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Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 Final between England and West Indies at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday. I am Abhishek Mukherjee, and it will be my genuine pleasure to bring you all the live cricket updates and scores of what promises to be a thrilling finale to the tournament. It is anyone’s game at the moment given that both sides are equally matched in this format. England have come a long way since their disappointing performance in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, and have charged into the final virtually unopposed. Full Cricket Score: England vs West Indies, T20 World Cup 2016, Final at Kolkata

Live score update | West Indies win ICC World T20 2016 | West Indies 161/6 | Overs 19.4 | Target 156 | Johnson Charles 1(7) Chris Gayle 4(1) Marlon Samuels 85*(66) Lendl Simmons 0(1) Dwayne Bravo 25(27) Andre Russell 1(3) Darren Sammy 2(2) Carlos Brathwaite 34*(10) | David Willey 4-0-20-3 Joe Root 1-0-9-2 Chris Jordan 4-0-36-0 Liam Plunkett 4-0-29-0 Adil Rashid 4-0-23-1 Ben Stokes 2.4-0-41-0 | Man of the Match: Marlon Samuels | Man of the Tournament: Virat Kohli

Live score update | West Indies 161/6 | Overs 19.4 | Target 156 | Marlon Samuels 85(66) Carlos Brathwaite 34(10) | Stokes measures his run-up. He will bowl to Brathwaite. 19 from 6. SIX! On leg, that was what Brathwaite needed, lofts that over square-leg, terrible bowling! 13 from 5. SIX! On leg again, terrible length, Brathwaite lofts that into the mid-wicket fence, surely this West Indies’ match now! 7 from 4. SIX! Brathwaite! Mistimes, but that soars over the long-off fence! 1 from 3. SIX! That one is in the orbit over wide long-on. WHAT JUST HAPPENED?

Live score update | West Indies 137/6 | Overs 19 | Target 156 | Marlon Samuels 85(66) Carlos Brathwaite 10(6) | Jordan to bowl out. FOUR! Samuels picks up the over-pitched delivery and hits straight! ONE. Over-pitches, Samuels plays it safely to long-off. ONE. Brathwaite plays to mid-off, back to Samuels. ONE. Goes for the big hit, does not time, single to long-on. ONE. Takes the pace off slightly, Brathwaite does not middle it, single to deep extra-cover. DOT. Yorker outside off, Samuels misses. Chris Jordan 4-0-36-0

Live score update | West Indies 129/6 | Overs 18 | Target 156 | Marlon Samuels 79(62) Carlos Brathwaite 8(4) | Willey to bowl out. TWO. Full-toss, not that low, Samuels hit that straight, but excellent sliding stop from Moeen! LEG-BYE. Samuels goes for the almighty heave but misses! TWO. Brathwaite slams the low yorker over extra-cover, this time Moeen runs to his left. LEG-BYE. Brathwaite swings, inside edge on pad, Willey sprints in but misses the direct hit, would have been run out! ONE. Excellent yorker, Samuels digs that out. FOUR! Brathwaite moves across, gets down on one knee and scoops over Buttler! David Willey 4-0-20-3

Live score update | West Indies 118/6 | Overs 17 | Target 156 | Marlon Samuels 76(59) Carlos Brathwaite 1(1) | Jordan comes back. DOT. Blasts to Morgan at cover, they did not run! Looks like Samuels will keep on hitting till he finishes the match or gets out. FOUR! Makes room, hits straight, they need more of these! ONE. Good yorker, plays to long-on. ONE. In the slot, Brathwaite clobbers that but Morgan dives to save anything more than a single! DOT. Yorker outside off, Samuels swings and misses. ONE. Low full-toss, plays to mid-wicket, Samuels dives to reach the other end. It is clear that he wants the strike.

