The wickets were left nowhere near where they should have been when Junior Dala bolwed an inch perfect yorker to dismiss Chris Gayle during the match between Jozy stars and Nelson Mandela Bay Giants on Saturday in the Mzansi Super League.
Jozi Stars won the toss and captain Temba Bavuma elected to bat first. Gayle came out to open the innings with Reeza Hendricks. It was in the fourth over that Gayle slashed a wide one from Junior Dala for a six. Dala’s immediate comeback in the next ball was visually ecstatic. He managed to execute an inch perfect yorker that sneaked past Gayle’s defense to rattle the stumps behind.
The ball’s recorded speed of over 146 km/hr was visible in the way the stumps went flying.
Full. Straight. Bowled! Fantastic comeback from Dala after being hit for a big six by Gayle.
— Mzansi Super League ? ?? ? (@MSL_T20) November 16, 2019
How Twitter reacted to the dismissal-
— Thapelo Mokgothu (@IamThapelo) November 16, 2019
Junior Dala bowls a 146km/h yorker to clean Chris Gayle’s stumps. When they are that fast, they are hard to keep out. #MSLT20
— Blacks in Whites (@BlaqsInCricket) November 16, 2019
After Gayle’s dismissal, the Stars batting lineup did not seem to be get going as they were bowled out for 108 in 18.2 overs. Captain Bavuma remained the highest scorer for them with 27 runs in 31 balls.
Dala, who dismissed Gayle, picked up two more wickets for the Bay Giants. Along with him, Imran Tahir picked up three wickets and Nandre Burger picked two wickets. Chris Morris and Smuts contributed with a wicket each.
The Bay Giants will be looking to win with a bonus point to get ahead in the Mzansi Super League.