West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 36 runs in Colombo to lift the ICC World T20 2012. Here is a look at the game of numbers which played their part throughout the game. A glimpse of the match through the eyes of the statistician:
# Marlon Samuels' superb 78 off 56 balls is the highest individual innings by a West Indian batsman against Sri Lanka in T20Is.
# Samuels' above knock is his highest ever in T20Is, surpassing the 58 against Bangladesh at Dhaka on October 11, 2011.
# Samuels' third fifty in the ICC World Twenty20 is his fifth in T20Is. He has posted two fifties against Sri Lanka - both in the ICC World Twenty20 2012.
# West Indies have registered their first win in five games over Sri Lanka in T20Is.
# West Indies' first World Twenty20 win is their first World title since 1979. Their 36-run victory is their third largest by runs' margin in the ICC World Twenty20 - the biggest is by 74 runs against Australia at Colombo (RPS) on October 5, 2012.
# Sri Lanka (101) have posted the lowest total in the ICC World Twenty20 final. The said score is their joint second lowest in the ICC World Twenty20 - the lowest is 87 against Australia at Bridgetown on May 9, 2010.
# The match has produced an aggregate of 238 for 16 wickets - the lowest in an ICC World Twenty20 final.
# Sunil Narine (3/9) has recorded his second best bowling performance in T20Is, next only to the 4 for 12 against New Zealand at Lauderhill on July 1, 2012.
# Sunil's marvellous performance is the best by a West Indian bowler in the ICC World Twenty20 2012.
# Shane Watson has received his second Player of the series award for managing 249 at an average of 49.80 - the most by a batsman in the just concluded tournament - and capturing 11 wickets at 16.00 runs apiece.
# Ajantha Mendis has taken 15 wickets at 9.80 runs apiece in six games. The said aggregate is a record in the ICC World Twenty20, eclipsing the 14 (ave.13.07) by Dirk Nannes in seven games in 2010.
# Mendis (4/12) has registered his best bowling figures against the West Indies in T20Is.
# Mendis has taken 13 wickets at 6.30 runs apiece in five games against West Indies - a record in West Indies-Sri Lanka Twenty20 Internationals. His brilliant figures of 4 for 12 are the best in West Indies-Sri Lanka T20Is.
# The aforesaid performance is the best by any bowler against West Indies in the ICC World Twenty20. Mendis' figures are the best in the final of the ICC World Twenty20.
# Mendis' excellent bowling average of 13.48 is the best in the ICC World Twenty20.
# Chris Gayle (3 off 16 balls) has registered strike rate of 18.75 - his lowest in an innings when he has made at least a run.
# West Indies (14/2) have posted the lowest total in a powerplay in ICC World Twenty20 2012.
# Samuels' innings is the highest in a final of the ICC World Twenty20. He has got his first Man of the Match award in T20Is.
# Lasith Malinga (4-0-54-0) has produced his worst bowling performance in T20Is. His economy rate of 13.50 is also his worst when he has bowled a four-over spell.
# Darren Sammy (26 not out) has posted highest score against Sri Lanka in T20Is. Sammy (2/6) has registered his best bowling performance against Sri Lanka in T20Is.
# Nuwan Kulasekara (26 off 13 balls) has posted his career-best score in T20Is.
# Mahela Jayawardena (33) has posted his highest score in tournament finals in T20Is.
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