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Heroes two


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KOLKATA – Carlos Brathwaite belted four astonishing sixes off the first four deliveries of the final over to catapult West Indies to an extraordinary four-wicket victory over England, as the Caribbean made history by sweeping both the men’s and women’s titles at the World Twenty20 yesterday.

With West Indies requiring a difficult 19 from the final over in pursuit of 156 for victory at Eden Gardens, Brathwaite cleared the ropes four times in succession off seamer Ben Stokes, to hand West Indies a spectacular victory with two balls to spare.

Brathwaite finished on 34 not out from just ten deliveries but it was veteran Marlon Samuels, who stroked an unbeaten 85 from 66 balls, who was the architect of the victory. (CMC)

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