Gayle-storm rocks Sri Lanka, leads West Indies to an emphatic win


New Delhi/June 29
Dashing West Indian batsman Chris Gayle scored a blazing century against Sri Lanka to lead his team to an emphatic win in the first One Day international of the ongoing Tri-nation cricket series being played at Kingston, Jamaica.
While playing at his home ground at Sabina Park in Kingston, Gayle with his blazing inning of 109 runs in just 109 balls turned the match in West Indies favour and ensured a comfortable win for West Indies against Sri Lanka, that too with bonus points.
In his innings of 109 runs, Gayle blasted seven sixes and nine fours that saw his team easily chase the meager target of 209 runs within 40 overs.
Earlier, West Indian spinner Sunil Narine bamboozled Sri Lankan batsmen and claimed four scalps including that of Mahela Jayawardne and Kumar Sangakara.
Narine along with pacer Ravi Rampaul who took three wickets restricted the Sri Lankan side to a meager total of 208 runs.
Angelo Mathews was top scorer from Sri Lanka side who scored 55 runs in 77 balls while Mahela Jayawardne also scored half century that saw their team put a total of 208 runs on board.
West Indies will play their next match against India on June 30 at Sabina Park stadium in the ongoing Tri-nation Cricket series.

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