Live score update | West Indies 111/6 | Overs 16 | Target 156 | Marlon Samuels 70(54) Carlos Brathwaite 0(0) | Rashid has bowled out. Who will it be? Will he risk Moeen? No, Willey! OUT! Poor delivery, short, but Russell hits that straight to deep mid-wicket, good low catch! WIDE. Straight down leg. TWO. Sammy slapped that to deep point, Samuels ran hard, for a change! OUT! Sammy hits that straight to deep extra-cover! DOT. Samuels guides that to third-man, mix-up, they live to tell the tale! TWO. Samuels cuts, excellent fielding by Hales at the backward-point fence, they ran only two, this is poor running. WIDE. Straight down leg. ONE. On leg, Samuels casually flicks it (why?) to keep strike. Andre Russell c Ben Stokes b David Willey 1(3)! Darren Sammy c Alex Hales b David Willey 2(2)!

Live score update | West Indies 104/4 | Overs 15 | Target 156 | Marlon Samuels 61(50) Andre Russell 1(2) | Plunkett. FOUR! Short, Samuels smashes that to the mid-wicket fence! ONE. Inside edge to square-leg. DOT. On target, Russell blocks. ONE. Roy dives to stop that at backward-point it, misses the direct hit, a jogging Samuels was nowhere in the frame! SIX! In the slot, Samuels lofts that into the stands over mid-wicket! SIX! Makes room and hits straight, flat six, lands on the rope, hundred for West Indies!

Live score update | West Indies 86/4 | Overs 14 | Target 156 | Marlon Samuels 50(47) | Rashid to bowl out. ONE. Tosses through the air, Bravo comes down and tries to clear mid-wicket but fails, should have got two. ONE. Easy single to long-off. SIX! Finally! Bravo hits it hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh into the night air, the ball clears mid-wicket into the stands. ONE. Drops the ball to his feet and sets off. ONE. Plays to third-man, fifty for Samuels! OUT! Bravo tries to loft that over mid-wicket, mistimes, easy catch at backward-point! Dwayne Bravo c Joe Root b Adil Rashid 25(27)! Adil Rashid 4-0-23-1

Live score update | West Indies 76/3 | Overs 13 | Target 156 | Marlon Samuels 48(45) Dwayne Bravo 17(23) | Stokes. ONE. Short outside off, Samuels cuts for a single. WIDE. Outside the line, moves further away, good effort from Buttler. DOT. Drives hard to mid-on. FOUR! Long-hop, Bravo pulls, substitute Sam Billings overruns the ball, slips on the dew, and drops a sitter! ONE. Slow yorker, Bravo plays to cover. ONE. Drives to wide mid-on. ONE. Bravo plays to mid-wicket and sets off, it could have been tight if there was a direct throw!

Live score update | West Indies 67/3 | Overs 12 | Target 156 | Marlon Samuels 46(43) Dwayne Bravo 11(19) | Rashid. ONE. Tosses up, Samuels on-drives. ONE. Bravo makes room, that was too slow in the air, finds the sweeper. DOT. Plays to the left of Rashid, who does well. ONE. Short, Samuels lofts that towards mid-wicket, finds a fielder. ONE. Googly, mistimes, single to long-on. ONE. Pushes to mid-off and gets a rare sharp single!

Live score update | West Indies 62/3 | Overs 11 | Target 156 | Marlon Samuels 43(39) Dwayne Bravo 9(17) | Stokes comes on. FOUR! Slightly short, Samuels pounces on to it in a flash, that runs to the backward-point fence! DOT. Slower, Samuels had set himself up for the shot but could only play it back to Stokes. WIDE. Down leg and too high. ONE. A run to deep extra-cover. ONE. Low full-toss on middle, got away with that, Bravo gives strike back to Samuels. DOT. Outside off, pitches up, beaten. ONE. On stumps, Samuels waits and plays it to point.

Live score update | West Indies 54/3 | Overs 10 | Target 156 | Marlon Samuels 37(34) Dwayne Bravo 8(16) | Rashid continues. Tosses up, Samuels drives to wide long-off. DOT. Googly, Samuels reads that late, keeps it out. ONE. Easy single to long-off. ONE. Went for the slog-sweep but mistimed, another run. DOT. Plays to point, no run. ONE. Rank long-hop, got away, only a single to deep point.

