ICC World Twenty20 final: Kumar Sangakkara's fifty wins Sri Lanka maiden crown

Kumar Sangakkara hit 52 not out as Sri Lanka defeated India by six wickets to lift their maiden World Twenty20 title in Dhaka on Sunday.

updated: April 06, 2014 22:50 IST
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Mirpur: Kumar Sangakkara hit a memorable half-century to help Sri Lanka to a six-wicket victory over India in the World Twenty20 final in Dhaka on Sunday. The veteran left-hander knocked a 35-ball 52 not out in his last Twenty20 match to guide the Sri Lankan chase of a modest 131-run target in 17.5 overs at a packed Shere Bangla stadium.

Thisara Perera hit Ravichandran Ashwin for a winning boundary to seal the win, finishing with 21 not out. But it was Sangakkara who anchored the chase with six boundaries and a six in his unbeaten knock. (Scorecard | Highlights)

The victory gave Sri Lanka their first world title in 18 years since winning the World Cup (50 overs) crown in 1996 and gave the World Twenty20 a fifth champion in as many editions.

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