Runs on the board straight away as Mahela picks up a single before Dilshan puts him back on strike from a leg-bye. Mahela then turns the fifth away behind short for four!
The Final part of the final. Samuel Badree opens the bowling with his leg spinners and Dilshan and Mahela are in the middle for the Sri Lankans.
You would never have thought they'd make this total, given how long it took them to get to double figures, but West Indies have put up a fighting and spirited performance to bring this game to life and Sri Lanka's task of chasing 138 may not be as clear and simple as they think. In a few moments we'll see what the visitors can produce in the field.
Kulasekara gets the honours of bowling the last. Sammy hits one long while two Sri Lankans converge but avoiding each other seems more important than saving the four-run boundary as Sammy gets another quick two from the next ball. Another two on the fourth of the over. Sammy gets smacked in the head by the fielder who sends the ball back to the 'Keeper's end and also gets deducted a run for short-running - although he responds to end the innings with a fierce shot straight down the ground for four. A fighting end by West Indies.
Mahela has his brave boots on, Malinga returns for his last over. Guess without Samuels there, Malinga has a chance to redeem himself. Malinga sends in an absolutely glorious yorker moving into the right-hander but Sammy manages to get the toe of his bat on it and it runs away to the vacant fine-leg boundary for four. Malinga's spell finally comes to an end - he'll be fairly happy about that given he's been smashed around for more than 50!
Bowling change as Dananjaya comes back into the attack - Samuels goes for another big one but doesn't get it all the way - Jeevan Mendis is on the ropes and takes a straight forward catch against his chest - WICKET! Samuels walks off with tears in his eyes, he knows that wicket could be the end of the West Indies dream. Denesh Ramdin is taking over.
Malinga back in now after being pummeled in his second over. Samuels uses his open stance to reach at a wide one outside off and smash it through the gully region for four. A dangerous short ball from Lasith follows the four-run boundary and Samuels is happy to dispatch him with a nifty hook over fine-leg for SIX! Malinga doesn't get the yorker right next up and Samuels smashes an absolutely massive SIX - the biggest of the tournament at 108 metres - over long-on. That was INCREDIBLE!
Into the last five overs now which could very well decide the outcome of this game - that said, Mendis - into his last over - grabs the wicket of Pollard who reaches out to hit one past point but the young Dananjaya leaps up, juggles it mid-air and snaps it as he turns and lands. Quite acrobatic, but a WICKET! Andre Russell comes to the crease. WICKET! First ball and Russell tries to sweep the straightest delivery of the day and is trapped - LBW! Captain, Darren Sammy, is now out there in the middle. We know he can produce the goods if need be, but how will he fare today is the question on everyones mind. Sammy gets off the mark with an inside edge off the hat-trick ball. There's a sneaky run off the last of the over and a run-out attempt which goes upstairs - Sammy looks safe from the replays and the third Umpire confirms it too. Fun over that was!
Kieron Pollard takes over with Samuels in the middle. He gets off the mark with a single on the second of the over while Samuels smashes a six over midwicket and a four straight through the same gap. Well, if anyone is going to step up and have a go it has to be Marlon Samuels.
Bravo is happy with the singles, it seems. Ajantha Mendis trying a few different things in the over, hoping to force the batsmen into some sort of mistake. Doesn't really work out for him though. Oh no, but it does! Bravo is trapped LBW on the last of the over - the finger is raised, he is out! Replay shows he got a pretty solid inside edge before the ball hit the pads - that's an unlucky call...
Malinga returns for his second and drops a yorker first up which Bravo manages to scoop up for a single. Samuels flicks his feet and absolutely smashes Malinga for a jolly large six! Malinga sends in another full length delivery on the off side and Samuels hoofs it over the top of extra cover for another big one! SIX! He's not done yet - another incredible shot as he skies it straight up in the air and it glides over the long-on boundary! Three singles and three sixes. Malinga's day just went from fantastic to terrible. In one over.
FINALLY! A huge six from Bravo as he slogs it over midwicket for the maximum! Well, few more of those and West Indies may be right back in this. Good running between the wickets gives them two from the last.
DROPPED! Kulasekara comes round at deep long-off for a catch and gets two hands to it but manages to drop it! What an effort though, certainly stopped a maximum! But good to see the visitors going for it now!
