Carlos Brathwaite! REMEMBER THE NAME! History for the West Indies!, These were the words of Commentator when Carlos Brathwaite hit four back-to-back sixes over Ben Stokes. West Indies won the T20 World Cup second time and retained their record of being called as T20 Hunters. West Indies needed 19 runs in last over, and it was Ben Stokes who came for delivering last six balls. Brathwaite hit six on the first delivery and did the same thing on next three deliveries also. Brathwaite was not the single man who contributed singly, Marlon Samuels also gave his contribution of fantastic 85 runs including nine boundaries and two flat-sixes. This day is also special for West Indies Cricket Board because, on this day, West Indies Women’s team beat Australia in the finals of ICC T20 World Cup 2016 and made a record of winning both the world cup Men’s and Women’s in a Single day.
In men’s finals, After beating India in the semis, West Indies was playing against England, who had been Knock-out New Zealand in the Semi-Finals. West Indies had stars like Gayle, Simmons, Samuels, Sammy, Rusell, and Badri while England was playing with Roy, Hales, Root, Morgan, and Adil Rashid. At first West Indies, Skipper Darren Sammy won the toss and opted to bowl first. His decision came true when Spinner Samuel Badree bowled Jason Roy without adding a single run in Team Total. After one over, England losses their second opener as Alex Hales who was caught by Samuel Badree on a straight-Slower delivery of Russell. After this Eoin Morgan also got out on cheaply and England had lost their three opening batsmen, and the score was just 23 runs in 4.4 overs.
English Captain Joe Root(54) and Middle-order batsman Jos Butler (36) guided England to set a match-fighting total of 155 runs in 20 Overs. By chasing the Target, West Indies had lost their three-star players including– Chris Gayle(4), Jonathan Charles(1), Simmons(0). But Marlon Samuels was still active on the crease, and he got back West Indies from trouble and seized their second T20 World Cup Title, previous was won against Pakistan in 2012.
After this World Cup victory, skipper Darren Sammy gave some controversial statement about West Indies cricket board and said,”his players have responded in the best way possible to the “disrespect” shown to them by the critics and WICB. Sammy Said,”When we started this journey people were wondering whether we would play this tournament. We had a lot of problems, our board disrespected us, and Mark Nicholas described our team as a team with no brains.
#OnThisDay in 2016…
Carlos Brathwaite! Carlos Brathwaite! REMEMBER THE NAME! History for the West Indies! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/ZgKVWhfpn6
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