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Sri Lanka win ICCT20


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MIRPUR, Bangladesh (AP) – Kumar Sangakkara struck an unbeaten 52 as Sri Lanka defeated a disappointing India by six wickets today to finally win the World Twenty20 title.
Sri Lanka reached 134 for four in 17.5 overs to complete the win after restricting India to an unimpressive 130 for four.
Former captain Sangakkara ensured there was no heartbreak this time after Sri Lanka had lost in four ICC world finals over the past seven years, including the World Cups in 2007 and 2011.
Sri Lanka were making their third World Twenty20 final appearance. They lost to Pakistan in the 2009 final and to the West Indies in 2012.
Sangakkara saw the team through in the company of fellow left-hander Thisara Perera, whose seam bowling was not used earlier in the day despite Perera replacing legspinner Seekkugge Prasanna.
Sangakkara and veteran teammate Mahela Jayawardene had announced that they would not take part in international T20s after this tournament. Sangakkara made it a memorable final outing for both with a fluent 35-ball knock in which he hit six fours and one six.


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