WI did it!
By Barry Wilkinson in Sri Lanka | Mon, October 08, 2012 - 12:09 AM
COLOMBO – Eleven men cheered louder, jumped higher and did the "Gangnam" dance better than 40 000, when the West Indies copped the treasured ICC Twenty20 World Cup against Sri Lanka here at the Premadasa Stadium last night.
Their smiles, jubilation and sheer ecstasy were in contrast to a packed stadium of glum-faced fans telling a story of disappointment as the West Indies lifted their first world T20 title.
It was the West Indies’ first major victory since the capture of the 2004 Champions Trophy and their first T20 victory over Sri Lanka in five encounters.
With the Windies struggling at 32 for one after ten overs, Marlon Samuels, in an innings of sheer class, rescued the side, helping it reach a decent 137 for six in 20 overs. Sri Lanka fell for 101 all out in 18.4 overs.
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