Brathwaite sixes take WI to thrilling title win

Brathwaite sixes take WI to thrilling title win

West Indies 161 for 6 (Samuels 85*, Willey 3-20) beat England 155 for 9 (Root 54, Brathwaite 3-23, Bravo 3-37) by 4 wickets

Write off West Indies cricket at your peril. Less than four months in, 2016 is already a year of great celebration and renewal for cricket in the Caribbean. West Indies won the Under-19 World Cup. West Indies won the Women’s World T20. And now West Indies have won the World T20. Those are the facts. The how is all the more extraordinary. Needing 19 off the last over against England, Carlos Brathwaite clubbed four consecutive sixes off Ben Stokes to secure the win with two balls to spare.

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Brydon Coverdale is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. @brydoncoverdale

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