Samuels, Sammy give West Indies first world title since 1979

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Samuels, Sammy give West Indies first world title since 1979
Captain Darren Sammy collecting the winning trophy. * Photo credit: windiescricket.com
Captain Darren Sammy collecting the winning trophy. * Photo credit: windiescricket.com

Flair. Calypso. Frontrunners. Millionaires. Gold chains. Chris Gayle. No, no, no, no, no and no. West Indies’ first World Twenty20 win was more digging in, refusing to give up, running and fielding like their life depended on this match, stunning the home crowd, and pulling off one of the most amazing turnarounds in Twenty20 history, especially given the stage.

The due share of flair came from one of the most eye-pleasing batsmen going around. There’s no need to add “one of the” here, because Marlon Samuels played simply the best Twenty20 international innings ever seen when West Indies were down and the count had reached about eight. A feedbacker to Cricinfo’s ball-by-ball commentary asked if Samuels’ 78 was the 281 of Twenty20 cricket.

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  1. Yes he did it,kudos to you all guys. Sammy my brother son of the soil Bravo Bravo to you. To all your critics I say kiss his trophy ha ha. Thanks again guys to all my Lucian brothers and sisters let us tip our hats to him and his team. Well done Sammy merci merci apil.

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  2. Yes to all the critics, "a win is a win" and a win after so long, 33 years is deserving or more than just praise. The Saint Lucian Captain and his Team has surely proven that they have what it takes.

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