World T20 final: Carlos Brathwaite blasted four straight sixes to seal the deal for West Indies

first_imgHere are the HIGHLIGHTS of the ICC World Twenty20 2016 final between England and West Indies from Eden Gardens in Kolkata. (SCORECARD) Highlights: The celebrations go on for #WI! @emirates join in the fun! #Champion #WT20 #ENGvWI #WT20Final ICC (@ICC) April 3, 2016#WI Men + #WI Women = #Champions of #WT20!!! ICC (@ICC) April 3, 2016#WI are our winners, and here’s the #Champion dance! #WT20 #WT20Final ICC (@ICC) April 3, 2016#WI = #Champions of #WT20 ICC (@ICC) April 3, 2016#WI are awarded the #WT20 Trophy! Congratulations @westindies! #ENGvWI #WT20Final ICC (@ICC) April 3, 2016#WI parade the field as they celebrate their thrilling #WT20 win! #ENGvWI #WT20Final ICC (@ICC) April 3, 2016Phil Simmons listening to Darren Sammy’s emotional speech #WT20 #WT20Final #WI #WI ICC (@ICC) April 3, 2016QUOTESDarren Sammy: Firstly I want to thank the almighty. We have a pastor in the team in Andre Fletcher, we keep on praying. Really happy for this win, it’s something we’ll cherish for a long time. We have a few match-winners, nobody give us a chance, every game somebody stepped up – good to see Carlos play like that in his debut World Cup. Shows the T20 depth we have in the Caribbean, hopefully we will continue to improve. People were wondering we would plays this tournament, we had issues with the Board, Mark Nicholas called us players with no brain. But all of us came together, these 15 men put adversity aside, play this type of cricket in front of such passionate fans. It was tremendous. I want to thank the coaching team, Phil Simmons. We had a new manager in this tournament. Got to give credit to the entire team here. This is for all the fans in the Caribbean. I don’t know when I’m going to be playing for West Indies again, I want to thank my team, thank my coaching staff. This is for the CHAMPIONS! advertisementMoM Marlon Samuels: I know about finals, when I come to finals, I turn up for the team. All respect to the England players, we want to move from strength-to-strength – this is for the Caribbean. If we get a good start, then I can step on it, we lose wickets early so it’s different. I didn’t say much other than swing and swing hard. This is for Shane Warne. Eoin Morgan: Congratulations to the West Indies, they were better. Huge highs and lows for us. Never sure going into the final over. We were certainly in the game, put ourselves in a position to win the game. We didnt have enough runs on the board, it was a really good batting surface, maybe 180-90 was par. We showed an immense amount of character in the tournament, not quite done enough to win it. I truly believe this is only the start of something special. We enjoy our wins – and the pain will be shared tonight. Carlos Brathwaite: Want to thank God. Marlon (Samuels) played an amazing knock. He took responsibility and played a fantastic knock. Can’t really express how much of a top knock that was. The U-19s did it, the girls did it, and now us. #WI are #WT20 CHAMPIONS! They’ve beaten #ENG by 4 wickets! #ENGvWI #WT20Final ICC (@ICC) April 3, 2016WEST INDIES INNINGS22.25 IST: That’s that! West Indies have sealed it. Carlos Brathwaite clobbers four consecutive sixes off Ben Strokes as West Indies lift their second World Twenty20 title. Credit must go to Marlon Samuels for his match-winning knock of 85 not out. He did it in 2012 and once again showed why he is an asset for West Indies.22.29 IST: West Indies, require 19 from 6 balls. Brathwaite has the strike, Samuels is on the other end22.24 IST: Things are getting tighter now. West Indies require 27 from 12 balls 22.19 IST: Chris Jordan bowls a brilliant over. West Indies 118/6 in 17 overs, need 38 more 22.15 IST: It has been a tense chase for West Indies as all hopes are pinned on Samuels now. West Indies 110/6, need 45 from 24 balls22.11 IST: WICKET! The skipper is gone. David Willey has swung the game back to England. Darren Sammy is caught at sweeper cover by Hales. West Indies 107/6 in 15.3 overs, need 49 more 22.08 IST: WICKET! David Willey strikes again as he gets Andre Russell for 1. West Indies 104/5 in 15.1 overs, need 52 more 22.07 IST: Samuels is on fire as he hits Plunkett for back-to-back sixes. West Indies 104/4 in 15 overs, need 52 more advertisement22.01 IST: WICKET! Adil Rashid strikes and strikes big. Dwayne Bravo is gone for 25. West Indies 86/4 in 14 overs, need 70 more 22.01 IST: FIFTY! Marlon Samuels reaches his 9th half-century. West Indies 86/3 21.54 IST: DROPPED! Dwayne Bravo is dropped on 11 by Sam Billings off Ben Stokes at deep backward square leg. West Indies 73/3 in 12.3 overs Well bowled by Rashid. #WI now need 89 from 48 balls. . .LIVE: #ENGvWI #WT20 ICC (@ICC) April 3, 201621.51 IST: Samuel and Bravo have added 56 runs in 9.3 overs for the fourth wicket. West Indies 67/3 in 12 overs, require another 89 runs 21.47 IST: The required rate is now mounting. They now need 10.44 runs per over. Samuels and Bravo need to up the ante. West Indies 62/3 in 11 overs need 94 more from 54 ballsAnother good over from Rashid. 