Chris Gayle’s century goes in vain as St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots pull-off record T20 chase – CricketTimes.com

On Tuesday, Chris Gayle smashed a record-extending 22nd T20 century to lend a hand Jamaica Tallawahs to the easiest ranking in CPL historical past that stood for a few hours prior to St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots broke it.

Gayle hit seven fours and smoked 10 sixes in a 62-ball 116 as Tallawahs posted 241/four of their 20 overs. After shedding his opening spouse Glenn Phillips (eight) within the fourth over, Gayle stitched a record-breaking 162 run stand with Chadwick Walton – the easiest for any wicket in CPL historical past.

Walton was once similarly devastating smacking 3 fours and 8 sixes in his 36-ball 73 and was once out overdue within the innings, within the 18th over whilst Gayle departed an over later.

Chasing 242 to win, Patriots’ openers Devon Thomas (71) and Evin Lewis (53) made a flying get started in a whirlwind stand of 85 runs in five.three overs. Laurie Evans and Fabian Allen prolonged the very good get started prior to Tallawahs’ pacer Oshane Thomas (four/53) took 4 wickets in seven deliveries together with 3 in an over triggering a mini-collapse.

Thomas got rid of Evans (41), Thomas, captain Carlos Brathwaite (zero) and Jason Mohammed (zero) lowering Patriots from 161/1 to 177/five.

Allen and Shamarh Brooks added 50 runs for the 6th wicket to position them again not off course. Allen completed the chase with a six and two fours off consecutive Andre Russell deliveries as Patriots gained their first event of the season with 4 wickets and 7 deliveries to spare.

Evin Lewis was once named event of the event for the quickest half-century (17 balls) in CPL historical past. Right through the post-match press convention, Lewis said this victory supposed so much to him as his group was once chasing an enormous ranking.

“It method so much to me, chasing 240-odd. I needed to execute my abilities smartly nowadays,” Lewis stated.

“I had a excellent get started once I went available in the market. Concept I’d stay it easy seeking to chase a large ranking, simply believed in my skill and it paid off.”

“The fellows are prime on self belief now after coming from a few losses within the first couple of video games,” he added.

Transient Rankings:

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 242/6 (Devon Thomas 71, Evin Lewis 53; Oshane Thomas four/53) beat Jamaica Tallawahs 241/four (Chris Gayle 116, Chadwick Walton 73; Fabian Allen 2/30) by means of 4 wickets.

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