Brathwaite hails sensational Samuels


Carlos Brathwaite's four successive sixes off Ben Stokes helped to seal the World Twenty20 title for West Indies but the match-winner made sure Marlon Samuels' key contribution was not overlooked.

Samuels' unbeaten 85 from 66 balls steered the Windies toward their 156-run target against England, although they still needed 19 off the last over.

That was easy for Brathwaite, though, who launched Stokes for four huge maximums in Kolkata to take his side to victory with two balls to spare.

Despite his decisive cameo, Brathwaite was quick to praise Samuels' fine knock as they claimed their second World T20 title.

"You can't forget the amazing knock that Marlon Samuels played and brought it right it back," he said.

"To be champions of the world you have to take responsibility and today Marlon Samuels - after a slow start - took responsibility all the way down and played a fantastic knock. 

"That was amazing, he did it in 2012 and we know as long as he was there at the end he would do it again in 2016."