Gayle’s weird rant after smashing Australia

Australia has slumped to a 3rd straight T20 defeat to the West Indies, with the house aspect profitable by six wickets in St Lucia.

In reply to Australia’s modest complete of 6-141, West Indies reached the goal in simply 14.5 overs, Chris Gayle main the way in which with 67 from simply 38 balls.

It is the primary time since 2016 the 41-year-old Gayle has handed 50 in a T20 Worldwide, and his response was a weird third-person rant after the match.

“My most important focus is the World Cup,” he mentioned.

“Do not thoughts the numbers, Chris Gayle not getting the runs, quickly to be 42, you guys must be completely happy to see Chris Gayle on the sector nonetheless.

“Hopefully Chris will final so long as potential. Cherish these moments. Commentators, do not put no stats about Chris Gayle not scoring a half century.

“Simply respect the ‘Universe Boss’ enjoying some cricket and having some enjoyable. Benefit from the second with Chris Gayle with a powerful West Indies workforce.”

Gayle was brutal on Josh Hazlewood specifically, with the Australian conceding 18 runs from the ultimate 4 balls of his first over, the second of the innings.

Chris Gayle after his man of the match efficiency in sport three of the T20 sequence in opposition to Australia. (Fox Cricket)

All up, Gayle hit 4 fours and 7 sixes, in stark distinction to the Australian workforce, which managed to clear the boundary simply twice in 20 overs.

The left-hander additionally handed 14,000 T20 runs throughout his innings, changing into the primary participant in historical past to achieve that milestone. Gayle is greater than 3,000 runs away from his nearest challenger, Kieron Pollard.

Solely Mitchell Starc was in a position to exert any management with the ball, his 4 overs costing simply 15 runs. Elsewhere, Hazlewood, Riley Merideth and Adam Zampa all conceded greater than 10 runs per over.

Earlier, Australia squandered an honest begin from openers Aaron Finch and Matthew Wade, dropping 4-39 within the center overs to go away West Indies with the higher hand.

Wade set the tone for the innings by dispatching the primary ball to the duvet boundary, with the left-hander including 41 with Finch in 5 overs, earlier than he was dismissed for 23.

Wade was quickly adopted again to the pavilion by Mitchell Marsh (9 off 12), Alex Carey (13 off 9) and Finch (30 off 31) as Australia tried, and as soon as once more failed, to speed up by means of the center of the innings.

Finch fell to a spectacular outfield catch with Dwayne Bravo and Fabian Allen combining for the dismissal. Trying to slog-sweep leg spinner Hayden Walsh from exterior off stump, Finch succeeded solely in skying the ball in the direction of extensive long-on, the place Bravo (from long-on) and Allen (from mid-wicket) converged.

Bravo juggled the ball, which then bounced off his left wrist into the arms of Allen, sending the Australian captain on his means.

That left Moises Henriques and Ashton Turner to information Australia to any kind of aggressive complete, with Henriques fortunate to outlive a missed stumping when he was on 28. Henriques was stranded down the pitch as West Indian captain Nicholas Pooran missed the easy stumping.

Henriques completed as prime scorer with 33 off 29 balls, however the complete of 141 proved to be woefully insufficient.

“We’d have preferred extra runs, little question,” Finch mentioned.

“That comes all the way down to the highest order not going by means of. If considered one of your prime 4 is there in the direction of the again finish you place stress on the opposition bowlers.

“Now we have to be higher, little question, we will not disguise behind that, we have been under our greatest.”

Australia now trails 3-0 within the 5 match sequence.

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