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Steyn left in awe by Gayle century

Published:Friday | July 8, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Dale Steyn


Fast-bowling star Dale Steyn says he is still in awe of Chris Gayle's superb hundred on Monday, which fired Jamaica Tallawahs to a convincing seven-wicket victory over title-holders Trinbago Knight Riders and kept them unbeaten in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

Playing at Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, the left-hander opener pummelled a stroke-filled unbeaten 108 to mark his 18th Twenty20 hundred and the third in the CPL.

Steyn, who is campaigning in the CPL for the first time this year as part of the Tallawahs, said the batting display was an awesome one to watch.

"For a change, I'm in his team. Normally, I'm playing against him or sitting back at home watching the telly (television) when he's playing for other sides and smashing everyone all over the place," the South African said.

He added: We all know what he's capable of, but under a pressure situation like he was, as captain, to go out there and play that innings was brilliant."

Tallawahs were scheduled to play hosts Guyana Amazon Warriors last night at the National Stadium as the last two remaining unbeaten teams in the competition. Both teams have four points from two wins.

Following Thursday's game, Tallawahs will travel to Bridgetown to face Barbados Tridents in another high-octane clash on Monday.