On this day in 2016 Carlos Braithwaite became a national West Indian hero after dramatically winning the T20 World Cup for his country in the most emphatic fashion.
The West Indies and England squared off at the Eden Gardens in India for the showpiece event with the ultimate prize up for grabs.
The English batsmen were out in the middle first, reaching a total of 155-9 in their 20 overs.
In reply the islanders’ innings got off to a horror start as they slumped to 11-3. A bit of a recovery in the middle phase of their innings got the West Indies back on track somewhat but they remained far behind the required run-rate.
Marlon Samuels kept his team in the contest with a half-century but it was left to Brathwaite to deliver the killer blow in the final over of the match.
With 19 runs required of the final 6 deliveries, Ben Stokes steamed in to get his team over the line.
But, the right-handed Brathwaite had other ideas as he struck four massive consecutive sixes to see the West Indies home with two balls remaining.
The unexpected cameo handed the West Indies their second T20 crown, while Brathwaite wrote his name into the history books in the process.
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