Windies stun England in final over to claim World T20 final

03 Apr, 2016 10:50 pm

 

KOLKATA (92 News) – West Indies has on Sunday won the ICC Twenty20 World cup beating Australia by four wickets at Kolkata on Sunday.

Batting first, England scored 155 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 20 overs. In reply, West Indies chased the target for the loss of six wickets in 19.4 overs.

Carlos Brathwaite finishes 34 not out with four consecutive sixes as the dancing begins on the wicket as a sea of maroon swarm the square.

What an amazing final. And what a result for West Indies cricket, which has struggled so much in recent years. Maybe, just maybe, this will spark a revival. Inspire children to pick up a bat and dream big. But that’s for another day. In the meantime, the celebrations begin.

Darren Sammy had won his tenth consecutive toss as West Indies’ T20 captain, and not surprisingly chose to send England in to bat in the World T20 final in Kolkata.


Chasing has been a successful strategy for West Indies so far in this tournament: they have batted second in every match and have lost only once, to Afghanistan in the group stage after already qualifying for the semi-finals.

England’s captain Eoin Morgan freely admitted he too would have bowled first on a pitch that looked good for batting.

 




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