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India will go into battle against Sri Lanka for the ICC World T20 2014 Champion title in another all Asian final. Both teams had a practice game to start off their journey in the tournament and will meet again for deciding who gets to lift the cup.

India has had a very impressive performance in the ICC World T20 2014 so far with wins in all matches and all of them have been comprehensive wins with no element of doubt or luck coming into play. After the 1st game where the bowling wasn’t at its peak, the Indian bowlers have delivered consistently and provided the wickets to help India restrict the other teams.

MS Dhoni’s leadership and Virat Kohli’s consistent batting has been another major contributing factor to see India win all the games. The knock by Virat Kohli in the semifinal against South Africa was probably his best ever in T20I and it came at the crucial time when India needed it the most.

Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane and Yuvraj Singh along with Suresh Raina have had India’s batting standards improved to new heights which work to psychologically win over the opponent a well.

When it comes to winning the game in the mind, Lasith Malinga does it better than most and Sri Lanka will be counting on him to get key wickets quickly to turn the fate of the match in their favour.

Sri Lanka has cause for concern with the key batsmen like Sangakkara and Dilshan not connecting the ball as well as they can while Jayawardene has had only the one innings with a good performance against England. Thisara Perera and Angelo Mathews have been the batsmen who have saved Sri Lankan batting from a total collapse in the tournament.

The final match of the ICC World T20 2014 will be a must watch for every cricket enthusiast on the planet.

 

Sri Lanka win the ICC World T20 2014

Sri Lanka 134/4 after 17.5 Overs

50 – Sangakkara reaches half century

Ashwin comes into the attack

India (Ind) vs Sri Lanka (SL) Final, Live Score Updates, ICC World T20 2014: Sri Lanka needs 4 runs from 16 balls

Sri Lanka 118/4 after 17 Overs

Ajinkya Rahane drops a catch

Sangakkara gets a 4 and Perera smashes a 6

Amit Mishra comes back into the attack

OVER 17

Sri Lanka 104/4 after 16 Overs

A delicate touch and the ball runs away for 4

100 runs up for Sri Lanka

R Ashwin comes into the attack

OVER 16

Sri Lanka 98/4 after 15 Overs

Perera swings his arms and gets a massive 6

Amit Mishra comes back into the attack

OVER 15

Sri Lanka 84/4 after 14 Overs

Sri Lanka needs 49 runs from 39 balls to win

Suresh Raina comes into the attack to bowl the final over the tournament

OVER 14

Sri Lanka 78/4 after 13 Overs

Thisara Perera comes out to bat

OUT – Thirimanne caught behind by Dhoni off of Amit Mishra’s bowling

Amit Mishra comes into the attack

OVER 13

Sri Lanka 75/3 after 12 Overs

Sri Lanka needs 56 runs from 51 balls

R Ashwin comes back into the attack

OVER 12

Sri Lanka 73/3 after 11 Overs

R Ashwin comes into the attack

OVER 11

Sri Lanka 69/3 after 10 Overs

Lahiru Thirimanne walks out to bat

OUT – Mahela Jayawardene caught out by R Ashwin

Jayawardene guides the ball and uses the pace to get a 4

Suresh Raina comes back into the attack

OVER 10

Sri Lanka 58/2 after 9 Overs

Sangakkara hits a massive 6 over deep mid wicket

Sangakkara gets a 4 early in the over putting pressure on Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack

OVER 9

Sri Lanka 47/2 after 8 Overs

Mohit Sharma falls short or Sangakkara could have been caught out

Suresh Raina comes into the attack

OVER 8

Sri Lanka 42/2 after 7 Overs

A good over by Amit Mishra so far

Amit Mishra comes into the attack

OVER 7

Kumar Sangakkara walks to bat

OUT – Dilshan caught out by Virat Kohli

Nothing seems to be working for India

Dilshan pulls the ball and it races to the boundary for a 4

R Ashwin comes into the attack

OVER 6

Sri Lanka 37/1 after 5 Overs

A top edge and the ball races to the boundary for a 4

Jayawardene guides the ball to third man for a 4

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is back into the attack

OVER 5

Sri Lanka 27/1 after 4 Overs

Sri Lanka needs 105 runs in 97 balls to win

Dilshan pulls and smacks a bad delivery for a 4

Mohit Sharma comes back into the attack

OVER 4

Sri Lanka 12/1 after 3 Overs

Dilshan gets the ball to the fine leg for a 4

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar comes back into the attack

