Sri Lanka Wins T20 World Cup

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  1. 1. Sri Lanka Wins T20 World Cup by Cricket today in Sports / Extreme Sports (submitted 2014-04-07) The almighty has written something great for Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara. This was said by the West Indian captain Darren Sammy after his side lost to Sri Lanka in the T20 World Cup semifinal via Duckworth Lewis method. His words came true as the rainbow nation broke their World Cup finals jinx, beating India by 6 wickets in a one sided match. All the cricket pundits and fans had already declared Team India as the winner but Lankans had different plans in their mind. They bowled superbly when it mattered the most, restricting India on a partly score of 130 runs from the allotted 20 overs. The last four overs of the Indian innings produce just 19 runs with Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Kulasekara bowling Yorkers and full length deliveries outside the off stump. Yuvraj Singh was forced to chock as he could manage just 11 runs off 21 balls while Dhoni had the similar story, accumulating 4 runs off 7 balls. Virat Kohli scored 77 off 58 balls but was left strangled at the non striker end. I know it is not right to criticize Yuvraj Singh but he deserves some part of the blame. Who was stopping him from taking singles? Why he was not willing to rotate the strike? The world was not asking him to go for big shots as things were not happening for him but he could have given strike to Virat instead of playing too many dot balls. The inspiring spell from the bowlers brought some sort of confidence in the batsmen as well. After losing Kusal Perera cheaply, Dilshan and Mahela settled the nerves by playing some superb shot. However, Dilshan (18 runs) and Jayawardene (24 runs) couldn't carry till the end and lost the steam in the middle. There was some concern about Kumar Sangakkara's form but he delivered in the finale. His unbeaten 52 off 35 balls carried Lankan to their first major trophy in this format of the game. Thisara Perera also played a valuable knock of 23 runs off 14 balls. The title victory came at a right time as this was Jayawardene's and Sangakkara's last match. Apart from this edition, this team made it to the finale in 2009 and 2012 but finished as the second best team. They also lost the final of the fifty over World Cup in 2007 and 2011. However, the most recent accomplishment has taken away all the pains and sufferings of this team. Let's stand and salute their effort against their much decorated opponents. About the Author cricket today magazine is a Expert Writer Of Cricket Match, crictoday india and also write Present Running series india versus new zealand series future match in t20 Wc banladesh and more about cricket new,update,records etc. Follow me On Social Plugging- Website- Source-
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