Chris Gayle

CPL 2019: Chris Gayle creates a new T20 record as Jamaica Tallawahs earn first win of the season

Vet­er­an open­er Chris Gayle, on Sunday, became the first player to complete 13,000 runs in T20 cricket. And his side Ja­maica Tallawahs broke a four-game los­ing streak with a four-wick­et vic­to­ry over Bar­ba­dos Tri­dents in the ongoing Caribbean Pre­mier League (CPL).


Chasing 141, Chad­wick Walton, who became Tallawahs’ third captain after Chris Gayle and Rovman Powell, saw wickets tumble around him but kept his calm and struck five sixes and a four in his 42-ball 51 not out and took the hosts’ the line with nine balls to spare.

Earlier, the Tridents could manage only 140 for 9 after being put in to bat as the Tallawahs’ spinners strangled them right from the start. George Worker started well by dismissing Alex Hales and Johnson Charles, Ramaal Lewis restricted the middle order and Zahir Khan’s variations proved too much for the visitors’ lower order as the three combined to pick 7 wickets for 59 runs from ten overs.

Brief Scores:

Jamaica Tallawahs 145 for 6 (Walton 51*, Holder 2-21, Walsh 2-32) beat Barbados Tridents 140 for 9 (Nurse 37, Duminy 31, Zahir 3-20, Worker 2-16) by four wickets.

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