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Gayle gaining the early momentum

The hit and run game of cricket is known for hits and misses as well. The Caribbean side chose the game of cricket brought to light in a belligerent way and work hard in the shortest form of the game for the crowning glory. Chris Gayle blasted a scintillating century to propel the West Indies to a stunning six-wicket win against England in their World Twenty20 opener and set the ball rolling to make the team’s presence in a high scoring game. The powerful left-hander smashed 11 sixes and five fours as the Windies successfully chased down England’s score of 182 for six at the Wankhede Stadium. Destructive opener Gayle was largely off-strike in the opening stages of the Super 10 Group One clash but lit up the tournament when the opportunity came his way. Full credit goes to Samuels for protecting the stylish batsmen from early exposure and that in turn helped to fire the salvo till the end. Gayle is a magician in T-20 cricket and he made his presence in a big way in a crucial game and gave his team a flying start and a morale booster to the sagging spirit of the beleagured side with number of drop outs in the side at the eleventh hour. Thus, Gayle gained the early momentum and he is a force to reckon with for the side.

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