New Delhi: When he was bought for Rs 4.2 crore by Delhi Daredevils at the IPL auction earlier this year, it raised many eyebrows. On Sunday, at the Eden Gardens, Carlos Brathwaite proved he was worth every penny spent by the Delhi franchise. (ICC World T20: FULL COVERAGE)
The right-hander, who has the reputation of being a big-hitter, entertained the spectators at the Eden Gardens by hammering Ben Stokes for four consecutive sixes to seal the match in an emphatic manner.
England were back in the game after Chris Jordan conceded just eight runs in the penultimate over in the summit clash, as both Marlon Samuels and Braithwaite struggled to time the ball.
With 19 needed off the last six balls, not many would have put their money on the Windies. But Brathwaite had different plans and here is how he pulled off a sensational win for his team:
19.1: Stokes' first ball was wayward, down the leg side, and Brathwaite launched it over deep backward square leg for a Six!
To win: 13 runs off 5 balls
19.2: Stokes next ball was another half-volley and Brathwaite tonked it over long-on for another Six!
To win: 7 runs off 4 balls
19.3: After hitting two sixes down the leg side, Brathwaite was offered another full ball, which he smashed over long-off for another six. The match was over there and the Windies camp was all set to break into a massive celebration.
To win: 1 run off 3 balls
19.3: Adding to England and Stokes' misery, Brathwaite didn't steal a single, rather pummeled the ball over deep midwicket for his fourth consecutive Six!
Brathwaite took the breath way of all the spectators in the ground with his powerful strokes and emerged out as a new hero of West Indies cricket.