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PHOTOS: Brathwaite, Samuels win World T20 title for Windies

Last updated on: April 04, 2016 00:04 IST

Carlos Brathwaite

IMAGE: West Indies’s Carlos Brathwaite celebrates hitting the winning runs during the ICC World Twenty20 Final match against England at Eden Gardens, in Kolkata, on Sunday. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images.

West Indies' Carlos Brathwaite hit England's Ben Stokes for four successive sixes to snatch a thrilling four-wicket win in Sunday's World Twenty20 final as the Caribbean side became the first team to win the title twice.

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Ben Stokes

IMAGE: England’s Ben Stokes reacts after being hit for six runs in the final over. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images.

Needing 19 off the last over sent down by Stokes, Brathwaite exhibited nerves of steel to complete the chase in stunning style and trigger wild celebrations amongst his jubilant team mates who invaded the Eden Gardens pitch.

West Indies

IMAGE: England’s David Willey celebrates after taking the wicket of Darren Sammy, captain of the West Indies. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images.

England's death overs hero Stokes was left distraught after failing to contain Brathwaite, who had a memorable night having scored 34 with the bat after earlier claiming 3-23 with the ball to restrict England to a modest total.

Marlon Samuels

IMAGE: West Indies’s Marlon Samuels bats during the ICC World Twenty20 final against England. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images.

Marlon Samuels remained not out on 85, playing a key role in reviving the 2012 champions' chase, but it was brilliant Brathwaite's blistering total off 10 balls that saw them home.

Joe Root

IMAGE: Joe Root in action against West Indies. Photograph: PTI Photos.

Earlier, Joe Root hit a fluent 54 to help England post 155 for nine wickets against West Indies in the final of the sixth World Twenty20 at Eden Gardens on Sunday.

Root's second fifty of the tournament helped the 2010 champions to recover from a poor start but England could not capitalise on the platform and settled for a modest total against the 2012 winners.

West Indies

IMAGE: West Indies’s Samuel Badree celebrates with team-mates. Photograph: PTI Photos.

After West Indies skipper Darren Sammy won the toss and elected to field, leg-spinner Samuel Badree claimed two early wickets and collaborated for a third to reduce England to 23-3 inside five overs.

Badree pegged back Jason Roy's leg-stump with the second ball of the match, took a catch to send back Alex Hales and dismissed Eoin Morgan in the fifth over to deny England a strong start.

Root bailed out England, adding 61 runs with Jos Buttler (36) who hit left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn for back-to-back sixes before holing out in the deep.

Dwayne Bravo

IMAGE: West Indies’s Dwayne Bravo, left, and Chris Gayle celebrate. Photograph: PTI Photos.

Dwayne Bravo (3-37) struck twice in the 14th over, dismissing Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali, and Root perished in the next over, trying to scoop a Carlos Brathwaite (3-23) delivery.

Both sides fielded unchanged squads for the match which will see one of them becoming the first team to win a second World Twenty20 title.

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