Carlos Brathwaite smashes W Indies to Twenty20 triumph over England

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Source:   —  April 03, 2016, at 10:55 PM

Chasing England'south earlier total of 155-9 at the Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata, India, the Windies needed to score nineteen runs in the final over to win.

Carlos Brathwaite smashes W Indies to Twenty20 triumph over England

Carlos Brathwaite smashed four sixes in a row during a dramatic latest over of the World Twenty20 final Sun to give the W Indies a four wicket triumph against England.

Chasing England'south earlier total of 155-9 at the Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata, India, the Windies needed to score nineteen runs in the final over to win.

But Brathwaite'south monster contribution at the expense of England bowler, Ben Stokes, meant triumph was secured with two balls to spare.

The result ensured the W Indies would become the first team to win the World Twenty20 title twice, having first done so in 2012.

But when man-of-the-moment Brathwaite was asked about his emotions on hitting the winning runs, he was fast to single out the contribution of his teammate Marlon Samuels.

W Indies bowling coach Curtly Ambrose was similarly ecstatic.

"We believe we can chase any target because we've got some genuine firepower," Ambrose said in comments carried by the AFP news agency.

Brathwaite'south flourish capped a remarkable day for the Windies whose female cricketers defeated Australia to win the Woman'south Twenty20 title earlier Sunday.

With the W Indies under-19 side already crowned Twenty20 champions in their age grouping earlier this year, Ambrose was fast to celebrate in the Caribbean region'south current dominance of the format.

"It doesn't matter how many you've got to chase. We won the under-19 and the women'south and presently this, it'south history," Ambrose continued.

"Usually, I've sympathy for the bowlers but on this occasion, no."

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