With the West Indies going seven down at 164 while chasing 292 against New Zealand on Saturday, the Kiwis would have thought they have put the game well and truly on bed. Little did they know that a certain Carlos Brathwaite was about to give their ‘fiery’ bowling contingent a reality check.

After being eight down at 211, it was time for the all-rounder, who was the hero of the World T20 final in 2016 in India, to take the mantle in his very hands. Adding 41 runs with the No. 11, Oshane Thomas, Brathwaite was hitting every delivery the Kiwis bowlers had in store.

The 30-year-old eventually turned the game on its head when he smashed Matt Henry for 25 runs in the 48th over to bring the game to a point where they needed mere eight runs in two overs. James Neesham came into the attack and with just six more runs to win, the all-rounder gave away his wicket at the boundary, bringing an end to a memorable innings. A nerve-wracking game came to a sad end for West Indies, but Brathwaite became a subject of well-deserved applause from all around the globe.

Here’s how the world reacted to his almost match-winning 82-ball 101;

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