Cricket: World T20 2016 final-England v West Indies- The sixes that silenced England

England v West Indies, World T20 2016 final – April 3, 2016
during the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 Final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016 in Kolkata, India.

Men and Women Twenty/20 Champions Celebrate. West Indies snatched the World T20 title away from England in the most dramatic fashion, slamming four sixes in the final over © Getty Images

Here are a number of reports on this historic match

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Carlos Braithwaite

Carlos Brathwaite

Profile – Carlos Brathwaite

Carlos Brathwaite wrote himself into West Indies history books by hitting four successive sixes to finish off England in the last over of the 2016 World T20 final. A hard-hitting allrounder, Brathwaite made his international debut in the limited-overs formats in 2011 but it was his contributions to West Indies’ Test series in Australia in 2015-16 that helped gain him an IPL contract. He then proved the wisdom of Delhi Daredevils’ decision to sign him above more high-profile names by taking 3 for 23 and clubbing 34 from 10 balls to give West Indies their second World T20 title.

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President Granger congratulates West Indies Male and Female Cricket Teams

in Demerara Waves April 3, 2016

President David Granger on Sunday congratulated the West Indies male and female teams on their emphatic victories earlier in the day in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) World Twenty20 and Women’s World Twenty20 championships.

The President said that these victories provide us with an opportunity to celebrate and be proud of our collective achievement as a region.

The teams’ thrilling victories have undoubtedly thrown the people of Guyana and the Caribbean into a state of euphoria and have once again served to unite our people as regional cricket successes invariably do.  [Read more]

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Comments

  • Clyde Duncan  On 04/04/2016 at 8:56 pm

    Just so that I could inject some politics and sober thought into the excitement – Lest We Forget

    The Brave West Indian Cricketers’ Tour of South Africa was the right thing to do.

    Blackness and Whiteness is about political expediency NOT biology.
    Book: On the Edge of Empire: Race and the Making of B.C. by Adele Perry

    Spare a sober thought for the valour of the West Indian Cricketers’ Tour: CNN

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