West Indies Beat Sri Lanka by 36 Runs win Final ICC T20 WC 2012.West Indies play first make 137 and give 138 runs target to Sri Lanka but after SL start betting his players not make any big partnership all players dissopinted by West Indies bowlers they bowel very well.Samuels make 78 runs and Samey help to make big target from WI side.
Marlon Samuels Man of Match by his 78 runs just 56 deliveries a big game from Samuels today.
Man of Tournament Award give to Shane Watson Australian All rounder.
Pollard and Gayle and the rest of them are still dancing on the outfield. It’s all gangnam, it’s been their mojo this tournament. It’s even on the loudspeakers.West Indies won today despite Gayle doing nothing with the bat. It’s been an unbelieveable turnaround. They were 32 for 2 after ten overs, and then scored 105 in the last ten. Marlon Samuels played one of the great innings. There’s Jamaican Farewell playing at the Premadasa.
“It’s Bravo’s birthday,” says Marlon “Happy to score runs when the team wins.” “Happy birthday Bravo,” screams Gayle. “I guess we didn’t disappoint.”
Pollard says that celebration when Samuel took his first wicket was the team showing its appreciation for him.
Jaggu: “Thirty years since your country last played a world cup final, your best batsman gets out inside the power play, your run rate is 3 after 10 overs yet you manage 78 of 56. Hats off to you Samules. This will surely be one of the best T20 innings.”
Dwayne Bravo: “We had the belief, we had some of the better players in our team. It was just a matter of getting our heads together.”
Richie Richardson, the team manager, screams into the microphone, before saying, “feels good, feels good. It’s been a long journey. It is very important for everybody, we’ve made the people back home proud. A number of them have come here, one flew in for this match only.”
Prasanna: “Wat an energy these guys have after such an intense game,,,Seeing the WI team you feel to be wanting to be in that dressing room even being a non-Carribean,,,I feel as if my country has won it !! Amazing!!”
Nanda: “Feels like being in the 1980’s again. This is nostalgic.”
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Treveylan: “So how many finals for Sri Lanka without a trophy have it been? Well done to the WI but you have to feel for SL. All these finals and no trophy.”
This was Simon Taufel’s last game as an ICC umpire and he and the other match officials go up to receive their medals. Bat up, Simon.
The Sri Lankan players go up to receive their medals, Mahela Jayawardene will be last so that he can speak. Spare a thought for the man, a fourth final and no trophy.
Mahela: “I think the first ten overs were fantastic, they knew they had to go for it. A couple of mistakes on the field an three four bad overs shifted the momentum. It was ough for us to get into it. The boys tried well. We’re disappointed, a full house. A couple of overs they went after us, against our best bowlers. Marlon batted very well. I backed my No. 1 bowler to deliver but Marlon batted very well.”
“Can’t say, the drops were falling [while batting], we lost momentum when Dilshan fell. They bowled really well, we just needed to keep the pressure on which we didn’t. we need to sit down, have a good chat, and move on.”
Jayawardene’s giving credit to the fans for the support his team has received through this tournament, be it in Hambantota, Pallekele or Colombo.
The Man of the Match is Marlon Samuels, as if you didn’t know already. Gayle is bowing down to him.
Samuels: “Put in a lot of hard work. To Jamaica, to the West Indies. Can’t explain how much it means to me. Thanks to Sri Lanka, I had some good food. They beat us twice, I tell Chris we can’t lose thrice. The wicket was a bit slow, today was a different mindset, I decided to attack Malinga their best bowler and it paid off. We are working together as a unit. Futurewise I think West Indies are going to do well, even in Test cricket. Test cricket is the best cricket.”
The player of the tournament is Shane Watson. 249 runs, 11 wickets, countless sixes, four Man of the Match awards. He’s here to collect his award too.
Watson: “Thrilled for the frst four matches, unfortunately the West Indie were too good in the semi-final. They were deserved winners. Sad for Sri Lanka not to win at home … I’ll never compare myself against Jacques [Kallis]. He’s my idol, he’s the ultimate … ”
The West Indian players are going up to receive their medals now. Ramdin’s not taken off his keeping pads!
Darren Sammy, he had a beautiful game today and a flag on his shoulders now: “For the last two years we’ve shown the never say die attitude, but we haven’t had the results. There’s a special gentleman in the stand called Peter Matthews, he’s supported us through rain and sun, he’s the happiest man right now. Thank you to everyone who supported us. The tournament is for the fans. The love we felt from the Sri Lankan people is tremendous and we want to thank them for that.”
“This moment we’re going to live forever. The team has been through a lot in the last two years, for the last ten years. the mission was to win the t20 World cup, the belief we left the Carribean with has pulled us through. today we were down and out but our never say die attitude came out.”
Sammy on Samuels: “The two years he missed … two years of international runs. He’s scored so much since he’s been back.”
Gayle’s still dancing as Sammy is speaking about him and how a team with Gayle is a better team.
Flair. Calypso. Frontrunners. Millionaires. Gold chains. Chris Gayle. No, no, no, no, no and no. West Indies’ first World Twenty20 win was more digging in, refusing to give up, running and fielding like their life depended on this match, stunning the home crowd, and pulling off one of the most amazing turnarounds in Twenty20 history, especially given the stage. The due share of flair came from one of the most eye-pleasing batsmen going around. There’s no need to add “one of the” here, because Marlon Samuels played simply the best Twenty20 international innings ever seen when West Indies were down and the count had reached about eight. A feedbacker to Cricinfo’s ball-by-ball commentary asked if Samuels’ 78 was the 281 of Twenty20 cricket.
Samuels was not just shouting for help from the burning desk. He danced on that burning deck. He danced so well the burning deck became attractive. And Sri Lanka were singed. So singed that arguably the best Twenty20 bowler in the world went for 0 for 54. So singed that Ajantha Mendis’ figures of 4 for 12 in the final meant nothing to the result. West Indies had been 14 for 2 after Powerplays and 32 for 2 after 10 overs, the fourth-worst scores at these points in the history of Twenty20 internationals. They even took 17 balls to score the first run off the bat. Yet so breathtaking was Samuels’ assault, never mind the wickets falling around him, that Sri Lanka were too stunned to respond.
It is also fair, in a way, that captain Darren Sammy contributed big to the win too. That the man who has led the team through times when others had deserted it, despite obvious question marks based on pure skills, played a crucial role on the big night of a tournament that had threatened to make him almost superfluous. When Samuels got out, West Indies were still 108 in the 18th over. They needed a strong finish to keep fighting. And fight Sammy did. He swung and ran like hell, turning three ones into twos in the last over, hitting two fours around those scrambles.
Angelo Mathews said during the break that West Indies were still 15-20 short. Perhaps they were, but the momentum of that onslaught – 105 in last 10 – was huge. If Sri Lanka were not already in their shells, a superb first ball from Ravi Rampaul sent Tillakaratne Dilshan’s off stump cartwheeling. His finger went to his lips. The crowd, though, had already been stunned into silence.
Two of Sri Lanka’s greatest cricketers were now in the middle, but like the West Indies openers they were under pressure too. And would they have thought of three previous World Cup finals that they had lost? Jayawardene was too early into a sweep – a shot he plays better than anybody else in today’s cricket – and nearly gave Samuels a wicket in his first over. Kumar Sangakkara kept hitting even poor deliveries straight to fielders. West Indies kept squeezing harder and harder.