In the last podcast looking back at the ICC World Twenty20 2012, John Pennington and Chetan Narula reflect on the highlights of the tournament and some of the players who performed on the biggest stage.
In the final ICC World Twenty20 2012 podcast, John Pennington and Chetan Narula react to the final between the West Indies and Sri Lanka, just moments after Darren Sammy had led his team to victory in Colombo.
The West Indies ended a long wait for a trophy by beating Sri Lanka by 36 runs in a remarkable final of the ICC World Twenty20 2012 in Colombo.
Batting first, they limped to 32 for two in 10 overs but an innings of 78 from Marlon Samuels helped them reach 137 for six. Despite making it to 48 for one, Sri Lanka were then bowled out for 101 in reply.
Chetan Narula and John Pennington look ahead to the final of the ICC World Twenty20 2012, which sees Sri Lanka take on the West Indies in Colombo.
In the first clip they assess what impact the crowd could have on the match, cheering on hosts Sri Lanka and consider the relative strengths of both sides.
Australian-born Croatian international Jeff Grzinic gives us his view on the ICC World Twenty20 2012 and how Australia have performed.
He talks about Australia's batting reliance on key players Shane Watson, David Warner and Michael Hussey while also looking to the future.
On Sunday night, the fate of the ICC World Twenty20 2012 will be decided. While this statement holds true literally, for the final will be played between hosts Sri Lanka and some people's pre-tournament favourites the West Indies, there are other things to be considered.
One will come to them a bit later, for now, it is about Pakistan and Australia messing up their chances to be in contention. For the former, it was all about fighting back, twice in one day. They restricted Sri Lanka on a helpful pitch and then were easily commandeering the chase.
West Indies thumped Australia by 74 runs at the R. Premadasa Stadium to enter the ICC World Twenty20 2012 final in ruthless fashion.
On Sunday, in Colombo, they will take on hosts Sri Lanka - who beat Pakistan on Thursday night - in the battle for the silverware.
Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has been fined 50 percent of his match fee following a serious breach of the ICC Code of Conduct.
Akmal pleaded guilty to a Level 2 breach relating to "conduct contrary to the spirit of the game" during his side's 16-run defeat to Sri Lanka in the semi-final in Colombo.
Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 16 runs to reach the final of the ICC World Twenty20 2012 and guarantee a first-time winner on Sunday.
In a match that see-sawed from one team to another all throughout, the hosts emerged victorious and will await the winners of the Australia versus West Indies semi-final.
Join our live cricket show covering the closing stages of the first semi-final of the ICC World Twenty20 2012 as Sri Lanka take on Pakistan in Colombo.
Join us as we keep you up to date with the closing stages of the match with John Pennington and Daniel Grummitt leading coverage in the studio. Then, we look ahead to the second semi-final between Australia and the West Indies with contributions from Mickey Arthur, Stafanie Taylor, Chetan Narula and Mark Butcher.
In the latest series of Cricket World ICC World Twenty20 2012 podcasts sees John Pennington and Chetan Narula discuss two former winners who failed to impress at the tournamant - India and England.
First, India managed to win both group games and two Super Eights but missed out on the semi-finals despite beating Pakistan - who qualified at their expense.
The difference between Pallekele and Colombo, apart from pollution, is that the pitches in the two cities have given us wide contrasts in terms of competition.
While the former provided an insane flat-track, one where bowlers showed up only to be bullied, the capital city gave us more unpredictability. In terms of anticipation that is, what with Pakistan and India locked in battle for semis qualification for the better part of Tuesday.
Chetan Narula and John Pennington discuss the Super Eight stage of the ICC World Twenty20 and look ahead to the semi-finals.
First, Chetan talks about his highlights of the Super 8 stage, having attended all six matches in Colombo and kept a close eye on proceedings in Pallekele.
India beat South Africa by one run in the last Super Eights match at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo although despite the victory India couldn't qualify for the semi-finals.
Australia and Pakistan progressed from the group, the latter moving ahead on net run-rate. South Africa were already knocked out earlier in the day when Pakistan beat Australia by 32 runs.
Pakistan boosted their chances of qualifying for the 2012 ICC World T20 semi-finals with a 32-run win over Australia in their last Super Eight match at the R. Premadasa Stadium.
The Australians, guided by Michael Hussey's unbeaten half-century, scored 117 for seven in a chase of 150 runs and have thus qualified for the semis themselves.
Sri Lanka moved into the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20 2012, taking the West Indies with them, by beating England by 19 runs in Pallekele.
A powerful batting performance saw them post 169 for six - a score that proved well beyond England despite a fine knock of 63 in 43 balls from Samit Patel.
New Zealand went out of the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 in the cruellest of fashions against the West Indies by losing their second super over in three matches in Pallekele. Following their loss in similar circumstances to Sri Lanka on Thursday evening where they managed just seven, they racked up 17 on this occasion as Ross Taylor struck a couple of boundaries.