Chris Gayle‘s unbeaten 54-ball 108 to lead Jamaica Tallawahs to a 7-wicket victory over Trinbago Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 tournament. Chris Gayle proved that he remained the ‘boss’ of instant cricket by scoring his world record 18th T20 century off just 54 balls.
At the Queen’s Park Oval, Chris Gayle smashed 11 sixes and 6 fours on way to a hurricane century. Thanks to his top-class hundred, Tallawahs chased down 192 in 18.2 overs for the loss of 3 wickets. Monday’s three-figure knock was Gayle’s 18th in the T20 format, the most by a batsman.
Chris Gayle scored his 18th T20 hundred as Jamaica Tallawahs chased down a challenging Trinbago Knight Riders score in a Caribbean Premier League match.
It was a lone hand from Gayle as the next highest run scorer in the innings was Andre Russell with 24. Gayle took a game that was all but lost and won it on his own as he made a second hundred in as many matches at Queen’s Park Oval. After winning the toss Gayle had decided to bowl first first. Hashim Amla and Brendon McCullum took Trinbago off to a flying start but then McCullum was bowled by Imad Wasim. Colin Munro and Amla then put on a big partnership of 103 runs for the 2nd wicket to steer the ship forward for the team.
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After reaching his century, Chris Gayle dedicated it to baby ‘Blush’.
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Trinbago Knight Riders 191/4 in 20 overs (Hashim Amla 74, Colin Munro 55, Brendon McCullum 35) lost to Jamaica Tallawahs 192/3 in 18.2 overs (Chris Gayle 108 not out, Andre Russell 24)