4 from it. #WI need 102 from 60.LIVE: #ENGvWI #WT20 ICC (@ICC) April 3, 2016Ben Stokes into the attack 21.42 IST: Four runs off Rashid’s over. West Indies are 54/3 at the half-way mark. England were 67/3 at the same stage. Sammy’s men still need 102 from 60 balls. WI 54/3 in 10 overs.  21.38 IST: Fifty comes up for West Indies. They would have wanted it faster though. WI 50/3 in 8.5 overs.  West Indies shouldn’t lose a wicket now if they are to stay in contention. These two have stitched a 32-run stand.  21.34 IST: Tidy over from Rashid, four runs off his over. WI 43/3 in 8 overs.  21.32 IST: Bowling change for England. Leg-spinner Adil Rashid into the attack. WI 39/3 in 7 overs.  21.25 IST: OUT! Big wicket for West Indies. Marlon Samuels out for 27 off 21, plays a cross-batted shot only to see the ball land in the keeper’s gloves. No, NOT OUT! Samuels is back in there, big respite for  West Indies as the catch was not cleanly taken by Buttler. WI 37/3 in 6.1 overs. 21.23 IST: Excellent over for the West Indies, 16 runs came off the last over of the powerplay. Jordan was hit for three boundaries by Samuels in the over. WI 37/3 in 6 overs.  Here’s how Darren Sammy got it spot on for West Indies women.  Look at the variety England have in their bowling attack. If Jordan can bowl the yorkers, Plunkett is hitting the deck hard. This chase is going to be tough for West Indies. After 5 overs, WI 21/3.  Liam Plunkett into the attack. Morgan is rotating his bowlers well,  21.15 IST: Five runs from Jordan’s first over. WI 18/3 in 4 overs.  Dwayne Bravo and Marlon Samuels are at the crease. These two guys are tremendous players under pressure. West Indies need a good stand from these two men.  21.11 IST: First bowling change for England. Chirs Jordan comes into the attack.  What a start for England. It was a masterstroke from Morgan to start with Joe Root. They have got three now and West indies still need 143. However, they have deep batting line-up. The World T20 final, just like the tournament itself, remains open even now.  To think Root, the bowler, is turning this game England’s way. Couple of ego wickets!advertisement Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 3, 201621.08 IST: WICKET! Another West Indies wicket falls. Semi-final hero Simmons falls. Willey swings it into him and traps him in front. Huge blow for West Indies. England on top. ENG 12/3 in 2.3 overs. 21.01 IST: WICKET! It’s game on England. Joe Root is on fire, this time he gets rid of Chris Gayle. The burly Jamaican target the long off area, but does not get the elevation right as he is caught in the deep by Ben Stokes. What a gamble it has been by Eoin Morgan. West Indies 5/2 in 1.3 overs20.59 IST: WICKET! England play a gamble and it has paid off. Joe Root comes on to bowl the second over and gets Charles off his first ball. West Indies 1/1 in 1.1 over 20.57 IST: It has been a quiet start for West Indies as David Willey bowls a tight 1-run over. West Indies 1/0 in 1 over 20.53 IST: Johnson Charles and Chris Gayle are out in the middle to chase 156. David Willey starts proceedings ENGLAND INNINGSEngland go past India’s 130/4 the lowest by a side batting 1st in a final (in 2014!)#WIvsENG#DimagSay#Bing Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) April 3, 2016Most 6s in T20WC 201638*Eng37 Afg36 WI32 Ban28 SA22 SL21 NZ19 Aus18 Ind/Pak12 Zim#WIvsENG#DimagSay#Bing Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) April 3, 201620.34 IST: That’s it! England have posted 155/9. Joe Root top scores with 54 and Jos Buttler hit 36. For Windies, Brathwaite and Bravo picked up three wickets apiece, while Badree bagged two.7 runs off the penultimate over. #ENG are 145/9 with 6 balls leftLIVE: #ENGvWI #WT20 ICC (@ICC) April 3, 201620.26 IST: WICKET! Dwayne Bravo gets his third wicket as he removes Liam Plunkett for 4. Samuel Badree takes a superb catch at point but has hurt his shoulder in the process. England 142/9 in 18.3 overs 20.21 IST: