In the last over of the 2016 T20 World Cup final at Eden Gardens, West Indies needed 19 to seal an unlikely win, with England all-rounder Ben Stokes set to deliver the final over.
What ensued will live long in the memory of all cricket fans as Windies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite smashed four successive maximums to guide his team home with two balls to spare, leaving Stokes shattered on his haunches in the middle of the pitch.
Brathwaite grabbed the headlines, but the ‘Man of the Match’ Marlon Samuels was the real architect behind the West Indies’ victory courtesy of his 66-ball unbeaten 85 – the highest individual score in a World T20 final, beating his own record of 78, scored in 2012.
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Details of the last over:
- Stokes’ first ball – a half-volley on leg stump – was hammered into the stand behind deep backward square.
- The second was hit down the ground and over long-on.
- Brathwaite made it three in a row with another big shot down the ground, this time over long-off.
- The all-rounder completed the victory with a fourth maximum, into the stands behind deep midwicket.
|2016 ICC World T20 final, Kolkata:|
|England 155-9 (20 overs): Joe Root 54, Jos Buttler 36, Brathwaite 3-23|
|West Indies 161-6 (19.4 overs): Samuels 85*, Brathwaite 34*, David Willey 3-20|
|West Indies won by four wickets|