World Twenty20 champions

By ScoreLine Desk - April 5, 2016

Kolkata: The six winners of the World Twenty20 after West Indies defeated England by four wickets to win the 2016 title on Sunday:

 

2016 – WEST INDIES

Written off after a bitter row with their board on the eve of the tournament, Darren Sammy’s men beat England in a thrilling final by four wickets when Carlos Brathwaite hit four successive sixes off the last over bowled by Ben Stokes. They also invented a new dance ‘Champions’ to mark the competition.

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2014 – SRI LANKA

Sri Lanka defeated India by six wickets to lift the 2014 title in Mirpur, Bangladesh. The victory atoned for their defeat in previous two finals and provide the perfect T20 international farewell for Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene.

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2012 – WEST INDIES

West Indies stunned Australia in the semi-finals and then broke the hearts of Sri Lanka in a low-scoring final. Despite scoring only a modest 137, the Windies restricted the hosts to 101 in reply before Chris Gayle led his team-mates in a celebratory ‘Gangnam Style’ dance.

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2010 – ENGLAND

Player of the tournament Kevin Pietersen inspired England to their first ICC trophy in perfect fashion, defeating arch-rivals Australia in the West Indies.

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2009 – PAKISTAN

A Younis Khan-led Pakistan blew Sri Lanka away in a one-sided final at Lord’s to secure their second ICC world title.

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2007 – INDIA

India won a thrilling inaugural final against Pakistan by five runs when Misbah-ul-Haq failed to make the runs needed in the final over, inspiring their previously sceptical fan-base to embrace the T20 format.

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