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It is indeed a good victory for the West Indian team. They played well throughout the tournament and took wickets at the right moment in this finals. When the going is easy for Sri Lanka, West Indians held their nerves and won the game by a biggest margin. After a long hiatus 33 years, West Indies has won a World Cup (which includes 50-over and 60-over format). Their last victory at the World cup came way back in 1979.

19th over Two overs and 37 runs to get. Narine continues. He has bowled brilliantly with the figures of 2 for 9. Malinga plays it straight and no run. Malinga plays straight down the ground and no run. A yorker length ball and no run. Malinga plays it straight to the fielder at long-on and he is taken by Bravo and West Indies won the Twenty20 World Cup by a margin of 36 runs.

18th over 41 runs to win off three overs. Samuels into the attack. A wild swish from Malinga and no run. Malinga plays a straight drive and takes a single and it is 98 for 8. Ajantha Mendis plays a shot on the leg side and it is one run and moves to 99 for 8. Malinga takes a single and it is 100 for Sri Lanka. Ajantha mendis lofts the ball straight to the fielder at long-on Bravo. It is 100 for 9. Bravo takes a comfortable catch. It is one wicket away from a West Indian victory. Dananjaya out in the middle. Malinga on strike. He takes a single and it is 101 for 9.

17th over It is 44 from four overs. Narine into the attack. Kulasekara lifts the ball over the bowler's head and takes two runs and it is 96 for 7. Kulasekara tries to sweep and no run. Kulasekara lofts the ball over the cover but it lands safely into the hands of deep cover fielder and Sri Lanka loses their 8th wicket that too of Kulasekara. It is 96 for 8. Ajantha Mendis comes in next. Malinga on strike. Malings tries to glance and wants a quick single but no run. Malings tries to hit the ball but misses it completely and it is 96 for 8. Malinga takes a leg bye and it is 97 for 8.

16th over Rampaul into the attack. Will he finish it for West Indies? Let us wait and see. Sammy is bringing back his best bowler into the attack. Kulasekara pulls the ball straight to the deep fine-leg fielder and takes single and it is 73 for 7. A good ball from Rampaul and Malinga takes a single and it is 74 for 7. Kulasekara lifts the ball over the long-on for the first six of the Sri Lanka innings and it is 80 for 7. Kulasekara in punishing mood. He pulls the next ball from Rampaul through the mid-wicket boundary for a four. and it is 84 for 7. Kulasekara cuts the ball through the point for another boundary and it is 88 for 7. A good over for Sri Lanka. Kulasekara playing like Marlon Samuels? Oh it is a no ball and it is freehit. Kulasekara lifts the ball over the slip cardon and beats the third man fielder for four and it is really good over for Sri Lanka. It quickly moves to 93 for 7. Kulasekara 23 runs off just 9 balls. Kulasekara takes a single and it is 94 for 7.

15th over Six overs to go and 70 runs to get. It is indeed a tough task for Sri Lanka. Sammy into the attack. Kulasekara drives the ball straight to the long-off fielder and takes a single and a run out was missed with the throw at the wrong end. Thirimanne on strike with Sri Lanka on 69 for 6. A good ball from Sammy and the ball misses the bat and through to the keeper, no run. A lofted shot from Thirimanne and straight to the fielder at long-on and another wicket for Sri Lanka and it is 69 for 7. Johnston Charles takes a comfortable catch. West Indies three wickets away from a famous victory. Malinga comes in. Kulasekara takes a single and it is 70 for 7. Malinga takes a single and it is 71 for 7.Kulasekara takes a single and it is 72 for 7.

14th over Samuels comes into the attack. Another run out and Sri Lanka in big trouble. Perera is out and it is 64 for 6. Ramdin threw down at the non-striker's end and there ends Perera's innings. A good shot from Thirimanne and takes a single and it is 65 for 6. Kulasekara takes a single and it is 66 for 6. A good turning ball from Samuels and no run. A good over for West indies. Thirimanne takes two runs off the last ball and it is 68 for 6.

