The show comes to its final event. After all the permutations and combinations, tough matches and eliminations; finally we are left with two teams that would lock horns in the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 finals. West Indies vs England T20 final match live streaming and scores would be available on HotStar online in India. Watch live telecast of this match today on Star Sports and DD National Sports channel with Hindi and English commentary.
The final will be played at one of the best cricket venues in the world i.e. the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. This would be the first time a cricket nation will win T20 World Cup trophy for the second time. England and West Indies have won the title once in the past.
Group 2 was considered to be a harder group amongst the two. But ultimately we have two teams in the finals that belong to Group 1. Mighty teams from Group 2 such as Australia, India, New Zealand and Pakistan didn't reach the finals. Infact Group 1 also had teams like South Africa and defending champions Sri Lanka who were knocked out in the Super 10s.
England finished second in the group just below West Indies. Eoin Morgan's XI fought hard to reach a well deserved place in the finals. They scored a big 180 plus score in the Super 10s match against West Indies to see a loss in the end - thanks to a blazing ton from Gayle. Later they bounced back unexpectedly hard against South Africa by chasing 230! Later they notched wins over Sri Lanka and Afghanistan to grab the second post and qualify for the semis. They defeated the strongest team in this T20 world cup i.e. New Zealand to reach the finals.
West Indies won all the matches pretty comprehensively against South Africa, England and Sri Lanka. But they mismanaged things a bit against Afghanistan, that was the weakest opposition in the Group. Even after that one loss, they managed to top the group and face the home team India in the semi finals. West Indies set up an unbelievable chase of 190 plus successfully and qualified for the finals.
England lifted the trophy in 2010 beating Australia in the finals. West Indies won the title in 2012 beating Sri Lanka in the finals. Both these teams were far from considered as favourites before the world cup started. And now they are into the main event - the finals.
May the best team win! Sit back with a cup of tea and enjoy the cricket live on HotStar and Star Sports. IPL 2016 begins soon after the conclusion of this world cup. Watch IPL 2016 live telecast on Sony Six and live streaming on HotStar.