Rangana Herath celebrates after dismissing India opener Rohit Sharma. (ICC Images)
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Playing his final T20 International, Sangakkara hit a match-winning 52 not out after Sri Lanka restricted India to a paltry 130/4 in the final on Sunday.
Familiarity counts for nothing when pride and prize are at stake in equal measure. Not many are risking a guess for this one. The 2014 ICC World Twenty20 final is placed on a knife's edge, even before it begins.
There have been 19 tournament finals contested between India and Sri Lanka, and since the 2nd day of April 2011, this one today perhaps has the most honour attached to it.
The trophy isn't secondary, nor are the ribbons attached to it. Hanging to it are hope, history and farewell. And no team will give an inch to other in the battle for T20 supremacy.