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Gayle Signs Off With Hundred

Veteran WINDIES opener powers Scorpions past Pride, Marooners out-class United States

 

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Chris Gayle signed off his WINDIES Super50 Cup career in fine style with a typically explosive hundred that set up Jamaica Scorpions for a 33-run victory over Barbados Pride in their Group “B” contest on Saturday here.

Gayle announced prior to the start of play that this would be his final match for the Scorpions in this format and survived two reprieves to slam his fourth Super50 career hundred before he returned to play a pivotal role with the ball which tilted the balance and earned him the Player-of-the-Match award.

At the same time, half-centuries from Amir Jangoo and skipper Carlos Brathwaite defied a career-best spell from Elmore Hutchinson to spur Combined Campuses & Colleges to a 59-run victory over the United States.

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At Kensington Oval: All but 34 of Gayle’s 122 off 114 balls were in boundaries comprising 10 fours and eight sixes and led a recovery for the Scorpions before they were bowled out for 226 in 47.4 overs, after they were put in to bat.

In reply, fellow left-hander Jonathan Carter held the Pride innings together with 77 off 125 balls, but the home team were bowled out for 193 with 13 balls remaining.

Left-arm spinner Christopher Lamont set back the Pride with two early wickets before Carter came to the crease and shared 61 for the third wicket with his captain Shamarh Brooks.

Gayle, bowling his uncomplicated off-spin, struck an important blow however, when he trapped Brooks lbw for 26 in the 22nd over.

Carter was unable to find a steady ally in the remainder of the chase and the home team’s pursuit ran out of steam.

Oshane Thomas was the most successful Scorpions bowler with 3-53 from 8.5 overs, but left-arm spinner Nikita Miller, pacer Gordon Bryan and Lamont all bowled economically to bag two scalps apiece.

Earlier, Gayle was dropped on two and made the Pride pay dearly for the spilled chance, putting on 131 for the third wicket with Andre McCarthy that brought stability back to the Scorpions, after they stumbled to 21 for two in the sixth over.

When McCarthy was caught at long-on off Kevin Stoute for 48 in the 24th over, Gayle was 92 and endured the cheap dismissals of Rovman Powell and Fabian Allen before he reached his milestone with a single to long-off.

Gayle was again dropped on 102 before he caught at wide long-on in the 35th over off Shamar Springer, the WINDIES Under-19 World Cup-winning all-rounder, to trigger a collapse that saw the Scorpions lose their last five wickets for 32 in 79 balls.

Stoute was the pick of Pride bowlers with 3-33 from 10 overs and like all of his side’s bowlers, recovered from Gayle’s early rampage.

 

At Three Ws Oval: Jangoo hit six fours and one six in 69 from 76 balls to anchor the top-half of the Marooners batting, sharing 112 with Kjorn Ottley.

Brathwaite, the WINDIES Twenty20 International captain, smashed four fours and two sixes to also post 69 off 63 balls and rally the lower order, adding 62 for the sixth wicket with Yannick Ottley, as the Marooners reached 221 for nine from their 50 overs.

Hutchinson, the 36-year-old, Jamaica-born pacer, collected an impressive 5-42 from 10 overs to put the Marooners batting under fire at periods throughout the innings, after they were put in to bat.

The Americans suffered an early set-back, but looked to be progressing nicely on 81 for one in the 20th over before they lost their way against the slow bowling attack of the Marooners, led by leg-spinner Keron Cottoy’s 3-40 from eight overs, and were bowled out for 162 in 45.4 overs.

