RCI St. Lucia
posted on June 29, 2015 10:55
Chris Gayle’s spectacular unbeaten 90 blew away St Lucia Zouks and fired Jamaica Tallawahs to their first win of the 2015 Caribbean Premier League here Sunday.
Tallawahs restricted Zouks to a paltry 118 for nine off their 20 overs and then raced to their target off a mere ten overs, to complete a convincing ten-wicket victory at the Beausejour Cricket Stadium.
The left-handed Gayle was at the forefront of the triumph, imposing himself on the Zouks attack with six fours and nine sixes in an innings consuming a mere 36 deliveries.
Such was his assault, he easily overshadowed opening partner Chadwick Walton who finished on a run-a-ball 25 not out with two fours and a six.
Tallawah’s victory was set up, however, by three-wicket hauls from South African seamer Rusty Theron (3-19) and Jamaican left-arm pacer Krishmar Santokie (3-24), while fast bowler Jerome Taylor took two for 17.