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OTD| Carlos Brathwaite miraculously hit 4 sixes in a row to guide West Indies to yet another T20 World Cup title in 2016

OTD| Carlos Brathwaite miraculously hit 4 sixes in a row to guide West Indies to yet another T20 World Cup title in 2016

On this day on April 3, 2016, the ICC T20 World Cup final at Eden Garden’s Kolkata, West Indies found themselves in a nail-biting situation against England. With just four balls remaining, West Indies needed 19 runs for victory. The pressure was palpable as all eyes turned to Carlos Brathwaite, the last hope for his team. With steely resolve, Brathwaite stepped up to the crease. In a display of sheer determination and skill, Brathwaite stunned the whole world by smashing four consecutive sixes off the bowling of England’s Ben Stokes. Each powerful stroke sent the ball sailing over the boundary ropes, igniting wild celebrations among the West Indian supporters.

The remarkable feat not only secured victory for the West Indies but also etched Brathwaite’s name into cricketing history. His heroic performance in those final moments will forever be remembered as one of the greatest displays of clutch batting in T20 history. As Brathwaite raised his arms in triumph, he not only propelled his team to their second T20 World Cup title but also showcased the thrilling and unpredictable nature of the sport. It was a moment of pure magic that will be cherished by cricket fans for generations to come.

West Indies secured their second consecutive title in a dramatic fashion

In a thrilling finale to the ICC T20 World Cup 2016, the West Indies secured their second consecutive title in a dramatic fashion, thanks to an extraordinary display of power hitting by Carlos Brathwaite in the final over of the match against England.

Batting first, England posted a challenging total of 155/9 in their allotted 20 overs, courtesy of a solid innings from Joe Root (54) and contributions from Jos Buttler (36). West Indies bowlers put up a disciplined performance with Samuel Badree, Carlos Braithwaite and Dwayne Bravo leading the attack, picking up crucial wickets. Badree picked up 2 and Braithwaite picked up 3.

Chasing 156 to win, West Indies got off to a shaky start, losing 3 wickets at 11 runs. However, a brilliant partnership between Marlon Samuels (85*) and Carlos Brathwaite kept their hopes alive. With 19 needed off the final over, Brathwaite unleashed his power-hitting prowess, smashing four consecutive sixes off Ben Stokes to seal a sensational victory for the Caribbean side.

The final scorecard reflected the West Indies’ triumph as they reached 161/6 in 19.4 overs, clinching the T20 World Cup title for the second time in a row. Carlos Brathwaite’s heroic innings of 34* off just 10 balls will forever be etched in cricketing history as one of the most memorable moments in T20 cricket.

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