Needing 19 runs to win the title in the last over, an unheralded Carlos Brathwaite hit four sixes of first four balls at Eden Gardens. And Ben Stokes was the unlucky bowler for England.
But Windies victory was made possible a resilient knock from seasoned Marlon Samuels, who dug deep amidst falling wickets. The right-handed batsman was unbeaten on 85 off 66 deliveries. He played a similar innings in 2012 final, helping the Caribbean team to their first title. His 78 off 56 balls was a treat then too.
This happened hours after West Indies women’s team thrashed three-time champions Australia in the final at the same venue.