The fifth edition of the T20 World Cup was held in Bangladesh in 2014 and it was Sri Lanka that won the tournament after defeating India in the summit clash. The competition was played from March 16 to April 6 and it was played in three cities -- Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet. This was the second consecutive time that an Asian country hosted the World Cup as the previous edition was hosted by Sri Lanka.
In this tournament, a total of 16 teams played and it was the first time in the competition's history that so many teams participated. All ten full members had qualified and they were joined by the six associate members that qualified through the 2013 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier. The qualifying teams were Ireland, Afghanistan, Netherlands, the UAE, Nepal and Hong Kong.
The Group 1 of Super 10 consisted of Sri Lanka, South Africa, New Zealand, England and the Netherlands. While Group 2 was made up of India, West Indies, Pakistan, Australia and Bangladesh.
In the semi-finals, India defeated South Africa by six wickets while Sri Lanka prevailed over West Indies owing to D/L Method.
In the final, Sri Lanka defeated India by six wickets and 13 balls to spare. Virat Kohli scored the most runs in the tournament with 319 to his kitty while Imran Tahir picked the most wickets with 12 scalps.