West Indies created history to become the first nation to win the World T20 title more than once as they defeated England by four wickets at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. In a match that had moments that showed both teams dominating, it was the Carribeans who came out on top after a thrilling finish in the last over of the match.
Having been set a decently competitive total of 156, West Indies looked out of the contest after the openers got out cheaply. However, Marlon Samuels constructed a brilliant chase with an unbeaten knock of 85 and the finishing touch was provided by Carlos Brathwaite who smashed four sixes off the first four balls of the last over of the match to complete an enthralling match.
Here are the major stats from the game:
1 – This was the first time that 19 runs were scored in the last over of a T20I match to chase and win the game.
1 – This is the first time that both the men's and women's winners of the World T20 are the same.
2 – Marlon Samuels became the first player to get the man-of-the-match twice in the World T20 final.
2 – Marlon Samuels is only the second batsman to have scored half-centuries in two different World T20 finals. Kumar Sangakkara is the only other batsman to have achieved it.
2 – Virat Kohli won his second consecutive World T20 man-of-the-series award as he finished the 2016 World T20 as the highest run-getter.
3 – West Indies now have won three ICC world titles this year – Under-19 World Cup, Women's World T20 and the Men's World T20.
3 – Joe Root became the third player to score a 50 or more and pick up at least one wicket in a World T20 final. Shahid Afridi in 2009 and Marlon Samuels in 2012 were the other players to have achieved the same feat.
3 – Carlos Brathwaite picked up three wickets in his T20I career for the first time after having picked up two wickets in total in his first 7 T20Is.
5.39 – Samuel Badree's economy rate was the best for any bowler who bowled more than 20 overs in the World T20.
6 – Darren Sammy has won the toss in all six matches of the World T20 so far. Sammy has elected to bowl every time.
24 – The number of runs scored by West Indies in the last over of the match was the highest runs ever scored in the 20th over of a T20I to win the game.
25 – Dwayne Bravo now has the highest number of wickets taken by a West Indies player in World T20s.
33 – The number of runs that England scored in the powerplay was the least they did in this World T20. Their previous lowest was 38 against Sri Lanka in the Super 10 stage.
50 – Chris Gayle played his 50th T20I of his career. He becomes the fourth West Indian batsman to have reached the milestone.
61 – The fourth wicket partnership between Joe Root and Jos Buttler was the best for the fourth wicket in World T20 finals. The previous highest was 37 between Michael Clarke and Michael Hussey for Australia.
66 – Eoin Morgan has scored only 66 runs at an average of 13.20 in the 2016 World T20. He had scored 90 runs in the 2014 World T20.
85* – Marlon Samuels was the highest ever individual knock in a World T20 final. The previous highest was also held by Samuels when he scored 79* in the 2012 World T20 final.
155 – England's first innings total is the second highest for any team batting first in the World T20 final. The highest was 157 by India in 2007.
249 – Joe Root's tournament runs tally is the highest for any English batsman in a World T20. The previous highest was 248 scored by Kevin Pietersen in 2010. This is also the second highest number of runs scored in the 2016 World T20.