Cut to: Final match of the ICC World T20. West Indies require 19 runs off the last 6 balls to create history. Kolkata’s Eden Gardens is witnessing a slew of emotions. Right from the buoyant English supporters to the nervous West Indies fans, it was a perfect setting that makes for the historic moments England vs West Indies
Carlos Brathwaite is at the crease along with Marlon Samuels with Joe Root ready to bowl from the other end. A few boundaries are anticipated but the packed house and the Television viewers have no idea what their eyes are going to see in the next few moments.
Brathwaite hits a mammoth six off the first ball sending the crowd into a frenzy, the second ball gets the same treatment and the result is the same, the crowd frenzy reaches a crescendo and the West Indies dug out comes alive with 7 runs required off the remaining 4 balls. Third delivery is dispatched for a towering six, scores are tied, the crowd is on its feet, and the West Indies dug out is delirious. Fourth ball and history is made as the ball sails outside the boundary for the maximum, making it four back-to-back sixes. Yes, four! And West Indies became the WT20 champions for the second time after 2010, that too on the same day when their women’s team became the T20 champions defeating Australia.
Let us have a glimpse of the Caribbeans journey in the T20 World Cup which was nonetheless as thrilling as the aforementioned final over of the tournament:
16th March, 2016
West Indies won this match by six wickets, highlight being Chris Gayle's brilliant 100
Sri Lanka vs West Indies
20th March, 2016
Choosing to bowl first, West Indies won this match by 7 wickets with help of a great bowling performance
South Africa vs West Indies
27th March, 2016
Chasing the same target as against Sri Lanka, West Indies registered a dramatic victory with only two balls remaining
Afghanistan vs West Indies
30th March, 2016
This thrilling clash is definitely the highest point for Afghanistan cricket till now. Already out of the tournament, they defeated West Indies by six runs and thus returned with smiling faces.
England vs West Indies
3rd April, 2016
With a four-wicket win, West Indies became the proud owners of the ICC World T20 title
By: Ira Shukla
Cut to: Final match of the ICC World T20. West Indies require 19 runs off the last 6 balls to create history. Kolkata’s Eden Gardens is witnessing a slew of emotions. Right from the buoyant English supporters to the nervous West Indies fans, it was a perfect setting that makes for the historic moments
England vs West Indies