World T20: West Indies Create History, Secure Second Title in Thriller
Marlon Samuels smashed 85* but it was Carlos Brathwaite's four sixes in the last over that helped West Indies win by four wickets against England and seal their second title.
West Indies won the toss and chose to bowl in the final against England. Samuel Badree was the star as he got rid of Jason Roy and Eoin Morgan cheaply. (Picture credit: AFP)
Joe Root was then only bright spot for England as he continued his fine form. He scored his fourth fifty as England looked to rebuild.
Root shared a 61-run stand with Jos Buttler and it looked like England would reach a decent score.
West Indies, however, continued to strike at regular intervals as they dented England's progress in the death overs.
Some good hitting from the lower order helped England to 155/9 on a decent pitch.
Chasing 156, Joe Root was the pick of the bowlers as he snapped up Johnson Charles for 1 and the big wicket of Chris Gayle for 4.
England struck at regular intervals and had reduced to the West Indies to 11/3.
Marlon Samuels held firm as he aimed to revive the West Indies' innings. He strung a solid 75-run stand with Dwayne Bravo.
Bravo chipped in with 25 but with his dismissal, England were right back in the game.
Darren Sammy's departure threw the game wide open but Samuels held firm.
However, Samuels found an ally in Carlos Brathwaite and both kept the West Indies in the game with some big hits.
Brathwaite sealed the game in spectacular fashion as he smashed four sixes off Ben Stokes in the final over to seal a magnificent four-wicket win for West Indies.
This was the second World T20 title for West Indies. Earlier, the Women's team had won the World T20 title for the first time by defeating Australia by eight wickets.