Windies triumph in T20 final

Updated: October 7, 2012

The West Indies landed the T20 world cup with a determined performance by 36 runs, bowling the hosts out for just 101 runs.

The Windies took first strike and were soon in trouble, Mendis in particular restricting the Windies batsman, except Samuels who saved their innings with 78 off 70, setting the hosts 137.

The West Indies put on a very spirited bowling performance especially, Narine and Sammy who led from the front clinching the 36 run win and their first world cup since 1979.

West Indies 137 for 6 (Samuels 78, Sammy 26, Mendis 4-12) beat Sri Lanka 101 (Jayawardene 31, Kulasekara 26, Narine 3-9, Sammy 2-6) by 36 runs