West Indies defeat England in Kolkata India in a nail bitter; becomes the first to win the World T20 twice
The West Indies team is now the first to win the World T20 twice, having defeated England by four wickets, in a nail-biting game of the 2016 World T20 in Kolkata, India
Four sixes from Carlos Brathwaite in the final over sealed the deal for the West Indies. They won by four wickets, with two balls to spare in Ben Stokes’ final over of the game.
Joe Root’s stellar batting performance helped England post a total of 155 runs, losing nine wickets in the process. He also contributed in his bowling spell, by dismissing both West Indies openers Johnson Charles and Chris Gayle in the second over of the chase.
Marlon Samuel provided the anchor role for West Indies. He scored 85 not out, the highest score so far in a T20 final. In the end however, it was Brathwaite’s four sixes in the last over that got the required 19 runs to take the West Indies over photofinishing line. He hit sixes from four consecutive balls off the bowling of Ken Stokes, and finished the match with an unbeaten 34.
West Indies won their first T20 World Cup in 2012, and is now the first team to win it for the second time, following their latest win over England at Eden Gardens.
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