So, here we are, finally to the bottom-line of this World T20 2016 tournament. It is the final match between England and West Indies, sure it’s been tough. Let’s see how it goes and who finally won the trophy. Scroll down to find out who got the title of “World T20 Champions”, this time.
In this final match of the tournament, West Indies won the toss and elected to field first. Now that’s what they’ve been good at right now. They’ve chased it before against India, well they can do the same in the Final as well. So, England has to find a way to give huge target to West Indies in order to build pressure and create difficulties for them. Well, England opened with Jason Roy and Alex Hales, but both of them unfortunately were dismissed earlier by the bowlers. After 3 wickets down, the partnership built between Joe Root and Jos Buttler. Both of them made a partnership of 51 runs and Buttler was dismissed for 36 runs. Then it was Ben Stokes who stepped in and joined Joe Root. But overall credit goes to Joe Root for his fantastic fifty-runs innings that really gave hope to England to have any chance to winning. Other batsmen also did well and with everyone’s contribution in the score, England set a target of 156 for West Indies to chase. West Indian bowlers did really well to take England’s 9 wickets down, but the score reached 150+ and could be difficult to achieve. But England might have planned something to restrict West Indies. Let’s see how it goes.
England Fall of Wickets: 0-1 (Roy, 0.2 ov), 8-2 (Hales, 1.5 ov), 23-3 (Morgan, 4.4 ov), 84-4 (Buttler, 11.2 ov), 110-5 (Stokes, 13.4 ov),110-6 (Ali, 13.6 ov), 111-7 (Root, 14.1 ov), 136-8 (Willey, 17.3 ov), 142-9 (Plunkett, 18.3 ov)
In the 2nd innings, West Indies opened with Chris Gayle and Johnson Charles. But this time, this opening pair was collapsed quiet earlier. Marlon Samuels stepped in and like England’s batting innings, West Indies gone through the same as after their 3 wickets down, the partnership built between Marlon Samuels and Dwayne Bravo. They both made the partnership of 75 runs incredibly, but after Dwayne’s wicket, West Indies lost Darren Sammy and Andre Russel quiet early soon. Now it’s Carlos Brathwaite and Marlon Samuels who is been quiet terrific in the game against England. The incredible thing was to see when England were almost close to win this game and West Indies required 19 runs in the last over. They were even relaxed, no pressure. Well, in the beginning of the last over that was given to Ben Stokes, nobody knew what was gonna happen. Everybody thought England could defend it, but Brathwaite opened his arms and smashed 4 sixes consecutively on the 4 beginning deliveries of the over. WOW! And yes yes yes! West Indies won the Final match unbelievably and became the Champions of the World T20 2016. Well, England had it all covered, but Brathwaite dissolved all their hopes of winning this game, on the spot. Congratulations to the West Indies cricket team for achieving the title of “World T20 Champions”. Terrific tournament it had been and in the end, West Indies made it.
West Indies Fall of Wickets: 1-1 (Charles, 1.1 ov), 5-2 (Gayle, 1.3 ov), 11-3 (Simmons, 2.3 ov), 86-4 (Bravo, 13.6 ov), 104-5 (Russell, 15.1 ov), 107-6 (Sammy, 15.3 ov)
Photos: (Best Moments for West Indies)
So, the credit goes to Marlon Samuels for staying out there till the end and playing an fantastic knock of 85 runs. Match-winning knock! And Brathwaite was surely on-fire and merciless for England in the end. 4 consecutive big boundaries in the last over. Who expected that? Nobody for sure! West Indies is really very incredible. Most noticeably, West Indies U-19 cricket team and West Indies Women’s cricket team, also won the World Cup trophies along this one. All’n’all, it’s West Indies! Cheers for the Caribbeans! 🙂
So, anything you have in your mind to say about this? Tell us, whom you were expecting will take this Champions title in the end? Share your thoughts with us!
Don’t forget to check out the 2nd Semi-Final of the World T20 2016 tournament: World T20 2016: 2nd Semi Final, India vs West Indies [Summary]
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