13th over Narine into the attack. Jayawardene plays the reverse shot and taken by his West Indian counterpart and he is out. Sri Lanka loses the captain at a crucial juncture and it is 60 for 4. Perera comes in. Plays a defensive shot and no run. Mendis plays a straight shot and good throw from Bravo and appeal for run out. Mendis is out and Sri Lanka loses the fifth wicket and it is 61 for five. Two wickets in one over. Sri Lanka in big trouble.Thirimanne comes in next. Lot depends on this pair. Perera cuts the ball and takes a single and it is 63 for 5. Thirimanne takes a single adn it is 64 for 5. A good over for West Indies.

12th over Jayawardene on 27 and Mendis on 2. Badree continues. Jayawardene plays reverse sweep and no run. Jayawardene plays a lofted shot and the ball sailing in the air and it drops short of Russell. Once again a lofted shot and brilliantly fielded by Bravo and it is two runs. sri Lanka moves to 57 for three. Jayawardene cuts the ball past the point fielder and takes a single and it is 58 for 3. Good ball from Badree and Mendis tries to cut the ball and one run. Jayawardene plays the last ball and takes a single and it is 60 for 3.

11th over Sri Lanka has to score 87 runs in another 10 overs at 8.7 runs per over. Darren Sammy comes into the attack. Straight on target and no run. Good second ball from Sammy and no run. Good third ball from Sammy. Mathews is playing a waiting game? Moves away and tries to hit on the leg side and he misses it completely and Mathews is out bowled. Captain Sammy strikes and Mathews is out for 1 and Sri Lanka is 51 for three. Jeevan Mendis comes in next. Mendis takes two runs off his first ball and it is 53 for 3. Mendis plays it straight ot the fielder and no run and the score remains at 53 for 3 at the end of 11 overs.

10th over Half way stage. Sri Lanka to score 91 runs to lift the T20 trophy. Badree into the attack and a wild swish from Jayawardene and no run. Jayawardene cuts the next ball straight sweeper cover and takes a single and it is 48 for one. West Indies needs to take wickets. Sangakkara is out. A lofted shot on the on-side and it went straight to deep mid-wicket fielder Pollard and Sri Lanka loses its second wicket. It is 48 for two. Mathews comes in next. He takes a single and it is 49 for two. Sangakkara is out for 22. Jayawardene takestwo runs off the next ball and Sri Lanka's fifty is up and it is 51 for 2. Jayawardene cuts the ball straight to the fielder and no run. It is 51 for 2.

9th over Gayle continues. Sangakkara cuts the ball straight to point and no run. Gives room for himself Sangakkara lofts the ball over the cover and the ball races to the boundary. It is 43 for one. good ball from Gayle and Sangakkara takes a single and it is 44 for one. Jayawardene takes a single off the next ball and it is 45 for one. Full toss from Gayle and Sangakkara takes a single and it is 46 for one. jayawardene takes a single off the last of the ninth over and it is 47 for one.

8th over Sunil Narine into the attack. A good turning ball from Narine and no run. Another good ball and Sangakkara misses it and no run. Edges it past the point fielder and takes a single and it is 37 for one. Jayawardene takes a single and it is 38 for one. Sangakkara takes a single and it is 39 for one. They are not taking any risks against Narine. A good first over from Narine and the score remains at 39 for one at the end of 8 overs.

7th over Gayle into the attack. Jaywardene plays the first ball on the onside and takes a single and it is 31 for one. Jayawardene 20 and Sangakkara 10. Sangakkara takes a single and it is 32 for one. Jayawardene takes a single and it is 33 for one. Sangakkara cuts straight to the point and no run. Sangakkara drives through the cover and takes two runs and it is 35 for one. Sangakkara takes a single off the last ball and it is 36 for one at the end of 7 overs.

6th over Rampaul into the atack. Sangakkara cuts it straight to the point fielder and no run. A mis-field at point and Sangakkara takes a single and Sri Lanka moves to 27 for one. West Indies has to lift their fielding level. Jayawardene takes another single and it is 28 for one. A very good bouncer from Rampaul and Sangakkara misses it and no run. a half hearted appeal from West indies players. Sangakkara takes a single and it is 29 for one. Jayawardene takes a single off the last ball of the sixth over and it is 30 for one.