WICKET! David Williey gone. Craig Brathwaite gets rid of aggressive David Willey for 21 off 14 balls. England 136/8 in 17.3 oversIt’s a sold out Eden Gardens enjoying the #WT20Final!LIVE: #ENGvWI #WT20 ICC (@ICC) April 3, 201620.15 IST: The big boys of England cricket are back in hut. It’s David Willey and Chris Jordan right now in the middle. How far can they take their team? England 117/7 in 16 overs20.05 IST: WICKET! Craig Brathwaite gets his second and guess who’s gone? Yes, Joe Root it is and England are in deep trouble. Root attempts a scoop and ends up playing to Benn, who stretches forward to complete the catch, at short fine leg. England 111/7 in 14.1 overs 20.02 IST: WICKET! That’s another one for DJ Bravo and the West Indies outfit is celebrating the Champion Dance. Moeen Ali gloved it to keeper Denesh Ramdin. England 110/6 in 14 overs19.59 IST: WICKET! Stokes gone. Dwayne Bravo beats him with slower bouncer. England 110/5 in 13.4 overs19.56 IST: FIFTY! Joe Root continues with his superb form. Notches up his fourth half-century. England 103/4 in 13 overs Huge wicket for #WI. Buttler is caught in the deep! #ENG are 84/4 (11.2)LIVE: #WT20 ICC (@ICC) April 3, 201619.48 IST: WICKET! That’s a big wicket for West Indies. Jos Buttler threw his bat at everything that came his way but this time he’s caught at deep mid-wicket by Dwayne Bravo. Craig Brathwaite provides the much-needed breakthrough. England 89/4 in 12 overs19.46 IST: FIFTY PARTNERSHIP! Buttler is dealing in sixes now. His back-to-back sixes off Benn helps Buttler and Root put on 60 runs for the fourth wicket. England 83/3 in 11 overs19.42 IST: Joe Root and Jos Buttler have batted brilliantly, adding 44 runs in 5.2 overs. England 67/3 in 10 overs ??Do some good today??#WI manager Rawl Lewis makes the teams’ donation to Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata #WT20 westindies (@westindies) April 3, 2016A lovely #spiritofcricket moment between a mascot and @darrensammy88 before the #WT20 Final. #WI #ENG ICC (@ICC) April 3, 201619.36 IST: England duo Joe Root and Jos Buttler are targetting Sulieman Benn. The left-arm spinner has conceded 24 in his two overs. England 57/3 in 9 overs19.34 IST: West Indies have kept the scoring rate down to 5.87. However, Joe Root is looking in a superb touch. England 47/3 in 8 overs 19.26 IST: The powerplay is done and the England have scored 33 for the loss of three wickets. 19.18 IST: WICKET! Eoin Morgan returns to the dug-out after  scoring just 5. The England skipper is beaten by a googly, gets a thick outside edge straight to Chris Gayle at first slip. Samuel Badree gets his second. England 23/3 in 4.4 overs19.15 IST: A good over this for England. Joe Root and Eoin Morgan hit three fours off Benn to score 14 runs in the over. England 23/2 in 4 overs19.13 IST: Spin from both ends now. Sulieman Benn joins Samuel Badree. England 9/2 in 3 overs West Indies are off to a dream start here.  19.08 IST: WICKET! Another one for West Indies, Russel strikes this time. England have lost both their openers. Hales goes for 1. ENG 8/2 in 2 overs. Good move from Sammy to bring Badree on early. Even if he doesn’t spin the ball much he is accurate enough to stop the runs. 19.05 IST: Excellent first over from Badree, putting the pressure early on England. He concedes seven runs from it. ENG 7/1 in 1 overs.  19.01 IST: WICKET! Badree does it with the second ball of the match, snares England’s danger man Jason Roy. ENG 0/1 in 0.2 overs.  It’s trial by spin for England. Darren Sammy is opening the bowling with leg-spinner Samuel Badree.  18.58 IST: Dwayne Bravo is talking to his teammates in the team huddle. The England openers Jason Roy and Alex Hales are walking in.  18.54 IST: Time for the anthems at Eden Gardens. West Indies’ gets played first.  18.51 IST: Eden Gardens is packed. Sourav Ganguly had earlier promised a packed stadium today. Nice to see the kind of support the Indian fans provide.  18.46 IST: Pitch Report – The ball should come onto the bat nicely under lights. It’s a decent surface: Ian Bishop. What do you think? Has Darren Sammy called it right? The last time Darren Sammy lost a toss: Cape Town 9-1-2015Since then has won a record 10 tosses in a row!