The cricket team from West Indies won the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 today at 22:30 Indian Standard Time. The final was held at the Eden Garden stadium in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal, India.The match went right to the wire when the West Indies team had to make 18 runs to equal England's score of 155 runs.

The Brathwaite Blast

27-year-old Carlos Brathwaitewas to face the first ball of the last over of this year's T20 World Cup bowled by Ben Stokes. The first ball ended up in the stands. Six runs. Now requiring 13 runs to win of 5 balls. Everyone watching could sense that the men from the Caribbean Islands were ready to put up a fight.The second, third, and fourth balls were also hit out of the ground for sixes.

Brathwaite had stunned the England cricket team while the audience enjoyed a nail-biting World Cup Final. The win makes West Indies the only team to have won the ICC T20 World Cup twice.

A lucky loss

The first match West Indies played in the group stages of the World Cup was against a relatively new Afghanistan team which the West Indians lost to. From there it was five straight wins including a brilliant run chase of 193 to beat India in the semifinal on March 31st and enter the finals to become T20 champions of the world.

Off the field

Though cricket is known as a gentlemen's game which doesn't attract much drama, the West Indies are known to be a notorious bunch who make the game a lot more fun for themselves and for their fans.

After winning against India in Mumbai, they danced their way getting out of the bus till inside the hotel they were staying at. Dwayne Bravo has even created a song called "Champion" which has been the team's winning anthem for this World Cup.

Apart from the flamboyant West Indies men's team, the women's and the under-19 teams from the Caribbean also won their respective World Cups.

The overall performance the West Indians have shown in this World Cup will surely be remembered as one of the great ones in cricket history, also the first in history to win twice.

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