Live score update | West Indies 50/3 | Overs 9 | Target 156 | Marlon Samuels 35(30) Dwayne Bravo 6(14) | Plunkett. FOUR! Yorker on leg, Samuels plays it somehow between his legs to the square-leg fence! DOT. On target, plays to point. ONE. Tries to make room, but can only play it to sweeper cover. WIDE. Straight down leg. DOT. Bravo plays to point. ONE. Short, Bravo drops that to his feet and runs, fifty for West Indies! DOT. Samuels tries the big one, but the bottom-edge hits his boot.

Live score update | West Indies 43/3 | Overs 8 | Target 156 | Marlon Samuels 30(26) Dwayne Bravo 5(12) | On comes Rashid. DOT. Bravo pushes that back to Rashid. DOT. Turns and beats Bravo’s bat, enormous turn! ONE. Bravo flicks that towards deep mid-wicket, Samuels is not interested at all. ONE. Single to mid-on. DOT. Slightly short, Bravo flicks and gets a run. ONE. Short, but that kept low, Samuels gets a single to long-on.

Live score update | West Indies 39/3 | Overs 7 | Target 156 | Marlon Samuels 28(24) Dwayne Bravo 3(8) | Plunkett. DOT. Short, Samuels tries to cut but only gets a bottom edge, Buttler caught it stooping forward. They went upstairs, but that pitched just before Buttler’s gloves. DOT. Took off from a length, Samuels did well to take a hand away! ONE. Samuels plays that to deep third-man, comfortable single. DOT. Short and slightly slow, Bravo waited for it, tried to turn that but could not. ONE. Almost an encore, this time it was higher, Bravo turns it for a single. DOT. Bang on target, just two off that over!

Live score update | West Indies 37/3 | Overs 6 | Target 156 | Marlon Samuels 27(20) Dwayne Bravo 2(6) | Jordan. FOUR! Poor bowling, no problem for Samuels, easy picking to the mid-wicket fence! FOUR! Short, Samuels goes for it, the top-edge flies above Buttler! TWO. Stokes chases, misfields at long-off, but they do not consider the extra run. FOUR! Over-pitches, Samuels drives past extra-cover! WIDE. Outside off, marginal call. DOT. Plays to backward point, strange throw by Roy, drops way short. ONE. Samuels gets a run to extra-cover.

Live score update | West Indies 21/3 | Overs 5 | Target 156 | Marlon Samuels 12(14) Dwayne Bravo 2(6) | Plunkett replaces Willey. DOT. On middle-stump, Samuels defends. DOT. Low full-toss on leg, should have been put away, Samuels plays that to mid-wicket. DOT. Plays to point, slight misfield but no harm done. ONE. Samuels shuffles and plays to fine-leg, Rashid misfields, they get a run. LEG-BYE. Bounce, Bravo gets a run off the hip. ONE. Samuels made room for the inside-out stroke, but Plunkett followed him, a run to deep square-leg.

Live score update | West Indies 18/3 | Overs 4 | Target 156 | Marlon Samuels 10(9) Dwayne Bravo 2(5) | Root’s job is done, he is replaced by Jordan. ONE. Samuels plays to deep third-man and jogs to the other end. ONE. Cramped for space, Bravo gets a run to mid-wicket. ONE. Plays to deep third-man, Willey slides to restrict that to a single. DOT. Hit hard, but straight to extra-cover. ONE. Bouncer, Bravo drops it to his feet and runs. ONE. Samuels deflects to deep third-man.

Live score update | West Indies 13/3 | Overs 3 | Target 156 | Marlon Samuels 7(6) Dwayne Bravo 0(2) | Willey continues. DOT. On off, Samuels drives that calmly to mid-off. ONE. Samuels watches that cautiously and guides it to third-man. OUT! That did not look out, Simmons is hit on knee-roll, that was probably too high, and probably pitched outside leg as well, but Hawkeye has proved me wrong on all counts! LEG-BYE. Bravo tries to turn that towards fine-leg, misses. ONE. Samuels beats point, gets a run. DOT. Outside off, no movement for Willey anymore, Samuels lets it go. Lendl Simmons LBW b David Willey 0(1)!

