West Indies pull off extraordinary win to lift World T20


West Indies have pulled off a remarkable victory against England to win the World T20 finals at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.

Carlos Brathwaite scored four sixes in the last over to ensure what looked an uphill task at the end of 19 overs for West Indies.

West Indies needed 19 runs to win in the last over, but Brathwaite hit Stokes for four consecutive sixes to win the title for his team.

Marlon Samuels was the star for West Indies once again. He scored an unbeaten 86 runs off 66 deliveries to guide his side to a shocking win.

This was after West Indies captain Darren Sammy won the toss and opted to bowl in their World T20 summit clash.

Earlier, batting first, England posted a decent 155 for nine against the West Indies in the World Twenty20 final at Eden Gardens, here today.

Both the sides had fielded an unchanged team from their semifinals matches.

Earlier on Sunday, West Indies women too had won the world T20 Cup. Earlier this year, West Indies under-19 too were crowned World Champions.

Brief Scores:

West Indies: 161 for 6 in 19.4 overs ( Marlon Samuels 86 not out, Carlos Barthwaite, 34 not out, David Willey 3/20

England: 155 for 9 in 20 overs.(Joe Root 54, Jos Buttler 36; Carlos Brathwaite 3/23, Dwayne Bravo 3/37, Samuel Badree 2/16).

The Teams:

West Indies: Darren Sammy (captain), Johnson Charles, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Andre Russell, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Carlos Brathwaite, Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn.

England: Eoin Morgan (captain), Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett.