1 ov)2-48 (Sangakkara, 9.3 ov)3-51 (Mathews, 10.4 ov)4-60 (Jayawardene, 12.1 ov),5-61 (BMAJ Mendis, 12.3 ov)6-64 (Perera, 13.1 ov)7-69 (Thirimanne, 14.3 ov)8-96 (Kulasekara, 16.3 ov),9-100 (BAW Mendis, 17.5 ov)10-101 (Malinga, 18.4 ov)
View wicketS Badree402416.00
View wicketR Rampaul3031110.33(1nb)
View wicketMN Samuels401513.75
CH Gayle201407.00
View wicketsSP Narine3.40932.45
View wicketsDJG Sammy20623.00

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