Wednesday, April 9, 2014



The veteran left-hander knocked a 35-ball 52 not out in his last Twenty20 match to guide the Sri Lankan pursue of a humble 131-run focus in 17.5 overs at a pressed Shere Bangla stadium.

Thisara Perera hit Ravichandran Ashwin for a winning limit to seal the win, completing with 21 not out.

In any case it was Sangakkara who moored the pursuit with six limits and a six in his unbeaten thump.

The triumph gave Sri Lanka their first world title in 18 years since winning the World Cup (50 overs) crown in 1996 and gave the World Twenty20 a fifth champion in as numerous releases.

India won the inaugural release in 2007 emulated by Pakistan (2009), England (2010) and the West Indies (2012).

It likewise broke Sri Lanka's curse of losing the last of real world level occasions as they had lost two World Cup (50 overs) finals (2007 and 2011) other than being runners-up in as numerous World Twenty20 occasions in 2009 and 2012.

The triumph likewise gave an essential swansong to veteran Mahela Jayawardene and Sangakkara who advertised they will stop Twenty20 cricket after this competition.

Interestingly India were denied an opportunity to turn into the first group ever to hold three real cricketing titles at one time, in the wake of securing the 2011 World Cup title and the Champions Trophy a year ago.

Sri Lanka lost wickets at standard interims as Indian spinners connected weight, however Sangakkara held one end in place.

Openers Kusal Perera tried for five and Tillakaratne Dilshan for 18 preceding Sangakkara included 34 for the third wicket with Jayawardne (24) and an alternate 54 for the unfinished fifth wicket with Thisara.

India were lessened to 130-4 by some tight Sri Lankan playing notwithstanding a splendid half-century by Virat Kohli.

Kohli scored a 58-ball 77 for his eighth Twenty20 half-century — his fourth in this competition — after India were sent into bat in a match lessened by 40 minutes because of sprinkle.

The drizzle spiced up the pitch for bowlers however Kohli was getting it done when he went to the pleat after India lost Ajinkya Rahane (three) in Angelo Mathews' second over of the innings.

Let off by Lasith Malinga at mid-wicket off left-arm spinner Rangana Herath's first conveyance when 11, Kohli exploited the laspe by hitting five limits and four sixes preceding he was run out off the last conveyance.

Kohli included 60 for the second wicket with Rohit Sharma (29) and an alternate 55 for the third with Yuvraj Singh who backed off the rhythm with a snail-paced 11 off 21 balls.

Sharma hit three limits throughout his 26-ball thump before he was gotten off Herath who completed with 1-23 in his four overs.

So effortless were India's last four overs that there was no limit and a well-set Kohli got only seven balls to play, limiting their aggregate severely.

With the win Sri Lanka additionally topped a long over two month tour of Bangladesh throughout which they won all matches in a respective arrangement against the home group and five-country Asia