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Gayle blows England away.

Summary: Captain Chris Gayle Christopher "Chris" Henry Gayle (born 21 September, 1979 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a West Indian cricketer. He is a hard-hitting left-handed batsman who can bowl right-arm off spin when called upon. Gayle has a variety of quality shots that he can perform.  has led West Indies West Indies, archipelago, between North and South America, curving c.2,500 mi (4,020 km) from Florida to the coast of Venezuela and separating the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico from the Atlantic Ocean.  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 In the sport of cricket, the Duckworth-Lewis method (D/L method) is a mathematical way to calculate the target score for the team batting second in a one-day cricket or Twenty-20 cricket match interrupted by weather or other circumstance. .

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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Date:Mar 29, 2009
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