“A hundred per cent. Carlos Brathwaite hits four consecutive sixes in the final over as West Indies beat England in an astonishing World Twenty20 final ... blitz off Ben Stokes. He pulls out his phone to read it. He was going to win the final for England. Stokes had a running battle with Marlon Samuels, reviving their bitter rivalry from 12 months ago. It's just unfortunate the way it finished.". Samuels was fined 30% of his match fee by the International Cricket Council for "using abusive and offensive language" towards the England man, with whom he had already. Ben Stokes in sheer disbelief after being hit for four sixes in a row in the ICC T20 World Cup final Getty Images. "Well, he does not learn. “I knew all it would take is two big hits and it is game on again. “That is how I like to do it. Jai Bednall jaibednall news.com.au April 4, 2016 2:45pm They gave me a hug and said ‘It’s all right mate’. Some days they don’t. Ben Stokes seemed just the man to bowl England’s last over to West Indies in the World T20 final but it will take him some time to come to terms with what happened next The good thing is that Stokes is young and has experienced highs and lows in his career already so he will be able to handle this in time.". Sometimes it goes over the line but that can happen when playing for your country. It has been an incredible 12 months for Stokes and the England team. Stokes is no stranger to the big occasion having memorably played in a World T20 final, a Champions Trophy semi-final and numerous other high-profile international and IPL matches. England had given themselves a great chance of victory after slipping to 23-3 in the fifth over after being put in to bat. I wished them all the best. “It didn’t spin, it was a flat wicket and boundaries were not the biggest so we knew we were 30-40 runs short. 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Maybe it was from confidence of doing it plenty of times before. The debate among cricket followers since Sunday has been whether it was great hitting or poor bowling. Darren Sammy reveals how Ben Stokes’ comment pumped up Marlon Samuels in the T20 WC final Posted On / June 9, 2020 / by Akshat Gaur Darren Sammy on 2016 T20 World Cup final … Heartbreak for Stokes as last-over West Indies assault shatters England World T20 dream Save Ben Stokes collapses to his knees after England's agonising defeat Credit: GETTY IMAGES Eoin Morgan says Ben Stokes is not to blame for England's loss to West Indies in the World Twenty20 final. He says there were no chats with captain Morgan. It will be a little bit of motivation to make sure this does not ever happen again. You don’t want it. He played a brilliant innings and he did well. Use tonight’s match as motivation on every level so you don’t feel like this again’. "We have got a lot of guys who are fearless characters who don't actually spend a lot of time talking about it but just go out there and grab a game by the scruff of the neck. "We controlled the game right up to the 16th or 17th over," said Morgan. despite the support of England fans and personal messages from the likes of Shane Warne. “If I am being honest the next two balls when I let them go I thought they were in but 90 metres later the umpire had both his hands in the air. That is when I realised how much we have made England proud. After the over I was devastated and you could see that from the pictures. Pick your Telegraph Fantasy Cricket team for the chance to win a share of more than £16,000. England lost the final match by 5 wickets, with Stokes failing to take a wicket in the match. The Windies snatched victory from the jaws of defeat to win their record second T20 World Cup. All the talking and planning took place before the over. “I knew the cameras would be all over me to see how I was. Congrats to the West Indies on winning a great final.". Read about our approach to external linking. I had to come back out on the field, collect my medal and listen to all the speeches,” he said, speaking exclusively to The Daily Telegraph. Ben Stokes enjoys redemption at Eden Gardens to banish 'bad memories' of England's World T20 final defeat. ", One of music's rising stars brings you her mixtape. Basically he was just reassuring me that everything is all right and just stick to what I have been doing. Ben Stokes failed to defend 19 runs in the final over of the World T20 in April. "I'm so proud of everybody in the squad. It is the nature of the game. I keep telling him whenever we play against each other: 'Do not speak to me because I'm going to perform'. I knew if I got six yorkers in the block hole they were only going to get eight or nine runs maximum and we would win.”. It is not the first time and won’t be the last so not for one second was I walking to my run-up thinking ‘19, this is all over’. The ‘win predictor’ gizmo used by the broadcaster was confidently backing England. I didn't even face a ball and he had so much to say today," Samuels said. Off it you have to let it go.”. But they couldn’t really say anything to make me feel much better. There was history between the two, with Samuels’ saluting the England all-rounder as he walked off after being dismissed in a 2015 Test series between the sides. Emotion sometimes get the better of me but that is adrenalin and wanting us to do well. “He said, ‘It is hurting at the moment. That was a bad day but I won’t be shying away from it. England had taken the game into the Super Over and Ben Stokes was the one who faced the last ball with two needed. "We were in a commanding position. You almost want it to happen because if you nail it everyone forgets [the final].”