Live score update | West Indies 10/2 | Overs 2 | Target 156 | Marlon Samuels 5(3) Lendl Simmons 0(0) | That is interesting, Root comes on. OUT! Just like Kohli, Root strikes first ball, and removes Charles! That was slow, Charles top-edged it, it went up miles in the air, Stokes caught it easily at long-on. FOUR! Outside off, Gayle slaps that over extra-cover! OUT! Gayle lofts that, but the vastness of Eden Gardens engulfs the ball, Stokes again, this time at long-off! DOT. Samuels plays that safely to mid-on. FOUR! Samuels takes a step outside and plays it past mid-wicket! ONE. Hits it straight, Root cannot stop the single. Johnson Charles c Ben Stokes b Joe Root 1(7)! Chris Gayle c Ben Stokes b Joe Root 4(2)!

Live score update | West Indies 1/0 | Overs 1 | Target 156 | Johnson Charles 1(6) Chris Gayle 0(0) | So there, the Englishmen come out, as do Gayle and Charles. Badree, unfortunately, is walking around with a heavily plastered shoulder. That does not look good. Willey runs in. DOT. Charles plays safely to point. DOT. On leg, Charles shuffles across, misses, the ball hits his pad. DOT. Over-pitches again, Charles defends. DOT. Outside off, Charles hits that to mid-off sans any footwork. DOT. Woah, excellent line, Charles shuffles, the ball brushes the pad and jusssst misses leg-stump! ONE. On leg again, plays to long-leg.

Live score update | England 155/9 | Overs 20 | Jason Roy 0(1) Alex Hales 1(3) Joe Root 54(36) Eoin Morgan 5(12) Jos Buttler 36(22) Ben Stokes 13(8) Moeen Ali 0(2) Chris Jordan 12*(13) David Willey 21(14) Liam Plunkett 4(4) Adil Rashid 4*(4) Samuel Badree 4-1-16-2 Andre Russell 4-0-21-1 Sulieman Benn 3-0-40-0 Dwayne Bravo 4-0-37-3 Carlos Brathwaite 4-0-23-3 Darren Sammy 1-0-14-0

Live score update | England 155/9 | Overs 20 | Chris Jordan 12(13), Adil Rashid 4(4) | Russell to bowl the final ball. LEG-BYE. Rashid swings and misses, hits the pad, they run anyway. DOT. Yorker on leg, that goes through Jordan, Ramdin does well. FOUR! On leg, Jordan picks it up and hits that to the square-leg fence! TWO. Short, Jordan slaps that off the back-foot to deep mid-wicket. ONE. Full-toss, Jordan misses out, inside edge goes to deep mid-wicket. TWO. Rashid gives it his all, that goes to the extra-cover fence but cannot beat a diving Charles! Andre Russell 4-0-21-1

Live score update | England 145/9 | Overs 19 | Chris Jordan 5(9), Adil Rashid 2(2) | Bravo to bowl out now. TWO. Slow yorker, Plunkett adjusts well and drives that past the vacant mid-wicket area. TWO. Plunkett lofts this time, long-leg runs to his left and picks up. Plunkett tries to loft that over third-man, but Badree takes an excellent diving catch! Unfortunately, he has hurt his wrist. ONE. Rashid drives to point and sets off. ONE. Low full-toss, Jordan plays to point. ONE. Rashid flicks wristily, they get a single to deep mid-wicket. OUT! Liam Plunkett c Samuel Badree b Dwayne Bravo 4(4)! Dwayne Bravo 4-0-37-3

Live score update | England 138/8 | Overs 18 | Chris Jordan 4(8), Liam Plunkett 0(1) | Brathwaite to bowl out. ONE. Over-pitches, Jordan drives to long-off. FOUR! In the slot, Willey makes room and hits it straight, extremely hard, that beats a running Bravo at long-off! OUT! One shot too many for Willey, slightly short, Charles ran in from deep mid-wicket and took a diving catch! ONE. Jordan flicks to deep square-leg, Plunkett is on strike. LEG-BYE. Hits on the leg, huge appeal, Plunkett survives. ONE. Plays to cover. David Willey c Johnson Charles b Carlos Brathwaite 21(14)! Carlos Brathwaite 4-0-23-3

