Sri Lankan supporters can finally smiles as the country has won the 2014 T20 World Cup after defeating India by six wickets in the final. The legends of Sri Lankan team Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene were playing their last game of the shorter format and finished their T20 career on a high. The highly action-packed final was held at Sher-e-Bangla National stadium on 6th of April.
Earlier, the game began 40 minutes late after a sharp shower delayed proceedings. Lasith Malinga won the toss elected to bowl first. India after being put in to bat, score just 130 runs for 4 despite a firing inning from Virat Kohli. In reply to the chase of 131 runs, Sri Lanka lost their opener Kusal Perera early in the inning but their star batsman Sangakkara built steady partnership with first Tillakaratne Dilshan and then Jayawardene, keeping his team’s noses in front. Sangakkara and Thisara Perera finished the match with three boundaries in 18th over, sealing a landmark victory of their country. Sangakkara remains unbeaten till the end with a great knock of 52 runs while Perera scored 23 off 17 balls.
Sangakkara named Man of the Match while Virat Kohli won the Man of the Tournament honors.
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