West Indies beat England by four wickets to win second World T20 title

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 03, 2016 22:40 IST
West Indies cricketer Marlon Samuels celebrates his 50 during ICC World T20 Final Match at Eden Garden against England in Kolkata on April 3, 2016. (PTI)


Unbelievable stuff, this. West Indies needed 19 runs in the last over and it looked difficult at best. But three sixes off Stokes from Carlos Brathwaite have turned things around. West Indies are World T20 champions for a second time.

Over 19: Just 8 off Jordan. West Indies need 19 from the last over. 137/6

Over 18: 11 off Willey. 129/6

Over 17: 7 off Jordan. 118/6

Over 16: 7 off Willey and two quick wickets. 111/6

15.3 Willey to Sammy, OUT

Goes for the big shot - AND HOLES OUT TO DEEP COVER! Sammy’s keeps up his Invisible Man routine, and you have to say that was not a sensible shot, only his third ball, a man standing out there, and he’s picked him out. England are not letting go here

15.1 Willey to Russell, OUT

Dug in short, Russell pirouettes on the spot - but sends a pull straight into the hands of Stokes on the deep midwicket boundary!

Over 15: Big, big over for West Indies as Samuels smashes consecutive sixes. 104/4

Over 14: 10 off Rashid and the wicket of Bravo. 86/4

13.6 Rashid to Bravo, OUT

Pushed through a touch quicker, Bravo swivels and ateampts to plant Rashid in the stands again... but instead the top edge plops into the hands of backward point!

Over 13: 9 off Stokes. 76/3

Over 12: 5 from Rashid. 67/3

Over 11: 8 off Stokes. 62/3

Over 10: 4 off Rashid. 54/3

Over 9: 7 off Plunkett. 50/3

Over 8: 4 off Rashid. 43/3

Over 7: 2 off the over and Samuels survives, thanks to a dropped catch. 39/3

Over 6:  Good over for West Indies, 16 runs off Jordan, including three boundaries from Samuels. 37/3

Over 5: Just 3 off Plunkett. 21/3

Over 4: 5 runs off Jordan. 18/3

Over 3: 3 off Willey and the wicket of semifinal hero Lendl Simmons. 13/3

2.3 Willey to Simmons, OUT

Straightening, struck on the pads in front of leg stump - given! Yoinks, this is a sensational start from England! Was that a touch high? Rod Tucker didn’t think so and Simmons is gone for a golden duck! Pitched in line with middle and leg, hurtled on to hit the pads - and Hawk-Eye has it hitting the top of the stumps! England are cock-a-hoop (and that’s not a Willey pun)

Over 2: Two big, big wickets and two boundaries in that over from Joe Root. England are definitely in this. 10/2

1.3 Root to Gayle, OUT

Slogged into the sky - straight to long-off! Root has two in the over, and CHRIS GAYLE IS OUT!

1.1 Root to Charles, OUT

Round the wicket, dollied on the stumps.... and he skies a catch to mid-on! Stokes settled safely under it and England’s funky cricket brings them an early reward

Over 1: A single off the first over from Willey. West Indies 1/0.

Despite a horror start and the regular fall of wickets, a 36-ball 54 from Joe Root and contributions from Jos Buttler and David Willey helped England post 155/9 in the final of the World T20 against West Indies in Kolkata’s Eden Gardens on Sunday.

Read | World T20 final highlights: England manage 155/9 against West Indies

(England vs West Indies World T20 full scorecard, ball-by-ball commentary, graphs and more)

After West Indies captain Darren Sammy won the toss and put England in to bat, spinner Samuel Badree struck on the second ball to castle Jason Roy. Alex Hales and captain Eoin Morgan departed soon after and so good was Badree, his four overs fetching two wickets for 16 runs.

A 61-run partnership between Buttler and Root helped put England back on track but once Buttler departed, the fall of regular wickets pegged England back.

Carlos Brathwaite returned three wickets for 23 runs, while Dwayne Bravo also took three and conceded 37 runs.

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