5th over Samuels continues and Sangakkara takes a single and it is 24 for one. Sweep again from Jayawardene and no run. Jayawardene takes a quick single and it is 25 for one. Defensive shot and no run. Sangakkara takes a single and a good over for West Indies. At the end of the five overs it is 26 for one.

4th over Badree into the attack. Jayawardene cuts the ball straight past the point fielder for a four and it is 19 for one. Plays a defensive shot and no run. another defensive shot and no run. Another sweep shot and Jayawardene takes two runs and the score moves to 21 for one. Defensive shot and no run. Full toss from badree and Jayawardene takes two runs and it is 23 for 1.

3rd over Samuels into the attack now. The batting star of the West indian innings to bowl the third over. Sangakkara on strike. Sangakkara takes a single off the first ball and it is 12 for one. An appeal for caught behind and Taufel says no and Jayawardene survives. The ball certainly went off the pad. A sweep shot by Jayawardene and surprise is that Bravo drops a catch at the deep mid-wicket. Jayawardene takes a singlea nd it is 15 for 1. Sangakkara plays it defensively and no run. Sangakkara cuts it straight to the point fielder and score remains at 15 for one.

2nd over Ravi Rampaul into the attack. Dilshan on strike. Bowled first ball. Ravi Rampaul swings the ball into the right-hander and Dilshan was comprehensively beaten by the ball and he is bowled. The crowd is stunned and it is 6 for one. Kumar Sangakkara comes in next. Played it defensively and no run. Sangakkara edges the ball and it went past the second slip and goes for a four. A cheeky shot indeed. It is 10 for one. Sangakkara plays the ball on the leg side and takes a single, it is 11 for one. Rampaul is bowling beautifully. Defensive shot and no run. Another defensive shot and the score remains at 11 for one at the end of two overs.

1st over It is Dilshan and Jayawardene in the middle and all depends on this pair to give a good start. Samuel Badree opens the attack. First ball no run. Jayawardene takes a single off the next ball and it is 1 for no loss. Dilshan hits straight back to the bowler and no run. Dilshan takes a single and it is 2 for no loss. Jayawardene cuts the beautifully and it is four through the third man and Sri Lanka moves to 6 for no loss. Sri Lankans, like all Asian countries, are good players of spin. Good ball from Badree and at the end of first over it is 6 for no loss.

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West Indies finishes their innings with 137 for 6 with a beautiful knock from Samuels and a cameo from the captain Darren Sammy. Will this score enough to contain the Sri Lankans? Let us wait and see.

20th over Kulasekara bowls the last over. Sammy on strike. A good slower one from Kulasekara and Sammy takes two runs. It is 124 for 6. Sammy lofts the next ball between deep mid-wicket and long-on for a boundary and it is 128 for 6. Sammy takes two runs off the next ball and it is 130 for 6. Sammy is playing a cameo. Three more balls to go. Sammy takes two runs off the next ball and it is 132 for 6. 10 runs in this over and two more balls to go. Sammy hits the ball straight to the long-off fielder and takes two quick runs and West Indies moves to 133 for 6 (one short signalled by the umpire). Sammy faces the final ball. Sammy hits it straight down the ground for a boundary and it is 137 for 6.

19th over Two overs to go. Malinga into the attack and Ramdin on strike. Ramdin takes a single and it is 113 for 6. Sammy plays a yorker length delivery and the ball races down the fine leg boundary and it is four and West indies moves to 117 for 6. It is not Malinga's day. Sammy plays a big shot and mistimed it and takes a single and it is 118 for 6. Ramdin takes a single and it is 119 for 6. A big shot by Sammy and the ball lands in no-man's land and he takes two runs and it is 120 for 6. A good yorker and Sammy takes a single and it is indeed a nightmare for Malinga. West Indies 122 for 6.