The 19-year-old gets a chance now - wonder if West Indies will take advantage of his inexperience and try go for it now, although he's proven to be a tough bowler to face. A few singles, still no boundaries, as West Indies continue to take a Sunday afternoon stroll through the overs.
Mathews gets to bowl his last over. Mahela knows he has plenty of bowling options, so heck, why not. A couple of singles and some more fine fielding from the boundary fielders - Malinga becomes known as "Jonty Rhodes Malinga" according Nasser Hussein.
A single first up as Mendis continues. Two from the fifth and a single from the last. A bit slow for a T20...
Mathews gets another over, into his third now. Samuels goes over the top but there's a sweeper out there since the powerplay is over with - a single to him. Bravo makes it through for a leg-bye on the second. Samuels forces one through the covers off the back foot for a single, at least the runs are kind of coming, even if they're just singles. Malinga puts in a fine bit of fielding on the ropes to limit the batsmen to a single off the fifth - wow these Sri Lankans look intensely fired up!
Ajantha Mendis gets a bowl - the West Indies probably quite happy to see some slower bowling with turn. Samuels opens the face on the second and slots it past slip for a quick single. Another massive appeal for LBW - too high though so it's not given - Mendis thought it was out though... Gayle tries to scoop the fourth but short fine-leg is there to stop any thoughts of a run. Mendis traps Gayle on the pads once more on the fifth and this time he's out! WICKET! No questioning that one, plum in front - The Gayleforce is no longer! West Indies in all sorts of trouble now! Dwayne Bravo is the number four to the middle. This is crazy... the crowd are just something else...
Malinga will get a chance as the pace attack continues. Gayle turns it around the corner for an easy single. Samuels gets one too off the second. Malinga's third is an absolute peacher! Moves away from the batsman as it passes through, narrowly missing the edge! Gayle guides the fourth to third man, just one from it. Samuels sends one off to third man for another single and Gayle lets the last one slide straight through.
Decent shot choice from Samuels as Kulasekara sinks it in wide of off-stump and the batsmen throws his hands at it, very hard indeed, for four through cover. Samuels rotates the strike with a single to mid-off. Pitched outside leg-stump and there is another LBW appeal - a massive one from Kulasekara - not out, although every Sri lankan on the field felt otherwise. Gayle gets off the mark with an extremely quick single to mid-off. Dilshan puts in a great effort from point to stop a single off the last.
Samuels leaves the first of the over and defends the second straight to mid-off. Mathews has to do some quick fielding off his own bowling on the third as he drops one in a perfect length which finds some added bounce. Big LBW appeal on the fourth - the Umpire says no as it looks like it's going down leg - but Hawkeye shows it's just tipping the top of the leg-stump bails. Eventually a run off the bat at long last as Samuels gets one away to square leg. Mathews' first to Gayle beats the outside edge on the way through to the 'Keeper. Just a single from the over. Starting to feel like a Test match...
Nuwan Kulasekara gets the ball and he'll have the tough task of bowling to Gayle - he actually got him out in their last encounter so this could be an important over for both teams. First runs on the board as Kula bowls one wide down the leg side. It's a pretty decent over for Sri Lanka as Gayle looks frustrated and doesn't get a single run from it - besides the wide of course. 12 balls, no runs off the bat. Not the start the Windies wanted...
Charles has scored 74% his his runs from boundaries this tournament - just by the way. As he goes for a pull shot off the fifth he lobs it up off the splice of the bat and Kulasekara takes a simple catch at mid-off. WICKET! A great start indeed for Sri Lanka! Marlon Samuels comes to the crease.
Chris Gayle and Johnson Charles take to the middle for the West Indies, with Charles facing up first. Angelo Mathews will open the bowling.
Very interesting to see that Sri Lanka have left out Herath who was arguably their match winner against Pakistan. Instead they've opted for the youngster in Akila Dananjaya - lots of pressure on the young lads shoulders.
Johnson Charles, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Denesh Ramdin, Darren Sammy, Sunil Narine, Ravi Rampaul, Samuel Badree
Mahela Jayawardene, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Akila Dananjaya, Ajantha Mendis
The West Indies win the toss and elect to bat first.
Hello and welcome to the World Twenty20 final in Colombo, between hosts Sri Lanka and neutral favourites the West Indies. The Lankans overcame Pakistan in the final four, while Chris Gayle led the Windies to a thrashing of Australia.