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ICC World T20 2016 Final: West Indies beat England by 4 wickets to become champions

Updated: 03 April 2016 23:23 IST - Published: 03 April 2016 17:18 IST
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It was great bringing to you all the action and the tournament ended with a bang and fiery speeches. Till we meet again, it is a wraps, goodnight and lets all dance to the Champion tunes. Ta Da!!!
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Those sixes, that speech and then the Champion dance. Moments to take away from the tournament.
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The ladies' join in the celebration and the party has just begun. What scenes, what outpour of emotions. Kolkata has been painted maroon.
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Tough words from Sammy, but it was heartfelt. You will have to feel for these spirited bunch of players from the Caribbean.
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Darren Sammy joins and his team and the celebrations are underway!
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Winning captain Darren Sammy said, "Never lost belief in the team. I would like to thank the almighty. This is something we are going to cherish for a long, long time. We have 15 match winners, everyone steps up and takes responsibilty. Carlos' performance shows the depth we have. We had a lot of issues prior to the tournament, we felt disrespected before the tournament, the ability to put all the adversity aside and play this kind of cricket is tremendous. Would like to thank the coach Phil Simmons and the rest of the coaching staff. We dedicate this win to all the fans in the Caribbean. I'm yet to hear from my own cricket board, which is very disappointing. This is for the 15 men, the coaching staff, everyone in the West Indies is a CHAMPION" Great speech.
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The West Indies cricketers go up to collect their medals. Great team performance from them. Deserved champions.
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Virat Kohli's unbelievable tournament didn't go in vain as he was named Player of the Tournament for his unbelievable batting throughout.
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Man of the match, Marlon Samuels, said "Disappointed that I missed out earlier, promised I would do well in the final. Grew up watching English cricket and I have respect for them. This is a win for the Caribbean and it meant a lot. I believed in Carlos and knew he would do it." He takes a dig at Shane Warne too.
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Morgan "Congratulations to Darren and his team. Huge highs and lows today. Never sure when you win in this format, at halftime, we felt we could win. However, we didn't have enough runs on the board, great batting surface. Samuel Badree is great bowler, we couldn't pick him up. Bowlers did a lot to keep us in this game. I'm so proud of everyone in this squad. Good signs going into the future. Ben Stokes is okay. It's not his fault. It has been an amazing turn around for us and that has been heartening."
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The runners up, England, go up to pick up their moments from Anurag Thakur, BCCI Secretary. They can hold their head up in pride for they have contributed to a great final.
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Carlos Brathwaite: "Want to give God thanks, that was an amazing knock from Marlon. He took responsibility and played a fantastic knock. Can't really express how much of a top knock that was. The U-19s did it, the girls did it, and now us."
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With this win, the West Indies Cricket Team become the first to win the WT20 on two separate occasions.
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Curtly Ambrose - "I do generally feel sympathy for the bowlers. But right now, I don't".
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The Champion Dance is out! The party will go on all night! Social Media will explode!
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The West Indies cricket team have done the double this World Cup! Both the Men's and Women's team have been absolutely impressive and have put in a performance for the ages.
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The ladies' team are out there, with their trophy. What scenes at the Eden, West Indies backed their power and they have bulldozed England in that final over.
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Spare a thought for Ben Stokes who is absolutely distraught at the moment.
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Take a bow Carlos Brathwaite! Take a bow Marlon Samuels!
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Who has scripted this story? 4 sixes! He could have chased down 36 in the final over and done it without breaking a sweat.
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19.4 Stokes to Brathwaite, SIX, pressure what pressure. Carlos Brathwaite deposits another one over cow corner. They invade the field and why not. Samuels rips his shirt, and he is off like a train. Stokes on his haunches, he has broken down. 4 sixes to seal the deal, this is unlike anything that was expected. Amazing, out of superlatives.
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BEN CHOKES?
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They want to change the ball. The West Indies Women's team are on their feet. They are ready to storm the field.
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There is no way this has happened. 19 required from the very last over. Brathwaite coolly steps up, SIX SIX SIX. Stokes is red faced. You have to feel for the man.
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19.3 Stokes to Brathwaite, SIX, would you believe it. Stokes dishes up a length ball and Brathwaite smashes it way over long off. Brute force and clean hitting from another 'champion'. Misses his yorker by some distance. Massive strikes from the burly Carlos.
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This is even better! This is even BIGGER!! The fairytale for the West Indies is back on.
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19.2 Stokes to Brathwaite, SIX, length ball and Brathwaite tees off, deposits it high well and over long on. Mighty hit into the delirious crowd.
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Take a bow, Brathwaite!! SIX off the very first bowl, easily clears the boundary. Pressure on Stokes now, pressure on Stokes.
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19.1 Stokes to Brathwaite, SIX, told you, angled into the pads and Brathwaite smacks it high and mighty over square leg. Very poor ball from Stokes and it was right in the slot.
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For the big hitters from West Indies, it is only a matter of 3 sixes. They're still in it.
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Oh wow Chris Jordan, oh wow! Perfect yorker outside off and Samuels couldn't get bat to ball. What's more he is off strike going into the last over. Ben Stokes to bowl the final over of this world cup.
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18.6 Jordan to Samuels, no run, full ball on off and Samuels cannot connect with the ball and it goes to Buttler. Superb from Jordan after that first ball.
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England have nearly done their job. Big ball coming up for both sides.
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18.5 Jordan to Brathwaite, 1 run, full ball on off, gets up and over to sweeper cover for only a single.
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18.4 Jordan to Samuels, 1 run, angled in and swatted to long on for only a single. Ohh and the rate is climbing.
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The final 3 balls of this over is as crucial as the last six. Need to get a couple of boundaries to give themselves a chance, West Indies.
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18.3 Jordan to Brathwaite, 1 run, full ball on off and Brathwaite drills it to mid-off
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18.2 Jordan to Samuels, 1 run, length ball and driven to long off.
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Mid off drops back after that shot.
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4 off the first ball. Crucial.
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18.1 Jordan to Samuels, FOUR, length ball and Samuels keeps his shape and smacks over mid-off. Poor ball.
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Jordan comes in to bowl.
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2 overs, 27 runs. This is going down to the absolute wire! Who can hold their nerves? Who can throw the final killer punch?
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Take a bow, Carlos Brathwaite! He needed to do something special and he did with that boundary. Great innovation to scoop it over the keeper.
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17.6 Willey to Brathwaite, FOUR, moves across and scoops a full ball over the keeper. That was innovative and extremely timely.
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17.5 Willey to Samuels, 1 run, yorker pinged in by Willey and Samuels drills it on to the off side.
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All action David Willey is bowling a great over now. Marlon Samuels' despiring dive shows the fight he has left in him today. Glum faces all over the West Indies dugout now.
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17.4 Willey to Brathwaite, 1 leg-bye, once again a quick ball on the pads and Brathwaite misses it with the slog and they sprint across once again. Samuels dives in again.
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17.3 Willey to Brathwaite, 2 runs, full toss on off and Brathwaite smashes it to wide of long off to Moeen who runs and keeps it to a brace.
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Oh no, Samuels! That was a half volley on his pads, had to capitalize. They need something from this over.