WI Becomes 2016 T20 World Champions | Carlos Brathwaite Sinks England with 4 Sixes in a Row
West Indies won a tense World T20 final in spectacular style, when Carlos Brathwaite hit the first four balls of the final over for four sixes, making a mockery of Ben Stokes deliveries in the final over requiring 19 runs. West Indies finished on 161 for six.
England had posted 155 for nine as Joe Root led the way with a classy half-century. When Darren Sammy won his 10th straight toss he was quick to send England in and promptly saw them lose three quick cheap wickets in the first five overs. But Root’s 54 in 36 balls gave the innings some backbone, with Jos Buttler (36) and David Willey (21) chipping in as wickets tumbled regularly in Kolkata.
When West Indies batted, they quickly slipped to 11 for three, with Chris Gayle making only four. But Marlon Samuels was reprieved after being given out with the score on 37 and finished with 85 off 66 balls. Then came Brathwaite’s fireworks.
West Indies required 19 in the final over with Carlos Brathwaite on the strike. They were already 137 for 6 at the end of the 19th over.
What seemed like a tall task with Ben Strokes with the final over, Brathwaite hit consecutive 4 sixes in a row on 4 balls faced of the final over, finishing two balls short.
In the meantime, West Indies Women Side had come against three time defending champions Australia in a close finish.
West Indies claimed their first Women's World Twenty20 with a pulsating eight-wicket win over Australia in Kolkata.
Australia, seeking a fourth successive World T20 title, chose to bat and posted 148-5, with Elyse Villani making the first half century in a final.
But 18-year-old Windies opener Hayley Matthews hit a stunning 66 off 45 balls with three sixes, in a stand of 120.
The Windies won with three balls to spare and their men's team later completed a T20 double.
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