West Indies wins World Twenty20 final

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West Indies wins World Twenty20 final

Samuels’ brilliant all-round performance guided West Indies to a 36-run victory over Sri Lanka.

Samuels hit six sixes and three fours in his 78 off 56 balls to lift West Indies to 137-6 after it stuttered at 87-5.Samuels then bowled a tidy four-over spell (1-15) as Sri Lanka was bowled out for 101 in 18.4 overs.

Offspinner Sunil Narine grabbed 3-9 and captain Darren Sammy picked up 2-6 with Sri Lanka losing its way through the innings to the despair of 35,000 home fans at R Premadasa Stadium.Ajantha Mendis took 4-12 but finished on the wrong side as West Indies won its first major title since clinching the Champions Trophy in 2004. – Dunyanews