Live score update | England 131/7 | Overs 17 | Chris Jordan 2(5), David Willey 17(12) | Bravo to bowl. DOT. Outside off, Willey reaches out but can only play to point. SIX! Whoosh! Outside off, Willey somehow lofts that over mid-wicket into the stands, whaddashot! DOT. On leg-stump, Willey flicks to square-leg, should have put that away! ONE. Drives to deep mid-wicket, they think against the second. ONE. Round the wicket, low full-toss, Jordan drives to long-on. SIX! Low full-toss again, Willey hits that clean as a whistle straight over the fence, his father would have been proud!

Live score update | England 117/7 | Overs 16 | Chris Jordan 1(4), David Willey 4(7) | Russell comes back. LEG-BYE. Hits Jordan on the knee-roll, they run, back to Willey. DOT. Slower ball outside off, Willey is beaten. DOT. Willey tries to cut, but Russell is bowling smartly: that was too close and fast for that shot! DOT. Slower delivery, Willey turns that to fine-leg. ONE. Bouncer outside off, Willey pulls and keeps that down. DOT. Low full-toss, Jordan plays that back to Russell.

Live score update | England 115/7 | Overs 15 | Chris Jordan 1(2), David Willey 3(3) | Jordan walks out. Brathwaite to bowl. WIDE. Straight down leg, easy call. OUT! That is the wicket they wanted! Root shuffles across and attempts a scoop, and Benn dives to catch it at fine-leg! TWO. Over-pitches outside off, Willey cover-drives. DOT. Willey plays to point. ONE. Willey plays that to third-man. DOT. Low full-toss, Willey keeps that out. ONE. Slow, Jordan pushes that to long-on. Joe Root c Sulieman Benn b Carlos Brathwaite 54(36)!

Live score update | England 110/6 | Overs 14 | Joe Root 54(35) | Bravo is back. FOUR! Excellent shot, third-man was up, he simply pokes his bat out and places it past the fielder, sweeper had no chance! LEG-BYE. First extra of the innings. On leg, but well-disguised slower ball, Root misses, stifled appeal. TWO. On leg, fine-leg was in, Stokes flicks, Sammy stops it with his boot just before the ropes. OUT! Slow bouncer, Stokes is caught in two minds and stops midway, the ball hits the blade and lobs to Simmons at point. DOT. Flashes outside off and misses. OUT! Down leg, Moeen tries to glance, faint tickle, and Ramdin does the rest! Ben Stokes c Lendl Simmons b Dwayne Bravo 13(8)! Moeen Ali c Denesh Ramdin b Dwayne Bravo 0(2)!

Live score update | England 103/4 | Overs 13 | Joe Root 50(33) Ben Stokes 11(6) | Finally, Sammy shows up. He has bowled only two overs in the tournament. ONE. Slow, Stokes slaps that down to long-off. TWO. Short, Root goes for the pull but gets a top edge, Benn stops that with his boot just just before the ropes. FOUR! Cuts ferociously to the backward-point fence! ONE. Flicks to deep mid-wicket, fifty for Root, excellent innings, that! FOUR! Short, and Stokes pounces on to it, pulling for four, hundred for England! TWO. Stokes drives to wide long-on, Root comes back for the second!

Live score update | England 89/4 | Overs 12 | Joe Root 43(30) Ben Stokes 4(3) | Brathwaite. ONE. Low full-toss, Root drives to long-on. OUT! Butter falls! He made room, that was in the slot, but Eden Gardens is a big ground, and he can only pick out Bravo on the mid-wicket fence! TWO. On the legs, Stokes flicks to deep mid-wicket, they run hard for the second. ONE. Stokes slaps that to deep extra-cover. ONE. On middle-stump, Root flicks for an easy single. ONE. Stokes gets a run with a drive to the extra-cover fence. Jos Buttler c Dwayne Bravo b Carlos Brathwaite 36(22)!