18th over Samuels pulls the first ball off Dananjaya's third over straight to the deep mid-wicket fielder and he is out. A big wicket for Sri Lanka. He is out for 78. West Indies 108 for 6. Good breakthrough by the young spinner. Ramdin comes in next. Sammy takes a single and it is 109 for 6. Ramdin takes a single and it is 110 for six. Sammy takes a quick single and it is 111 for 6. Ramdin drives the ball straight to long-off and takes a single and it is 112 for 6. At the end of the 18 overs it is 112 for 6.

17th over Malinga into the attack and Samuels takes a single and it is 90 for 5. Sammy takes another single and it is 91 for 5. Still West Indies have a long way to go. Samuels plays a hard cut shot through the point for a four. It is 95 for 5. Samuels pulls a mistimed shot and it goes all the way for a six. West indies goes past 100. It is 101 for 5. Samuels takes the bowling off Malinga. Another huge one from Samuels and it goes all the way over the long-on for a big six and it is 107 for 5. Bit hitting from Samuels off the bowling of Malinga. Samuels takes a single off the last ball and it is 108 for 5. Another big over for West Indies.

16th over It is Mendis and Pollard on strike. No run off the first ball. Pollard is out. Beautifully taken by Dananjaya and West Indies in trouble with Pollard gone; it is 87 for 4. Russell in the middle. Mendis is bowling beautifully and once again a loud shout for LBW and Russell is out off the first ball and West indies in big trouble. Two in two for Mendis. This ball straightened a bit and Russell went for a sweep shot and was wrapped in front. It is 87 for 5. Mendis on hat-trick. Sammy on strike. Wild swish and just misses the stump. It is 88 for 5. Samuels takes a single off the last ball and appeals for run-out but Sammy is safe and it is 89 for five.

15th over Jeevan Mendis comes into bowl. Samuels takes a single off the first ball and it is 74 for 3. Pollard on strike. Pollard takes a single and it is 75 for 3. Another huge six from Samuels and reaches his fifty in style and West Indies 81 for three. Samuels hits a four off the next ball and it is 85 for 3. Samuels controls his shot and takes a single and it is 86 for 3. Pollard takes a single and another good over for West indies and it is 87 for 3.

14th over Samuels 45 and Bravo 17. Mendis into the attack and Bravo takes a single and it is 70 for 2. Samuels pulls the next ball and takes a single and it is 71 for 2. Bravo takes a single and it is 72 for 2. Samuels and Bravo runs a quick single and it is 73 for 2. A loud shout for LBW and Simon Taufel rules Bravo out and it is 73 for 3. Mendis takes his second wicket. It is Pollard in the middle.

13th over Samuels 26 and Bravo 15. Malinga into the attack, Bravo on strike. Bravo plays on the leg side and takes a single and it is 49 for 2. Samuels flicks over the square leg boundary for a huge six and it is 55 for two. Once again a great shot from Samuels this time on the off side and it is another six and West Indies moves to 61 for 2. A good single from Samuels and it is 62 for 2. Bravo on strike. Bravo plays it straight to the long-leg and takes a single and it is 63 for 2. Another good shot this time over the long-on boundary for another six. Good over for West Indies. They moves to 69 for 2.

12th over Dananjaya into the attack, Samuels takes a single and it is 39 for 2. First six off the innings by Bravo and West indies moves to 45 for 2. A big shout for LBW and Taufel says no. Bravo takes a single and it is 46 for two. Samuels plays the ball on the leg side and takes two quick runs and it is 48 for 2 in 12 overs.

11th over: It is Jeevan Mendis into the attack. Bravo hits to deep mid-off and takes a single and it is 33 for 2. Samuels mistimes a shot and plays to the long-off and Kulasekara drops a difficult chance and it is two runs and socre to 35 for 2. Samuels this time plays on the leg side and takes a single and it is 36 for 2. The ball is turning for Sri Lankans. A good ball and Bravo takes two runs and the score moves to 38 for 2. Bravo plays it straight to Mahela Jayawardene and the score remains at 38 for 2 at the end of 11 overs.

Sri Lankans are bowling a tight line and West Indians are finding it difficult to score runs.

