England vs West Indies: Ben Stokes final over and the key moments in the World T20 final

We take a look at where West Indies won the contest with England in Kolkuta

Sunday 03 April 2016 19:16
Ben Stokes is comforted after the World T20 final
Ben Stokes is comforted after the World T20 final

England lost a dramatic ICC World Twenty20 final to West Indies by four wickets after Carlos Brathwaite thrashed four successive sixes in Ben Stokes' final over.

Here, Press Association Sport looks back at five key moments that swung the contest.

Marlon Samuels' reprieve

The West Indies number three was just starting to motor on 27 when Liam Plunkett caught him outside edge.

Wicketkeeper Jos Buttler's catch behind the stumps was referred to the third umpire, who decided the ball had been grounded - although it was a marginal call.

Samuels went on to finish unbeaten on 85 - the highest score in World T20 final history - with England left wondering what might have been.

Ben Stokes' length at the death

With 19 needed from the final set of six, England were strong favourites.

But Stokes - who had produced an excellent final over in the narrow win over Sri Lanka - sent down a string of deliveries which were full enough to be hit without presenting the challenge of a yorker length.

Brathwaite did the rest, as the Durham all-rounder's fine tournament ended in disappointment.

Carlos Brathwaite of the West Indies celebrates hitting the winning runs

Samuel Badree's opening spell

The 35-year-old leg-spinner put the Windies in control from the off. Given the new ball, he bowled in-form opener Jason Roy with the second delivery of the match.

Badree did not concede a run from the fifth over, and having bamboozled England captain Eoin Morgan throughout he had the left-hander pouched at slip by Chris Gayle from his fifth delivery.

Badree finished with remarkable figures of two for 16 from his four overs, and also took two catches.

David Willey's counter attack

England were in danger of failing to see out their overs at 111 for seven, but rather than play safe Willey went for his shots, hitting two sixes off Dwayne Bravo and driving Brathwaite for four before falling to an excellent Johnson Charles catch in the deep.

His 21 from 14 balls at number nine gave England something to bowl at, and the left-armer more than did his part with figures of three for 20.

David Willey of England celebrates after taking the wicket of Darren Sammy

Joe Root's over

Surprised by a part-timer opening the bowling, Charles skied Root's first ball to Stokes in the deep at long-on.

After squirming a four through backward point, Chris Gayle flashed a towering catch to Stokes at long-off as Root's solitary over of off-spin yielded 2-9.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

View comments