Boosted by a good all-round effort by Marlon Samuels and superb bowling by Sunil Narine West Indies beat hosts, Sri Lanka by 36 runs to win the 2012 T20 World Cup.
PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 PART 4
PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 PART 4 PART 5
Sri Lanka all but booked a place for themselves in the semi-final when they defeated West Indies with ease to register their second win of the Super 8s. Having restricted West Indies to 129/5, Sri Lanka, powered by an unbeaten 65 off 49 by Mahela Jayawardene and 39 not-out off 34 by Kumar Sangakkara, cruised to victory by 9 wickets with 4.4 overs to spare.
West Indies after choosing to bat Posted 179 for the loss of 5 wickets riding on half centuries by both their openers Chris Gayle 58(35) and J Charles 84(56). Chris Gayle started aggressively scoring boundaries and sixes regularly but fell soon after he scored 50 trying for another lofted shot. J Charles batted wonderfully after that to score 84 and push West Indies to a score of 179/5. In reply, England has disastrous start losing 2 wickets in first over without any runs on the board. Bairstow and Hales rebuild the innings and Morgan gave a strong finish but England fell short of the total by 15 runs.
Ireland scored 129/6 in their alloted 19 overs before rain started pouring down forcing the match to be called off. West Indies went through to the super 8’s based on superior runrate, without winning a game as England did in 2010 world cup before eventually winning the world cup.
West Indies decision to bat first was justified by fifties from Chris Gayle and Samuels. West Indies ended with a score of 191 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 8 wickets. Australia in reply started well getting 100 for the loss of 1 wicket in 9.1 when it rained and no more play was possible. Australia were declared winners by D/L method.