10th over It is half-way mark for West Indies and still the run-rate has not reached three runs per over. it is Akila Dananjaya into the attack. Bravo takes a single and it is 30 for 2. Samuels playsa lofted shot but straight to the deep mid-wicket fielder and takes a single and it is 31 for 2. Bravo takes another single and it is 32 for 2. Down the track and Samuels misses the ball completely and hits his pad and no run. Good turning ball from Dananjaya and no run. Samuels plays a defensive shot and it is 32 for 2 at the end 10 overs.

9th over West indies has to score above 140 plus to make a match of it and it all depends on Marlon Samuels and Bravo. Mathews into his last over, Samuels plays it straight to point and no run. Samuels takes a single and it is 23 for 2. Mathews bowls a wide ball down the leg side and it is 24 for 2. Bravo cuts the ball to the third man and takes a single and it is 25 for 2. Samuels plays a beautiful shot through covers but well-fielded by Malinga and it is two runs; 27 for two. Samuels takes another two runs and it is 29 for 2. Sri Lanks are now on their feet with some good fielding. At the end of the 9 overs it is 29 for 2.

8th over These two batsmen should stay for some more time. Bravo takes a single off the first ball from Mendis next over. Good ball from Mendis and beats Samuels bat; no run. Samuels plays straight to Mendis; no run. Another good delivery from Mendis and no run. Samuels plays the next ball through covers and takes two runs and it is 21 for 2. Samuels takes a single off the last ball and it is 22 for 2 at the end of 8 overs.

7th over It is Mathews into the attack. Samuels plays a lofted shot over cover and takes a single and it is 15 for 2. Bravo takes a leg-bye off the next ball and it is 16 for two. A slow start for West Indies and indeed their lowest powerplay score in this T20 championship. Samuels takes a single and it is 17 for 2. Bravo guide3s the ball through cover and takes a single and it is 18 for 2. Another good ball from Mathews and Samuels plays a defensive shot and the score remains at 18 for 2.

6th over It is Ajantha Mendis into the attack. Samuels on strike. Good start for Mendis, no run off the first ball; Samuels just guides the ball on the off side and takes a single. It is Gayle on strike. (West Indies 13 for 1). A wide ball from Mendis and it is 14 for 1. Wraps on the pad and a loud shout from the Sri Lankans but Taufel says no. Gayle sweeps but for no run. Another loud shout for LBW and Gayle is given out this time. A straighter one from Mendis and the ball hits Gayle right in front of the wicket and West Indies loses an important wicket of Gayle. It is 14 for two. West Indies are in trouble. Bravo, the birthday boy, comes in next. Good bowling from Mendis and the score remains 14 for two at the end of 6 overs.

5th over It is Lasith Malinga. Gayle glides on the leg side and takes a single and it is 9 for 1. Samuels also takes a single off the second ball and brings Gayle on strike. It is 10 for 1. Beautiful ball from Malinga and the ball bounced and missed the bat of Gayle and goes through to the Sangakkara. Gayles takes a single and it is 11 for 1. Sri Lankan bowlers are bowling a tight line. Samuels takes a single off the fifth ball and it is 12 for 1. Another good ball from Malinga and it is 12 for one after five overs.

4th over Kulasekara continues and it is Samuels on strike. A good shot from Samuels and it pierces the cover fielder and goes to the boundary. First boundary for West Indies and it is 6 for one. Kulasekara bowls a beautiful second ball and Samuels plays a defensive shot. Samuels takes a quick single and it is 7 for one and brings Gayle on strike. Wraps on the pad and Simon Taufel says no. The ball just misses the leg stump. Gayle opens his account with a quick single and it is 8 for 1. At the end of the 4th over it is 8 for 1. A slow start indeed for West Indies. Gayle has faced about 7 balls but scored only one.

3rd over Samuels takes strike for the first time. Mathews bowls a swinging delivery outside the off stump and Samuels leaves the ball alone. Samuels plays a defensive shot; Still no run off the bat for West Indies after 15 balls. Wraps on the pad and Aleem Dar says no. First run off the bat for West Indies and it is 2 for 1. Gayle to face Mathews. A good ball from Mathews and it just misses the bat of Gayle and at the end of three overs it is 2 for 1.