-ENDS-

 

MATCH SCHEDULE

GROUP “A”

(in Trinidad)

DATE MATCH VENUE
Wed, Oct 3 WINDIES “B” beat Canada by 10 runs Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Fri, Oct 5 Volcanoes beat Canada by 73 runs Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Sun, Oct 7 Jaguars vs WINDIES “B” Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Tue, Oct 9 Jaguars vs Canada Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Thu, Oct 11 Volcanoes vs Jaguars Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Sat, Oct 13 Red Force vs Jaguars Brian Lara Cricket Academy (11:30 am start)
Mon, Oct 15 Volcanoes vs WINDIES “B” Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Wed, Oct 17 Red Force vs Volcanoes Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Fri, Oct 19 Red Force vs WINDIES “B” Brian Lara Cricket Academy (11:30 am start)
Sun, Oct 21 Guyana vs WINDIES “B” Brian Lara Cricket Academy

 

DATE MATCH VENUE
Wed, Oct 3 Red Force beat Volcanoes by 75 runs Queen’s Park Oval
Fri, Oct 5 Red Force beat Jaguars by 35 runs Queen’s Park Oval
Sun, Oct 7 Red Force vs Canada Queen’s Park Oval
Tue, Oct 9 WINDIES “B” vs Jaguars Queen’s Park Oval
Thu, Oct 11 Red Force vs WINDIES “B” Queen’s Park Oval
Sat, Oct 13 Volcanoes vs Canada Queen’s Park Oval (11:30 am start)
Mon, Oct 15 Jaguars vs Canada Queen’s Park Oval
Wed, Oct 17 Canada vs WINDIES “B” Queen’s Park Oval
Fri, Oct 19 Volcanoes vs Jaguars Queen’s Park Oval (11:30 am start)
Sun, Oct 21 Red Force vs Canada Queen’s Park Oval

 

GROUP “B”

(in Barbados)

DATE MATCH VENUE
Thu, Oct 4 Scorpions beat Marooners by 7 wickets Three Ws Oval
Sat, Oct 6 Marooners beat United States by 59 runs Three Ws Oval
Mon, Oct 8 Hurricanes vs Maroons Three Ws Oval
Wed, Oct 10 Pride vs Marooners Three Ws Oval
Fri, Oct 12 Hurricanes vs Scorpions Three Ws Oval
Sun, Oct 14 Marooners vs Scorpions Three Ws Oval
Tue, Oct 16 Pride vs United States Three Ws Oval
Thu, Oct 18 Hurricanes vs United States Three Ws Oval
Sat, Oct 20 Marooners vs United States Windward Cricket Ground
Mon, Oct 22 Scorpions vs United States Three Ws Oval

 

  • Matches starting at 2 pm, except where indicated in brackets; Televised on ESPN Caribbean
DATE MATCH VENUE
Thu, Oct 4 Pride vs Hurricanes, no result Kensington Oval
Sat, Oct 6 Scorpions beat Pride by 33 runs Kensington Oval
Mon, Oct 8 Scorpions vs United States Kensington Oval
Wed, Oct 10 Hurricanes vs United States Kensington Oval
Fri, Oct 12 Pride vs United States Kensington Oval
Sun, Oct 14 Pride vs Hurricanes Kensington Oval (11:30 am start)
Tue, Oct 16 Hurricanes vs Scorpions Kensington Oval
Thu, Oct 18 Pride vs Marooners Kensington Oval
Sat, Oct 20 Pride vs Scorpions Kensington Oval (11:30 am start)
Mon, Oct 22 Hurricanes vs Marooners Kensington Oval

 

THE FINALS

(in Barbados)

  • Matches starting at 2 pm, except where indicated in brackets; Televised on ESPN Caribbean
DATE MATCH VENUE
Thu, Oct 25 SEMI-FINAL #1 – 1st Group “A” vs 2nd Group “B” Kensington Oval
Fri, Oct 26 SEMI-FINAL #2 – 1st Group “B” vs 2nd Group “A” Kensington Oval
Sun, Oct 28 GRAND FINAL – WINNER SF1 vs WINNER SF2 Kensington Oval (11:30 am start)

 

NOTES

  • Visit the CWI website, www.windiescricket.com, for series and ticket information, “live” scoring and video highlights of matches

 

-CWI

 

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