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T20 World Cup previous winners: West Indies finish 33-year wait in 2012 to clinch a World Cup

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The West Indies’ triumphant marketing campaign noticed them win simply 4 video games all through the match as fortune favoured the star-studded lineup headed by Darren Sammy. Darren Sammy is the one captain to win the ICC T20 World Cup twice (AFP Photo)The West Indies began their domination within the T20 World Cup from the 2012 version in Sri Lanka the place they gained the title for the primary time underneath Darren Sammy earlier than repeating historical past 4 years later in India.

West Indies gamers had been already taking the format by storm within the Indian Premier League in India and the Big Bash League in Australia. They then got here to Lanka to showcase their would possibly with the likes of Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Sammy and Andre Russell of their ranks.The Windies’ triumphant marketing campaign noticed them win simply 4 video games all through the match as fortune favoured the courageous. Their marketing campaign began with a D/L defeat to Australia earlier than dangerous climate compelled the cancellation of the second recreation towards Ireland after the primary innings.Their first win got here towards defending champions England within the group stage however one other loss adopted within the Super 8 towards Sri Lanka.Their subsequent must-win recreation towards New Zealand led to a tie after each groups ended up on the rating of 139 in each innings so that they performed a Super Over to find out the winner. Marlon Samuels obtained hit for 17 as New Zealand batted first however he made up for it when he got here out to chase the goal with Chris Gayle, ending with a six when 5 had been wanted off the ultimate two balls to take the West Indies to the semifinal the place Chris Gayle virtually single-handedly knocked out the opposition along with his unbeaten 75 off 41 balls.The Windies then met Sri Lanka within the last, a staff towards whom that they had misplaced within the Super 8, during which Samuels and Sunil Narine utterly blew aside the hosts. Samuels top-scored with 78 whereas Narine took 3 for 9 from simply 3.4 overs as West Indies posted 137 for six on the board earlier than bowling Sri Lanka out for 101 to win the match by 36 runs.The triumph ended West Indies’ 33-year await a World Cup title, the final of which that they had gained within the 1979 one-day worldwide showpiece occasion in England.Click right here for IndiaAt present.in’s full protection of the coronavirus pandemic.