No prizes for guessing who is the world’s best batsman in T-20 cricket as Chris Gayle did his reputation no harm as he hammered an unbeatable ton to send the Englishmen on an leather hunt and shocking defeat. A 48-ball ton was the 3rd quickest in this format as it was raining sixes at Wankhede as Gayle sent 11 hits over the fence to the delight of the spectators. West Indies fortunes in the world cup depend on Gayle’s form and they seem to have begun well to make an impact in the tournament.
T-20 cricket is all about big hitting and Afridi too joined the party with his match winning 19-ball 49 which gave an easy win to Pakistan over Bangladesh. It is very difficult to curtail big hitters in T-20 cricket and players like Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina will have to fire in the coming games for India if we have to do well in the tournament. T-20 cricket can be unpredictable which makes it exciting and the tournament promises of huge excitement and entertainment in the days to come!
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