Live score update | England 83/3 | Overs 11 | Joe Root 41(28) Jos Buttler 36(21) | Benn to continue, is Sammy erring there? SIX! Buttler goes downtown, steps out and lofts him very straight over the fence! SIX! Steps out again, this time over extra-cover, England are coming back into the match. ONE. Short, plays to deep point, he could have contemplated going after that one as well. ONE. Plays to long-off. ONE. Plays to deep mid-wicket. ONE. Plays to deep extra-cover for single.

Live score update | England 67/3 | Overs 10 | Joe Root 39(26) Jos Buttler 22(17) | Russell returns. TWO. Root pulls put plays too early, goes to deep square-leg, Brathwaite dives to save it. ONE. Dabs it towards third-man. ONE. Buttler cover-drives, easy picking. FOUR! Short, and Root is on to it immediately, pulling past square-leg! ONE. Plays to wide long-on. ONE. Buttler cover-drives.

Live score update | England 57/3 | Overs 9 | Joe Root 31(22) Jos Buttler 20(15) | Benn replaces Badree. DOT. Plays to third man, no run. ONE. Easy picking from long-on. ONE. Pushes through mid-wicket. SIX! Buttler wakes up, smashes that very flat over extra-cover, fifty for England! TWO. Plays to deep mid-wicket. DOT. What happened there? Buttler was ready for the hoick from outside leg, but that jagged back in!

Live score update | England 47/3 | Overs 8 | Joe Root 30(21) Jos Buttler 11(10) | Brathwaite. TWO. Slightly short, Root pulls, Simmons fields with a slide, has the dew already set in? ONE. Root pushes that to deep mid-wicket, they decide against the second. ONE. Buttler returns the strike with a single to long-on. DOT. Pushes to cover. ONE. Once again on the pad, Root flicks to get the single. ONE. Attempts the yorker but manages only a full-toss, Buttler keeps that out.

Live score update | England 41/3 | Overs 7 | Joe Root 26(17) Jos Buttler 9(8) | Badree to bowl out. DOT. That is the quicker one, Buttler cuts and connects. ONE. Single to long-on, slight misfield but England do not take advantage. ONE. Casual single to long-on. ONE. Slower through the air, Buttler flicks to deep square-leg, they decide against the second. FOUR! Full-toss, and Root takes advantage again, flicking to the vacant mid-wicket fence! ONE. Short, Root plays that to deep point. Samuel Badree 4-1-16-2.

Live score update | England 33/3 | Overs 6 | Joe Root 20(14) Jos Buttler 7(5) | Bravo replaces Benn. ONE. Outside off, Root plays that with soft hands towards third-man. There is a slight misfield, but no harm done. FOUR! Long-hop from Bravo, Buttler slaps that through point! TWO. Excellent cricket! Bravo bowls a well-disguised slower delivery. Buttler adjusts brilliantly, waits for it, and drives that towards the mid-wicket fence. It was almost a boundary, but Russell slides to cut it off. DOT. Once again the low bounce comes into play, Root plays and misses outside off. ONE. Bouncer on off, Buttler gets on top of it and keeps it on the ground. TWO. On leg, Root flicks, easy couple.

Live score update | England 23/3 | Overs 5 | Joe Root 17(11) Jos Buttler 0(2) | Badree continues. DOT. Morgan goes for the sweep, misses, there is an appeal but Morgan survives. DOT. Morgan plays to point. DOT. Badree tosses that up, Morgan tries to cut, that went below his bat. OUT! Out comes the googly, Morgan tries to drive, and Gayle gobbles up the edge at first slip! DOT. Tosses up, all Buttler can do is play that to mid-off. DOT. Another stroke down to mid-off, wicket-maiden for Badree! Eoin Morgan c Chris Gayle b Samuel Badree 5(12)!

