Twenty20 Cricket: West Indies beats Sri Lanka to win tournament
A jubilant West Indies Team after defeating Sri Lanka at the T20 World Cup
West Indies were crowned the new World Twenty20 champions on Sunday after a 36-run victory over hosts Sri Lanka in a dramatic final in Colombo on Sunday.
The West Indies, restricted to 137-6 after electing to bat, hit back to bowl Sri Lanka out for 101 and silence a sell-out crowd of 35,000 at the Premadasa stadium that included President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Mahela Jayawardene announced his decision to step down as the captain of the Sri Lankan T20 team after losing the final match.
It was the first world title for the West Indies since the 50-over World Cup triumph under Clive Lloyd in 1979, and handed Sri Lanka their fourth defeat in a major final since 2007.