. Joe Root scored 54 and Jos Buttler added 36 as they made 155-9 off their 20 overs. They have shown immense character throughout the tournament.". With 19 runs required off the final six deliveries, England all-rounder Ben Stokes steamed in to get his team over the line. You tell them they will be back stronger for the experience. I didn’t want to get back up. "He is going to be devastated. It took us to lose to get everyone to say how proud they are of us and what we achieved. "Cricket can be a cruel game," added Morgan. Morgan said: "I truly believe this is only the start of something special and we have a huge amount of talent to work with. He is also chuffed to have had so many messages from fellow cricketers, particularly the one from Warne. It is about respect to the opposition. What happens on the pitch stays on it. Then, after four thunderous blows from Carlos Brathwaite’s bat, suddenly they did not. But Stokes is not the sort of lad to take that kind of stuff. Ben Stokes admitted today he feels like he lost the World T20 Final for England after breaking his silence over his heartbreak against West Indies. “The support from everyone has been amazing. “Disappointment is the biggest emotion now. But, speaking publicly for the first time since Sunday, Stokes reveals the feelings of disappointment are really only just beginning to kick in and admits it will take him a long time to move on despite the support of England fans and personal messages from the likes of Shane Warne. What I told Brathwaite was: 'He's going to bowl a couple of full tosses as always.' “We did not have a beer with them afterwards but Brathwaite came up to me and asked for a shirt. It was just complete devastation.”. We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. Stokes had bowled the final over of the New Zealand innings in the semi-final and conceded only one run (there were also two leg byes) and took two wickets. It is something I work at a lot. “I have wondered if it would have been different if I had gone four slower balls into the deck but they could have been hit for four sixes and then I would have thought why didn’t I go for four yorkers? Definitely. England all-rounder Ben Stokes buried his World Cup demons with a man-of-the-match performance in the final … The hunt for a second T20 trophy after 2010’s success has taken a different route. Asked about the resurgence of the limited-overs side, only a year after losing to Bangladesh and failing to progress beyond the group stages of the 50-over World Cup, Morgan said: "I truly believe this is only the start of something special and we have a huge amount of talent to work with. Ben Stokes was speaking on behalf of Waitrose, Proud Sponsor of the England Cricket teams. On a Sky Sports Cricket Watchalong of the epic World T20 final, West Indies captain Daren Sammy revealed how a comment from Ben Stokes fired up Marlon Samuels to play a key innings and win the Player of the Match award.. THE cricket world is consoling shattered star Ben Stokes, whose devastation will be the lasting image of the World T20 final. It'll take its toll in the next couple of days, but we share everything we do, we stick together as a side. By James Gray PUBLISHED: 09:34, Thu, Apr 21, 2016 "We're all in this together, we enjoy our wins and we suffer with our losses so the pain will be shared tonight.". So train 10 minutes longer every now and again to get better.”. By Pa Reporter 13:52 04 Apr 2016, updated 14:47 04 Apr 2016 “It was not until they needed one off three that I knew the game was gone. What about the West Indies? MORE STORIES; Ben Stokes will suffer for a long time after Carlos Brathwaite's World T20 final blitz tore England apart, says Vaughan. “For about 40 minutes at the end of the game I knew I just had to deal with it. He added: "As a captain you try to talk from the heart to someone in Stokes's position and put an arm around the shoulder. Stokes later tweeted:external-link "Overwhelmed by all the support of everyone after a disappointing last over. 2016 T20 World Cup Samuels was fined 30% of his match fee by the International Cricket Council for "using abusive and offensive language" towards the England man, with whom he had already clashed during England's Test series against West Indies last year. “After the first six I thought ‘Oh God’ but I was backing myself. "He will be spewing for a long while so you have to allow him time to hurt. For Stokes the experience is still raw when we meet four days later in surroundings that could not be more different from Sunday night in Kolkata. I like to be aggressive. In the two T20Is against South Africa, Stokes took figures of 1–19 in the first match and 0–32 in the second, as England lost both games. I remember getting the medal and thinking it’s just a runners-up medal. It is strange. The madness of India and a global International Cricket Council tournament has been left far behind. Bowled a wide off-side yorker, slower-ball bouncer or sharp bouncer? I couldn’t reflect on it at the time. I just did not execute what I wanted to do.”, Should he have mixed it up? Head high. England had the World Twenty20 crown in their grasp. Asked about the resurgence of the limited-overs side, only a year after losing to Bangladesh and failing to progress beyond the group stages of the. 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