Kingston: In 12 balls Darren Bravo went from being cheap imitation to being a decent impression of Brian Lara, setting up West Indies' win with 34 off 12 after his rather strange go-slow seemed to have countered Ramnaresh Sarwan's 75, leaving them 80 to get for the last eight overs. This was the second time this season that West Indies won two matches after losing the series, but it was also a complete role reversal: usually known to fluff their lines in the end, they pulled this back in the last overs of both innings. Andre Russell and Anthony Martin facilitated the comeback with the ball as West Indies took the last seven wickets for 62, and Bravo's effort transformed the whole seemingly intentless innings.
The Sabina Park crowd danced its way to a din. Sir Viv Richards watched coolly from a box; the discarded Chris Gayle, sporting a new Afro, celebrated in the stands; and the current captain Darren Sammy jumped for joy after what seemed like hours of pensive silence in the players' balcony. Immediately after the winning runs were hit, with an ultimately comfortable eight balls to spare, Samuels ran straight towards Gayle, jumped the fence, and shook his hand.