ICC World T20 2014 Final: India vs Sri Lanka Highlights

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By Deepak Vikraman | April 7, 2014 3:50 AM EST

Sri Lanka players celebrate with the World T20 trophy after defeating India in the final, 6 April. Reuters
Sri Lanka players celebrate with the World T20 trophy after defeating India in the final, 6 April. Reuters

Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene finally got the World Cup title they were waiting for, with Sri Lanka cruising to a comfortable victory over India in the final of the ICC World T20 2014 on Sunday.

Read about Yuvraj Singh's innings HERE

Get the results and report HERE

The bowlers set the game up for Sri Lanka with an outstanding effort in the field, restricting India's powerful batting lineup to just 130 for four.

Only Virat Kohli, as always, could do anything with the bat, while Yuvraj Singh struggled in the middle to get any kind of flow going.

After a final period of play in the first innings, where Sri Lanka bowled brilliantly to a plan, leaving the India batsmen clueless, the final score of 130 was never going to be enough to stop Sri Lanka from finally winning a World Cup after so many close shaves.

Tillakaratne Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardene played their hand with the bat, but it was Kumar Sangakkara, with some help from Thisara Perera, courtesy a few sixes, that made the chase look simple, with some typically elegant touches and boundaries.

In the end, despite a gallant bowling effort from the India bowlers, they just did not have enough of a score to defend, as Sangakkara guided Sri Lanka to 132 for four for a comprehensive six-wicket win.

The celebrations were expectedly emotionally charged, as Jayawardene and Sangakkara were given the perfect send-off in their final T20 international game.

Catch the highlights of the final HERE or HERE.

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Sri Lanka players celebrate with the World T20 trophy after defeating India in the final, 6 April. Reuters
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