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Sri Lanka defeat India, win World T20


Mirpur (Bangladesh), April 6 :

Sri Lanka beat India by six wickets to clinch the ICC World Twenty20 title for the first time at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here Sunday.

After being put in to bat, India could only manage 130/4 in their 20 overs with Virat Kohli top scoring with 77. In reply, the 2009 and 2012 World T20 finalists reached the target with 2.1 overs to spare. This was the fifth edition of the tournament.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara, playing his last T20I, top scored with an unbeaten 52 while Mahela Jayawardene, also playing his last game of the format, made 24.