West Indies wins T20 world cup - The New Indian Express

West Indies wins T20 world cup

  • A spirited West Indies lifted their maiden World Twenty20 trophy with a brilliant 36-run win over hosts Sri Lanka in the final at the Premedasa Stadium, Colombo, Sunday. AP
  • West Indies' last win in an ICC tournament was in the Champions Trophy in 2004 and their last world title was the 50-over World Cup in 1979. AP
  • Much was expected from Chris Gayle, who has been in a terrific form in the tournament, to break West Indies' long wait for a world title. AP
  • In one of the most unique celebrations a team must have indulged in after winning a tournament, the entire West Indies cricket team jived away 'Gangnam Style'. AP
  • Samuels hit six sixes and three fours in his 78 off 56 balls to lift West Indies to 137-6 after it was reduced to 87-5. AP
  • Offspinner Sunil Narine grabbed 3-9 from 3.4 overs and captain Darren Sammy picked up 2-6 in two overs. AP
  • An impressive 105 runs came off the final 10 overs, with Lanka's star fast bowler Lasith Malinga enduring perhaps the most horrible day of his life, going for 54 runs in four overs. AP
  • For Sri Lanka it was their fourth loss in the final of a major tournament. AP
  • Members of the West Indies' team celebrate their win over Sri Lanka. AP
  • Before the Windies made mincemeat of the Aussies in the semis, Gayle had predicted that his team would meet Sri Lanka in the final on Sunday. AP
  • West Indies' cricketer Chris Gayle, front, performs as teammates watch after their win over Sri Lanka in the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup final match in Colombo. AP
  • West Indies' cricketers Chris Gayle, second left, and Dwayne Bravo, third left, dance with team mates as they celebrate their team's victory. AP
  • West Indies' cricketer Marlon Samuels greats Sri Lankan team members after winning the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup. AP
  • Sri Lankan bowler Ajantha Mendis ,second left, celebrates the dismissal of West Indies' batsman , Chris Gayle. AP