Live score update | England 23/2 | Overs 4 | Joe Root 17(11) Eoin Morgan 5(8) | Russell has done his job, Sammy gets Benn on to partner Badree. DOT. Bang on target, on off-stump, Root defends. FOUR! Slightly short, and Root places that beautifully through extra-cover. ONE. Root pushes to mid-off, over to the scoreless Morgan. FOUR! That is typical Morgan, comes to the pitch of the ball and lofts it over cover. ONE. Drives down the ground, they are not taking any risks despite the run rate. FOUR! Full-toss, Root places that with ease to the mid-wicket fence.

Live score update | England 9/2 | Overs 3 | Joe Root 8(7) Eoin Morgan 0(6) | Badree to continue. ONE. Root pushes that to long-on. DOT. Badree is tossing them up today since the Roy dismissal, Morgan dead-bats. DOT. Morgan defends again. DOT. Morgan tries to steer that but hits to third-man. DOT. That is the quicker ball, rushes on to Morgan, he can only play it to point. DOT. That is a slower one, Morgan pokes at it and is beaten.

Live score update | England 8/2 | Overs 2 | Joe Root 7(6) Eoin Morgan 0(1) | Russell. DOT. That moves away a shade, may be the new ball, may be the Eden Gardens breeze, Root fishes outside off and is beaten. DOT. Plays more confidently to extra-cover. ONE. Pushes towards deep mid-wicket, easy single, what will Hales do now? DOT. Hales shapes up for the drive with a high back-lift, Russell adjusts his length, Hales pushes back. OUT! Russell bowls on leg-stump, it should have been an easy catch, but Hales ends up hitting straight to Badree at fine-leg! DOT. On target, Morgan defends, England in serious trouble now. Alex Hales c Samuel Badree b Andre Russell 1(3)!

Live score update | England 7/1 | Overs 1 | Alex Hales 1(1) Joe Root 6(3) | Roy to face Badree. The contest of the night. DOT. That kept low, huge appeal, would have missed leg. OUT! Badree takes out the big wicket! That is Badree’s quicker delivery, zero footwork, the leg-stump is uprooted. Terrible technique from Roy, that is a HUGE HUGE wicket! ONE. Root on-drives, easy single. DOT. Shortish, Hales pushes past mid-on. FOUR! Slightly short, Root rocks on to the back-foot and slaps it past extra-cover. ONE. Tosses up, Root plays that to long-on to keep strike. Jason Roy b Samuel Badree 0(2)!


Unlike the Women’s final earlier in the day, Eden Gardens is at her best. All 65,000 seats seem to be filled. The national anthems begin. It starts with the West Indies team anthem, followed by their English national anthem.

Final XIs: West Indies: Darren Sammy (c), Denesh Ramdin (wk), Johnson Charles, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Carlos Brathwaite, Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn.

Final XIs: England: Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett.

Live match and score update: West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl. This can be an extremely crucial toss to win, for Badree and Benn will definitely crucial.

Live match and score update: Ian Bishop talks of a tinge of green on the pitch, and predicts that the ball will come on to the bat just fine throughout the match. However, in Kolkata dew is always a factor.

On the other hand, West Indies have been excellent as well. After losing a bit of steam with a defeat at the hands of Afghanistan in the league stage, they roared back with a spectacular win over India in the semi-final. England have an explosive and incredibly long batting line-up, with Jason Roy and Alex Hales at the top, and batsmen as potent as David Willey, Chris Jordan, and Liam Plunkett in the tail. What this means is that England actually do not have a tail. READ: England’s long batting line-up gives them the edge over West Indies in ICC T20 World Cup 2016 Final

West Indies have a potent line-up as well, with the likes of Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Sammy, and Carlos Brathwaite in the lower-middle order. What this means is that both teams bat incredibly deep and will not be easy to bowl out cheaply. In the warm-up match against Australia, Josh Hazlewood had taken a hat-trick in the first over and West Indies still won after a Sammy half-century. That is a testament to just how good they are. READ: VVS Laxman: It will be an entertaining World T20 final


West Indies: Johnson Charles, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Sammy (c), Carlos Brathwaite, Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Ashley Nurse, Jerome Taylor, Evin Lewis, Jason Holder

England : Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, James Vince, Sam Billings, Liam Dawson, Reece Topley.

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