West Indies Are Cricket World T20 Champions!

4 Apr

Source: All Sports Jamaica

What a great sports nation! Guess which one? The West Indies, a region of the Caribbean Basin and North Atlantic Ocean that includes the many island nations. The both men and women’s team of West Indies just won the Cricket World T20 2016 title yesterday, on April 3rd, 2016 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. A day to be remembered by all!

Brathwaite's heroics alongside Marlon Samuels saw West Indies win with two balls to spare [Adnan Abidi/Reuters]

Brathwaite’s heroics alongside Marlon Samuels saw West Indies win with two balls to spare [Adnan Abidi/Reuters]

The Cricket World T20 started on March 8th, 2016. And this is not the first time for the West Indies men’s cricket team. They won their first title in 2012 by defeating Sri Lanka. This time they have blown away the English cricket team. Only this is the first time for the West Indies women’s team. They defeated the dominating 3 times World Champion Australia and clinched their first World Champion title.

West Indies Women Cricket Team

West Indies Women Cricket Team Celebrates their Victory against Australia

It was needed 19 off 6 deliveries. The bowler was English all-rounder in form Ben Stokes. A very difficult task. It had been very difficult for the squad for Chris Gayle (from Jamaica) got out scoring just 4 off 2 balls. Everybody hoped to enjoy his smashing boundaries. The semi-final hero against India, Lendl Simmons (from Trinidad and Tobago) also scored 0. It seemed England was going to clinch their 2nd title. This time, the 2012 hero Marlon Samuels (from Jamaica) stood up once again for his nation. He was on the field with the youngster Carlos Brathwaite (from Barbados), who was on strike at that moment. Everyone was thinking of a single run to get Samuels on the strike. English fans were cheering out; and why not? It was needed 19 from just 6 balls. Only 6 perfect balls could do that for the English squad. Who knew what Brathwaite was thinking at that time? Ben Stokes started running. Million eyes, on the television set. You know what? A new story has just been written. Brathwaite hadn’t only hammered one 6, he hammered 6/6/6/6, 4 consecutive sixes, come on man!

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Ben Stokes had nothing to do but watch. Samuels ripped off his shirt in joy, the whole team gathered in a moment to celebrate their victory.

Marlon Samuels was the man of the match for his brilliant knock of 85 off 66 balls, in the way to clinch the 2nd T20 World Champion title for West Indies. On the other hand, Brathwaite scored 34 off 10 balls. He also took 3 English wickets for 23 runs earlier. Batted first, England scored 155/7 from 20 overs. Inform Joe Root scored 54 off 36 balls and Jos Buttler scored 35 off 22 balls. West Indies reached their target with 2 balls remaining and scored 161/6. Dwayne Bravo’s (from Santa Cruz) Champion song and dance couldn’t be blocked off for a bit.

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