West Indies have won the World T20 final in stunning fashion with four straight sixes in the final over to beat England.
Carlos Brathwaite struck four straight sixes to overhaul England’s 155 to seal a dramatic four-wicket win.
West Indies needed 19 runs in the 20th and final over which Brathwaite (34 not out) provided in style by smashing Ben Stokes for sixes off the first four balls.
Brathwaite ensured that hard work put in by Marlon Samuels, who struck 85 not out off 66 balls with nine fours and two sixes, did not go to waste, with Stokes appearing inconsolable at the end of the game.
West Indies finished on 161-6 in 19.4 overs after restricting England to 155-9, when Brathwaite took 3-23.
West Indies’ players rushed on to the ground to celebrate and then broke into an impromptu jig after becoming the first team to win the World Twenty20 title on two occasions, after success in 2012.
“Every game somebody stepped up. It was good to see Carlos play like that in his debut World Cup. It shows the T20 depth we have in the Caribbean.”
It was a double delight for West Indies fans as their women’s team pulled off a surprise eight-wicket victory over Australia in the final played earlier.