OVER 3

Sri Lanka 8/1 after 2 Overs

Mohit Sharma provides the early breakthrough that India needed

Tillakaratne Dilshan comes out to walk

OUT – K Perera caught out by Ravindra Jadeja

Mohit Sharma comes into the attack

OVER 2

Sri Lanka 5/0 after 1 Over

A swing and a miss by Kushal Perera

Perera gets the Sri Lanka scoreboard ticking with a 4

K Perera and Mahela Jayawardene open the Sri Lankan batting

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar comes into the attack for the Indian bowling

OVER 1

—END OF 1st INNINGS—

India set a target of 131

India 130/4 after 20 Overs

OUT – Virat Kohli gets run out

Virat Kohli gets to play only 8 balls in the last 4 overs

Lasith Malinga will bowl the final over

OVER 20

India 123/3 after 19 Overs

Kulasekara feeding off the momentum lost due to Yuvraj Singh

MS Dhoni walks out to bat the final overs

OUT – Yuvraj Singh caught out by T Perera

Kulasekara comes into the attack

OVER 19

India 118/2 after 18 Overs

Lasith Malinga comes back into the attack

OVER 18

India 115/2 after 17 Overs

Yuvraj needs to hit or give the strike to Kohli

Yuvraj Singh is using up the balls

Senanayake comes back into the attack

OVER 17

India 111/2 after 16 Overs

Virat Kohli is on 70 runs from 49 balls and racing ahead

Virat attacks again but well fielded by Sri Lanka at long on

Virat Kohli connects again and gets a 4

Kohli fires another drive and the ball goes past the rope for a 4

100 runs up for India

Virat Kohli attacks Kulasekara and gets a 6

Kulasekara comes back into the attack

OVER 16

India 95/2 after 15 Overs

Senanayake comes into the attack

OVER 15

India 93/2 after 14 Overs

50 – Virat Kohli reaches his half century

Lasith Malinga comes back into the attack

OVER 14

India 83/2 after 13 Overs

Kohli is charging Herath

Pressure showing on the bowler as he bowls a huge wide ball

Virat Kohli attacks Herath with a massive 6 off of the 1st ball

Herath comes back into the attack

OVER 13

India 73/2 after 12 Overs

Senanayake comes back into the attack

OVER 12

India 65/2 after 11 Overs

Yuvraj Singh comes to bat

OUT – Rohit Sharma caught out

Herath comes back into the attack

OVER 11

India 64/1 after 10 Overs

Kohli knocks one of for a 6

Virat Kohli comes down the pitch to knock it out of the park but corrects his shot

Angelo Mathews comes back into the attack for his last over

OVER 10

India 50/1 after 9 Overs

50 runs up for India

Virat Kohli is trying to free his arms but not being able to capitalize

Herath comes into the attack

OVER 9

India 46/1 after 8 Overs

Angelo Mathews comes back into the attack

OVER 8

India 41/1 after 7 Overs

Virat Kohli smacks the last ball for a 6

Malinga puts down a catch where he could have taken Virat Kohli out

Rangana Herath comes into the attack

 OVER 7

India 31/1 after 6 Overs

Kohli and Sharma are taking it easy and rotating the strike against Lasith Malinga

Lasith Malinga comes into the attack for the final over of the Indian power play

OVER 6

Virat Kohli swings and gets a lofted shot that almost goes over the rope but India gets a 4

Senanayake comes into the attack

 OVER 5

India 15/1 after 4 Overs

A defensive shot as the ball runs to the fielder but Kohli and Sharam run a quick single

Angelo Mathews comes back into the attack

OVER 4

India 11/1 after 3 Overs

Virat Kohli tries to work the ball away but misses

Kulasekara comes back into the attack

OVER 3

India 5/1 after 2 Overs

Virat Kohli comes out to bat

OUT – Ajinkya Rahane gets an inside edge and it pulls the ball back onto the stumps as Mathews gets the wicket

Angelo Mathews comes into the attack

OVER 2

India 4/0 after 1 Over

A top edge and the ball almost runs away for a 4 but it is stopped by the fielder for a 2

Nuwan Kulasekara opens the bowling attack for Sri Lanka

Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane come out to bat

OVER 1

Sri Lanka wins the toss and Malinga has opted to bowl first, India will set the target in the final of ICC World T20 2014

Toss Awaited

The match will now start at 07:10 pm IST

The India vs Sri Lanka final match has been delayed due to rain

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