2nd over Chris Gayle to face the second over of the West Indian innings. It will be Kulasekara. Kulasekara bowls a widish first ball and Gayle leaves it to the keeper. Gayle plays a defensive shot and still 0 for 1. Good delivery from Kulasekara and Gayle plays a defensive shot. Defensive shot by Gayle and both the Sri Lankans are bowling a tight length to West Indies. A wild swish from Gayle and the ball goes through to the keeper. At the end of the second over it is 1 for 1.

1st over Charles to face the first ball. Angelo Mathews opens the bowling for Sri Lanka. First ball of the finals, Charles leaves the ball alone to the keeper Sangakkara. Charles plays a defensive shot off the second ball. Another defensive shot and still no run off the first three balls. Good bowling from Mathews and Charles plays another defensive shot. Charles hits the ball up in the air and a breakthrough for Sri Lanka. He is out caught by Kulasekara. Sri Lanka strikes in the very first over. Charles is out for 0 and it is 0 for one. It is Marlon Samuels in the middle. At the end of the first over it is 0 for 1.

The head to head in T20 internationals are West Indies: 0 and Sri Lanka 4

The West indian openers are coming to the middle. It is Chris Gayle and Johnson Charles.

As the national anthems are over, now we expect a gripping finale.

The players are in the middle for the national anthem.

One expects another breathtaking innings from Chris Gayle. If he gets going, it will be a tough chance for Sri Lanka. But Sri Lankans have a very good batting line-up which bats deep and are playing under the home conditions.

The XI for the final are

Sri Lanka team

DPMD Jayawardene, TM Dilshan, KC Sangakkara, AD Mathews, BMAJ Mendis, HDRL Thirimanne, NLTC Perera, KMDN Kulasekara, SL Malinga, A Dananjaya, BAW Mendis

West Indies team

J Charles, CH Gayle, MN Samuels, DJ Bravo, KA Pollard, AD Russell, D Ramdin, DJG Sammy, SP Narine, R Rampaul, S Badree

West Indies fields the unchanged squad which won the semifinal against Australia and Sri Lanka brings in Akila Dananjaya in place of Rengana Herath.

Darren Sammy wins the toss and elects to bat first.

The toss time

With the home crowd and conditions back Sri Lanka, it will be interesting to watch the tussle between Chris Gayle and Lasith Malinga. All are keen to watch how Gayle handles the bowling techniques of Malinga.

West Indies have at last entered a final of the World Cup (be it 50 overs or 20 overs) after a gap of about 30 years. Their last appearance in a World Cup final was in 1983 (60-over-format) when they were defeated by Kapil's Devils. West Indies won a major event in 2004. Sri Lanka won the World Cup in 1996 (50-over-format) and were the joint winners of the Champions Trophy in 2002.

The match begins at 7 p.m. IST.

The squads are from

Sri Lanka squad

DPMD Jayawardene, AD Mathews, LD Chandimal†, A Dananjaya, TM Dilshan, RMS Eranga, HMRKB Herath, KMDN Kulasekara, SL Malinga, BAW Mendis, BMAJ Mendis, EMDY Munaweera, NLTC Perera, KC Sangakkara, HDRL Thirimanne

West Indies squad

DJG Sammy, DJ Bravo, S Badree, DM Bravo, J Charles, FH Edwards, CH Gayle, SP Narine, KA Pollard, D Ramdin, R Rampaul, AD Russell, MN Samuels, LMP Simmons, DR Smith

Simon Taufel ends his almost-flawless, 17-year-old umpiring career on a high note, to take over a new role as the ICC's Umpire Performance and Training Manager. He has won the ICC Umpire award for five years.

Today the finals between Sri Lanka and Pakistan will be the last one for the Australian umpire Simon Taufel.

In the semifinals, Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by 16 runs and West Indies thrashed Australia by 74 runs to reach the finals.

Welcome to the live updates of the Finals of the Twenty20 World Cup between Sri Lanka and West Indies.

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