West Indies to chase 156 to win in the final of ICC T20 WC 2016
03 April 2016, Nirapad News: England have reached the score of 155 runs for the loss of 9 wickets at the end of their allotted overs against West Indies in the final of the ICC World Twenty20 2016 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata today.
Darren Sammy demonstrated super captaincy from the beginning of the innings after winning the toss and decided to field first, bringing right arm leggy Samuel Badree to open up the bowling for West Indies. Badree started to exhibit his role right through, dismantled Jason Roy in the very first delivery and uprooted his leg stump in the consecutive ball.
So the torment continued for England and it keep happening; Hales hit the fifth delivery of the first over by Andre Russel straight to the hands of Samuel Badree and the English lost their second wicket at the score of just 8 runs.
Dashing Eoin Morgan was not comfortable against Badree and ended up shifting an easy catch to the slip in the hands of Chris Gayle. The 61 run fourth wicket partnership between Joss Buttler and Joe Root helped England to revive their innings for a little while.
Joe Root completed a precious half century in the course of time. His 54 run came from 36 balls with 7 shots of boundaries. Buttler’s 36 run came to an end in the hands of Brathwaite; DJ Bravo took a wonderful catch in the boundary line and danced the ‘champion’ to the crowd.
A single over after, Bravo made his strike with the ball; picked up the wickets of Stokes and Ali within two deliveries of the fourteenth over. England pushed back hardly when well set Joe Root was caught by Suleiman Benn off the bowling of Brathwaite in the 15th over of the match.
Brathwaite and Bravo took another two wickets in the penultimate overs but Chris Jordan and Adil Rashid managed to take the cross the score 150 runs at the end of the twenty over.
Joe Root 54, Joss Buttler 36
D J Bravo 3/37