Carlos Brathwaite hit four sixes in the final over of the T20 World Cup final as the West Indies defeated England by four wickets.
In what was a stunning display of power hitting from the West Indies star, he was able to turn the tide in the final over and secure an unlikely win.
England had earlier been limited to 155-9 from their 20 overs, with Joe Root hitting 54 off 36 balls to end as the highest scorer for his side, with Jos Buttler keeping him company with 36 off 22.
However, a decisive spell from Samuel Badree to start the innings was crucial as he ended with figures of 2-16, and it was always a disappointing total on a good batting pitch and Eoin Morgan’s men had to be relentless in the field to have a chance in the game.
They responded in great fashion with a string of early wickets and solid bowling, and it appeared as though they were set for victory with West Indies needing 19 off the final over.
However, Brathwaite had other ideas as he hammered Ben Stokes for four consecutive sixes to seal the victory for his side, with Marlon Samuels playing a critical innings of 85 off 66 balls to steady the ship.
With the Under-19s and women’s teams also both winning their respective T20 competitions, it is certainly a great time for West Indies cricket as they will now hope to build on their success.