22 Jun 2009

Pakistan win twenty20 Cup

6:29 am on 22 June 2009

Pakistan are the men's Twenty20 World Cup Cricket champions after an emphatic win in the final against Sri Lanka.

Batting first at Lord's Sri Lanka, who were unbeaten on their way to the final, recovered from 32 for 4 to reach 138 for 6, but Pakistan paced their run chase well to reach their target only two wickets down, and with eight balls to spare.

Pakistan's senior all rounder Shahid Afridi was player of the match for another unbeaten half century, but the Player of the tournament was the Sri Lankan opening batsman Tillekaratne Dilshan.