Christopher Henry Gayle wrecked havoc on the English bowling to win the Super 10 opener for West Indies in Mumbai, single handedly. The flamboyant batsman became the first batsman to score two centuries at the World T20. The batsman hit a total of 11 sixes and 4 boundaries to complete the fastest World T20 century in 47 balls.
After losing the toss, England were put into bat on the flat deck at Wankhede . Roy and Hales got them off to a solid start before Root stepped in and stroked a wonderful 48. Once Root laid the platform for the middle-order batsmen, Buttler and Morgan with their pyrotechnics made their presence felt. Stokes,too, played a little blinder there. With England cruising at one stage, 200 looked certain on the cards, West Indies bowlers did well to pull things back towards the end restricting them to 182.
West Indies started the chase carefully. Gayle took his time early, rather he was denied the strike by a rampaging Marlon Samuels. But then when he perished, Gayle began opening his shoulders. Once he did, England didn’t have too many answers. From there on there was no looking back as he rampaged every corner of the ground with his towering and muscular sixes. The sheer brutality of the carnage was a sight to behold. England were ragged to death. In this process, he trumped McCullum to become the leading six-hitter in T20Is
See how the twitter world reacted as Gayle’s century downed the Englishmen.
Fairly sure Barcelona are going to do something rather similar to Arsenal tonight. #Gayle
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 16, 2016
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) March 16, 2016
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