Twenty20: Brathwaite fires West Indies men to WT20 crown

Twenty20: Brathwaite fires West Indies men to WT20 crown


Carlos Brathwaite let loose sledgehammer strikes, snapping four back to back West Indies to be catapulted by enormous sixes to their second World Twenty20 title using a shocking four-wicket triumph over England in a nerve wracking final in the Eden Gardens here.

It proved to be a golden day for the Caribbean cricket — otherwise dogged by payment issues and tiffs involving the players as well as the cricket board — as their guys scripted history to end up being the only side to lift the Wt20 crown twice, hours following the girls came winner with the eight-wicket triumph over formidable Australia.

Desiring 19 over bowled by Ben Stokes, the primary ball was despatched by Brathwaite within the deep backward square leg fence, the second flew around on and the third landed to the gallery over long away.

Shortly, the winning girls players also joined in, and there followed a grand mid pitch parties of free-flowing song and dance, and ultimately a lap of honour into a tumultuous ovation in the viewers, who had their money’s value.

That is the next World T20 title for West Indies, who’d formerly won it.

Establish an asking rate of 7.8, West Indies had a nightmarish beginning.

Their top order dropped to poor shot selection, and Samuels had a close shave after replays adjudged him in what seconds past appeared a caught behind sending-off in the naked eye, not outside.

But, the umpires held following the replay that it’ had bounced before Jos Buttler ‘gloved and Samuels, who also had the feeling he was outside, returned to play with a whack that was memorable.

Previously, Joe Root followed up a great half century by claiming the wickets of Johnson Charles (1) as well as the burly Chris Gayle.

David Willey subsequently saw the rear of semifinal hero Lendl Simmons in the next over with one that enveloped the pad and pitched in line with all the center and leg. West Indies were 3/11 in just the third over, but then restoration began.

For the Caribbeans, Carlos Brathwaite (3/23) and Dwayne Bravo (3/37) were the main wicket-takers.

England were 67/3 at the halfway point.

Buttler subsequently went after Benn, hitting two back to back sixes, but departed a little afterwards in his effort to hit on pacer Brathwaite.

While Brathwaite sent back the dangerous Root over, reducing England Bravo subsequently activated a failure by getting rid of Stokes and Moeen Ali in the space of three balls

David Willey subsequently played a cameo, scoring 21 of 14 balls which afterwards helped England go past the 150-mark.

England managed just 24 in the past three overs after he got out.