ICC World T20 2016: West Indies clinch title despite Chris Gayle’s flop show


Concluding the day in picture-perfect for West Indies cricket, Men’s team clinched the title following Women’s victory, earlier in the day. Marlon Samuels’ powerful knock of 84 runs and Carlos Brathwaite’s (34) last over heroics helped West Indies beat England by 4 wicket at ICC World T20 2016 final, on Sunday.

The Jamaican cricketing star, Chris Gayle, failed to impress on the judgement day as he fell for four runs. English champ Joe Root (2/9) put his best foot forward and Ben Stokes took a fine catch to dismiss the Caribbean. Defending a competitive total of 155 runs, never appeared uneasy for English bowlers. Giving West Indies early setbacks Root and David Willey (3/20) struck at West Indies and scoreboard displayed 11-3 in first three overs.

Scorecard with Wagon Wheels

Gayle’s failure came continuing his sluggish form in the tournament. Except his first match where he scored a century, the left-hander lost his wicket early for 4 and 5 respectively against South Africa and India. With another flop show today, Gayle concluded the prime tournament, below par.

Following a pattern in his last three dismissals, Gayle lost his wicket to right-handed bowlers as off-spinner Root dismissed him today and previously pacers Kagiso Rabada and Jasprit Bumrah bowled him. Even though the World T20 has concluded, Gayle still need to pull up his socks as ninth season of Indian Premier League is just a week far, now.

Playing earlier for Kolkata Knight Riders and now with Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL, Gayle has scored 3199 runs in 82 matches. His best knock of 175 runs describes the best of him in T20 cricket. Hitting 262 fours and 230 sixes, Gale struck 18 fifties and 5 centuries.