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Cricket: West Indies win Twenty20 Final against Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka v West Indies, Final, World Twenty20, Colombo

Samuels, Sammy give West Indies first world title since 1979

The Report by Sidharth Monga – October 7, 2012  Comments: 80 | size: A | A

West Indies 137 for 6 (Samuels 78, Sammy 26, Mendis 4-12) beat Sri Lanka 101 (Jayawardene 31, Kulasekara 26, Narine 3-9, Sammy 2-6) by 36 runs
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Marlon Samuels smashed 78 off 56 balls, Sri Lanka v West Indies, final, World Twenty20, Colombo, October 7, 2012

Marlon Samuels played a blinder to turn an embarrassment into a party © Associated Press
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Series/Tournaments: ICC World Twenty20

Flair. Calypso. Frontrunners. Millionaires. Gold chains. Chris Gayle. No, no, no, no, no and no. West Indies’ first World Twenty20 win was more digging in, refusing to give up, running and fielding like their life depended on this match, stunning the home crowd, and pulling off one of the most amazing turnarounds in Twenty20 history, especially given the stage. Flair came from one the most eye-pleasing batsmen going around.

There’s no need to add “one of the” here, because Marlon Samuels played simply the best Twenty20 international innings ever seen when West Indies were down and the count had reached about eight. A feedbacker to Cricinfo’s ball-by-ball commentary asked if Samuels’ 78 was the 281 of Twenty20 cricket. Continue reading

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