Marlon Samuels set up the final and Carlos Brathwaite put on the finishing touches as West Indies beat England by 4 wickets to win the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 final at Eden Gardens. West Indies also became the only team to win the ICC World T20 twice. It was not all smooth sailing, though; much as it had happened in England’s innings, two West Indian wickets fell to spin early. There were differences; where Samuel Badree foxed the batsmen with his skill, Johnson Charles and Chris Gayle offered their wickets on a diamond platter to a spinner of the calibre (or rather, lack of it) of Joe Root. David Willey opened bowling and started with a quiet over to Charles. Eoin Morgan did an MS Dhoni and gave Root the second over. It proved to be a masterstroke. England’s batting depth was on full display. FULL CRICKET UPDATES: England vs West Indies, ICC World T20 2016, Final at Kolkata
David Willey, batting all the way down at No. 9, smacked 2 sixes and 1 four in a 14-ball 21 that ensured the runs kept coming for England despite the continues fall of wickets. He was finally dismissed hitting one from Brathwatie to Johnson Charles in the deep. Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, and Adil Rashid made minor contributions as well to lead England to a fighting 150-plus total.
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