Tuesday, 12 July 2016 - 15:36
Caribbean Premier League: Jamaica Tallawahs' Chris Gayle Stopped By Rain



Chris Gayle was in punishing mood when rain stopped the Jamaica Tallawahs opener in a Caribbean Premier League match versus Barbados Tridents.

Chris Gayle lit up a gloomy day in Bridgetown as the burly Jamaica Tallawahs smashed a 20-ball 47 not out when rain stopped the Caribbean Premier League match against Barbados Tridents on Monday.

Gayle, who has already smashed a century in the Caribbean Premier League 2016, was in punishing mood after the match was reduced to a 12-overs-a-side affair. Jamaica Tallawahs were 116 for 2 in 10 overs when rain stopped play.

After struggling for a rapid start, Gayle and Kumar Sangakkara put together a brilliant stand of 59 from just 23 balls. Gayle was brutal on anything that was pitched up.

Sangakkara fell for 25, deceived by a Ravi Rampaul slower ball that crashed into his stumps. A brief cameo from Rovman Powell saw him hit a big six but it was Gayle who was the star of the show as he went at a strike rate of 235 in an innings that contained five sixes.

With five points from four matches, Jamaica Tallawahs are second in the six-team standings. Guyana Amazon warriors are leading the pack with eight points from five games.

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