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Apr 6, 2014

Cricket-Departing Sangakkara powers Sri Lanka to maiden T20 title

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, April 6 (Reuters) – Kumar Sangakkara shone in his 20-over International swansong to help Sri Lanka break their jinx and lift a maiden World Twenty20 title with a comfortable six-wicket victory over former champions India on Sunday.

The departing duo of Sangakkara (52 not out) and Mahela Jayawardene (24) contributed the top two scores for Sri Lanka who chased down a 131-run victory target with 13 balls to spare.

Apr 6, 2014

Sri Lanka beat India to win maiden World T20 title

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Sri Lanka lifted their maiden World Twenty20 title following their six-wicket victory against former champions India at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday.

Kumar Sangakkara hit an important 52 not out in his last Twenty20 international outing to help Sri Lanka chase down the 131-run victory target with 13 balls to spare and deny India, the reigning 50-over World Cup and Champions Trophy winners, a record limited over treble.

Apr 6, 2014

Cricket-Sri Lanka beat India to win maiden World T20 title

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, April 6 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka lifted their maiden World Twenty20 title following their six-wicket victory against former champions India at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday.

Kumar Sangakkara hit an important 52 not out in his last Twenty20 international outing to help Sri Lanka chase down the 131-run victory target with 13 balls to spare and deny India, the reigning 50-over World Cup and Champions Trophy winners, a record limited over treble.

Apr 5, 2014

Malinga wants World T20 farewell gift for departing greats

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Winning the World Twenty20 title will be a perfect farewell gift for the departing Sri Lankan greats Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, stand-in skipper Lasith Malinga said on Saturday.

Sunday’s final against India will be the last Twenty20 international for both former captains who have played a combined 265 tests and 781 ODIs, totalling 46,000-plus international runs.

Apr 5, 2014

Cricket-Malinga wants World T20 farewell gift for departing greats

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, April 5 (Reuters) – Winning the World Twenty20 title will be a perfect farewell gift for the departing Sri Lankan greats Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, stand-in skipper Lasith Malinga said on Saturday.

Sunday’s final against India will be the last Twenty20 international for both former captains who have played a combined 265 tests and 781 ODIs, totalling 46,000-plus international runs.

Apr 5, 2014

Dhoni, India stand on the cusp of record treble

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Under a charismatic Mahendra Singh Dhoni, world champions India could seal an unprecedented limited-overs treble with victory against neighbours Sri Lanka in Sunday’s World Twenty20 final.

After sealing victory in the 2011 50-over World Cup final in Mumbai, Dhoni led India to Champions Trophy glory in England two years later. They now stand just one match away from becoming the first country to hold three major one-day titles at the same time.

Apr 5, 2014

Cricket-Dhoni, India stand on the cusp of record treble

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, April 5 (Reuters) – Under a charismatic Mahendra Singh Dhoni, world champions India could seal an unprecedented limited-overs treble with victory against neighbours Sri Lanka in Sunday’s World Twenty20 final.

After sealing victory in the 2011 50-over World Cup final in Mumbai, Dhoni led India to Champions Trophy glory in England two years later. They now stand just one match away from becoming the first country to hold three major one-day titles at the same time.

Apr 5, 2014

Kohli gratefully accepts gift from skipper Dhoni

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – When Virat Kohli accepted the man of the match award on Friday it was the second gift he had received in quick succession.

With the scores level in the World Twenty20 semi-final against South Africa, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni could not have asked for a more innocuous delivery as left-arm paceman Beuran Hendricks sent down a slow, short ball to conclude the 19th over.

Apr 4, 2014

Kohli gratefully accepts gift from India skipper

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – When Virat Kohli accepted the man of the match award on Friday it was the second gift he had received in quick succession.

With the scores level in the World Twenty20 semi-final against South Africa, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni could not have asked for a more innocuous delivery as left-arm paceman Beuran Hendricks sent down a slow, short ball to conclude the 19th over.

Apr 4, 2014

Cricket-Kohli gratefully accepts gift from India skipper

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, April 4 (Reuters) – When Virat Kohli accepted the man of the match award on Friday it was the second gift he had received in quick succession.

With the scores level in the World Twenty20 semi-final against South Africa, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni could not have asked for a more innocuous delivery as left-arm paceman Beuran Hendricks sent down a slow, short ball to conclude the 19th over.