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Gayle blows England away.

Summary: Captain Chris Gayle has led West Indies to a crushing eight-wicket victory over England.

Captain Chris Gayle has led West Indies to a crushing eight-wicket victory over England.

The hosts matched England's feeble total of 117 in fewer than 15 overs in a rain-affected third one-dayer in Barbados.

Gayle smashed eight sixes and five fours as he scored 80 in 43 balls to put his team 2-1 up in the five-match series.

Rain initially reduced the game to 44 overs per side before the West Indies target was later adjusted to 117 under the Duckworth-Lewis method.

Gayle said: "It was a good wicket to bat on, extremely good.

"We all did well in bowling, batting, fielding and played a good game of cricket. Our team spirit is very high and I want to commend the guys on that."

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