2012 T20 WC Final: Favorites West Indies Shock Sri Lanka

West Indies, the favorites before the tournament, proved the speculations true when created a major upset by defeating the hosts Sri Lanka by 36 runs in spinner-friendly conditions defending a low total of 137 runs.

T20 World Cup 2012: Schedule and Results

Match Facts

    Player of the Final: Marlon Samuels
    Player of the Tournament: Shane Watson (Best scorer and second best wicket taker of the tournament, with record 4 Player of the Match awards.)
    108 metres six hit by Samuels of Malinga is the biggest six of the tournament.
    First World Cup win (overall third after two ODI World Cup wins) by
    West Indies since 1979.
    First ICC tournament victory (overall 4th) for WI since 2004 Champions Trophy.
    West Indies is the First team to win all the tournaments (ODI World Cup, Champions Trophy and T20 World Cup) organized by ICC.
    14/1 in Powerplay by West Indies is the lowest of T20 World Cup. It is also the all-time lowest for West Indies, and also by any team against Sri Lanka.
    First win by West Indies against Sri Lank in T20s. SL leads WI 4-1 in T20s.
    15 wickets makes Ajantha Mendis the highest wickettaker of the tournament.
    4th consecutive loss in ICC tournament finals for Sri Lanka.

West Indies innings (20 overs maximum)

    Charles c Kulasekara b Mathews 0
    Gayle lbw b Ajantha Mendis 3 runs 16 balls
    Samuels c Jeevan Mendis b Dananjaya 78 runs 56 balls 3 4s 6 6s
    Dwayn Bravo lbw b Ajantha Mendis 19 runs 19 balls 1 six
    Pollard c Dananjaya b Ajantha Mendis 2 runs 4 balls
    Russell lbw b Ajantha Mendis 0
    Sammy not out 26 runs 15 balls 3 4s
    Ramdin not out 4 runs 4 balls
    Extras (lb 2, w 3) 5
    Total (20 overs) 137/6

Fall of wickets

    1-0 (Charles, 0.5 ov), 2-14 (Gayle, 5.5 ov), 3-73 (Bravo, 13.6 ov), 4-87 (Pollard, 15.2 ov), 5-87 (Russell, 15.3 ov), 6-108 (Samuels, 17.1 ov)

Bowling

    Mathews 4 ov 1 maiden 11/1
    Kulasekara 3 ov 22/0
    Malinga 4 ov 54/0
    Ajantha Mendis 4 ov 12/4
    Dananjaya 3 ov 16/1
    Jeevan Mendis 2 ov 20/0

Sri Lanka innings (target: 138 runs from 20 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene c Sammy b Narine 33 runs 36 balls 2 4s
Dilshan b Rampaul 0
Sangakkara c Pollard b Badree 22 runs 26 balls 2 4s
Mathews b Sammy 1 run 5 balls
Jeevan Mendis run out 3 runs 3 balls
Perera run out 3 runs 5 balls
Thirimanne c Charles b Sammy 4 runs 7 balls
Kulasekara c Badree b Narine 26 runs 13 balls 3 4s 1 six
Malinga c Bravo b Narine 5 runs 13 balls
Ajantha Mendis c Bravo b Samuels 1 run 2 balls
Dananjaya not out 0
Extras (lb 2, nb 1) 3
Total (18.4 overs) 101

Fall of wickets

    1-6 (Dilshan, 1.1 ov), 2-48 (Sangakkara, 9.3 ov), 3-51 (Mathews, 10.4 ov), 4-60 (Jayawardene, 12.1 ov), 5-61 (BMAJ Mendis, 12.3 ov), 6-64 (Perera, 13.1 ov), 7-69 (Thirimanne, 14.3 ov), 8-96 (Kulasekara, 16.3 ov), 9-100 (BAW Mendis, 17.5 ov), 10-101 (Malinga, 18.4 ov)

Bowling

    Badree 4 ov 24/1
    Rampaul 3 ov 31/1
    Samuels 4 ov 15/1
    Gayle 2 ov 14/0
    Narine 3.4 ov 9/3
    Sammy 2 ov 6/2
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