England's top three World T20 moments

Olawale Kuponipe

England were one over away from clinching their second World T20 title but were undone by Carlos Brathwaite’s stunning display with the bat, while the women suffered a five-run defeat in the semi-finals against rivals Australia.

But despite their disappointments, both teams produced memorable moments in India.

Here, ecb.co.uk takes a look back at the three top moments from their ICC World Twenty20 campaigns.

Root stuns South Africa

Joe Root proved why he’s regarded as one of the world’s best batsmen as he produced a match-winning innings to complete a record chase of 230 against South Africa in Mumbai.

After succumbing to an inspired Chris Gayle in their opening group match, Eoin Morgan’s side needed a win to keep their World T20 hopes alive and looked to be heading for an early exit after the Proteas posted 229 for four.

But needing to chase down their highest-ever pursuit and second-biggest in T20 international history, Jason Roy’s rapid 16-ball 43 set the platform before Root thrashed 83 from just 44 balls to edge them closer.

Moeen Ali would seal victory as England made history and got their tournament back on track at the Wankhede Stadium.

Joe Root produced an innings to remember as he thrashed 83 off just 44 balls to help England make history

England sneak past Windies in thriller

Having looked comfortable in their first two Group B matches, England women headed into their match against eventual champions West Indies, knowing that a win would see them go one step closer to the semi-finals.

England were cruising on 59 without loss in their chase of 109, with captain Charlotte Edwards and Tammy Beaumont hit 10 fours between them.

Their dismissals sparked a dramatic collapse, however, as eight wickets would fall for just 42 runs as England needed seven runs off the final four balls to win.

But Rebecca Grundy, alongside Natalie Sciver, held her nerve to get England over the line from the last ball in Dharamsala.

The moment England claimed victory over eventual champions West Indies in a last-ball thriller
Moeen Ali saves the day

In what was supposed to be a comfortable win against associate nation Afghanistan, England slipped to 57 for six, after losing five wickets for just 15 runs in their innings.

But a 57-run stand between David Willey and Moeen Ali, headlined by the latter top-scoring with 41 from 33 balls, resurrected their innings to finish on 142 for seven.

The partnership regained the momentum for England, who struggled on a slow Feroz Shah Kotla pitch, as they went on to win by 15 runs in Delhi.

Moeen Ali was the hero as his unbeaten 41 helped England survive a huge scare against Afghanistan


Source: ECB

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