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CRICKET: Rain douses Gayle fireworks

Published:Tuesday | July 12, 2016 | 7:41 AM
Chris Gayle

Rain ruined the highly anticipated Caribbean Premier League clash between Jamaica Tallawahs and Barbados Tridents allowing just 10 overs at Kensington Oval in Barbados last night. 

In a game reduced to 12 overs a side following a two and half hour delayed start, Tallawahs raced to 116 for two before the rains returned to end the contest for good and force a no-result.

In the time available, left-handed superstar Chris Gayle produced an awesome exhibition of hitting and was unbeaten on 47 off 20 deliveries.

He belted two fours and five giant sixes, powering two partnerships which lifted Tallawahs beyond the 100-run mark with ease.

Gayle put on 47 for the first wicket with Chadwick Walton who struck 25 from 21 deliveries and a further 59 for the second wicket with Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara who also made 25 from 14 balls.

Both teams earned a point from the contest.