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West Indies wins 2016 ICC T-20 Cricket World Cup

West Indies has won the ICC Cricket World Men’s T-20 Cup 2016 by defeating England by 4 wickets in the final match played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

In the final match, England batting first had scored 155 runs for 9 wickets. West Indies successfully chased the target by scoring 161 runs in 19.4 over at the loss of 4 wickets.

With this win, West Indies became the only team to win the ICC World Twenty20 title twice. Earlier it had won its first title in 2012 by defeating Sri Lanka.

Captains of the two teams

  • West Indies: Darren Sammy.
  • England: Eoin Morgan.

Awards

  • Player of the match: Marlon Samuels (West Indies).
  • Player of the series: Virat Kohli (India).

ICC Cricket World Women’s T-20 Cup 2016

West Indies has won their maiden Women’s World T-20 title by defeating reigning champions Australia by 8 wickets at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Batting first Australia had score of 148 runs for 5 wickets. West Indies in reply scored 149 runs in 19.3 over at the loss of 2 wickets.

Captains of the two teams

  • West Indies: Stafanie Taylor.
  • Australia: Meg Lanning.

Awards

  • Player of the match: Hayley Matthews (West Indies).
  • Player of the series: Stafanie Taylor (West Indies).

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson retires from International Cricket

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson (34) has declared his retirement from all forms of International Cricket after the end of his team’s campaign in the ongoing ICC World Twenty20.

He made this announcement at I S Bindra Stadium in Mohali, Punjab. Earlier in 2015, he had announced his retirement from Test cricket at the end of 2015 Ashes tour of England.

About Shane Watson

  • Born on 17 June 1981 at Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.
  • His cricket career spanned 14-years and his debut was in 2002 after he had played his first One Day International (ODI) against South Africa.
  • Test Career: He had played total 59 test matches and had scored 3731 runs at an average of 35.19. His highest test score was 176 and total test score comprises of 4 centuries.
  • In the test bowling, he had taken 75 wickets at an average of 33.68 and the best bowling is 6-33.
  • ODI career: He had played total 190 ODI matches and had scored 5757 runs at an average of 40.54. His highest ODI score was 185 (not out) and the total score comprises of 9 centuries.
  • In the ODI bowling, he had taken 168 wickets at an average of 31.79 and the best bowling is 4-36. His last ODI appearance was in September 2015 against England at the Lord’s.
  • He is a World Cup wining member of Australian team which had triumphed in 2007 and 2015.
  • T20I’s career: He had played total 56 T20I matches and had scored 1400 runs at an average of 28.00. His highest ODI score was 124 (not out) and the total score comprises of 1 century.
  • In the T20Is bowling, he had taken 46 wickets at an average of 24.71 and the best bowling is 4-1. He was named the player of the tournament in the 2012 edition.
  • IPL: In 2016 auction, he was bought for a whopping Rs 9.5 crore by the Royal Challengers Bangalore.