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Windies dance their way to T20 glory

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COLOMBO - Darren Sammy's 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 Rajapakse.

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Sammy aims to ruin Sri Lanka’s T20 party

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Besides their 11 rivals on the field, the Caribbean stars will also face a sell-out crowd of 35,000 at the Premadasa stadium rooting for Sri Lanka's first major title since they won the 50-over World Cup in 1996. The final is being billed as a battle between the big hitters of the West Indies led by Chris Gayle and the formidable bowling attack of the home team, but Sammy said there was more to his team than just Gayle.

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Spin kings set for battle royal

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Pakistan had 18 overs of spin during their 32-run win over Australia on Tuesday as Ajmal was ably supported by Shahid Afridi, 20-year-old left-armer Raza Hasan and skipper Mohammad Hafeez.Sri Lanka has the added bonus of sling-arm fast bowler Lasith Malinga, who grabbed a career best 5-31 against England and remains one of the most destructive wicket-takers in the game.

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Thank you S Africa, Pakistan in semis

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India, despite winning four out of five games in the tournament, go out of Group 2 alongside South Africa, who won just two games out of five. A tough pill for India really, being undone on net run-rate, that hammering against Australia really cost them. But the reality is that they have failed again at the World T20 and have a very poor record since winning the inaugural edition in 2007. South Africa’s miserable run at major tournaments continues too, a semi-final in 2009 is all they have to show from the four World T20s - this is a bit of a disaster for them considering the side they came into this tournament with and their No 2 world ranking.

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Big guns set to battle at T20

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The road to the Super Eights was bumpy for some and a smooth ride for others, and with monsoon rains set to add to the uncertainty, the next round promises another roller coaster ride. Australia, South Africa, India and Pakistan, clubbed together for the Super Eights in the 'group of death', all came through unscathed by winning both their preliminary matches.

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Officials for T20 Super Eights

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The umpires and match referees for the Super Eights phase of the men’s ICC World Twenty20 2012 have been announced The ICC announced details of the umpire and match referee appointments for the Super Eight stage of the ICC World ...

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win and stay in T20 World Cup 2012

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Bangladesh have an uphill task to beat Pakistan who already won their match against New Zealand to whom Bangladesh lost their match in Group ‘D’. Bangladesh have to win this match by at 35 runs or have to achieve a target of 150 runs off just 15.4 overs, if they are to make it to the super eight stage at Pakistan’s expense.

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