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West Indies beat England by four wickets, make history by winning World T20 Cup twice

KOLKATA: West Indies beat England in the final of the ICC World T20 cup by four wickets.

In the very last over, West Indies required 19 runs to win the game and that is exactly what they did. Carlos Brathwaite smashed English bowler Ben Stokes for four consecutive sixes in the last over to clinch the cup.

 

As was the case with the English batting line-up, West Indies lost three early wickets in their chase of the 156 run target set by England. After the loss of three wickets, West Indies’ batsmen became playing cautiously hence the run rate declined and the required run rate climbed up. Presently, the Caribbean team require 102 runs from the remaining ten overs to clinch the 2016 World T20 cup.

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After a couple of early wickets, England looked in real trouble. However, the English side managed to score a respectable 155 runs at the loss of nine wickets from twenty overs.

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Badree, Bravo and Brathwaite each scooped up two wickets each to keep the wickets tumbling as England managed to score 115 runs from fifteen overs. Root and Buttler had added somewhat stability to the England scorecard after the loss of three early wickets.

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Samuel Badree’s spin managed to do the trick as he grabbed two crucial wickets to put pressure on England. West Indies picked up three English wickets as Roy and Hales departed in the first over.

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According to details, this was the tenth consecutive time that West Indies have won the toss. In what is being touted as an exciting final to the ICC World T20 tournament, the Caribbean team will collide with their English opponents who are also vying for the coveted trophy.

West Indies qualified for the tournament by beating India in a nail-biting contest, when they beat the host team to secure a berth in the final. England on the other hand beat New Zealand to book their place in the final.

England and West Indies have each won the World T20 before. Sri Lanka last won the World T20 cup in 2014, beating India in the final.

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