Carlos Brathwaite stunned the cricket world with four booming sixes that sealed the West Indies' second World Twenty20 title at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
England entrusted Ben Stokes with the job of defending 19 runs in the final over of the title clash. Stokes had done a good job of bowling yorkers in the preceding games, and the odds of the Windies pulling this off were poor.
BAD BOWLING? HARDLY...
Stokes set a leg-side field and tried to fire balls into Brathwaite's pads. The powerfully-built 27-year-old batsman did a great job of getting under all those balls and clubbing them with fearsome force.
Looking at the replay, it wasn't all bad bowling from Stokes -- just really, really good hitting. Here's why.
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The first ball was angled into Brathwaite's pads -- perhaps the worst of Stokes' four balls of the over. The Barbadian swung powerfully to the leg-side and the ball comfortably cleared the long-leg fielder.
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The second ball was a yorker. It may seem that StokesRead More »from It wasn't bad bowling from Stokes, just really good hitting from Brathwaite