Brilliant Brathwaite denies England

03 April 2016 | David Clark

Carlos Brathwaite hit four consecutive sixes in the final over to deny England at the death in a dramatic World Twenty20 final in Kolkata.

The West Indies were brilliant with the ball and in the field as they restricted England to 155 for nine after Darren Sammy won his sixth toss out of six in the tournament and maintained his 100 per cent record of electing to field.

Joe Root, who underpinned England’s innings with 54, then dismissed both Windies opener in the second over with his part-time off-spin and 3-20 from David Willey looked to have swung the pendulum England’s way.

But with 19 needed from Ben Stokes final over, Brathwaite belted the first two deliveries over the leg side, smashed another maximum down the ground, and finished with another six over midwicket.

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Source: ECB

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