England’s all-rounder Ben Stokes was on the receiving end when West Indies cricketer Carlos Brathwaite punched as many as 4 maximums in the last over of the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 final at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. West Indies scripted history as they came through with flying colours in the marquee event.
Brathwaite will forever remember the moment as he hammered 4 consecutive sixes to win the World Cup for West Indies. On the other hand, Ben Stokes tried his maximum best to defend the target but ended up conceding too many runs. In the end, West Indies went on to lift their second T20 World Cup.
As a result, West Indies also became the most successful team in T20 World Cup history. Ben Stokes wouldn’t forget the moment because he bowled at poor line and lengths to give enough freedom for Brathwaite to hit sixes. After the match, Stokes got emotional as England missed out on winning a trophy.
Ben Stokes gets his revenge on Carlos Brathwaite
Both the stalwarts faced each other in the County cricket match of the T20 Blast 2021 tournament. During the match between Warwickshire and Durham, Stokes got his revenge on the West Indies’ international as he took the bowling attack to the cleaners.
The England all-rounder targeted Brathwaite by smashing 2 sixes and a four. Durham’s all-rounder went on to hit 35 off 20 deliveries with the help of 2 fours and 3 sixes at a strike rate of 175. Interestingly, it was Carlos Brathwaite who took Stokes’ wicket. Durham’s captain Cameron Bancroft hit 60 off 45 balls including 6 fours and 2 sixes at a strike rate of 133.33.
Durham posted 164/8 in 20 overs. Carlos Brathwaite accounted for 3 dismissals but conceded 42 runs in his quota of 4 overs. Tim Bresnan and Warwickshire captain Will Rhodes took 2 wickets apiece. In reply, Warwickshire were bowled out for just 130 in 18.3 overs.
Captain Will Rhodes was the pick of the batsmen as he scored 45 off 27 balls including 5 fours and 2 sixes. Ben Stokes was the pick of the bowlers as he took 4 wickets to his name. Durham won the game by 34 runs. The England all-rounder was named the man of the match.