Chris Gayle Destroys England for a Thumping Victory
Gayle absolutely dominated England to get his team a six wicket victory over the Englishmen. England batted well to score 182 runs in their quota of 20 overs, but, it was Gayle’s day and he ripped off English bowling lineup single handedly. He scored the first ton of this tournament on just 47 deliveries. West Indies chased down the target in just 18.1 overs.
Darren Sammy won the toss and elected to field first. England had a good start when Jason Roy and Alex Hales contributed 37 runs together in merely 4.3 overs. Jason Roy was removed by Andre Russell at an individual score of 15 runs. Alex Hales had a decent partnership with Joe Root, he perished after scoring 28 runs at a total of 97 runs.
Joe Root was the best batsman for England; he was also hunted by Russell when he was just short of two runs of a well deserved half-century. Jos Buttler, Eion Morgan and Ben Stokes played little cameos of 30, 27 and 15 respectively that took England to competitive total.
The stylish allrounder, Andre Russell had the best bowling figures for the men from the Caribbean; he took 2 wickets in 4 overs, conceding 34 runs.
England had a good start with the ball when David Willey removed Johnston Charles at a total of just 2 runs. Marlon Samuels had a shaky start to the innings, but, he recovered well and had a handy partnership with Chris Gayle of 55 runs. Samuels fell after scoring 37 off 27 deliveries.
Apart from him, it was all Chris Gayle, he looked in the mood since first ball he faced. He was striking the ball beautifully right from the middle of the bat. He struck 5 boundaries and 11 huge sixes during his innings of 100 runs. The other scorers for West Indies were Russell with 16, Ramdin with 12 and Dwayne Bravo with 2.
Moin Ali somewhat had the best bowling figures for England with figures of 4 overs, 38 runs and a wicket.
Without any sort of confusion, Chris Gayle was awarded the Man of the Match for his blistering century in the match.