The Windies won a major global title after over three decades.
Check out some statistical highlights from the final.
# The West Indies' maiden World Twenty20 win is their first world title since 1979. They are the second nation after India [ Images ] to record victories in all three tournaments organized by the ICC [ Images ] -- World Cups in 1975 & 1979; Champions Trophy [ Images ] in 2004 and the just concluded World Twenty20 on October 7.
# The West Indies' win by 36 runs is their first triumph in five matches against Sri Lanka in T20Is.
# The West Indies' 14 for two is their lowest score in a powerplay in Twenty20 Internationals, eclipsing the 17 for two against South Africa [ Images ] at North Sound, Antigua, on May 20, 2010. They lost the game by one run to South Africa.
# The West Indies' total in the powerplay is the lowest by any nation against Sri Lanka. The previous lowest total in a powerplay against Sri Lanka was 17 for five by New Zealand [ Images ] at Lauderhill on May 23, 2010.
# Canada [ Images ] had registered only 10 for three in the powerplay during their 75 off 19.2 overs against Zimbabwe at King City on October 13, 2008 -- the lowest ever in T20Is.
# Sri Lanka lost four consecutive international finals -- to Australia [ Images ] by 53 runs at Bridgetown on April 28, 2007 (ICC World Cup); to Pakistan by 8 wickets at Lord's on June 21, 2009 (ICC World Twenty20), to India by 6 wickets at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai [ Images ], on April 2, 2011 (ICC Cricket World Cup) and to West Indies by 36 runs at Colombo (RPS) on October 7, 2012 (ICC World Twenty20).
# Sri Lanka (101) posted the lowest total in the ICC World Twenty20 final. The match produced 238 for 16 wickets -- the lowest in an ICC World Twenty20 final.
# Marlon Samuels: His 78 off 56 balls is the highest individual innings by a West Indian batsman against Sri Lanka in T20Is. The said knock is his career-best in T20Is.
# Samuels posted his fifth fifty in T20Is -- his third in the ICC World Twenty20.
# Of his five fifties in T20Is, only two have been recorded by Samuels in a winning cause.
# For the first time in an innings in T20Is, Samuels registered six sixes in an innings in T20Is -- the most in the final of the ICC World Twenty20. Five of his six sixes were registered off Malinga's bowling.
# For the first time in a T20I, Malinga conceded five sixes in an innings.
# Samuels's 78 is a record in a final of the ICC World Twenty20, bettering Gautam Gambhir's [ Images ] 75 off 54 balls against Pakistan at Johannesburg on September 24, 2007.
# Samuels was adjudged the Man of the Match for the first time in T20Is.
# Sunil Narine: He recorded his second best bowling figures (3/9) in T20Is. He had registered 4 for 12 against New Zealand at Lauderhill on July 1, 2012.
# Narine's figures are the second best in a final of the ICC World Twenty20.
# Chris Gayle [ Images ]: He (3 off 16 balls) posted a strike rate of 18.75 in the match. It is his lowest in an innings when he registered a run.
# Ajantha Mendis [ Images ]: He captured 15 wickets at 9.80 runs apiece in six games -- the highest tally in the ICC World Twenty20, bettering the Dirk Nannes' [ Images ] 14 (ave.13.07) in seven matches in 2010.
# Mendis's superb bowling figures of 4 for 12 are his best against the West Indies in T20Is, eclipsing the 3 for 24 at Bridgetown on May 7, 2010.
# Mendis's figures of 4 for 12 are the best in the West Indies-Sri Lanka T20Is, eclipsing the 4 for 19 by Lendl Simmons at Nottingham on June 10, 2009. The said performance is the best against the West Indies in the ICC World Twenty20.
# Mendis set a record by producing the best figures in the final of the ICC World Twenty20, surpassing Irfan Pathan's [ Images ] 3 for 16 against Pakistan at Johannesburg on September 24, 2007.
# Lasith Malinga [ Images ]: He (4-0-54-0) produced his worst bowling performance in T20Is. He conceded 50 or more for the first time in a T20I, recording his worst economy rate of 13.50 when he has delivered a four-over spell.
# Tillakaratne Dilshan [ Images ]: He recorded his first duck against the West Indies -- his sixth in T20Is.
# Dilshan registered three successive ducks in a losing cause -- one each against India, South Africa and the West Indies - all in 2012.
# Darren Sammy: He (26 not out) posted his highest score as well as his best bowling figures (2/6) against Sri Lanka in T20Is.
# Nuwan Kulasekara [ Images ]: He (26 off 13 balls) posted his career-best score in T20Is.
# Shane Watson [ Images ]: The Australian was named Player of the Series for aggregating 249 at an average of 49.80 and taking 11 wickets at 16.00. He finished as the top run-getter in the series. This is his second Player of the Series award in T20Is.
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