Samuels, Brathwaite make West Indies two-time champions

England v West Indies, World T20 2016 final, Kolkata
Darren Sammy won his sixth toss in the tournament and opted to bowl. Samuel Badree made the most of that luck, bowling Jason Roy in the first over© Associated Press
© Associated PressDarren Sammy won his sixth toss in the tournament and opted to bowl. Samuel Badree made the most of that luck, bowling Jason Roy in the first over
Joe Root came in and looked in fine touch, and showed the pitch in Kolkata was quite fine too© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesJoe Root came in and looked in fine touch, and showed the pitch in Kolkata was quite fine too
The other end though wasn't quite as solid. Eoin Morgan misread a googly from Badree and England were 23 for 3 in the fifth over© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesThe other end though wasn't quite as solid. Eoin Morgan misread a googly from Badree and England were 23 for 3 in the fifth over
Jos Buttler did not care about the scoreline though, and helped Root and England out with a partnership of 61 runs in 40 balls© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesJos Buttler did not care about the scoreline though, and helped Root and England out with a partnership of 61 runs in 40 balls
Carlos Brathwaite dragged West Indies back, removing Buttler for 36© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesCarlos Brathwaite dragged West Indies back, removing Buttler for 36
And Dwayne Bravo struck twice in the 14th over, removing Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali, as England sunk to 110 for 5© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesAnd Dwayne Bravo struck twice in the 14th over, removing Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali, as England sunk to 110 for 5
Root completed his fifty and kept the fight going, but an ill-timed scoop in the 15th over led to his end© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesRoot completed his fifty and kept the fight going, but an ill-timed scoop in the 15th over led to his end
David Willey landed some telling blows in the slog overs though, his 21 off 14 balls lifting England to 155 for 9© Getty Images/ICC
© Getty Images/ICCDavid Willey landed some telling blows in the slog overs though, his 21 off 14 balls lifting England to 155 for 9
Eden Gardens was packed, lending an explosive atmosphere© Getty Images/ICC
© Getty Images/ICCEden Gardens was packed, lending an explosive atmosphere
And England got an explosive start to their defence as Root dismissed Johnson Charles and Chris Gayle in the second over© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesAnd England got an explosive start to their defence as Root dismissed Johnson Charles and Chris Gayle in the second over
Marlon Samuels held the innings together with another superb half-century, and like in the World T20 final in 2012© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesMarlon Samuels held the innings together with another superb half-century, and like in the World T20 final in 2012
But David Willey bowled a similarly inspired spell, taking 3 for 20 in four overs© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesBut David Willey bowled a similarly inspired spell, taking 3 for 20 in four overs
Darren Sammy fell for a run-a-ball two and West Indies, at 107 for 6, had still needed 49 runs off 27 balls© AFP
© AFPDarren Sammy fell for a run-a-ball two and West Indies, at 107 for 6, had still needed 49 runs off 27 balls
Samuels took the chase as deep as he could and finished with an unbeaten 85 off 66 balls,© Getty Images/ICC
© Getty Images/ICCSamuels took the chase as deep as he could and finished with an unbeaten 85 off 66 balls,
But the spotlight was stolen by Carlos Brathwaite in the final over. West Indies needed 19 off six balls to win, and he hit four back-to-back sixes© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesBut the spotlight was stolen by Carlos Brathwaite in the final over. West Indies needed 19 off six balls to win, and he hit four back-to-back sixes
Ben Stokes, the bowler who was given the final over, was left absolutely distraught© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesBen Stokes, the bowler who was given the final over, was left absolutely distraught
While West Indies were over the moon to be two-time World T20 champions© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesWhile West Indies were over the moon to be two-time World T20 champions

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  • Twinkie on April 4, 2016, 12:59 GMT

    Yes, Great Sammy! His contribution was as a captain. They wouldn't have won without him, I'm sure.

  • Dutchie61 on April 4, 2016, 5:41 GMT

    mark nicholas should apologise deeply and humbly

  •   Rajesh Kohli on April 4, 2016, 3:55 GMT

    Winner Takes it All. It was for the taking for the team wanting most. WI after their sufferings with board, the racism they are meted by aussies and british, made them invincible. This team has the unity, the character and the will to be winners. Lets Salute the brave hearts.

  • CustomKid on April 4, 2016, 3:12 GMT

    So so good, can't help but smile seeing good old England trip at the final hurdle. Ah well they'll bounce back, they have a mighty fine coach who is clearly getting results. I just wished the infighting from the various members of the WICB would end and they would put their best players out on the park for all formats of the game. Get the best players out there, pay them what they deserve and the rest will take care of itself. Test cricket needs a strong Caribbean end of story.

  • cooljack_143 on April 4, 2016, 3:06 GMT

    I would wanted to see WI loosing the toss & batting first defending the total . This WC esp at knock out stages, Toss played big role in teams victories. Nothing flashy about WI all the teams are talented.

  • Richmael Jordan on April 4, 2016, 0:27 GMT

    champion west indies history once again made to wjn under 19 n men n women t20 titles in the same year superb

  • WI0589 on April 3, 2016, 19:42 GMT

    @CRICWAR4184, Great Sammy? With 8 runs from 3 innings and 31 runs from 3 overs this tournament...maybe great cheering from the sideline, that's about it.

  • scoundrel on April 3, 2016, 18:54 GMT

    Oh..What a win!! I am reminded of Sir Clive Lloyd's great invincible WI team of the seventies. Breathtaking match and performance.

  • cricwar4184 on April 3, 2016, 18:47 GMT

    I don't think so we will see these guys again playing together. We miss lot of players all over the world but surely we will miss this whole team. What a team. Great Sammy. what an entertaining team. Best of luck for the whole life.

  • Cricinfouser on April 3, 2016, 18:10 GMT

    I almost fainted after the 3rd six. Wow! What a game! I prayed for that victory. Praise God for this great victory!!!

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