Last Update on: April 3rd, 2020 at 02:45 pm
Carlos Brathwaite, a powerhouse of the West Indies cricket team, helped his side achieve glory on this very day after he hit four sixes in the last over of the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 final. 4 years ago, on this day, the West Indies lifted their second World T20 title helped by ferocious power-hitting from the all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite.
Brathwaite led Windies to their 2nd T20 World Cup title after having won it previously in 2012. The highlight of the final was the nail-biting finish. West Indies required 19 runs off the final over. England gave the ball to Ben Stokes but he couldn’t contain Brathwaite as the latter hit four gigantic sixes off the first four balls to help his team conquer the title.
West Indies reached the final by beating hosts India in the semi-final at home. They had an incredible run till they got their hands on the prize.
Carlos Brathwaite Demolished England’s Hopes By 4 Gigantic Sixes
Chasing 156, Windies required 19 runs off last over. Carlos Brathwaite amassed four consecutive sixes in Ben Stokes’ over and put his team over the line.
He scored an unbeaten 34 off 10 balls with a strike rate of 340. On the other end, Marlon Samuels anchored the run-chase as he played a vital knock of 85* runs in 66 balls. His inning was studded with nine fours and two sixes.
They first beat 🇦🇺 by eight wickets in the women's final, before the men trumped 🏴 by four wickets in a finale which has been quoted many times since 👇 pic.twitter.com/qDW4WkpwtC
— ICC (@ICC) April 2, 2020
England Put Up A Fighting Total Batting First
Earlier, Windies won the toss and invited England to bat. Despite having a bad start, Joe Root’s 54 runs and Jos Buttler’s 36-run knock enabled them to post a respectable total of 155/9 at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
For the Caribbean side, Dwayne Bravo scalped three wickets while Samuel Badree picked two scalps. Samuels was awarded the Player of the Match for his spectacular batting performance. Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the Player of the Tournament award as he was the second-highest run-getter of the tournament, with 273 runs in five innings at a breathtaking average of 136.50.