The spectators at Wankhede Stadium experienced a serious storm today. It wasn’t the windstorm or thunderstorm but it was marvelous Gayle-storm. All the people in the stadium had been waiting to watch Gayle playing the wonderful knock and Chris managed to show his superb piece of entertainment to the folks.
West Indies vs England T20 World Cup 2016 : Chris Gayle hits a smashing century off 48 balls
The boss opened the batting with his opening mate Johnson Charles who was sent back to pavilion in no time. Pressure was back on Gayle to keep his feet firm over the pitch. But the way Chris Gayle has batted today will keep you stunned. He scored 100 runs in just 48 balls where his century includes 5 fours and 11 mighty sixes. With the partnerships of Samuels (37), Ramdin (12) and Andre Russell (16), Chris Gayle remained focused and was not out till the end of the play.
Chris Gayle achieves New Record Landmark
West Indies who faced England in the T20 World Cup 2016 had to achieve the target of 183 runs off 120 balls. The loss of 1st wicket on 2nd ball of the WI vs ENG match made people think whether West Indies would lose the game. But they still had their hope on crease and that hope rocked so well that he created a world record off his fabulous play. He not only hit a smashing century in his innings but also became the 1st ever batsman to score 2 centuries in T20 World Cup Tournament.
Chris Gayle Batting Highlights Video
Chris Gayle’s batting was sheer dominance over England bowlers and played a major role in the victory of West Indies over England by 6 wickets. With the mind boggling strike rate of 208.33%, Gayle smashed continuous sixes over the top with maximum six recorded was 98 meters long. The ball went so high that at that very moment the folks thought that the ball would go out of the stadium. Thanks to long radial Wankhede Stadium. Yes, Gayle spared the stadium at least.
When Darren Sammy won the toss and decided to ball first, the excellent piece of entertainment through Gayle was saved for the 2nd innings. West Indies restricted England to 182 Runs where the first breakthrough was indeed given by Sulieman Benn and later on the duo Andre Russell and Dwayne Bravo did a fantastic job of letting England to settle on a low total which would have gone till 220 Runs and then the results would have been different. Darren Sammy managed the team very well.
The credit also goes to England batsmen who played proper cricketing shots that led a massive total of 182. Joe Root (48 Runs off 36 Balls) and Jos Buttler (30 Runs off 20 Balls) were the key contributors for England in today’s West Indies vs England match along with Alex Hales (28 Runs) and Eoin Morgan (27 Runs) offered their benefaction to the innings.
Performance of Chris Gayle dominated the Windies score board and finally ended becoming victorious. West Indies won the match against England by 6 Wickets and 11 balls to spare where Gayle finished the play off the first ball of 19th over. This world class Chris Gayle batting in today’s match has yet again elevated the hopes of West Indies to lift the ICC T20 World Cup 2016.