#WIvsENG#DimagSay#Bing Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) April 3, 2016Bit of a chat between @henrygale, @djbravo47 and @ShaneWarne on the outfield. #WT20 #WT20Final ICC (@ICC) April 3, 2016The #WI team for the #WT20 Final. Can they become #Champions?LIVE: #ENGvWI #WT20 ICC (@ICC) April 3, 2016Here is the #ENG team for the #WT20 Final against #WILIVE: #ENGvWI #WT20 ICC (@ICC) April 3, 2016#WI win toss and BOWL first#WT20 #WT20Final #ENGvWI ICC (@ICC) April 3, 2016Playing XIs:England: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Jos Buttler(w), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Liam PlunkettWest Indies: Johnson Charles, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Andre Russell, Denesh Ramdin(w), Dwayne Bravo, Darren Sammy(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn 18.34 IST: TOSS! West Indies have won the toss and they will bowl first against England. They have made no changes to their team. England too are playing an unchanged side.Both these team have a good chance of winning the World T20 title twice. West Indies, under Clive Llyod, were the first team  to win the Cricket World Cup twice. Can Darren Sammy do a Llyod tonight? There have been a lot of pre-match talks going around. Former England skipper Nasser Hussain, in an exclusive interview to India Today, conceded that West Indies hold the edge over England in the final today. He said Sammy’s team had men who were experienced in playing the T20 format. However, he threw light on the fearless approach with which England have been playing in this tournament. It should be a cracked of a contest today.  17.55 IST: West Indies have had a glorious cricketing year so far. They lifted the U-19 Cricket World Cup  earlier this year in Bangladesh. Now their women’s team has created history by lifting its maiden Women’s World T20 title. England should be wary of the positive air in the West Indies camp now. #WI WIN! #WT20 #champions ICC (@ICC) April 3, 201617.30 IST: Hello everyone. As we gear up for the big clash between West Indies and England, we have news from the Women’s T20 final from Eden Gardens. West Indies women have crushed Australia by eight wickets to clinch their maiden World T20 title and this is their first win against Australia in nine T20Is as well. Congratulations #WI women for winning their first #WT20 title. Good year for WI cricket with U-19 WC, women’s WT20 title???????? Mohammad Kaif (@KaifSays) April 3, 2016Australia batters Meg Lanning and Elyse Villani’s batting effort went in vain as 18-yea-old West Indies batswoman Hayley Matthews struck a 45-ball 66, her maiden T20I half-century to lead her side to glory. Preview:  West Indies’ rag-tag army of short-format mercenaries will be hoping they have the weapons to overcome a fearless England in Sunday’s World Twenty20 final as both sides target the honour of being the first to claim a second title in the tournament.For a group of players who nearly boycotted the event over a contractual dispute with their board, Darren Sammy and his troops have waltzed into the Kolkata final displaying all the Caribbean flair that has earned them global admiration.If Twenty20 cricket is essentially about power-hitting, no team does it better and more unabashedly than the West Indies.England have first-hand knowledge of that destructive potency, having been blown away by Chris Gayle’s 47-ball century in a Super 10 shellacking in Mumbai a fortnight ago.Revenge may be regarded as a dish best served cold but Eoin Morgan’s men would probably like nothing more than to exact it in the heat of a World Cup final.A task easier said than done against a West Indies outfit packed with swashbuckling players who ply their trade in lucrative Twenty20 leagues around the globe.What makes the job doubly difficult is that Sammy’s men have proved in India that they are more than just a one-man army who bank on Gayle to punch holes in their opponentsGoing to be full house at Eden for World T20 final, says Sourav GangulyEven though hosts and favourites India were knocked out after the semi-finals of the World Twenty20, Cricket Association of Bengal president and former India skipper Sourav Ganguly said Eden Gardens will be packed to its capacity during the final. (Read More)West Indies have the edge over England in title clash, says Nasser Hussain Former England captain Nasser Hussain feels the West Indies, with their power-packed batting line-up, have the edge over Eoin Morgan’s England in the final of the ICC World Twenty20 at the Eden Gardens. (Read More) Only we can beat ourselves, Sammy warns EnglandAhead of their ICC World Twenty20 summit clash against England on Sunday, West Indies captain Darren Sammy said the trophy is theirs to lose after coming so far in the tournament.  (Read More)last_img

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