West Indies vs Australia: Chris Gayle fires hosts to T20 series win with blazing fifty

Chris Gayle hit 67 off 38 balls because the West Indies sealed a six-wicket win over Australia within the third Twenty20 worldwide in St Lucia on Monday (July 12) to take an unassailable 3-0 lead of their five-match series. Chasing a modest 142 for victory after Moises Henriques (33) and Ashton Turner (24) placed on Australia’s first half-century stand of the series, West Indies bought dwelling in fashion thanks to Gayle’s blitzkrieg that included seven sixes.

It was the 41-year-old’s first T20 half-century since 2016 after barely that includes within the shortest format for the nationwide workforce in recent times. Skipper Nicholas Pooran, standing in for the injured Kieron Pollard, was unbeaten on 32.

“It’s a great journey. I’m so happy and so pleased to get a series win. I just want to commend stand-in captain Pooran for winning a fantastic series against a great team,” Gayle stated. “You all knew I was struggling with the bat and to be able to get some runs was pleasing.”

Australia gained the toss and opted to bat first and had made a gradual begin earlier than opener Matthew Wade (23) was bowled by Obed McCoy and Mitchell Marsh (9) was trapped leg-before by Fabian Allen because the guests reached 72-2 in 10 overs.

Leg-spinner Hayden Walsh then dismissed Alex Carey (13) and skipper Aaron Finch (30) within the twelfth over to go away Australia in hassle at 80-4 however Henriques and Turner staged a restoration. The duo placed on 59 runs for the fifth wicket earlier than Henriques was caught at deep mid-wicket by Allen off Dwayne Bravo within the final over and Turner was run out.


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