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CRICKET: Gayle, Cotterrell, Best in CPL’s most electrifying moments

Published:Thursday | September 5, 2013 | 9:03 AM

Jamaica Tallawahs captain Chris Gayle is among three players singled out for producing some of the most electrifying moments in the inaugural Limacol Caribbean Premier League.

Fast bowlers Sheldon Cotterrell and Tino Best were the other players noted.

Gayle, scored the fastest 50 of the tournament off just 23 balls against the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel.

He also blasted the longest six which sailed 114 metres into the stands.

Cotterrell, a soldier in Jamaica, who customarily bowls at over 140 kilometres per hour bowled the fastest ball of the tournament with a 150.1 kilometres per hour thunderbolt.

Cotterrell represented the the Antigua Hawksbills franchise.

Best playing for the St. Lucia Zouks bowled seven of the ten fastest balls in the tournament with a highest speed of 149.6 kilometres per hour.

About quarter of a million people across the six venues attended the matches beamed into more than 135 million homes across the globe.

A total of 238 sixes and 415 fours were smacked in the tournament – an average of 10 and 17 respectively per match.

Jamaica Tallawahs won the tournament by beating Guyana Amazon Warriors by seven wickets in the final at the Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad on August 24.


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