A sizzling unbeaten ton from the English batsman, Alex Hales converted an impossible task into a great success while chasing a huge target set by Sri Lanka.
Lady luck kept away from the Bengal Tigers in the consecutive game as the Lankan Lions grabbed another thriller and clinched the Twenty20 series.
The Lankan Lions won the opening Twenty20 on the final ball of the nail-biting opening game besides valiant efforts from Anamul Haque of the Bengal Tigers.
Tom Latham along with Luke Ronchi laid a solid foundation and Nathan McCullum murdered Rangana Herath in the final over as the Kiwis won vs. the Islanders.
The determined Sri Lankan squad demonstrated an all-round performance in their last pool game and won the important encounter against Australia convincingly.
The elegant batsman of the Lankan Lions, Kumar Sangakkara, blasted another ODI ton and Nuwan Kulasekara stunned England as the visitors won the match easily.
An excellent team effort by the Sri Lankan squad earned them a much deserved victory against Australia in the opening Twenty20 at Sydney.
The murderous fast bowling spell by the Sri Lankan fast bowler, Nuwan Kulasekara, crushed the Australian batting as the visitors clinched the third ODI easily.
Rangana Herath delivered a lethal bowling spell vs. New Zealand in the opening Test as Sri Lanka took an edge over the visitors on the first day of the match.
West Indies sparkled in the final of the ICC World Twenty20 2012, well led by Marlon Samuels, routed Sri Lanka and won the coveted trophy with a real team work.