Caribbean Premier League: Jamaica Tallawahs' Chris Gayle Stopped by Rain
Chris Gayle was in punishing mood when rain stopped the Jamaica Tallawahs opener in a Caribbean Premier League match versus Barbados Tridents
Caribbean Premier League match washed out
Chris Gayle was again in blazing mood but rain played spoilsport
Jamaica Tallawahs are second in the six-team standings
Gayle, who has already smashed a century in the Caribbean Premier League 2016, was in punishing mood after the match was reduced to a 12-overs-a-side affair. Jamaica Tallawahs were 116 for 2 in 10 overs when rain stopped play.
After struggling for a rapid start, Gayle and Kumar Sangakkara put together a brilliant stand of 59 from just 23 balls. Gayle was brutal on anything that was pitched up.
Sangakkara fell for 25, deceived by a Ravi Rampaul slower ball that crashed into his stumps. A brief cameo from Rovman Powell saw him hit a big six but it was Gayle who was the star of the show as he went at a strike rate of 235 in an innings that contained five sixes.
With five points from four matches, Jamaica Tallawahs are second in the six-team standings. Guyana Amazon warriors are leading the pack with eight points from five games.